Health Food Junkies

by Stephen Bratman, MD with David Knight

Although not widely recognized yet by health care professionals, many people find themselves so consumed with pursuing a so-called healthy diet that it interferes with daily activities, leads to social isolation and can even cause health problems. In his groundbreaking book Health Food Junkies: Orthorexia Nervosa, Overcoming the Obsession with Healthful Eating, Dr. Stephen Bratman was the first to identify and define the condition of orthorexia, as experienced in his own life and alternative medicine practice. His book is a must-read for anyone who finds themselves obsessing over eating only “pure,” “good,” or healthy foods.