Changes Wellness & Recovery Center is committed to helping patients align their mind, body and soul. Part of reaching this balance is the development of healthy eating habits that fit the patient. Our nutritional counseling resources give patients invaluable insight into which foods to avoid and embrace during their recovery. Many patients fail to realize the profoundly important role that proper dietary habits play in the recovery process and that the chemicals found in processed foods can affect both their physical and mental well-being.
Our nutritional experts work one-on-one with patients to provide education regarding the science of food as it relates to addiction recovery and brain chemistry. They will also make recommendations regarding meal choices and inform patients regarding what foods and can actually aid in the recovery process. Abstaining from certain harmful foods can be almost as important as avoiding drugs and alcohol. Our goal is to help patients develop a lifelong plan for healthy eating.
Once patients start eating right, they gain more and more energy and are better able to process the symptoms that accompany withdrawal. Proper diet combined with fitness therapy helps quicken the body’s transition back to normal health. It also helps patients gain better control of their bodies and physical appearance, providing an added benefit to those that suffer from issues of low confidence and poor self-esteem.