Orthorexia Isn't Healthful; Neither Is the Standard American Diet

November 15, 2014 5:36 PM

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The Wall Street Journal has reawakened the topic of orthorexia with an alarmist article titled, "When Healthy Eating Calls for Treatment."

Some doctors and registered dietitians say they are increasingly seeing people whose desire to eat pure or "clean" food -- from raw vegans to those who cut out multiple major food sources such as gluten, dairy and sugar -- becomes an all-consuming obsession and leads to ill health. In extreme cases,...

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