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Old 09-07-2009, 02:16 PM
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Default Nutritious Diet may help treat drug addiction

There’s apparently an easy way to treat drug addiction. Carolyn Reuben, executive director of the Community Addiction Recovery Association (CARA), says that the cure for depression, ADD, mood swings and even drug or alcohol addiction is as simple as a change in diet.
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Hmn… I think she’s quite right. After all, there is a rather direct connection between our nourishment and our behavior, and our mood. Take me, for example, I feel tired and slow and unenthusiastic about anything if I haven’t eaten even a single slab of meat in a day.
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Indeed. There’s some sort of relationship between our diet or the types of food we eat and how we feel. Food has something to do with the kind of happiness, calm, wellness and satisfaction we feel on a certain day.
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While I agree that our diet is somehow connected with how we feel, I have doubts if a change in diet is the answer to helping solve addiction. Maybe if the dependency on drugs is still early. But if it’s been going on for a fairly long time already, it’s more than the diet already. The mind has already been disturbed and psychiatric help is already needed.
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Well, let’s see if this works. Anything is really worth trying. I have seen and heard about so many drug-related deaths lately. We need a miracle.
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The mind has already been disturbed and psychiatric help is already needed.
Reuben said that the nourishment triggers the body’s natural storehouse of anti-depressants to take over and the brain begins to function healthfully.
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Who knows, she may just be able to help drug addicts turn around their lives around and say no to drug abuse one meal at a time!
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There’s apparently an easy way to treat drug addiction. Carolyn Reuben, executive director of the Community Addiction Recovery Association (CARA), says that the cure for depression, ADD, mood swings and even drug or alcohol addiction is as simple as a change in diet.
Carolyn Reuben should start more studies to prove this claim. I don't think that changing what you eat would help you in any way when it comes to addiction. It is a disease first and foremost.
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Hmn… I think she’s quite right. After all, there is a rather direct connection between our nourishment and our behavior, and our mood. Take me, for example, I feel tired and slow and unenthusiastic about anything if I haven’t eaten even a single slab of meat in a day.
But that's just the point, you have positive feelings towards slabs of meat and your crankiness might be brought on by hunger or a feeling of not being satisfied. Addiction is more complex and so is depression.
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Reuben said that the nourishment triggers the body’s natural storehouse of anti-depressants to take over and the brain begins to function healthfully.
I think that this goes with the chocolate fantasy... saying that people who eat chocolates get their moods lifted because chocolate triggers chemicals in their brain that brings about a lightness of mood. So you see, if certain food does that, say a food triggers the brain to release dopamine, then that food would be addictive as well.

But this premise would work if the brain has not been damage by the addiction, right? And not in all cases.
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