Nutrition For Addiction Recovery |Diminish Withdrawal/Urges
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Nutrition For Addiction Recovery |Diminish Withdrawal/Urges

Discover key nutrients that decrease urges, cravings and withdrawal symptoms.
4.0 (69 ratings)
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2,812 students enrolled
Last updated 5/2019
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 2 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Have a greater understanding of nutrition's role in addiction recovery
  • How key nutrients can assist in diminishing cravings, urges and withdrawal symptoms
  • A step-by-step way to implement nutrition into one's diet
  • Evidence-based and evidence-supported nutritional guidelines for those in recovery
  • No prior health or nutrition knowledge is required
  • If you are under the care of a medical professional, please consult them first before making any lifestyle changes.

This course includes:

  • Why nutrition is important in recovery
  • How you can use it with other rehabilitation programs to boost success
  • Research-based articles showing why nutrition is vital in recovery
  • Step-by-step videos showing you what nutrients to take
  • Discover what foods to eat for desired results

This course includes easy to follow instructions, step-by-step videos and many articles that take you by the hand on what nutrition you should include in your recovery efforts. 

Who this course is for:
  • Those interested in overcoming addiction and those interested in the nutritional aspects of addiction recovery
Course content
Expand all 13 lectures 52:36
+ Introduction & Course Overview
2 lectures 08:20

We need to be physically prepared when quitting. It makes it so much easier. Quitting becomes easier when you are in good health, and when your brain and body is not experiencing dramatic fluctuations of highs and lows, of dopamine from your drug of choice. Key nutrition helps to stabilize our mood, and how we feel. It also lessens the intensity of cravings and urges.

Preview 04:44

There has been lots of research showing that proper Nutrition does many things for us, improving our mood, keeping us healthy and helping us to feel better, naturally. These are all good things. But what many do not know, or even consider, is the affect nutrition has on us being able to manage urges, moods and lessening withdrawal symptoms. This video will guide you through this course.

Preview 03:36
+ Why Nutrition For Addiction Recovery?
2 lectures 07:09

In this video, you will see why nutrition is important in recovery and how it boots success, especially when used with other evidence-based programs.

Preview 05:06

We must focus on the biochemistry of addiction to bring greater success with our recovery efforts. Addiction  impacts our healthy choices, by pushing healthy behaviors to the side, because it becomes priority, but it also affects the body’s utilization of nutrition overtime. 

Key Points
+ How Nutrition Works
3 lectures 14:45

In this video, I show you the attached document titled "Key Nutrients and Behavioral Change".

Key Nutrients and Anticipated Behavioral Change
+ Nutrition Planning
3 lectures 08:56
Nutrition Planning
How to Shop For and Find Key Nutrient Foods for Recovery

One of the common concerns for those who quit an addiction, is that they may have quit their main drug, but their cravings are transferred to food, because food can produce the same effect - release dopamine to make you feel better. With exercise you can boost endorphins It helps you to sleep better, which also helps you to manage weight. Practice mindfulness through yoga, meditation, breathing exercises. What these do is help you to become more mindful about your food and eating habits, you'll feel fuller, earlier.

Weight Gain in Recovery
+ Exercising The Brain
3 lectures 13:26

You may already know that meditation has beneficial effects. It is touted all over the place. You may have heard it changes the brain. You may have heard that it improves how we feel, impacts our mood and rewires the brain. That is absolutely true. When we combine meditation with feeding our brain, it makes our addiction less necessary.

Importance of Meditation

This meditation helps us to gain greater cognitive control as it exercises the brain to observe cravings and urges, similar to the sound of a bell as it rises in intensity and diminishes.

Bell Meditation

What makes recovery even more powerful is to also add exercise. This is why. We have discussed how nutrition can restore the brain and make you feel better naturally. We know that mediations can help rewire and change the brain, but adding exercise, research has shown promotes neurogenesis, which is the essentially meaning the birth of neurons and replenishing the brain by sending oxygen rich blood to the brain.

Importance of Exercise