To say that life has been stressful this year is an understatement. Life as we know it has changed completely. We have been faced with social, financial, professional and spiritual restrictions. This has created a lot of additional stress for many of us and there really isn’t an end in sight. When life gets hectic and overwhelming, we can burn out from pushing ourselves too much without a break.
A healthy diet during addiction recovery restores the mind and body.
Long-term drug and alcohol abuse causes significant stress and damage to an addict’s mind and body. Malnutrition, abscesses, gastrointestinal issues, heart problems, organ and tissue damage, depression, paranoia, and suicidal thoughts are just some of the many health issues addicts face. Proper nutrition can help heal the effects of chronic substance abuse; restoring physical and mental health, and improving a patient’s odds of recovery.
Healthy eating habits are important for everyone, but especially for those recovering from an addiction. At The Farm Rehab, learning healthy living and personal wellness skills, including what to eat, is an important part of our addiction treatment. This healthy and nutritious recipe from our personal chef is a patient favourite.