The Nervous System
Lesson 9, Page 18 of 19

True, for individuals with ADD or ADHA, a breakfast with sufficient protein is usually very helpful along with a reduction in consumption of simple sugars, including natural fruit juices, and refined carbohydrates.

Nutritional Support for Alcoholics and Addicts

The detoxification program outlined below is designed to supply the alcoholic or addict with the nutrients needed for detoxification and tissue repair to hasten recover and decrease the chance of relapse. This is NOT a substitute for group therapy, like Alcoholics Anonymous, or psychological counseling, which is an essential part of any treatment regimen for alcoholism or drug dependence.

Supplements Which Are Highly Recommended:

Supplements Which Are Also Recommended:

Other Supplements to Consider:

It is important for a recovering alcoholic or drug addict to eat properly and to get vigorous exercise to help the circulation and revive the heart and muscles. A diet that contains sufficient protein and low amounts of simple carbohydrates and sugars is critical. (See Dietary Guidelines.) Walking or bicycling are excellent exercises. Start slowly, especially if there are heart problems, but try to work up to a 45 minute to one hour walk at least three times a week. If shortness of breath occurs they are going too fast. They should be able to maintain a conversation while walking.

Once the alcohol or drug addiction is under control, the addict should work toward the eventual elimination of ALL drugs including nicotine, since these will lead to further cravings for alcohol and/or drugs. When smokers are ready to quit they can use the products mentioned in an earlier section of this lesson to help. Hypnosis has also been found to be helpful for many who want to quit smoking.

True or False:
For the alcoholic or addict, nutritional supplementation is an effective replacement for "talk" or "group" therapy, like Alcoholics Anonymous.


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