The Nutrition You Need to Heal
Because everybody is different, the foods you need in order to optimize your own personal health will vary. At CuraWest we offer personalized nutritional therapy in order to help each individual client determine which combination of fruits, vegetables and complex carbohydrates beat suit his or her personal dietary needs. However, there are some dietary rules that stay the same across the board. During the first year of sobriety, nutrition-based needs are higher than normal . It is important that individuals nourish their bodies on a daily basis, eating nutrient-dense foods and drinking enough water to effectively heal. Nutrient deficiencies are extremely common among men and women who have been abusing chemical substances for any length of time. For example, chronic alcohol consumption often leads to severe B-complex vitamin deficiency. It is important that individuals who are new to recovery know how to identify malnutrition and know what steps to take in order to return their physical bodies to a proper state of functioning. Malnutrition shows up in a variety of ways – if an individual is extremely fatigued regardless of how much sleep he or she is getting, for example, it may be because his or her diet is not nutrient-dense. If an individual gets sick frequently, it could be because his or her immune system is compromised based on a lack of important vitamins and minerals. Of course, we do not expect men and women who are new to recovery to know exactly what foods to eat or how to take care of themselves otherwise.