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Orthorexia

Orthorexia Isn't Healthful; Neither Is the Standard American Diet

Andy Bellatti | Posted 11.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

There is a world of difference between someone who inherently fears and mistrusts food to the point where they jeopardize their health and someone who is well-informed and aware of what they put into their body.

How To Know If You're Addicted To Exercise

SELF | Posted 12.09.2014 | Healthy Living
SELF

Working out every single day is good for you, right? For some women, it can become an unhealthy obsession.

WATCH: My Obsession With Being Healthy Cost Me My Relationships

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 04.28.2014 | Healthy Living

At the height of her obsession with healthy eating, Deborah Copeland was only consuming green juices or smoothies in the mornings and salad at night. ...

When Healthy Eating Becomes Unhealthy

Andrea Wachter | Posted 07.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Andrea Wachter

For some, restrictive eating is a short-lived stage that ricochets into a junk food rebellion. Others find their way back to the middle of the road. But for many, this so-called "healthy" way of eating can become a true obsession and, at its most extreme, an eating disorder known as orthorexia.

The Antinomian Religious Diet

Rachel Marie Stone | Posted 07.18.2012 | Religion
Rachel Marie Stone

I'm not telling you to go eat processed cheese, or that all food rules are bad and doomed to become pathological and isolating. It's just that there's more to food than just its ability to confer health, or even spiritual enlightenment.

Orthorexia Nervosa: Can Eating Healthy Be A Disorder?

Kate Fridkis | Posted 11.09.2011 | Healthy Living
Kate Fridkis

Is Orthorexia a real thing? Should anyone care about it? Or is it just another annoying attempt to medicalize and pathologize everything in the world?

Emma Gray

Orthorexia: Too Much Of A Healthy Thing?

HuffingtonPost.com | Emma Gray | Posted 10.26.2011 | Healthy Living

“Eat healthy!” is a trope we’re all used to hearing -- and with good reason. Obesity has reached epidemic levels in the United States, we are co...

'Bridearexia' And How We're Trivializing Mental Illness

Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS | Posted 09.25.2011 | Healthy Living
Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS

Recently, "pregorexia," "bridearexia" and "orthorexia" have been among the media's "trendy" types of eating disorders.

"I Want to Be a Farmer": Food Justice, Out of the Mouths of Babes

Randall Amster | Posted 08.03.2011 | Green
Randall Amster

If we're going to turn that long-overdue corner toward a sustainable and just society, there will need to be a lot of young people with the awareness and skills to manifest life's essentials of food, water, and energy in a healthy way.

Stigmatizing Health: The War Against 'Health Nuts'

Christina Pirello | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christina Pirello

This is yet another assault on health-conscious consumers to set us apart from society and marginalize our efforts to maintain healthy, vital and productive lives.

Eating Disorders: Colleges Highlight Quiet Problem

The Huffington Post | Leah Finnegan | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Eating disorders are the silent scourge of college campuses. They affect men and women. They cause people to overeat, undereat and/or follow strictly ...

Orthorexia, Bacon Worship And The Power Of Food Culture

Darya Pino, Ph.D | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Darya Pino, Ph.D

We've shunned fats, sugars, starches and everything in between, and embraced each new diet trend with open arms and wallets. And perhaps not surprisingly, it appears some people are now taking it too far.

Orthorexia: How Healthy Is Too Healthy?

Orthorexia | Melissa Feinberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Since writing about Michael Pollan's "In Defense of Food", I have been thinking about a point he explores in his book and I only touched on in my last...