"I have never had such good food in my life as I did at this place. The kitchen staff is amazing and I'm a total foodie so they were open to experimenting and trying new things on the menu. There are always at least two options (one vegetarian) for each meal plus there's a soup and salad bar. I even got to try some new things and I consider myself fairly cultured when it comes to food. The other high point for me (aside from the therapy, of course, which is why we're all there) was the holistic element of the program. I used the gym every day to release frustration and nervous energy and used my sessions with Debbie to really work on strengthening my core. I also swam quite a bit and yes, used the infra-red saunas (they're very nice). Therapy is so important but so is having an opportunity to relax your mind a bit and these sessions and hours allowed me to do that, plus the food gave me such amazing energy. I would go choose Clarity Way even if I had to do it all over again (which I won't) - the staff is amazing from housekeeping to therapists, everyone is willing to help.
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Diet and Nutrition are important parts of a healthy lifestyle and help to restore nutritional deficits that may have been partially caused by one's lifestyle during his/her addiction. Many clients have health issues relating to nutrition that they were unaware of during their addiction and once they start living a healthier lifestyle, these concerns quickly become apparent.
“Food and nutrition are not bi-products of recovery but rather core ingredients. At Clarity Way, our culinary approach is to not only heal the body but the mind and spirit as well. Our food culture promotes recovery while, in unison, provides holistic healing and wellness. In my opinion, it truly is the medicine of the soul”. - Executive Chef Ryan Krebs
Our staff works with each client to address nutritional deficiencies and concerns with diet. We start with our medical intake where our physician may address any concerns he has. From there, our holistic treatment staff works with each client through the modalities of Personal Training, Nutrition Education, Massage Therapy, Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi and other modalities to assist with the physical component of a healthy diet. Our clinical therapy team works with each client to address any eating disorders that may be present through an emotional and therapeutic approach.
“As a chef and restaurant owner, I was simply amazed by the caliber of meals at Clarity Way. The chef even gave me a recipe for my restaurant. This is hands-down the best food I have ever had”.
- Steve H, New York
At Clarity Way, the skilled and passionate Culinary Team is focused on creating healthy, natural and diverse menus that are conducive to supporting balance, full nourishment and the healing process of recovery. Locally-resourced and organic fruits and vegetables, grass fed meats, poultry and wild game, and fresh seafood delivered next day from the Jersey Shore are at the core of our food creations.
“The food at Clarity Way allows me to travel around the world without leaving the dining room”.
- Kate L, Dallas
The Nutrition and Wellness Coordinator provides fresh-squeezed juices and fruit smoothies, in addition to accompanying clients on healthy outings, such as local parks and health food markets, encouraging physical wholeness and sound healing practices. Working in liaison with the Executive Chef, cooking classes and educational seminars are presented to the community as well, focusing on ways to continue healthy practices as a permanent lifestyle. In addition, individual food preparation and cooking classes with the chef are available for clients to pursue their personal passions and cooking education knowledge.
“Due to the dedicated culinary and nutrition team, I was able to fall in love with food again. I am leaving as a healthier and more stable person due to their provisions of superior food and also sound nutrition education”. - Peter G, Chicago
Always progressing in the pursuit of providing whole, organic foods, Clarity Way will soon be introducing an on-site greenhouse, which will be nurtured and maintained by the Culinary Team. Composting will be ongoing, using natural food scraps that will break down and be incorporated back into the soil, supporting the mission of eco-friendly and sustainable practices. The Clarity Way garden will include a vast array of fruits, vegetables and fresh herbs to be used in cooking, as well as plants and flowers which will be incorporated throughout the community.
“The kitchen staff willingly and without hesitation catered to my personal dietary needs and restrictions. It was their top priority to ensure that my needs were always met and I am truly grateful for that”. - Sarah M, San Francisco
The main mission of Clarity Way's kitchen staff is to provide culinary engagement as a path to recovery. With food and nourishment being a basis for our overall wellness, Clarity Way understands that only the freshest ingredients and finest recipe development are the foundations of health, healing and recovery.