Nutrition

Blood Sugar and Recovery — A Critical Issue

The farther I got into the mind, body and spirit thing that is recovery, the more I realized how completely the three aspects dovetail. It is possible to be spiritually and mentally healthy while in poor physical condition, but generally the aches, pains and discomfort associated with such things — even with poor nutrition or lack …

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Vitamins In Recovery — A Personal Opinion

It isn’t uncommon for me to get questions about nutrition, particularly the role of vitamins in recovery. Let me say at the outset that I have no desire to get into a debate about it. There are huge industries with a vested interest in promoting vitamin therapies, and they use extremely effective advertising to attract people …

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A Reader Writes About Her PAWS Experience

I got this letter a few days ago. It so closely parallels the article on the Sunrise Detox blog about sugar addiction, and has such a clear outline of the lady’s experiences in early sobriety, that I thought it would be good to publish it here, along with my response. Perhaps some of you folks will …

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Potential Malnutrition In Pregnancy

Researchers have found that women of childbearing age who drink are less likely to take multivitamin supplements, and risk malnutrition in pregnancy. No big surprise there.  However, it’s important to remember that alcohol consumption prevents the body’s proper absorption and utilization of nutrients, even if they are present in the diet.  So if pregnancy occurs, the …

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