Dangers of Eating Disorders

Food is a source of sustenance and comfort. It forms the basis of community celebrations and is the foundation of holidays and family gatherings. For all of its positive associations, food can be an adverse substance that is used as a substitute treatment for stress, depression, anxiety, and a host of other psychological and social...
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This Is How to Eat the Healthiest in Recovery

Balance means balance. When it comes to eating healthy, or what many people might call “dieting” balance is key. Dieting is extreme. Dieting can take on many forms of restrictive eating, some of which can be problematic for mental and for physical health. Extremes are easier than balance because balance takes self-awareness as well as...
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Can Diet Help With Depression?

In February, a new study from Australia proved that dietary changes can help with depression. Increasingly, there is study being done to highlight the mind-stomach connection. Everything from diet to gut bacteria is being examined for its relationship to emotional regulation in the brain. The new research from Australia used dietary changes as a control,...
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Study: Oreos Activate The Brain’s Pleasure Center Like Drugs Of Abuse

Which would you prefer to eat – an Oreo cookie or a rice cake? No doubt you have seen all the news buzz about a recent study at Connecticut College that examined the addictiveness of high fat and high sugar foods. If you haven’t seen these news reports, you can read a number of them...
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Study: Alcoholic Drinks Mixed With Diet Soda Increases Potentcy

Baby-boomers and soda There is a good chance that most baby-boomers will recall their childhood and teenage years and remember that soda pop used to be a treat. Most parents regarded having cola in the house as a luxury. If you went out for dinner ordering a soda was considered special and there was no...
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Caffeine: How Much Is Too Much?

 Chemical structure of Caffeine. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) A cup of coffee, a soda or a piece of chocolate… How much caffeine do you consume each day? Do you even know? If you have health problems and you have been cautioned to avoid caffeine altogether or to limit your caffeine intake, then you are cognizant of...
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Eating Healthy in Recovery – Healthy Cooking Can Be Fun!

2012 Art of Recovery Expo featured a Special Workshop The 7th Annual 2012 Art of Recovery Expo took place on September 22nd in Phoenix, AZ. The Expo is free to the public, offering education, resources and solutions for addictions and behavioral health. The emphasis is on adolescent, young adult and family recovery. Every year the...
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Good Nutrition And Dining Together Enhance Recovery

Enjoying lunch at Cottonwood Tucson Good nutrition and recovery So often when a person makes the critical decision to embrace the idea that recovery is possible and comes to treatment for their disease of addiction or mental health disorder they soon learn that part of treatment will and must include learning or relearning how to...
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