Diets, Dogma, and Dollars

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Are you religious about your workouts? A fanatic about nutrition? Do you consider yourself a clean eater or try to stay “good" about your fitness?


While it’s funny to joke about Crossfit or veganism being a “cult,” have you ever stopped to really consider the intersections of religion and food? And what happens when your religious fervor gets tied up with your income stream?


In this episode, we’ll look at the Minnesota Starvation Experiment, the spread of orthorexia (the “clean eating disorder”), and how wellness entrepreneurship becomes both a cover for an eating disorder and its perpetuator among non-eating disordered people.

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