orthorexia

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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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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.
For some specialists, the problem is a modern eating disorder called orthorexia nervosa.
2011), women are more concerned than men with healthy eating and women are more prone to orthorexia nervosa along with other eating disorders.
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.
Prevalence of orthorexia nervosa among Turkish performance artists.
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.
Welcome to the world of Orthorexia nervosa, an eating disorder that, as the Greek root indicates, means "fixation on right eating".
In Self-Image and Eating Disorders the disorders of anorexia, bulimia, obesity, compulsive eating, compulsive exercising, and orthorexia nervosa are introduced, as well the signs, causes, and treatments of an eating disorder.
First diagnosed by California doctor Steven Bratman in 1997, the condition, orthorexia nervosa, can lead to victims becoming malnourished as they reject food or drink perceived as "bad".
Holistic physician Steven Brat-man coined the term orthorexia nervosa more than a decade ago.