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Addressing Disordered Eating Before Thanksgiving

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamAuthored By read morePublished: November 20, 2021Updated: November 19, 2021Thanksgiving is a challenging holiday to navigate if you are one of the millions of people in the country suffering from disordered eating. The holiday can be a bittersweet mix of family, friends, food, and keeping yourself…

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The Signs of Sugar Withdrawal

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: February 20, 2020Updated: May 7, 2021Sugar is sneaky and it can be addictive in the same way as drugs like nicotine, cocaine, and heroin. This is because when you eat sugar, the brain lights up and causes dopamine (the so-called reward chemical) to spike and…

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Smart Snacking for Better Recovery

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: November 10, 2016Updated: October 8, 2021Healthy snacking isn’t just smart, it’s also an essential part of your recovery plan. After all, proper nutrition is key to healing your body and mind from the damage of addiction. And staying properly nourished throughout the day will give…

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The Nutritional Whammy of Addiction

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: August 30, 2016Updated: May 7, 2021It’s likely not too surprising that years of substance use can take a nutritional toll on the body. That’s because both alcohol and drugs can cause vitamin and mineral deficiencies, which threaten physical and mental health, damage vital organs and…