Monday, July 21, 2014

In which we learn about orthorexia.

Did you know that orthorexia is "the unhealthy obsession with ironically, eating healthy"?

I tend to view the veggie/vegan paradigm in the same way as localism. It's about shift. We can better the planet and our own bodies by shifting toward a plant-based diet, and away from three daily helpings of super-sized meat, and the shift needn't be of fanatical dimensions in order to make a difference.

Shift happens.

An ex-vegan takes on the trolls ... A blogger's admission creates a backlash -- and helps raise awareness of orthorexia, by Mary Elizabeth Williams (Salon)

Giving up veganism can have serious consequences. There are all the threats and trolling to consider, for instance.

Jordan Younger runs a popular lifestyle blog called the Blonde Vegan. The 23-year-old describes herself as a “yoga junkie, passionate writer, fitness freak, smoothie addict, dream chaser, cleanse creator, founder of TBV Apparel, wannabe food photographer & lover of all things health related.” But late last month, in a candid post for her site, she explained one thing she wasn’t anymore, and how she was “transitioning away from veganism.”

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