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ChopChop Magazine Announces Celebrity Chef Lineup for the 5th Annual Kids Food Festival in New York City

Watertown, MA (PRWEB) February 23, 2015

James Beard award-winning ChopChop: The Fun Cooking Magazine for Kids will be kicking off its 5th anniversary with a special birthday-themed cooking demonstration on March 1, 2015 at the 5th annual Kids Food Festival at New York City?s Bryant Park. Former White House Pastry Chef and ChopChop Cooking Lab Director Bill Yosses and Gail Simmons, Food & Wine Special Projects Director and Top Chef judge, will join ChopChop founder Sally Sampson for an interactive cooking demonstration and hands-on cooking class.

?The Kids Food Festival is a great venue for us to engage with families and kids and teach them how to cook real food,? said Sampson. ?It?s a two-day celebration of healthy eating and we can?t think of a better way to kick off our 5th anniversary with renowned cooking experts and friends Chef Bill Yosses and Gail Simmons.?

In ?Don?t Spill the Beans (Make Soup!),? Yosses, Simmons and Sampson will demonstrate how to make a Five-Bean Soup, discuss how to host a cooking-themed party for kids, including how to make a striped soup mix in a jar as a party activity and favor. This free cooking demonstration will take place at 1pm on Sunday, March 1, 2015 on the Kids Food Festival main stage.

In ?Party on a Stick? and ?Vinaigrette Lab,? Yosses, Simmons and Sampson give a hands-on lesson in making a fun and appetizing antipasto on a stick. Kids will also get to make their own customized dippable dressing while learning about the science of emulsion and singularity of taste. This is a ticketed cooking class and will take place at 2pm on Sunday, March 1, 2015 at the James Beard Foundation Future Foodies Pavilion.

In addition to celebrity chef appearances and cooking demonstrations, ChopChop will be distributing a special 5th anniversary edition of ChopChop featuring an exclusive interview with First Lady Michelle Obama. Mrs. Obama appears for the first time on the cover of a kids? cooking magazine. ChopChop?s anniversary issue also includes kid-tested recipes for five favorite family dinners, recipes for our youngest chefs, basic kitchen skills, a visit to the White House garden, interactive games, and more.

Presented by The Creative Kitchen, the Kids Food Festival is a weekend filled with activities for families with children aged 6 months to tweens, interested in learning about better food choices in a fun and engaging environment. Kids Food Festival takes place on February 28th and March 1st at Bryant Park in New York City. The event is free to the public with ticketed hands-on cooking classes available for purchase. To learn more, visit http://www.kidsfoodfestival.com.

About ChopChop

Endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, ChopChop, The Fun Cooking Magazine for Families, is a nonprofit quarterly food magazine. Published by ChopChopKids, Inc, a 501(c)(3), ChopChop?s mission is to inspire and teach kids to cook and eat real food with their families. Its vision is to reduce and prevent childhood obesity. ChopChop was named the 2013 Publication of the Year by the culinary industry?s James Beard Foundation, and is the only non-profit publication to win the award. ChopChop is also the recipient of a prestigious gold award from the Parents? Choice Foundation, the nation?s oldest nonprofit guide to quality children?s media and toys. ChopChop is supported by founding partner New Balance Foundation, along with funding from hospitals, foundations, donors, and individual subscriptions. To learn more about ChopChop’s mission, and to support the organization by subscribing to ChopChop Magazine or by donating to its cause, please visit http://www.chopchopmag.org. Follow ChopChop on Twitter at @ChopChopMag, on Facebook at facebook.com/ChopChopMagazine or on Pinterest at pinterest/ChopChopMag.

