The Importance of Nutrition in Drug Treatment
People who eat healthily usually do better in life. That is why House of Freedom Drug Rehab Center Florida developed the HOF Wellness Program. This program is designed to take substance abuse treatment to another level of care and to maximize the recovery process of someone who is recovering from substance abuse, alcoholism, or any mental illness like depression and anxiety. Because eating healthy has been related to benefits like reducing risk for stroke and other cardiovascular diseases, reduce the risk for type 2 diabetes, protect against certain cancers, helps prevent hypertension, reduce the risk of coronary artery disease, and help decrease bone loss and reduce the risk of developing kidney stones.
Our drug rehab center Florida patients not only feel great from eating organic healthy foods, but they also have the opportunity to decrease or even eliminate medications that could have unwanted side effects. This benefit is achieved thru proper nutrition and supplementation, given the fact that amino acids are essential in the creation of neurotransmitters and not providing your body with all of the required amino acids might result in an unbalance of neurotransmitters which then might lead to symptoms such low mood, anxiousness, fatigue, sleep difficulties, adrenal depletion, mental performance, including issues with memory, attention, concentration, changes in appetite, and inability to enjoy favorite activities.
House of Freedom experts has seen that psychotropic medication is only treating the symptom but not the cause of the symptom having the individual rely on the medication for the long term along with its side effects. That is why combining psychotropic medications, natural supplements, along with a well-balanced diet, has been shown to be a more effective way to treat individuals because is not only treating symptoms but also treating the cause of the symptom and at the same time educating the individual about how to live a healthy lifestyle for the rest of their lives.
Nutrition During Drug Treatment Helps the Brain
Our drug rehab center Florida nutrition and fitness coaches, show our addiction patients that eating healthy has a positive impact not only in the environment but also in the brain by helping you avoid what is known as the “dinosaur syndrome.” This syndrome has been confirmed by a series of studies that have shown that as your weight goes up, the actual physical size of your brain goes down. It has also been discovered that as your weight goes up, your thinking and reasoning goes down as well; which means unless you get your weight under control, it will become harder and harder to make good healthy decisions such as whether to utilize substance or alcohol which has a negative effect on your life and those around you.
Those who participate in the House of Freedom Wellness program benefit from the following benefits:
- Neurotransmitter testing to identify physiological needs and customize meal plans.
- Organic foods that are low in sodium, fat, sugar (low glycemic), and high in rich nutrients like omega 3’s, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, and fiber.
- One-on-One monthly consultations with a Fitness Nutritional Specialist.
- Custom supplementation recommendations based on neurotransmitter testing results.
- Nutritional education which includes which foods to purchase and how to cook them.