How can you invite friendly bacteria and improve the condition of your gut? Here are a few suggestions:
- Increase your intake of healthy bacteria by eating yogurt with live cultures and other fermented food, such as sauerkraut.
- Eat plenty of healthy fiber, especially fiber from beans, fruits and vegetables.
- Exercise every day to help reduce constipation and improve digestion.
- Learn relaxation techniques and other healthy ways to manage stress.
- Limit your intake of saturated fat, which slows down digestion.
- Avoid processed food and white sugar, which have been implicated in a number of illnesses.
- Avoid antibiotics whenever possible, as antibiotics destroy both good and bad bacteria and contribute to the development of antibiotic-resistant infections. If antibiotics are needed, ask your prescribing physician for appropriate probiotics to go with the therapy.
- Drink a generous amount of water to keep your body hydrated.
- If you smoke, make an attempt to stop or cut down. Use caffeine in moderation.
- There is more and more evidence to support the notion that a vegan diet is not only climate friendly but may contain the key to a healthy gut biology, to a slender figure, normal blood pressure and last but not least, to a balanced mood.
Restoring the brain’s biochemistry is one of our top priorities in any treatment we offer. Based on a thorough medical examination and extensive specialized laboratory tests, we create a combination of nutritional supplements and a personal nutrition plan tailored for each client. We believe that a healthy biochemistry is an important aspect of long-term sobriety, and that by improving emotional stability and physical vitality, clients are able to receive the highest level of benefit from addiction treatment and rehab. A healthy body is – in our opinion – the best fertile ground for the effect of counseling and psychotherapy.