About Kids Food Festival

The Kids Food Festival is a weekend event focusing on educating families about making balanced food choices through fun and flavorful activities. The exciting and engaging programming of the Kids Food Festival helps to establish wholesome lifelong habits, while working to avert childhood obesity. To learn more, go to http://www.kidsfoodfestival.com







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Diet Doc Announces Complete Diet Plans Comparable to the DASH Diet that Include Personalized Service Throughout

Miami, FL (PRWEB) October 10, 2014

Diet Doc is comprised of a team of expert weight loss professionals, including doctors, nurses, nutritionists and nutritional coaches, all specially trained in the science of safe and fast weight loss and all working in collaboration to help their patients improve their health, reduce blood pressure, reduce bad cholesterol and promote better overall general health and longevity. In contrast to the DASH diet, Diet Doc tailors each of their meal plans to be specific to each patient?s personal needs. Balanced meal and snack plans are customized that keep the body nourished and operating at optimal capacity.

Unlike the DASH diet, Diet Doc spends time with each patient to thoroughly assess the system and identify underlying issues that may be causing weight gain or preventing weight loss. By uncovering hormonal imbalances, sluggish organs or cellular toxicity in the body, the doctors can uncover the real reason for weight gain, and are better able to customize diet plans that will generate the safest and fastest weight loss possible.

Diet Doc provides personal service and focuses on each client?s individual weight loss goals by creating diet plans that are specific to their personal nutritional and medical needs, while being compatible with their food preferences and lifestyle. Unlike the DASH diet, Diet Doc?s certified nutritionists work closely with each patient to tailor meal and snack plans that are interesting and easy to follow. Qualified patients who desire faster weight loss results may choose to enhance their diet plans with Diet Doc?s pure, prescription hormone treatments and exclusive weight loss, that not only help patients over the initial weight loss hurdles, but make the transition to a healthier and slimmer body smoother by controlling the urge to overindulge and eliminate between meal hunger, cravings and loss of energy during dieting.

Many DASH diet clients simply lose interest in their dieting goals because of complicated meal plans, expensive food costs and sluggish weight loss results. Excess fat that has initially melted quickly throughout the first phase of their DASH diet now becomes stubborn and difficult to lose. For this reason, Diet Doc follows their clients throughout their weight loss journey. Weekly checkup calls are scheduled to monitor progress and to assess attitude and comfort level. This direct personal attention enables the doctors to quickly identify weight loss plateaus and immediately modify the diet plans to jump start the metabolism and place the body back into high burn mode. And, because Diet Doc recognizes that a strong support team is essential to successful weight loss, their entire team of experts are available to answer questions, offer healthy meal ideas and always eager to lend their unlimited support, guidance and encouragement.

Patients throughout the country are branding Diet Doc as the company that changed their lives through natural, safe and fast weight loss. In fact, a recent in-house survey, which included over 25,000 actual patients, revealed that the majority of patients lost up to 20 pounds per month with the guidance of their Diet Doc professionals.

About the Company:

Diet Doc Weight Loss is the nation’s leader in medical, weight loss offering a full line of prescription medication, doctor, nurse and nutritional coaching support. For over a decade, Diet Doc has produced a sophisticated, doctor designed weight loss program that addresses each individual specific health need to promote fast, safe and long term weight loss.

Diet Doc Contact Information:

Providing care across the USA

Headquarters:

San Diego, CA

(888) 934-4451

Info(at)DietDoc(dot)info

http://www.dietdoc.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DietDocMedical

Facebook: DietDocMedicalWeightLoss







Yenny Polanco Announces Her 2nd Workout DVD – Sweat the Weight Off

Worcester, MA (PRWEB) April 03, 2015

Yenny Polanco is proud to announce the release of her second Fitness DVD, Sweat the Weight Off, featuring accomplished Fitness Star Yenny Polanco.

Sweat the Weight Off: is a high energy fitness routine designed to help you Sweat the Weight Off, with NO special equipment (just the will and determination to keep up with Yenny…) STWO is an advanced and challenging home-based workout, consisting of 3 different sets, each ?knocking out? a different body part. STWO also has a ?how to guide? to help you learn the exercises, as well as nutritional cooking segments with Special Guest Magazine Cover Model Diego Sebastian.

Yenny has been working on the production of this video since the release of Jump the Weight off in 2013 and is incredibly proud of its release. ?I have put so much time and energy into every aspect of this video, from the exercises to the production team that helped me get it finished. It has been a challenging and enriching experience and I am thrilled to see it finally released!?.

