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Raw Foods, Great Health and Fanaticism

Some of us have decided to put the right foods in our body so we can obtain true health, not the kind of health that everyone else talks about where you mention that you are not sick then knock on wood as though you have simply been lucky up to this point. These are the people who inevitably end up in the hands of doctors. Those of us who consistently want to consume healthy foods are often labeled as “fanatics” obsessed about “eating correctly”. There is even a term that has been invented for someone like myself who wants to stay healthy by consuming only what actually belongs in the body, Orthorexia Nervosa, which literally means “fixation on righteous eating”.[i] Those who consistently eat right and put in their body only what naturally belongs there are labeled “health food junkies”. Continue reading

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