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Tag: eating disorders

Orthorexia: A Disorder of Health

The obsession with eating healthy has a name: orthorexia nervosa. Quite simply, orthorexia has been elevated to eating disorder status due to one’s fixation on food, where an overwhelming amount of mental attention is spent thinking about and restricting access to certain foods.

Food Fact: What is Orthorexia?

Orthorexia is an eating disorder first identified in 1997 that describes a pathological obsession with healthy eating, to the point where it disrupts a person’s daily life and damages their health.