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When Clean Eating Goes Too Far
When Clean Eating Goes Too Far

In 1997, Dr. Steven Bratman coined the term orthorexia to help his patients realize that instead of being healthy, their eating habits were disordered. Then in 2004, Dr. Bratman expanded his theory of orthorexia in his book, Health Food Junkies. Dr. Bratman created a ...

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