When people think of treating addiction, they usually think of something else that is not related to food and nutrition.
However, when you think of it, the food that we eat can have a drastic impact on the mind and body. This is the idea behind “Biochemical Restoration and Nutrition”.
Before we dive into this topic, I highly suggest that you consult with a professional before trying this mode of alternative treatment. You don’t have to go to a formal addiction treatment by consulting a professional. What you are looking for is a professional opinion on your issue.
Oftentimes, consulting with a professional will give you a perspective that you probably haven’t though off before; and such kind of perspective might have a drastic impact on your addiction recovery efforts. Now that we have covered that, let’s continue with Biochemical Restoration and Nutrition.
Biochemical Restoration and Nutrition – The Basic Idea
The basic premise of the basic idea of Biochemical Restoration and Nutrition is the idea that some people have the tendency to be addicted because of unstable moods, anxiety, depression and cravings. These reasons can be the cause and could also be the reason for the perpetuation of the addiction problem. Why is this so?
The reasons mention above, in some ways or more, can be traced back to the biochemical imbalances that happen within the brain. Hence, the idea behind Biochemical Restoration and Nutrition is to improve your diet in a way that it will bring back the natural balance of the brain’s biochemical state. And, in the process, you are treating the root cause of addiction. There is just one caveat.
You will need to consult with a professional that specializes in this specific treatment. However, you probably just going to need it once in a while.
This is because a professional will need to assess your current brain biochemical make-up, and then advice you with a nutrition plan.
Nutrition And Addiction
When it comes to addiction treatment, nutrition is probably the most ignore aspect, which is probably a mistake.
Recovering addicts have the tendency to consume highly palatable foods, which often brings temporary relief from negative feelings. Most of the time, this would mean processes foods which are high in caffeine, refined carbohydrates, vegetable oil fats, salts and sugar. This is plain wrong.
These kinds of food deplete the Essen entail nutrients from the brain’s neurotransmitters; which has a great impact when it comes to stabilizing your mood.
A better solution is to have kind of “never hungry, never full” approach. This would translate to consuming 6 small meals a day. About once in every two to four hours.
Recovering addicts should focus on foods that are full in fiber, protein and healthy fats. You can get healthy fats from flax seeds, nuts and fatty fish.
Furthermore, there are certain kind of foods that can help fight stress, anxiety and depression such as omega-3 essential fatty acids, anti-inflammatory vitamins and minerals, anti-oxidants and complete proteins. These kinds of foods provide the building blocks for the depleted neurotransmitters. ON top of that, they can also promote healing all throughout your body. It’s like hitting two birds with one stone.
Diet change may be the last thing in your mind if you are thinking of possible addiction treatment. However, Biochemical Restoration and Nutrition treatment is definitely worth a try as you know what they say “you are what you eat”.
Again, don’t forget to consult with a professional before doing this, or any kind, of DIY addiction treatment. A professional opinion is an invaluable tool for battling with addiction.
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