Both are available on Amazon.com:

http://www.amazon.com/Sweat-Weight-Off-Yenny-Polanco/dp/B00MH6AQY0/

http://www.amazon.com/Weight-Yenny-Polanco-David-Cooper/dp/B00CAEHTKI/

Yenny?s DVD?s are also available on Yenny?s Web Site ? http://www.FitnessByYenny.com.

About Yenny Polanco, ?America?s Fitness Sweethearttm?

Ms. Polanco, is an AFPA (American Fitness Professionals & Associates) certified personal fitness trainer, CPR certified, and an IFBB Professional Athlete (International Federation of Body Building and Fitness). She is self-taught and has achieved professional status in both the Fitness & Figure divisions in multiple world organizations. She has choreographed and performed many different fitness routines for both National and International championships in the IFBB, NPC, IFPA, Fitness America and Figure America, Fitness Atlantic, Ms. Fitness World, and WNSO/FAME. Her competitive achievements include 2010 Joe Weider?s IFBB Olympia – Fitness Top 14th Finalist. 2009 IFBB Fl Fitness top 3 (qualified for the Olympia!). 2009 NPC Team Universe Fitness Champ. 2009 IFPA VA State Figure champ. 2008 Figure America International champ (short division). 2008 INBF Ms. Fit Body Champ. 2007 NPC N.E. Fitness champ. 2007 INBF N.E. Figure champ. 2007 Ms. Fitness World top 10.







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Matol UK Announces January Sale

(PRWEB UK) 4 January 2013

Throughout January 2013, Matol UK is offering a 10% discount on all products and shipping fees. This is the first time the company has made an offer such as this.

Chris Langley, sales director of Matol UK says, “We are keen to promote the benefits of our product, Matol Km, which we believe has amazing detoxifying effects.

Most people are thinking of a healthier lifestyle at this time of year. Matol Km, a blend of 13 herbs and 5 minerals, is a very good addition to that goal.”

So what is Matol Km? Matol Km is a merger of modern science with time-tested traditional herbal remedies designed to improve general health, energy and well-being.

Matol Km is essentially a herbal/potassium supplement. However, reports from their customers say the formula can improve well being, eliminates toxins, balances the body?s acid-base levels, and supplements the body’s potassium and magnesium.

Potassium and magnesium are two very important minerals which are supplied in a colloidal form for easy absorption.

Matol Km contains extracts of Camomile, Sarsaparilla, Dandelion, Horehound, Liquorice, Senega, Passion flower, Thyme , Gentian, Saw Palmetto, Alfalfa, Angelica, Celery seed.

In addition to the herbal complex, two tablespoons of Matol Km contains key minerals; 30.5 milligrams of calcium, 1.4 milligrams of iron, 22.5 milligrams of iodine and 350 milligrams or 10 percent of the recommended daily amount of potassium.

Chris Langley of Matol UK says, “We have customers who have been reordering Matol for many, many years.”

So, how do those interested in trying Matol receive the 10% discount offer? Chris Langley says: “Contact us to receive a voucher code. This code will automatically discount any order by 10%. Then order on line from matoluk.com.”

“A fair trial of Matol is 90 days, which is three bottles. Matol is available in the original drink or in capsules called Kaps. Give it a try. There is nothing to lose as we give Matol a 90 day money back guarantee,” he adds.

Matol Km is available throughout the UK from Matol UK, Sanctuary Health & Nutrition Ltd, 34 Felbrigg Crescent, Cardiff CF23 8SE. Tel: 02920 733 324 sales(at)matoluk(dot)com. On Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/13herbs

Matol is also from Kee Technique in London and Healthcraft in Scotland.







Diet Doc Announces Diet Plans that Include New, Safe and Powerful Products and a Level of Personal Commitment, Understanding and Service that Surpasses the Competition

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 11, 2015

Diet Doc designs their diet plans only after listening closely to each patient?s personal needs, weight loss goals and past failed attempts at losing excess fat. By personalizing each client?s plan for fast weight loss success, the company has reached a 99% success rate for their patients with the majority of their patients reporting the loss of 20 pounds or more per month.

