California Palms 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 nutrition experts will make recommendations regarding meal choices and inform patients regarding what foods and can actually aid in the recovery process. 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 exercise 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.
Facilitating Healing through Sound Nutritional Habits
A healthy lifestyle is important for anyone, but particularly those recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. Research shows that a healthy diet can ease some of the complaints in early recovery (e.g., digestive issues) and repair nutritional deficiencies that are common among addicts. Regular exercise promotes quality sleep, boosts energy and provides an overall sense of well-being. Diet and exercise are also vital relapse prevention tools.