March 31, 2014

Three Foods that Worsen Depression

Recent studies have indicated that eating certain American “favorite” foods can increase the odds of developing or worsening depression.  People should not regularly eat three specific types of food to help prevent this from happening. These foods are: Refined Grains: Pasta, white rice and bagels are all foods that have been identified as inflammatory and […]

Current Events, Depression Treatment, Eating Disorders, Healthy Eating and Recovery
December 11, 2013

Six Important Questions about Fitness

 In a recent blog, Larry Sarokin, a fitness teacher, listed six questions that we can ask ourselves in order to develop a fitness program that works best for us as individuals. His questions and subsequent advice are so worthwhile, that we wanted to share them with you: 1.       What are your fitness goals? Train for […]

Addiction Recovery, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Healthy Eating and Recovery
December 6, 2013

Men and Boys with Eating Disorders Increasingly Common

It is estimated that about 8 million people in the United States struggle with eating disorders and 10 percent of them are male. This may be an under-count of men, since so many men are too ashamed to seek help for their eating disorders, which is perceived as a woman’s illness. Dr. Walter Smitson, President […]

Addiction Recovery, Behavioral Addictions, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Eating Disorders, Healthy Eating and Recovery
November 20, 2013

Cardiologist Recommends Massage for Good Health

Dr. Joel Kahn, a cardiologist, recently wrote a blog post on MindBodyGreen about the benefits of massage on overall health. The results of several studies back up Dr. Kahn’s assertion that many of us can benefit from massage. In one study in 2008, researchers observed 263 volunteers who had 45-60 minute massages. The average drop […]

Addiction Recovery, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Healthy Eating and Recovery, Mental Health
October 25, 2013

How Will You Manage the Triggers to Use While in Recovery?

An excellent article by Kate Green gives some great tips on managing triggers after completing a residential recovery program. Green states that the real work of recovery starts after the addict leaves the treatment center or completes treatment. A trigger is something that suddenly makes us want to drink or get high. It starts the […]

Addiction Recovery, Alcoholism, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Healthy Eating and Recovery
September 23, 2013

Is the Food We Eat Causing Food Addiction?

Most people don’t realize that the root of food addiction can be similar to drug or alcohol addictions. Because of this, Cliffside Malibu rehab also works to understand what can cause food addiction. Right now in the United States there is a big push to get our population healthier. Consider some facts: •    We need […]

Addiction Recovery, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Eating Disorders, Healthy Eating and Recovery, Mental Health
September 20, 2013

Exploring Treatment Options for Depression: Part 3 of 3

This is the third part of a 3-part series on depression. This post looks at treatment options for depression. In previous posts in this series, we have looked at diet, exercise, and the possible use of medication to control depression symptoms. Here are more treatment options to consider. Treatment Options for Depression •    Talk therapy. […]

Alcoholism, Anxiety, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Depression Treatment, Drug Treatment, Healthy Eating and Recovery, Holistic Treatment Protocols, Mental Health
September 18, 2013

Lifestyle Changes to Help with Depression: Part 2 of 3

This is the second part of a 3-part series of blog posts on depression. This post looks at lifestyle changes that can help ease depression symptoms. Many of these changes are put into practice at Cliffside Malibu in our depression treatment center. Exercise. You don’t have to be an Olympic athlete to get regular exercise […]

Addiction Recovery, Anxiety, Behavioral Addictions, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Depression Treatment, Drug Treatment, Eating Disorders, Healthy Eating and Recovery, Holistic Treatment Protocols, Mental Health
August 27, 2013

Adrenal Stress and Weight Loss

Belly fat is a key symptom of adrenal fatigue. It helps to understand how adrenal fatigue happens in order to help our bodies maintain a healthy weight. Stress can have a great effect on maintaining a healthy weight. If we haven’t eaten in a while, our blood sugar drops and the brain sends a message […]

Addiction Recovery, Alcoholism, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Eating Disorders, Healthy Eating and Recovery, Holistic Treatment Protocols, Mental Health