An initial phone call and interview with a Diet Doc doctor enables the experts to understand each client?s weight loss struggles and to more quickly address barriers that may have prevented successful and fast weight loss in the past. Diet Doc clients attribute much of their success to the ability to focus completely on reaching their ideal body weight without struggling with side effects that typically cause most dieters to abandon their best weight loss intentions. Because the company incorporates prescription hormone diet treatments and other safe and powerful fat burners, metabolism boosters and appetite suppressants into their personalized, nutritionist-designed diet plans, patients find it easier to stick to their fast weight loss goals.

While all patients are eligible for personalized diet plans, those patients who qualify to enhance the rate at which they see fat melting from their body may incorporate Diet Doc?s powerful, safe and natural diet products to their diet plans, including:


Natural, safe, prescription hormone diet treatments that signal the hypothalamus to target fat that has become comfortably and dangerously burrowed in the belly, underarms, hips, thighs and buttocks to be released into the bloodstream, burned for energy and quickly flushed from the system;
Diet Doc?s newly released Oxytocin stabilizes the mood and targets a variety of eating conditions that have prevented successful weight loss in the past, such as emotional eating disorders and food addictions;
Metabolism Boost, Lipo-B and Energy boosting Vitamin B12 to reset the metabolism for faster, more efficient fat burn while eliminating loss of energy during dieting;
Powerful Appetite Zap to suppress the appetite and generate fat burn four times faster than other products;
Diet Doc also offers an impressive collection of vitamin and mineral supplements that are essential to fast and healthy weight loss.

Diet Doc?s genuine concern for each patient?s safe weight loss success has made them a leader in the industry. By remaining in close contact with each client, monitoring their progress and providing only the safest and most effective diet products, the company has become a reliable and trusted source for safe, successful and fast weight loss.

About the Company:

Diet Doc Weight Loss is the nation’s leader in medical, weight loss offering a full line of prescription medication, doctor, nurse and nutritional coaching support. For over a decade, Diet Doc has produced a sophisticated, doctor designed weight loss program that addresses each individual specific health need to promote fast, safe and long term weight loss.

Diet Doc Contact Information:

Providing care across the USA

Headquarters:

San Diego, CA

(888) 934-4451

Info(at)DietDoc(dot)info

http://www.dietdoc.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DietDocMedical

Facebook: DietDocMedicalWeightLoss

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/diet-doc-weight-loss?trk=biz-brand-tree-co-logo







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Coupons.com Announces Release of Back to School Infographic Providing a Month?s Worth of Easy, Tasty Lunch Ideas

Mountain View, CA (PRWEB) October 08, 2013

Recognizing that it can be tough for moms to come up with fresh new ideas for their child?s school lunches, Coupons.com is proud to announce the release of a new infographic entitled, ?One Month of School Lunch Ideas Your Kids Will Love? ? a free resource including shopping lists and printable menus to help moms (and their kids) pack tasty lunches each day.

When making lunches day after day, it can be easy to fall into the rut of monotony. Therefore, Coupons.com created an infographic with accompanying free printable resources designed to get moms out of the typical PB&J routine. This helpful tool is the key to a month?s worth of easy school lunches, with a circulating variety of healthy lunches that kids will love and moms will appreciate.

?Coupons.com is continuing its series of infographics focused on making mom?s life easier with simple, yet effective, DIY ideas,? says Coupons.com household savings expert, Jeanette Pavini. ?This month, Coupons.com is covering back to school lunches. Using recipes from KitchMe.com, the infographic is helping to simplify the process with an easy-to-follow lunch meal planner that includes only two shopping lists for a month?s worth of lunches, along with helpful tips and tricks.?

Known for helping families to save more money by providing printable coupons and coupon codes, Coupons.com is proud to have launched this new graphic that, once again, aims to make the job of running a family a little bit easier, one lunch at a time.

