Tuesday, March 23, 2010

ABC News: Obsession with 'Pure' Food Leads to Eating Disorder

"Can too much of a good thing actually be harmful?

"When it comes to eating healthy foods, the answer may be yes.

"Patients with orthorexia eat healthy food to the point of malnutrition.We are all encouraged to follow a healthy diet, but some people take it too far, limiting their diets to food that they consider to be pure to the exclusion of everything else. Some of them end up with orthorexia, a severe eating disorder.

"Kristie Rutzel, a Richmond, Va., woman in her mid-20s, said she nearly died because of her obsession with healthy food."

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