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My Turning Point to Recovery

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From time to time people ask me, ‘Well how did you fix it then?’. I claim to be ‘better now’ since first obtaining this puzzling new-age eating disorder they have never heard of. People who are more curious, or going through something similar themselves go deeper; How did I actually know I was turning things […] Read More

Beating Orthorexia – the Book

Beating Orthorexia is on Amazon!

It’s here! After what feels like an unnecessarily long time writing alongside the rest of my life, I have finally finished compiling and self-publishing Beating Orthorexia and the Memoirs of  a Health Freak. Find it our good friend Amazon. It’s certainly no war and peace. But it has some pretty powerful ideas and perspectives in […] Read More

Effortless Health

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When you think about it, it’s not that surprising disorders like OCD and Orthorexia are on the rise. Our society by design subtly plants fears and pressures in us which help to nurture them. We are told health is important and we are never thinking about it enough according to the conventional script. It’s not […] Read More

Memoirs of an Orthorexic: Bananas

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[Sometime in 2009] What do most athletes use to fuel themselves for peak performance in their sport of choice? Well I hate to say it because unless they are eating nothing but a ton of bananas they are all wrong. In line with harnessing the power of raw food I’ve been studying how to ensure I […] Read More

Perfectionism

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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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[Sometime in 2010] 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 […] 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

What Kind of Orthorexic Are (Were) You?

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Being Orthorexic expresses itself in different ways for different people depending on their story and circumstances. It is also wrongly associated with a number of ways of eating and various lifestyles. When you search the blogosphere and the internet in general the conversations between Orthorexia and ways of eating like veganism go hand in hand. […] Read More

Is Orthorexia Actually a Problem?

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From what I can see there are two kinds of Orthorexics out there; 1) Those that are loud and proud. Sharing recipes, blogging about their happy healthier lifestyles, and eagerly lapping up the “health freak” label they get from people in their day to day lives. “Don’t worry about us, we have it under control!”. 2) […] Read More

What is Having Orthorexia Like?

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So for true memories of my Orthorexic days see my Memoirs posts – I hope they are insightful! But this is one of the first ever posts I did on the topic a long time ago, as an early blogger (when this was healthfreakrevolution.com!), just as I decided to start my writing. Enjoy! So Orthorexia […] Read More