Orthorexia: When 'healthy eating' ends up making you sick

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  • Saturday, 07 Oct 2017

Orthorexia is not an interest in healthy eating -- it's when enthusiasm becomes a pathological obsession which can, in extreme cases, endanger health. - AFP/file

Paris (AFP) - People, it seems, have never been so afraid of their food -– and, say some experts, an obsession with healthy eating may paradoxically be endangering lives.

Twenty-nine-year-old Frenchwoman Sabrina Debusquat recounts how, over 18 months, she became a vegetarian, then a vegan -- eschewing eggs, dairy products and even honey -– before becoming a “raw foodist” who avoided all cooked foods, and ultimately decided to eat just fruit.

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