“Let Food Be Thy Medicine and thy Medicine be Food and Let Thy Food Be Delicious” ~ Hippocrates & Pati
In this article, we will explore the importance of mental health nutrition and nutritional psychiatry, and how our food can impact our mood and overall well-being, as well as our ability to successfully recover from addiction.
This article will focus on the biochemical/nutritional tools we have available to us. We will explore ways to reduce inflammation, decrease pain awareness, improve pain tolerance or resilience, speed up tissue healing, and even positively impact impaired neural pathways.
As I delve deeper into the question of how to help people in recovery effectively provide themselves with the core nutrients their brains need both to heal from addiction and to support a robust Recovery Journey, I am appalled by the general lack of attention being paid to this key aspect of treatment and recovery.