Chiropractor Magazine: Why eating healthy during the winter season is especially important for people with substance abuse problems?

Dr. Kantor: My program emphasizes the importance of eating a balanced, nutrient rich diet all throughout the year but it is especially important for those suffering addiction issues in the Winter months.  Those who have substance abuse problems can turn to their addicted substance when they feel depressed, using it as an escape from reality and a boost.  The risk of developing depression goes up during the Winter months, due to reduced exposure to sunlight, specifically vitamin D deficiency and the lonely feeling of having “cabin fever” feeling of being cooped up indoors with less interaction with people. For healthy meal ideas specifically designed for those with substance abuse problems check out a free week of menus

Grilled Peanut (Almond, Macadamia) Chicken


Description/Intro: There is nothing boring about this chicken! Great for a crowd, just double or triple the ingredients.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time – 16 minutes
Number of servings – 4
Serving size – 1 chicken breast
Difficulty – easy
Tags- chicken, gluten free, egg free, dairy free

2 Tbsp. natural peanut or other nut butter (almond or macadamia)
1 Tbsp lime juice
2 tsp. tamari sauce (gluten free)
1 tsp. minced garlic
0.33 tsp. curry powder
1 dash cayenne pepper
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts


Preheat grill to high heat.
2. In a bowl combine the nut butter, lime juice, tamari sauce, curry powder and cayenne pepper.
Place chicken on the grill and brush with the sauce mixture. Grill for 6-8 minutes. Turn chicken, and brush on remaining sauce. Grill an additional 6-8 minutes or until there is no visible pink.