Orthorexia is a fairy new term, and although sounds like anorexia, is not considered to be an eating disorder. Clean eating might be another name, but orthorexia describes the driven pursuit for healthy eating, where food purity is the most prominent concern. It can become a very restrictive practice and because of this be damaging to health and wellbeing. A question would be why would a young person find it necessary to be so strict about their food choice to manage their own health. Help and guidance with therapeutical colleagues at 8aKP.com may provide options to explore that question.

Clean Eating – What you should know