Hannah Lloyd CSAC - Substance Abuse Counseling
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Good nutrition in Recovery
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Awareness

Recovery brings increased awareness of our sensations and health indicators.
One of the things I have discovered through testing and family members distress, is that I have Celiac Disease.  I would not have known to have this checked but for my daughter's celiac crisis and subsequent conversation with my family physician.
Like a lot of my peers, I have not been the best at seeing a physician for regular check ups, labs, etc. and now I know that Celiac is an auto-immune disease.  
Now this was a surprise as I had no symptoms other than some joint discomfort and a very resistant skin rash on my arm that wouldn't go away.

Wow

This past week was the Gluten Summit.  I downloaded more information than I've managed to find time to read, yet, but so far, the new information is stunning.  Identifying cross-reactive foods is now a must for my health.  Anyone else out there paying attention to autoimmune responses?

Good nutrition in Recovery

You may already know that your body responds negatively to some foods and beverages.  This is a good ground from which we can become mindful of ingredients and learning to read labels.  
Shall we talk about sugars?  Please share your experience with sugar and other empty carbohydrate cravings in recovery.  Just post in the comments section and let's get a conversation going.

Something to consider...

Once we are free of the chemicals that have created such pain in our lives, our brains need some time to heal.  Developing a lifestyle consistent with true recovery includes attention to all the areas of our lives that have been changed and damaged, so I'm planning on addressing each of these over time. My hope is that family members will be willing to consider those suggestions as well.

Early on, we may believe that it is the drugs and/or alcohol that have been the problem.  Now that we are clean and sober, we find that our physical health has suffered along with our mental/emotional health, relationships with people we love, finances, and behavior reflective of our values.
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