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Organic food as a healthy lifestyle: A phenomenological psychological analysis

By ELISABETH Von Essen and MAGNUS Englander

Abstract

This study explored the phenomenon of the lived experience of choosing a healthy lifestyle based upon an organic diet as seen from the perspective of the young adult. Interviews were collected in Sweden and analyzed using the descriptive phenomenological psychological research method. The results showed the general psychological structure of the phenomenon, comprising four constituents: (1) the lived body as the starting point for life exploration, (2) a narrative self through emotional-relational food memories, (3) a conscious life strategy for well-being and vitality, and (4) a personal set of values in relation to ethical standards. The results provide plausible insights into the intricate relation between psychological meaning and the natural world

Topics: Health psychology, qualitative method, well-being, nature, Medicine (General), R5-920, Medicine, R, DOAJ:Medicine (General), DOAJ:Health Sciences
Publisher: Co-Action Publishing
Year: 2013
DOI identifier: 10.3402/qhw.v8i0.20559
OAI identifier: oai:doaj.org/article:95ba064f464a45deb90cd6b84af39104
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