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Perfectionism

On the whole I think we or society generally see perfectionism as a good thing. Why might this be? Well it only follows on from the concept of ‘perfect’ itself which at some point we came up with; re-enforcing and evolving the basic idea that things could have a state of right and wrong, should […] Read More

Memoirs of an Orthorexic: Pocket Coffee

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Student nights. Some think they are defined by excessive drinking and ridiculous behavior. Some think that just because I’m a bit of a health freak I’m going to skip them. But just because I look after myself, I’m not going to miss out, or get labelled as boring – no way. They don’t know how […] Read More

Is Orthorexia Actually Something New?

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All over the web and social media every day, people discover Orthorexia like a radical new find, not realizing that Stephen Bratman came up with the term in 1996. OK, so like anything it takes time to go main stream. I get that, and it’s finally getting there. But looking back it has been slow. […] Read More

Six of My Lowest Orthorexic Low Points

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So the peak of my Orthorexia was in university. I was the smallest minority you can imagine – a healthy student. Many Orthorexics often manifest their disorder in very different ways, because ultimately it’s not about an exact way of eating (like vegan or raw foodism for example) that makes you Orthorexic, it’s your attitude […] Read More

Being Proud to Be a Freak

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Superiority. That’s the only word for it. The feeling I had when I was Orthorexic. How couldn’t I? I had answers. I knew the way forward. All these frustrations people were facing around me. They never knew the answer was in front of them all along. You are made of what you put in your […] Read More