Breaking Vegan: One Woman's Journey from Veganism, Extreme Dieting, and Orthorexia to a More Balanced Life
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About the Author
Jordan Younger runs the blog The Balanced Blonde (formerly The Blonde Vegan, or TBV) and is a student at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, where she is studying to become a health coach. Jordan began her blog in June 2013 to share her healthy vegan recipes and colorful food photos. The blog quickly became popular, but a year later, Jordan found herself struggling with health issues due to her diet and decided to quit veganism. Her blog post "Why I'm Transitioning Away from Veganism..." immediately went viral and landed her a feature on People.com, among others. Today, her blog focuses on balanced eating and living through whole-foods based recipes that celebrate healthy satisfaction over sacrifice.
Jordan has been featured in Teen Vogue, Women's Health Magazine, NY Mag, The New York Daily News, The Huffington Post, Harper's Bazaar Australia, Cosmopolitan Australia, Health.com, Elite Daily, People.com, Vogue Turkey, Well + Good NYC, WorldLifestyle, Racked, Fitness Magazine, and more. She has also been featured on ABC News' Good Morning America, Nightline, CBS' The Doctors, Pivot's Take Part Live, HER Radio, Radio MD, Toronto's CBC Radio, NPR.
Dr. Steven Bratman began his career as an organic farmer in upstate New York in the late 1970s. After attending medical school, he practiced alternative medicine, including acupuncture, herbal medicine, and dietary therapy. In the late 1990s, he directed a research project evaluating and summarizing all published scientific evidence on alternative medicine methods. He coined the term orthorexia in an article in Yoga Journal in 1997. Dr. Bratman is the author and editor of numerous articles and books, including the Natural Health Bible and Health Food Junkies. Currently, he practices preventive/occupational medicine in the San Francisco Bay Area.