Cygnus Review Winter 2017, Cygnus Star Titles
by: Renee McGregor
The strap line of this book is When Healthy Eating Goes Bad. The term orthorexia nervosa was coined to describe those obsessed with healthy eating, sometimes called a ‘clean’ diet, which can rigidly exclude certain food groups. Society is obsessed with food, too much, too little, diets that are fashionable one day and condemned the next. Anorexia and obesity are conditions very much in the public eye, but there is another hidden layer of eating disorder, which is largely ignored, when a focus on ‘healthy’ eating becomes a dangerous obsession. This book exposes myths around healthy eating and offers ways of escape from obsession back to a balanced future that is truly healthy.
212pp, 200 x 130 mm, Paperback, 2017