Orthorexia Nervosa — When Healthy Eating Becomes Unhealthy

Orthorexia Nervosa, Healthy Eating, Anorexia, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Orthorexia nervosa, the “health food eating disorder,” gets its name from the Greek word ortho, meaning straight, proper or correct. This exaggerated focus on food can be seen today in some people who follow lifestyle movements such as “raw,” “clean,” and “paleo.”

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What is (Plant)Paleo?

Vegan

The (Plant)Paleo approach is dominated by whole foods. It is informed by the evolutionary clues left for us by our ancestors, and it is in harmony with much of the scientific evidence we have about diet and health. By design, it is an omnivorous, nutrient-dense diet that is significantly higher in plant foods than animal foods. It contains an abundance of vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, and fiber.

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