Double Digits, Baby!!

DOUBLE DIGITS, BABY!!
 
Today I am celebrating TEN YEARS SOBER!!
 
I. Can’t. Believe. It!!
 
I had a great job, I had an incredible husband, lived in a high rise in Miami, and travelled the world.
 
On the outside, I looked so put together. But on the inside I was slowly dying. 
 
I drank bottle(s) of wine every night. 
For a decade. Maybe longer…On expense accounts and on my own dime (or Benjamins). 
 
In 2012, I was traveling for work and staying with one of my girlfriends. 
 
She confided in me and said she was drinking A LOT and couldn’t control her drinking. She said she was thinking about getting sober again. 
 
I confided in her and said I was doing the same. And if she got sober, I would do it with her. 
 
She called me several times Mother’s Day weekend in 2012 but I didn’t answer. 
 
I finally answered her call on Tuesday, May 15th, 2012. 
 
She...
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Nutrition + Recovery

addiction recovery Aug 06, 2021

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...

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