Why Good Nutrition Is Important To Your Recovery

Oceanside Malibu Chef Joe Mizrahi Why Good Nutrition Is Important To Your Recovery There are many approaches available in addiction treatment and a holistic approach is the most well-rounded.  Inside the framework of whole person addiction treatment, the importance of good nutrition cannot be overlooked. Many physical complications of addiction can be due to the consequences of inadequate nutrition. When drugs replace healthy, balanced eating and nutrition in a person’s diet, one becomes malnourished. Consuming little, if any, essential nutrients like proteins, vitamins, fats and minerals can cause a person’s health to deteriorate quickly. Proteins, for instance, are building blocks in the body. People need proteins to maintain cells, tissues,… Read More

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Disorders of the Self

Disorders of the Self

Disorders of the Self Understanding addiction as a neurological disease that takes away the self-control one has over their own behavior helps to differentiate between addictive behavior and native personality traits.  An addict’s character may become extremely distorted when they are under the influence of drugs.  Once sobriety is established, the personality then reverts back to individual baseline behavior.  Therin sometimes lay the problem. A very high percentage of those who suffered from drug and alcohol abuse at some period during their lives also had personality disorders or disorders of the self, a term coined by psychologist Heinz Kohut. It has been suggested that up to 77 percent of alcoholics… Read More

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Exercise and the Brain

Exercise and the Brain Apart from fitness, physical exercise also has beneficial effects on the brain. A regular routine of aerobic exercise can improve memory, thinking, skills, moods and have protective effects against aging, injuries and neurodegenerative disorders. It is noteworthy that these effects are specific to aerobic exercise, the kind of exercise that accelerates heart and respiratory rate such as running, cycling, swimming, etc. Non aerobic activities such as stretching or muscle building do not have the same effect. The positive effects of aerobic exercise appear to result from increased blood flow to the brain and subsequent increase in energy metabolism. It is worth noting that a certain degree… Read More

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Tips For Maintaining Your Recovery

Tips For Maintaining Your Recovery

Tips For Maintaining Your Recovery Recovery takes action. You can start simply by setting your alarm earlier in the morning, getting up, making your bed. You can do things like clean the house, or something that you’ve put off for some time. Go to a meeting, meet up with friends, maybe you haven’t done that in a while either but remember, recovery takes action.  Also, breathing is important. Recovering from any illness can be difficult, like an injury, so this is definitely the case recovering from alcohol and drug addiction. So please commend yourself for your courage for coming into recovery and just breathe. Connections. Connection provides purpose. Coming into… Read More

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