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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Orthorexia Nervosa: Is it a real thing?

I can't help but wonder when food became such an obsession. Apparently, this condition -- Orthorexia Nervosa -- became a term used frequently starting in 1997 and it refers to the development of an unhealthy obsession with eating the "right kinds of foods".

On one hand, I can understand how people have become so obsessed with food due to information overload with such things as the right diet to be on, what foods not to eat or what foods to eat more of, and the list goes on and on. But, where does one draw the line between Orthorexia Nervosa and simply just eating a well-balanced diet? Now we have a condition that is all about food and our control of what we eat or don't eat? It's difficult not to be obsessed with food as we learn more about the science of food addiction, chronic diseases and how our bodies continually have been affected by all of it.

To learn more about Orthorexia Nervosa, refer to this link and to learn more about food addiction, learn more about it here.....

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