Orthorexia – an unhealthy obsession with healthy foods

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital’s Blog recently shared a post about a new type of eating disorder called orthorexia that is becoming more common:

http://cincinnatichildrensblog.org/healthy-living/orthorexia-an-unhealthy-obsession-with-healthy-foods/

Orthorexia: Unhealthy consequences of eating too healthy

Dr. Stephen Bratman wrote a book about it called Health Food Junkies: Orthorexia Nervosa Overcoming the Obsession with Healthy Eating.

What are your thoughts? When does trying to become healthy become unhealthy?

 

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