Thanks Mike! Very interesting! Just goes to show that any extreme is not good - and that extremes exist in all avenues of life.
One thing that cannot be denied is that a health, well-rounded diet is beneficial for a human being. Of course, some people go too far. Everything in moderation!
Naturopathic and Conventional medicine do not need to be mutually exclusive... this is what I have never understood - why are they at such war (well, some conspiracy theorists have their answers... but this is another post all together!)
One segment that bothers me from the article is:
Orthorexia begins innocently enough, as a desire to overcome chronic illness or to improve general health. But because it requires considerable willpower to adopt a diet which differs radically from the food habits of childhood and the surrounding culture, few accomplish the change gracefully. Most must resort to an iron self-discipline bolstered by a hefty sense of superiority over those who eat junk food.
Wait... sure it takes willpower, but a deep routed superiority complex? A little judgemental?
Anyway, the article takes the stand that orthorexia is some sort of delusional choice... and while this might be true, most research has shown that orthorexia is a control/mental based disease very similar to anorexia - sure leading to delusion but on a totally different psychological mechanism.
I personally believe/know that a healthy diet is truly good for your body - the healthier the better! Can you be TOO HEALTHY?
No, you can't - because as soon as your diet/lifestyle begins to negatively affect you, your body, etc... it is NO longer healthy.
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