Podcast Episode 4: Food Part Two

This week’s episode is part two of a three-part nutrition series. Last week we busted food myths and this week we discuss the foods to mostly avoid for optimal health.  Next week in our final part of the nutrition series we’ll discuss the foods to eat.

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Kombucha: Yay or Nay for Alcoholics?

NOTE: All articles are my opinion based on my research, experience in nutrition consulting, work in the field of substance abuse treatment, and my own recovery from alcoholism and drug addiction.

To say that Kombucha has become very popular in recent years is an understatement. You could consider it promoted to superfood status now. It occupies an entire refrigerated end cap at my Whole Foods. You can find it “on tap” at various stores and restaurants. Kombucha is a fermented beverage made from tea, sugar, bacteria and yeast. The variety of fruity and zesty flavors you find in Kombucha comes from a second fermentation when fruit and spices are added. Many people attribute great healing properties to Kombucha including boosting immune function, preventing cancer, improving digestion, and helping the liver. Continue reading Kombucha: Yay or Nay for Alcoholics?

Podcast Episode 3: Busting Food Myths

Welcome back to another episode of Evolved Recovery. This week we kick off the first of a three-part series about food with a myth busting show. There is so much information in the world about what constitutes “good” and “bad” nutrition. Much of it is misinformation and not based on scientific facts. We try to dispel some of the myths this episode.

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Podcast Episode 2: Sleep

Welcome back to the Evolved Recovery show. This week it’s all about the sleep. Are you feeling like a crazed insomniac or just feel like you never get enough sleep?! This episode is for you. We want to help anyone who isn’t sleeping enough figure out how to get some serious Zzzzz’s. Check out the show and please leave us a review on iTunes! We would be so grateful. Please send your questions and topics to info@evolvedrecovery.com Listen on iTunes, Stitcher, download the MP3, or use the player featured below.

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Hi My Name Is Susan and I’m a Recovered Alcoholic…

Well, actually I could expand that to say I’m a recovered alcoholic, drug addict, shopping addict, money addict, man addict and binge eater, but that would take too long so I’ll keep it short and to the point. For me, addiction is very simple- If, when you honestly want to, you find you cannot quit the substance entirely, or, if when drinking or using, you have little control of the amount you take, you are probably an alcoholic or an addict 1.

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The Public Health Epidemic Not in the News: Sleep

I remember growing up, my farmer grandparents would go to bed before 9 and wake before the sun. They had earned it, working hard all day, but also resting in the afternoon when the Florida heat was too much to tend to the fields and animals. They, like most farmers, had a great understanding of what their bodies needed: rest and sleep to maintain a hard physical lifestyle. Now we stay glued to electronic devices and computers all day, do very little physical work that isn’t outside of a gym, and we don’t slow down for restful afternoon times that reset our clocks. We do mental work all day then do more work when we get home and stay up late for entertainment like television or social media. Burning the midnight oil has become a standard American attitude. But where it’s led is to a public health epidemic of insufficient sleep. Continue reading The Public Health Epidemic Not in the News: Sleep

Podcast Episode 1: Sugar

Welcome to the Evolved Recovery podcast!

In this episode Susan and Kendall briefly share their experience in recovery. We discuss the perils of sugar addiction and its affect on one’s personal recovery from alcohol, drugs, food, and other addictions.

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