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Obsession - with healthy eating


4.55 (28 reviews)


3.5 hours


May 2021

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What you will learn

How the pursuit of healthy eating can have its pitfalls

Causes of orthorexia

Treatment for orthorexia


Notice: Please do NOT enrol on this course on impulse, thinking you might watch it later. Maybe show an interest on impulse, yes, but before you enrol, watch the Preview videos, read the Course Description and then make a decision. If you then enrol then please start the course as soon as possible. Watch the lectures, look at the workbooks and join in the discussions. Joining my courses is a serious business and I want you to get the most out of your study – but I also want you to enjoy the course.

That is why I am asking that you only enrol because you really want to and that you start the course intending to make full use of all the resources.

You will be very welcome.

This is a course about a major problem of healthy eating - when the 'healthy' aspect become UNhealthy. There are two Instructors: Chris Sivewright and Johana Alandete.

Johana writes:

"I start by clarifying that I am not a health professional, I am not a doctor, a psychiatrist, a psychologist, or anything like that. I am, in fact, a Master in Administration, a writer by passion, a singer, an actress and a comedian with my friends and family... In fact, I always dreamt of being a comedy actress. BUT mental issues are important for me, reason why I research a lot from science papers, books, experts, and people who lives with. I am also a person who has gone through a depression diagnosed as severe, according to my psychiatrist. The madness (that is what I called my depression), manifested itself after I developed an eating disorder that began in near anorexia-bulimia and mutated into an orthorexia (not yet included in the DSM-5). At first, I started removing certain foods from my diet (sugar, grease, carbs, process food, some fruits), until I was afraid to eat two leaves of lettuce because it was too much. When I was almost in the bones, the depression began... I isolated myself, became almost a zombie, a body without a soul and the histrionic Johana who used to speak so much, who was exaggerating everything as a joke, who loved to laugh out loud, had become only "something", a physical body that inhabited an empty space. I stopped being someone."

  • Orthorexia is an eating disorder that haven't been included yet on the DSM because is relative "new" in comparison with Bulimia, Anorexia and Binge Eating Disorder.

  • Vegans, Vegetarians, Fitness people, Athletes, often have this condition because is an absolutely control for what you eat and the way it was prepared.

  • How clean is, how many calories does it has, how many macros... if it has a any quantity of carbs and you have a dinner with your family, so you discount all the carbs in your day to drink a wine at night.

  • To social meetings use to take their own meals and the food becomes their whole world, triggering an absolutely stress to the point they start to isolate, feeling guilty all the time, feeling sad, their personal relationships collapse, their mind is a calculator of macros and calories to the point they don't think in anything else, they have purges like vomit, laxatives and the body begins to feel unbalanced, and the person begin to lack vitamins and minerals.

  • Also, they have binge, mostly of peanut butter and have a high intensity training everyday. Sometimes, when they feel ate "bad", because they ate for example, two cookies, so the go to the gym to do up to 3 or 4 hours of training.

  • Finally, this take the people to a severe depression and high levels of anxiety.

Johana writes: "I lived with the illness for 5 years and is not so "Nice". So, now in the social media era, where the teen and young adult users who spend the most time on Instagram, and other digital platforms, showed a substantially higher rate of depression (13 to 66 percent) than those who spend less time on their cell phones. Study by the Child Mind Institute 2017. Is absolutely important to be armored because the comparison between lives, bodies, success and all that things, are ruining our lives."

This includes Johana's articles from the website "Asunto de Mujeres" (Women Affairs).


Obsession - with healthy eating
Obsession - with healthy eating
Obsession - with healthy eating
Obsession - with healthy eating



Introduction - what is orthorexia?

What are the causes of orthorexia?



Signs of Orthorexia

Symptoms of Orthorexia


Personal Story

Fifteen Step Programme

How to overcome Orthorexia

How common is Orthorexia?



Rachel21 March 2021

I have suffered from an eating disorder for 22yrs. On top of that 5yrs focused recovery. This course is ok for anyone wanting to look further into disordered eating and eating disorders.

Anant16 January 2021

It's a serious connection of guru and shishey relation (teacher and student). I love your courses, have been facing anxiety from last many months or maybe years. I will start meditating from today. Thanks alot for this valuable course.

Peter15 January 2021

Mijn dochter is afwisselend bezig met dit probleem Naar de overige familieleden afwisselnar stemmingen zijn

Manjujp31 December 2020

First of All Thanks a Lot for Creating Course on Orthoexia, its very informative , Hats off to the Efforts taken and also doing this course to spread awareness and not for any profit, Thanks a lot and Wishing all the success on this noble cause.

Davide6 November 2020

Orthorexia is a serious problem, luckily I don't suffer from it personally, but I know people who have suffered from it. In any case, the more you learn, the more prepared you are to face problems in the right way. A course of this type is always very useful from all points of view, both for those who suffer from orthorexia and want to understand exactly what they have, and for those who have suffered from it and want to avoid falling back by understanding exactly what their demon was, both for those who simply want to learn something new, and for those who practice psychology and want to learn / repeat a crucial topic like this. The course is well structured, especially considering the short duration, but better a little and good than a lot and bad. So those who are not practical can decide if the topic is of interest to them and deepen it or not.

Elina14 October 2020

I recommend this course to whoever wants to know about healthy eating, Specially Orthorexia, which is I never heard about it.it was really informative with a good quality of knowledge, So simple & understandable. That's amazing to see how a course totally shows you that you shouldn't be so obsessive about everything, just be you & enjoy it! Thanks to Chris & Johana for this amazing course!

Inga1 October 2020

This short course gives excellent information and can help those struggeling with healthy eating. Inga

Kashish30 September 2020

It’s a new term, not even there in dsm5, which I was totally unaware of, hence I first would want to thank Sir, for introducing it here, through his course. The information given is precise, to the point, covers everything related symptoms, diagnosis, prevalence, treatment.. everything. It’s such a noble and intellect act, to spread the word in such technical way and also creating awareness through free distribution of this course is commendable. Thank you !

Johana29 September 2020

Because it talks about a common reality not specified in the mental health issues. This also is hard to understand and diagnose, because it looks as a good habit, but is totally the opposite.

James29 September 2020

I found out that I definitely do not have orthorexia. I have never heard of this condition until now and I always like to learn new things and I'm looking forward to finishing the course so that if I run into someone with this problem, I have a place I can refer them.


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