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About Coupons.com

Coupons.com Incorporated is a leader in digital coupons, including digital print, digital paperless and mobile promotions. The company?s products include Coupons.com, which offers a vast collection of digital coupons and coupon codes. The company also offers Grocery iQ and Coupons.com mobile applications as well as KitchMe.com and the KitchMe app for Google Glass. Founded in 1998, the company is based in Mountain View, CA.







Health Hound Announces Free Investigative Report on Sensa After Bravo?s Patti Stanger Credits the Product to Weight Loss {twittertitle}{linksharetitle}{shareasaletitle}

Houston, TX, (PRWEB) July 06, 2012

After Bravo?s Millionaire Matchmaker, Pati Stanger announced she had lost weight from the weight-loss product Sensa, Henry The Health Hound announced a new investigational report aimed at helping interested users find out about the product. The company?s goal is to help people avoid weight loss supplement scams and get detailed reviews on how these products work. The new report focuses specifically on the Sensa product and offers a complete, investigative report which details how the product works and gives the Sensa product a rating based on quality.

The company announced the new free investigative report aimed specifically at the Sensa weight loss supplement, after Stanger debuted her slimmer figure and claimed that Sensa was responsible for her drastic weight loss. The health investigation site hopes that the new report can help those inspired by Stanger?s weight loss get real facts on Sensa and whether or not the product is safe to use and if it will work for those looking for weight loss help.

The new promotion, which allows users to access the in-depth investigative report for free, was launched after the Millionaire Matchmaker made her Sensa debut. The investigation site has launched the current promotion and free offer on their website and is offering the insider information to anyone looking to get facts on Sensa and other weight loss supplement.

The company?s latest offer is currently live on their company website and available to the public. To find out more about the company and their product reviews, visit: http://www.healthhound.org/sensa/.







Diet Doc Announces Diet Plans that Incorporate Positive Influence of Atkins Diet Minus the Side Effects

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 26, 2015

Research clearly indicates that it is our modern diet, filled with refined, processed, fatty and sugar laden foods, that is responsible for countless diseases in America, including diabetes, heart disease, some cancers, depression, infertility and, of course, obesity. The good news is that people are recognizing the need to lose weight and improve their health and thousands have turned to Diet Doc?s medical diet plans that are highly influenced by the healthy principles of the popular Atkins Diet. Many dieters are tempted to abandon their weight loss goals because they are plagued with nagging hunger, cravings for high carbohydrate comfort foods and loss of energy. Diet Doc understands that eliminating carbohydrates can be challenging and, for this reason, they incorporate their powerful prescription diet products that enable their patients to focus on their weight loss goals without side effects.

Diet Doc distinguishes itself by spending personal time with each client, which better enables the staff to design the diet plan that will work to deliver the safest and most effective weight loss possible. While many diet plans claim to offer fast weight loss results, they lack the personal touch that Diet Doc delivers to their clients. At Diet Doc, the staff of specially trained, fast weight loss experts tailor diet plans that are compatible with each patient?s individual needs. Before designing the diet plan that will work best, the experts consider each patient?s age, gender, medical conditions, nutritional needs and weight loss goals. This personalized approach to fast weight loss provides a level of comfort that most diet plans fail to deliver.

And, to make losing weight easier than ever before, Diet Doc?s partnership with Telemedicine enables their patients to complete a health questionnaire, consult online with one of Diet Doc?s physicians, schedule weekly checkup calls to monitor progress and comfort level and reorder prescription diet products for immediate delivery directly to their home or office.

New Diet Doc patients will receive the company?s exclusive recipe book, featuring over 50 easy to prepare, delicious dinner ideas. The cookbook features many Atkins diet recipes that focus on lean meats to encourage healthy bones, strong muscles and a strong immune system and fresh vegetables, rich in antioxidants, as opposed to foods high in processed carbohydrates. Combining healthy Atkins Diet recipes with Diet Doc?s exclusive weight loss supplements and prescription hormone treatments helps clients increase the speed that they see fat loss results by increasing the metabolism for greater fat burn, replacing electrolytes to eliminate fatigue and block the absorption of carbohydrates to reduce cravings for unhealthy foods.

