When Healthy Becomes Obsession

shop-grocery-400x400I don’t think a day goes by that we don’t hear about some aspect of eating healthy. Whether it is to list the benefits of a Gluten Free diet or to point out the dangers of GMO’s, the media is full of information about what we should or should not be eating.  And my guess is that most of us have made some changes, some large, some small, in the choices we make about what we eat. I gave up soda and I avoid the chemicals that are used to sweeten things marked “sugar free”.

However, there comes a place where concern becomes obsession. This interesting article looks at what it is like to struggle with Orthorexia. Woman grocery shopping in organic supermarket.Someone struggling with Orthorexia is not fixated with losing weight or achieving a specific ‘appearance’ as is in the case of those dealing with anorexia or bulimia.  They are actually obsessed with the value of food and may even have strong feelings about the animals as food industry. But this disease can be just as damaging as the number of ‘acceptable’ foods becomes smaller and smaller.

Woman with horse 5If you or someone you know is struggling, seek help. There are many programs that can help and Equine Therapy may be a powerful part of the treatment plan. If you would like to schedule a visit call or email us. We will give you a tour, introduce you to our great herd, learn more about what you are dealing with and share how we may be able to help.

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