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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Bratman, himself, once fell victim to orthorexia nervosa.
DrAlex Yellowlees, medical director of the Priory Hospital in Glasgow, said orthorexics have a fastidious preoccupation with the purity of their food which has led to them being given their own eating disorder category: orthorexia nervosa.
But as you gorge on yet another plate of pie and chips washed down with a fizzy drink, don't despair - at least you're not suffering from orthorexia nervosa.
But as you gorge on yet another burger-and-fries meal don't despair - at least you're not suffering from Orthorexia Nervosa.
Orthorexia nervosa - This is not necessarily anorexia but people with this disorder are obsessed with what they eat, a slang term being 'healthfood junkies.