May 9, 2013

Drinking Alcohol Tied to Unhealthy Food Choices

In a joint study between the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the US Dept. of Agriculture (USDA), the results concluded that people overall eat more unhealthy foods on the days that they drink alcohol. Food choices changed on the days that people drank… and changed […]

Addiction Recovery, Alcoholism, Drug Treatment, Healthy Eating and Recovery
March 28, 2013

Olive Oil May Fight Heart Disease

As this month is National Nutrition Month, we’ve been more than usually aware of the nutrition related headlines that show up in our news feeds. A recent New York Times article caught my attention. It reports on a study published last month in the New England Journal of Medicine about the benefits of a Mediterranean […]

Complementary Therapies, Healthy Eating and Recovery
March 27, 2013

March is National Nutrition Month

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has proclaimed March national nutrition month. The campaign is an attempt to focus attention on the importance of good nutrition and physical activity in our daily lives. It’s a time for us all to evaluate our eating habits and decide where we could make better food choices for our […]

Addiction Recovery, Complementary Therapies, Drug Treatment, Healthy Eating and Recovery
February 14, 2013

Compulsive Overeating and Drug Addiction – The Surprising Parallels

Compulsive Overeating and Co-Occurring Disorders A recent Psychology Today article highlights the similarities between food addiction and drug addiction in an attempt to convey the serious health risks associated with chronic and compulsive overeating. Some of these parallels are perhaps not so astonishing. We don’t have to read studies to know that an obese person […]

Addiction Recovery, Eating Disorders, Healthy Eating and Recovery