I am Dr. Keith Kantor.
Today I want to share with you, 3 NUTRITION TIPS to help ensure a successful recovery after drug or alcohol addiction.
But, first I want to tell you my story……
I have been an advocate of natural food and healthy living for 27 years. In 1994 I was appointed CEO of the largest all natural food company of its kind in the United States.
I have a Masters and Ph.D in Nutritional Science and a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine.
I have been privileged to chair the Natural Products committee requested by Congress on product criteria and label specifications for all natural foods in the United States. I also chaired the Blue Ribbon panel requested by Congress on lowering health care costs in the United States.
I am now the founder and CEO of the NAMED Program, which frees people from addiction through nutrition.
What is N.A.M.E.D.?
NAMED is the only program that specifically targets the opiate receptors which cause the cravings of addiction. It also targets inflammation, created by low PH which causes large insulin fluctuations, resulting in sugar cravings and stimulating the opiate receptors. Specifically designed MENUS and stable alkaline water (Aqua OH-) are used to drastically reduce these symptoms.
Here are my 3 nutrition tips
1. Avoid sugary foods and refined carbohydrates.
Use extra caution if patients have a sweet tooth or gravitate toward refined carbohydrates, such as pastries, cake, or white bread. Sugar and refined carbohydrates can cause mood fluctuations that may make it harder to make healthy choices.
2. Eat antioxidant-rich foods.
Antioxidants play a vital role in boosting patients immune system. Fruits and vegetables are jam-packed with these powerful nutrients, making them a good choice for rebuilding a strong immune system during recovery. Add fresh fruits (apples, strawberries, blueberries, etc.) and raw or lightly cooked vegetables (broccoli, peppers, carrots, etc.) to the daily diet. As a bonus, these nutrient-dense foods help restore skin and hair, which often visibly deteriorate when using alcohol or drugs.
3. Power the body with protein.
When it comes to nurturing a recovering brain, protein is a key building block. If patients liver is not too badly damaged, quality proteins will help it become more efficient. Just be sure to choose healthy, easy-to-digest protein sources like fish, poultry, and beans.