Eating healthy and taking care of your body is an important component of recovery. It may not be the first thing you think about doing when you embark on your recovery journey, but recovery is what led me back to living a healthy lifestyle and continuing my lifestyle medicine journey.
There is so much misinformation about nutrition out there and it can be so confusing! So what does "eating healthy" mean? The short answer is: it varies. It varies based on your goals, past medical history, family history, addictions, and so much more.
What can be good (healthful) for one person in recovery may not be the best for another person in recovery.
One thing that is consistent is the health of our gut microbiome. Our gut is considered our second brain, and we've got to nourish to flourish! It's important to note that most all dietary preferences can work on improving your gut microbiome.
The single most important action you can take to improve the diversity of your gut...