Orthorexia: Taking Healthy Eating Too Far

Wednesday, September 2, 2009 10:00
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One of the newest eating disorders, orthorexia, is becoming more prevalent.

This eating disorder, where sufferers have a “fixation on righteous eating,” was named in 1997 by Steven Bratman, a Californian doctor.

The chair of the British Dietetic Association’s mental health group, Ursula Philpot, said she’s seen a big rise in the number of orthorexics in the UK over the past few years. She explained that these people:

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