There are so many levels of perception, aren't there?
We are all coming from our own history, and trying to relay that on a forum is very difficult, and leads to tremendous miscommunication sometimes.
I can see how "orthorexia" is an addictive behavior process in terms of a fear of being "toxic", or something like that, how somone could become OCD about it. I could see that.
What I was referring to, however, is the tendency for mainstream consciousness to jump on the person who is actually MORE conscious and actually MORE balanced than the socially acceptable addicted masses because they do not want to take responsibility for their health.
Then there are viewpoints that say that orthorexic tendencies could be very dangerous and debilitating, like anorexia. I am not commenting with insensitivity to that perspective, I was only speaking from this one small point of view that I wrote above.
I think the far larger issue in society is avoiding responsibility for creating poor health through dismal food choices, and when you compare the standard american diet to a high nutrient content diet, for example, that high nutrient content diet, which will always be plant based, DOES look extreme. But which point of view is the extreme one?? I mean, seriously?
I would think that wanting to be healthy and being addicted to extreme dietary deprivation are two COMPLETELY different topics. We just have to follow our own inner guidance. Self love is the greatest clarifier of all. Trust yourself, and you'll know whats true, and won't be "triggered" by the projections you are making on other's expression. Its all an inside job, and we just have to learn to be the master of our own ship.....