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Can Obsession with Health Cause an Early Death?

There's nothing wrong with trying to make healthier swaps with foods and making better lifestyle choices, but when it becomes obsessive, it can turn deadly.

Orthorexia Nervosa is an eating disorder where you're fixated on healthy eating. It often starts out as an innocent attempt to eat more healthfully, but orthorexics become fixated on food quality and purity.

How can you tell if someone is trying to be healthy or if they are struggling from orthorexia?

Dr. Ovidio Bermudez and Dr. Mike discuss orthorexia and how to spot the warning signs.
Can Obsession with Health Cause an Early Death?
Featured Speaker:
Ovidio BermudezOvidio Bermudez, MD, FAAP, FSAHM, FAED, F.iaedp, CEDS, is the Chief Clinical Officer and Medical Director of Child and Adolescent Services at Eating Recovery Center in Denver, Colorado. He holds academic appointments as Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

He is Board certified in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. Dr. Bermudez is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, the Academy for Eating Disorders and the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals.

He is Past Chairman and Senior Advisor on Media for the Board of Directors of the National Eating Disorders Association, Co-Founder of the Eating Disorders Coalition of Tennessee (EDCT), Co-founder of the Oklahoma Eating Disorders Association (OEDA) and a founding member of Houston Eating Disorders Specialists (HEDS). He is a Certified Eating Disorders Specialist of the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals.

Dr. Bermudez has lectured nationally and internationally on eating pathology across the lifespan, obesity and other topics related to pediatric and adult healthcare, and has been repeatedly recognized for his dedication and advocacy in the field of eating disorders.