this ain't livin': Are Conversations About Food Policy Contributing to Orthorexia?

However the medical establishment’s opinion on orthorexia settles out, it’s undeniable that a lot of people have extreme anxiety about food and their bodies. And it’s clear that this isn’t going away, and that in some cases it becomes unhealthy. These things don’t occur in a vacuum, and I’d argue that the way society talks about food, food policy, and health is a major contributor to the rise in food anxiety and to increasingly dangerous fad diets and other plans that people engage in with claims that they are ‘healthy.’