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Eating healthy and nutritious food is a good habit to have and can improve physical and mental wellbeing.

But for some, it is hard to achieve the right balance in their diet and can evolve into a form of perfectionism and orthorexia - an eating disorder which centres on an unhealthy obsession with healthy eating. Sufferers become fixated on what they eat and this can dominate their lives and affect wellbeing - of themselves and those around them. If you think you may be affected by orthorexia, please remember that expert care from professionals using evidence-backed techniques can help you address your problems with obsessive eating. Never forget that recovery is absolutely achievable.


The Kusnacht Practice is renowned for its absolute, dedicated attention and precision, honesty and transparency in a warm and empathetic environment.

With the pure waters of Switzerland’s Lake Zurich lapping on its nearby shores and enveloped by nature and clean air, the treatment centre offers a holistic, 360 degree, mind, body and energy rebalancing and restoration.

Its state-of-the-art facility combines Swiss standards of excellence, luxury and cutting edge, innovative technology with world-renowned medical expertise, compassion and sensitivity. Each and every client is treated uniquely and privately in their own sumptuous, five-star residence and provided with the highest standards of professionalism, care and discretion.


Orthorexia can begin with good intentions. A desire to eat healthily to improve wellbeing. But sometimes, this can evolve into obsessive behaviour and dominate one’s life.

We are constantly exposed with messages about eating healthily, particularly during the pandemic, and we have seen a marked increase in the numbers of health food shops on our streets, so it can be quite easy to miss or overlook symptoms associated with the disorder. It is commonly an eminently treatable psychological issue in which

food problems become so dominant that other aspects of life suffer neglect. In rare

cases, orthorexia can lead to severe consequences and even death through malnutrition.

A recent study found that 49% of participants who followed healthy eating accounts on Instagram met criteria for orthorexia and another revealed that over 25% of students at university experience symptoms of orthorexia.

But many who seek expert treatment will fully recover and repair their relationship with food, leading a healthy and happy life.


  • Habitual checking of nutritional labels and ingredient lists
  • Increasing concern about the healthiness of ingredients
  • Rejection of an increasing number of food products
  • Inability to eat anything but a narrow group of “accepted” food products
  • Excessive interest in the healthiness of what others are eating
  • Experiencing serious distress when “safe” or “healthy” foods aren’t available


The Kusnacht Practice’s main objective will be to identify and treat the extent and effect of your orthorexia and to draw up a personalised plan for recovery, tailored uniquely for yourself.

We want to take a 360 degree look inside your body and mind with no detail overlooked.

Our professional team of unparalleled experts have successfully treated many people with similar issues, so there is nothing to be afraid of. We search deep and learn how to treat you holistically and to restore your mind, body, and energy.

Our detailed laboratory and environmental analysis will identify any physical, biochemical, or neurochemical imbalances and the toll that your eating disorder may have taken on your body and mind.

We can bring you back to your best self through medical restoration and lifestyle changes, all in a luxurious, relaxing and contemplative environment, where discretion and privacy are key pillars. We may also employ approaches like psychotherapy, Biomolecular Restoration (BIO-R®) and other complementary therapies.

For many like yourself, orthorexia is a blip in life which can be overcome through the right therapy and empathy. These are our hallmarks here and we will make you better in a discreet and warm home away from home.

“It all started quite simply. I just wanted to be healthy and eat nutritious food. But then it engulfed me and dominated life. Now thanks to The Kusnacht Practice my relationship with food is back to where it should be.”

Evelina, 31

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