Orthorexia: When Healthy Eating Becomes a Dangerous Obsession

    – Carolyn Moriarty, LCPC   Orthorexia nervosa (ON) describes a type of disordered eating in which an individual becomes preoccupied with consuming only healthy, “clean” foods. Although it is not currently included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) due to a lack of research, it is still recognized by many mental health professionals … Read More

Food for Thought

    – Carolyn Moriarty, LCPC     The Mind-Body Connection It’s no secret that food has a significant impact on the mind and body. Eating healthy, nutritious foods generally leads to increased energy, mental clarity and self-esteem. We also know what foods have the opposite effect—typically those that include high amount of sugar, grease and fat. While this basic approach … Read More