And, because Diet Doc is committed to providing their clients only the highest quality weight loss supplements, all diet products are manufactured in FDA approved, fully licensed, U.S. based pharmacies. Refills can be easily ordered over the phone or internet for direct shipment and will include a Certificate of Analysis detailing the quality of ingredients, as well as the levels of each active component.

Diet Doc is dedicated to the success of each client and offers unlimited access to their weight management experts to answer questions, offer suggestions for healthy Atkins Diet recipes, monitor each patient?s progress and lend unlimited support and encouragement throughout this important, and often life-changing, journey. This level of personal attention and support is the reason that people throughout the country are turning to Diet Doc, the nation?s most respected and reliable source for medical weight loss.

About the Company:

Diet Doc Weight Loss is the nation’s leader in medical, weight loss offering a full line of prescription medication, doctor, nurse and nutritional coaching support. For over a decade, Diet Doc has produced a sophisticated, doctor designed weight loss program that addresses each individual specific health need to promote fast, safe and long term weight loss.

Diet Doc Contact Information:

Providing care across the USA

Headquarters:

San Diego, CA

(888) 934-4451

Info@DietDoc.info

http://www.dietdoc.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DietDocMedical

Facebook: DietDocMedicalWeightLoss







Diet Doc Announces Diet Plans that Include New, Safe and Powerful Products and a Level of Personal Commitment, Understanding and Service that Surpasses the Competition

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 11, 2015

Diet Doc designs their diet plans only after listening closely to each patient?s personal needs, weight loss goals and past failed attempts at losing excess fat. By personalizing each client?s plan for fast weight loss success, the company has reached a 99% success rate for their patients with the majority of their patients reporting the loss of 20 pounds or more per month.

An initial phone call and interview with a Diet Doc doctor enables the experts to understand each client?s weight loss struggles and to more quickly address barriers that may have prevented successful and fast weight loss in the past. Diet Doc clients attribute much of their success to the ability to focus completely on reaching their ideal body weight without struggling with side effects that typically cause most dieters to abandon their best weight loss intentions. Because the company incorporates prescription hormone diet treatments and other safe and powerful fat burners, metabolism boosters and appetite suppressants into their personalized, nutritionist-designed diet plans, patients find it easier to stick to their fast weight loss goals.

While all patients are eligible for personalized diet plans, those patients who qualify to enhance the rate at which they see fat melting from their body may incorporate Diet Doc?s powerful, safe and natural diet products to their diet plans, including:


Natural, safe, prescription hormone diet treatments that signal the hypothalamus to target fat that has become comfortably and dangerously burrowed in the belly, underarms, hips, thighs and buttocks to be released into the bloodstream, burned for energy and quickly flushed from the system;
Diet Doc?s newly released Oxytocin stabilizes the mood and targets a variety of eating conditions that have prevented successful weight loss in the past, such as emotional eating disorders and food addictions;
Metabolism Boost, Lipo-B and Energy boosting Vitamin B12 to reset the metabolism for faster, more efficient fat burn while eliminating loss of energy during dieting;
Powerful Appetite Zap to suppress the appetite and generate fat burn four times faster than other products;
Diet Doc also offers an impressive collection of vitamin and mineral supplements that are essential to fast and healthy weight loss.

Diet Doc?s genuine concern for each patient?s safe weight loss success has made them a leader in the industry. By remaining in close contact with each client, monitoring their progress and providing only the safest and most effective diet products, the company has become a reliable and trusted source for safe, successful and fast weight loss.

About the Company:

Diet Doc Weight Loss is the nation’s leader in medical, weight loss offering a full line of prescription medication, doctor, nurse and nutritional coaching support. For over a decade, Diet Doc has produced a sophisticated, doctor designed weight loss program that addresses each individual specific health need to promote fast, safe and long term weight loss.

