My First Vlog Episode – Healthy Eating & Recovery


Today I had the idea to start making videos to educate others on significant recovery concepts while letting them know about my book. So, I jumped in feet first despite my nervousness and here is my first VLOG!

After watching the above video I would love to hear about your experiences in this area. How has eating impacted your recovery (or life) and what changes would you like to make in this area that would improve your life?
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Forest Benedict, MA, SATP-C, LMFT, Clinical Director of LifeSTAR of the Central Valley. If you benefited from this article, please “follow” me on this blog and on Twitter, “like” me on Facebook, and SHARE this article and blog with others. Thank you!


The Nutrition/Addiction Connection

Image As someone who both works in the addiction recovery field and values a healthy lifestyle, I have often thought about the connection between nutrition and addiction/recovery. Thankfully, I have come across some resources along the way but the one I found tonight is especially helpful. If you or someone you love is battling addiction, these articles will be a valuable resource. PLEASE NOTE: This information is not medical or nutritional advice but is intended to be a springboard into the reader’s personal research. I hope you find this helpful and share it with those who will benefit.
“Proper food and nutrition are essential in a recovery program as they keep the body and brain strong and functioning properly. Many biochemical and health problems can be diminished by changing food habits and food choices. In fact, changing food choices can be beneficial to most Americans, many of whom consume too many carbohydrates and sugar and not enough nutrient-dense foods.”
For the 50 page report that explains the connection further, click here: