Thoughts on Food, Addiction and Abstinence

Abstinence from food…this has the potential to be a very controversial blog post. I might step on some toes or say something you vehemently disagree with. No worries, I want to open up the discussion. My strong opinions stem from the fact food played such a vital part of my journey to good health. Continue reading Thoughts on Food, Addiction and Abstinence

Be Like Water…

“Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves. Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.” 
― Bruce Lee

The old me was nothing like water. I fought everything I came into contact with whether I was in active addiction or just a dry drunk. The drug I loved most -sober or not- was control. Self will run riot to the extreme. My anger and control wreaked so much havoc in my life that I ended up laying in a hospital bed dying in 2010. That was one of the many bottoms that would lead me to a way of life with tools to become more like water. Continue reading Be Like Water…

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?