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Orthorexia: A Dietitian Perspective | Andrea Hardy Calgary Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Orthorexia: A Dietitian Perspective on Why You Aren’t What You Eat

Feature, Food Relationship, Healthy Eating | November 25, 2015

Lately in the media, there has been a lot of attention on disordered eating and orthorexia.You’ve likely heard of anorexia and bulimia. You may have even heard the term ‘disordered eating’ – a blanket term to describe those that engage in anorexic/bulimic tendencies, but not quite to the extent of official diagnosis. Lately, I’m sure you’ve heard the term ‘orthorexia’ tossed around – without actually realizing what it means. Hint – its nothing to do with your teeth being too skinny. Learn a bit about orthorexia, and why we as a society need to take action to re-define healthy eating.