Orthorexia: Obsession With Healthy Eating Becomes a Disorder

There’s a new eating disorder you might not have heard before. It’s called orthorexia and it’s all about eating healthy. Doctors say patients with the disorder have an unhealthy obsession of eating too healthy.  They avoid that have artificial colors, fat, sugar and salt.

Nutritionist Sondra Kronberg, a spokesperson for the National Eating Disorders Association says patients with traditional eating disorders like anorexia are now increasingly showing signs of orthorexia. “What they start out doing to feel better, begins to control them because of other traits. Perhaps they are OCD or their anxiety, and it becomes more and more compulsive.”

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