Posts Tagged ‘Orthorexia’

Are Raw Foodists Diet-Obsessed And Mentally Deranged? Are We Orthorexic?

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Readers of periodically tell me that I must be diet obsessed to be on such a restricted food regime. More recently, the announcement that I’d be fasting for the better part of a month netted me around 40 emails, many from people concerned that my “obsession,” with health had driven me off the deep end.

Some used the term “orthorexic” to describe me, and urged me to seek help.

Is there any merit to their concerns? Might someone be so preoccupied with achieving health and vitality that they end up hurting themselves?

In Episode 16 of the raw food health podcast I talk about whether or not being a raw foodist makes you mentally unhinged, obsessive, and orthorexic.

Other Topics:

1) Using celery as a salad dressing base.
2) The outcome of my 30-day squat trial.
3) My bodyweight and acro progression.

Show Notes:

1) How to eliminate migraine headaches on a raw diet.

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