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Can Obsession with Health Cause an Early Death?

January 6, 20169 min
How can being obsessed with healthy eating and fitness lead to an eating disorder?There's nothing wrong with trying to make healthier swaps with foods and making better lifestyle choices, but when it becomes obsessive, it can turn deadly.Orthorexia Nervosa is an eating disorder where you're fixated on healthy eating. It often starts out as an innocent attempt to eat more healthfully, but orthorexics become fixated on food quality and purity.How can you tell if someone is trying to be healthy or if they are struggling from orthorexia?Dr. Ovidio Bermudez and Dr. Mike discuss orthorexia and how to spot the warning signs.

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