A healthy diet is essential to rehabilitating the mind and body. Many individuals suffering from an addiction also have underlying health problems related to how they eat. It is important to address these problems for a total recovery.
Eating right has everything to do with overall health and well being. A healthy diet can provide the strength, energy and brainpower needed to fight off urges or even just to get through a tough day.
Food is also a major source of enjoyment and can help you feel relaxed, peaceful and in control of your body. Feeling in tune with your body and what you put in it is important in the recovery process. A healthy diet is integral to our holistic drug treatment, which works to purify the body inside and out.
Drug addiction can have serious impacts on how a person eats. Some drugs cause users to eat very little, leaving their body weak, damaged and powerless against their addiction. Other drugs may encourage eating unhealthy foods, causing headaches and sluggishness that leads the individual right back into using again.
Protein-packed meals with fresh fruits and vegetables can help prepare the mind and body to deal with the pains and temptations of drug addiction. At our holistic drug treatment center clients learn how to eat well and improve their health in the process, so they are better able to address their addiction.
If your loved one is struggling with addiction, help them fight back by offering healthy foods to give them strength and perhaps some enjoyment. Not only will they feel physically better, they will find pride in their food choices, a step in honoring their body and life.
Posted on August 14th, 2012 in Help Blog