Alter Your Health

#377 - Are You Orthorexic for Eating Whole Food Plant Based?

May 03, 2023 Episode 377
Alter Your Health
#377 - Are You Orthorexic for Eating Whole Food Plant Based?
Show Notes

Orthorexia is defined as "excessive preoccupation with eating healthy food."

Well, "normal" is most definitely NOT healthy in our world today. Furthermore, focusing on health and creating healthy habits is essential for being healthy!

So are you orthorexic? Does eating WFPB make you orthorexic?

It's a big topic and an important question that is worth diving into.

In a recent Episode on TMS and Digestion I talked about the direct link between state of mind and emotion on digestive health.

The irony is that obsessing around healthy eating and lifestyle habits can make you less healthy!

But the key word here is "obsessing" or as Wikipedia puts it "excessive preoccupation."

So, let's dive into the conversation!

Highlights from this episode:

  • The difference between obsessing about "food" and healthy eating vs obsessing about HEALTH
  • Why choosing healthy foods and habits is not a "disorder" even though it could be viewed as "weird" or "alternative" by others or society at large
  • How to identify the line at which healthy eating habits becomes counterproductive and what to do about it
  • "It's no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.“ - Jiddu Krishnamurti
  • Finding balance with choosing sustainable and healthy habits from a peaceful and grounded place

Links to some more good stuff
- 1-on-1 Nutritional Analysis Package -
- Get the Alter Health weekly WFPB Meal Guides:
- Work with us in the Thrive on Plants program: