Manage episode 304634989 series 2763687
Meat is toxic. Dairy is toxic. Eggs? As dangerous as cigarettes. Garlic stokes the hormones. Avoid nightshades at all costs. Organic or bust. Eat according to your blood type. Eat according to your chronotype. Cacao resonates with the frequency of the sun, but never, ever add sugar to it. Sugar is toxic. Juice cleanses lead you to your highest self.
If you’re exhausted already, so are we. This week, Derek anchors our look at how the wellness world disguises eating disorders as purity tests and pathways to “clean” eating. He opens up about his 15-year-battle with orthorexia, an eating disorder he believes to be rampant in yoga and wellness, as well as the broader fitness world, where men hide their own eating disorders with protein shakes and ketogenic fasting. Matthew adds kitchen notes from the spiritual cult front lines.
Julian talks with Chelsea Roff, founder of Eat Breathe Thrive, about her own struggles with food before discussing her decade of experience working with eating disorder victims in Yogaland. Derek then chats with Dr. Jason Nagata about the challenges of treating boys and men in clinical settings, and what to do about a phenomenon so many suffer from yet so few are able to find a language for.
02:28 Orthorexia in Wellness
57:15 Interview w/Chelsea Roff
1:22:49 Interview w/Jason Nagata
All music by EarthRise SoundSystem
This Is What It’s Like For Men With Eating Disorders
Eating Disorders in Teens Have ‘Exploded’ in the Pandemic
Eating Disorders Surged Among Adolescents in Pandemic
Men obsessed with building muscle mass have higher mental health risks
Uncovering and Destigmatizing Male Body Dysmorphia in Popular Culture
Doctors alerted to dangerous dry scooping workout trend
Prospective health associations of drive for muscularity in young adult males
What Is Orthorexia?
Body dysmorphic disorder