that nutritional deficiencies resulting from insufficient intake or ABSORPTION of nutrients critical to human health, are now a recognized risk factor for psychiatric disorders?
Substance abuse puts stress on the body and mind. Proper nutrition is one of the best ways to replenish both the body and brain after chronic substance use. Healthy food should be the first step. Unfortunately, our soil doesn't hold the same nutrients as years ago. If the nutrients are not in the soil, they are not in the food. High quality, pharmaceutical grade, bioavailable supplementation is necessary to fill in the nutritional gaps as needed. Curriculum available for health practitioners/organizations: https://www.CustomHealthandWellness.com/contact
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Vitamin and mineral deficiencies can exacerbate (or even masquerade as) serious psychiatric problems, like depression and anxiety. There are several supplements (bioavailable and high quality) that have shown evidence of benefit for mood or cognition, as well as for physical health problems that are known to both impact mood and be affected by mood symptoms. IT IS IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER THAT DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS ARE DESIGNED TO FILL IN GAPS IN OUR DIET, NOT REPLACE NUTRITIOUS FOODS.
What does wellness mean to you? For millions of Americans, the definition of wellness likely means a sense of overall well-being. But for those who suffer from mental and substance abuse disorders, wellness does not mean an absence of disease, illness or stress, but rather feeling a sense of purpose in life, being actively involved in work or play that is satisfying, finding happiness, having joyful relationships, and having a healthy body and living environment.
STOP is an easy way to practice being mindful in the face of stress. When you notice something has triggered you and you are about to react, follow the steps below:
Take a breath
Observe: what are you feeling in your body? What are you thinking? What other possibilities exist?
Proceed, considering multiple possibilities
It helps to bring an attitude of kindness to this practice, accepting your thoughts and feelings as they are. It also helps to bring curiosity to explore the situation with new eyes and an openness to new possibilities. To whatever arises, ask yourself: Could it be OK?
You can practice this in small moments, developing a skill that will serve you well for more challenging “crises.”
By practicing mindful eating, you may be surprised to see a shift towards healthier cravings and portion sizes—giving your body the balance and quality it deserves. When you are mindful, you slow down and enjoy your food. You are also less likely to overeat because your body has time to realize you are full.
Mindfulness improves well-being. Increasing your capacity for mindfulness supports many attitudes that contribute to a satisfied life. Being mindful makes it easier to savor the pleasures in life as they occur, helps you become fully engaged in activities, and creates a greater capacity to deal with adverse events. By focusing on the here and now, many people who practice mindfulness find that they are less likely to get caught up in worries about the future or regrets over the past, are less preoccupied with concerns about success and self-esteem, and are better able to form deep connections with others.
Mindfulness improves physical health. If greater well-being isn’t enough of an incentive, scientists have discovered that mindfulness techniques help improve physical health in a number of ways. Mindfulness can: help relieve stress, treat heart disease, lower blood pressure, reduce chronic pain, , improve sleep, and alleviate gastrointestinal difficulties.
Mindfulness improves mental health. In recent years, psychotherapists have turned to mindfulness meditation as an important element in the treatment of a number of problems, including: depression, substance abuse, eating disorders, couples’ conflicts, anxiety disorders, and obsessive-compulsive disorder
Meditation has a long history of use for increasing physical relaxation, improving psychological balance, coping with illness, and enhancing overall health and well-being.
Wellness during recovery can help people mitigate some of the mental challenges they might experience while working through the recovery process. There is a much-needed spotlight on the physical component of wellness with particular focus on nutrition and exercise in the context of recovery from addiction. These are often overlooked components of recovery, but deserves more attention. Substance use often causes vitamins and mineral deficiencies which in turn can lead to mental health issues. Exercise and proper nutrition can help speed up the recuperating processes that occur during recovery. Proper nutrition is key to the continuation of the physical and mental recovery healing process.
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