Diet Doc Contact Information:

Providing care across the USA

Headquarters:

San Diego, CA

(888) 934-4451

Info(at)DietDoc(dot)info

http://www.dietdoc.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DietDocMedical

Facebook: DietDocMedicalWeightLoss

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/diet-doc-weight-loss?trk=biz-brand-tree-co-logo







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Narconon Arrowhead Announces New Tips to Handling Nutritional Deficiencies Resulting from Addiction {twittertitle}{linksharetitle}{shareasaletitle}

Canadian, Oklahoma (PRWEB) March 14, 2015

Addiction and Nutritional Deficiencies

According to the Medline Plus, a source of information provided by the U.S. National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, the body is harmed by substance abuse in two ways. One source of harm is the substance itself adversely affecting the body. And the negative lifestyle (addiction lifestyle), which minimally includes a poor diet and irregular eating habits, is also a source of harm.

Recovering from substance use and abuse also affects the body in a number of other ways, including organ function, processing energy (metabolism), and mental well-being.

Providing the body with proper nutrition can aid in its healing process after substance abuse. Needed nutrients supply an individual?s body with energy. Needed nutrients provide substances, which the body needs to fight off infection, and to build and maintain health and healthy body organs.

Different drugs impact the body and its nutrition in different ways.

Opiates particularly affect the gastrointestinal system, and a high-fiber diet that includes vegetables, whole grains, beans and peas is recommended.

Alcoholism is cited by MedLine Plus as a major cause of nutritional deficiency in the U.S. Most common alcohol-caused deficiencies include vitamin B6, vitamin B1, and folic acid. A deficiency of these nutrients causes neurologic (nervous system) problems and anemia.

?Wet brain,? which is also called Korsakoff?s Syndrome ,results from heavy alcohol use resulting in a lack of adequate thiamine (B1).

Two major body organs involved in nutrition and metabolism are damaged by alcohol use?the pancreas and the liver. The liver functions to remove harmful toxins from the body. The pancreas functions to regulate blood sugar and fat absorption.

The use and abuse of stimulants such as methamphetamine, cocaine, and crack results in reduced appetite leading to poor nutrition and weight loss. Because those abusing stimulants may go without sleep for days, they can also end-up dehydrated. The marked weight-loss stemming from stimulant drug abuse can make returning to a normal diet difficult.

Marijuana can lead to an appetite increase in the user. Long term users may become overweight and need to reduce sugar, fat and total calories.

Handling Nutritional Deficiencies

A healthy diet and balanced nutrition help improve a person?s mood and health. When a person feels better physically and mentally, he or she is less likely to start using drugs and alcohol again. Encouraging a person in recovery to eat a healthy diet can go a long way towards maintaining mental and physical well being.

Adapting to a healthier lifestyle and a more nutritious way of eating can be done at a level and a pace which works for the person making the change. With that in mind, Narconon Arrowhead offers the following tips to handle addiction-caused nutritional deficiencies:


Make regular mealtimes a part of your daily routine, and your lifestyle.
Eat nutritious snacks and meals.
Include more protein, dietary fiber and complex carbohydrates in your diet. Complex carbohydrates include such foods as starchy vegetables (green peas, corn, and potatoes), whole grain cereals and breads, and legumes (peas, peanuts, beans, lentils).
Try to eat foods low in fat.
Add high quality vitamin and mineral supplements to your diet during recovery. Liquid vitamins and minerals may be more easily assimilated. Vitamins A, C, B-Complex and Zinc are basics. A local natural health food store is a good source of high-quality and nutrient-dense supplements.
Drink plenty of fluids. Dehydration is common during substance abuse recovery.
Avoid sweets. Sugar has no nutrient value.
Choose an exercise you enjoy, and get some exercise daily.
Get adequate rest, and adequate sleep. A well-fed and well-rested body will help you in your recovery.
Make friends with others who are creating a healthy lifestyle as part of their recovery, and help each other achieve your health and nutrition goals.

For more information call 800-468-6933 or log into http://www.narcononarrowhead.org.

Sources:

http://healthfinder.gov/NHO/nho.aspx?year=2015#127

http://www.nationalnutritionmonth.org/nnm/

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002149.htm