August 12, 2013

A Healthy Diet is Crucial to Addiction Treatment

An integral part of our addiction treatment program has always been a regimen of healthy eating in addition to educating our clients about the importance of good nutrition. This is a component of recovery that is often overlooked. The U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health stress this connection in publications […]

Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Alcoholism, Complementary Therapies, Healthy Eating and Recovery, Mental Health
July 29, 2013

Strawberries – Delicious with Amazing Health Benefits

Not only are they the 5th most preferred fresh fruit, strawberries are dripping with nutrients like high levels of antioxidants, folate, potassium, vitamin C, and fiber. And because they are fat-free, sodium-free, cholesterol-free and low-calorie, they are just plain good for you! We consume 7.17 pounds a year of this fabulous fruit each year and […]

Addiction Recovery, Complementary Therapies, Healthy Eating and Recovery
July 24, 2013

Organic Food Shopping: When to Skimp, When to Splurge

The US Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) Economic Research Service reports that organically produced foods can cost 10-30% more than conventionally raised mass produced food. Supply and demand are limited, which accounts for the increase in cost. Farmers have to cut losses because organic food is more vulnerable to disease and insects. Organically grown produce means […]

Complementary Therapies, Healthy Eating and Recovery, Holistic Treatment Protocols
July 22, 2013

Olive Oil Benefits: How High-Fat Extra Virgin Olive Oil Is Good For Your Immune System

Consumption of olive oil in the United States is up, becoming more and more popular for frying and baking as a healthier replacement for vegetable oil. It is also being used more to dress salads and other sauces. The health benefits of olive oil derive their nutritional value from the contents of high monounsaturated fatty […]

Complementary Therapies, Healthy Eating and Recovery, Holistic Treatment Protocols
July 17, 2013

Splenda Raises Insulin By 20%, Possibly Increases Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

A new study has found that the sweetener sucralose is capable of changing how the body metabolizes sugar by elevating insulin levels which can cause Type 2 diabetes. “Our results indicate that this artificial sweetener is not inert — it does have an effect,” said M. Yanina Pepino, lead author and research assistant professor of […]

Behavioral Addictions, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Eating Disorders, Healthy Eating and Recovery
July 15, 2013

Late Bedtimes Linked to Weight Gain in Healthy People

The largest study of healthy people under controlled laboratory conditions was recently conducted at the University of Pennsylvania. The study included 225 people, ages 22-50. All were healthy and non-obese. Randomly selected into two groups, one group was restricted to sleeping from 4-8 a.m. while the other group slept from 10 pm to 8 am […]

Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Eating Disorders, Healthy Eating and Recovery, Mental Health