Orthorexia


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Obsessiveness about the quality of the food being ingested, ensuring that it is the most healthy, the most organic, etc.
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Orthorexia is the overwhelming preoccupation with eating healthily.
Someone suffering from orthorexia is "imprisoned by a range of rules which they impose on themselves," said Patrick Denoux, a professor in intercultural psychology at the University of Toulouse-Jean Jaures.
The obsession with eating healthy and proper food, termed orthorexia nervosa, is about to gain the status of an eating disorder, although it is not as yet clinically recognized (Reynolds, 2015).
Orthorexia nervosa, from the Greek orthos (straight, proper) and orexia (appetite), is a disorder in which a person demonstrates a pathological obsession not with weight loss but with a "pure" or healthy diet, which can contribute to significant dietary restriction and food-related obsessions.
Prevalence of orthorexia nervosa among Turkish performance artists.
This behaviour makes us think that she could have an eating disorder called orthorexia nervosa (14).
Orthorexia is a non-clinical term used to describe people who become so obsessed or fixated with 'righteous' eating and the nutritional value of the foods they consume that they struggle to function in social dining situations, punish themselves for not strictly following their self-imposed and highly restrictive eating regimes, or even feel unable to choose foods at all.
The rise of clean, quality-focused diets has made way for a new disorder, orthorexia nervosa -- when people become obsessed with eating raw, clean or paleo.
When enmeshment and family isolation are present, orthorexia can show up as a folie a famille (Heru, personal experience).
15 article on orthorexia, I would like to make one point strongly: Orthorexia is real.
Welcome to the world of Orthorexia nervosa, an eating disorder that, as the Greek root indicates, means "fixation on right eating".
For instance, there is orthorexia, in which patients become obsessively preoccupied with eating healthy foods, eventually morphing into anorexia.