orthorexia

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orthorexia

extreme obsession with eating natural and/or healthy foods

orthorexia

(ˈɔːθəˌrɛksɪə)
n
(Medicine) a disorder characterized by a morbid obsession with eating healthy foods only
[C21: from ortho- + (ano)rexia]

orthorexia

- An obsession with eating only "healthy" food.
See also related terms for healthy.
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In the first exhaustive review of the psychosocial risk factors associated with orthorexia nervosa, York University psychology researchers examined all studies published up until the end of 2018 in two popular databases.
Definition and diagnostic criteria for orthorexia nervosa: a narrative review of the literature, [at Weight Disord.
Unlike the eating disorders Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa, with which the desire is to become reed thin, Orthorexia Nervosa, or simply called Orthorexia, is a medical condition that is characterized by the avoidance of specific food items with the belief that they are harmful.
Health status, physical activity, and orthorexia nervosa: A comparison between exercise science students and business students.
These included assertions based on the Dietary Guideline for the Brazilian Population, (7) questions from the ORTO-15--an instrument developed to evaluate the behavior of orthorexia nervosa (18-19)--from the subscale General Health Interest from the Health and Taste Attitude Scales (HTAS) (20,21)--which evaluates attitudes related to health.
Some have gone to the extreme, taking every care to ensure they do not violate the rules and boundaries that the diet lays down, leading to a term called orthorexia nervosa coined by Steven Bratman, a San Francisco-based physician.
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.
This behaviour makes us think that she could have an eating disorder called orthorexia nervosa (14).
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.
The term orthorexia nervosa was coined in 1997 by Steven Bratman, an American doctor.