Medical nutrition therapy, or MNT, is a technique used to treat many chronic health conditions. By getting to know you and your lifestyle, as well as your unique health needs, a dietician or nutritionist can structure a meal plan that will best support your mental and physical goals, as well as support recovery from addiction and prevent relapse. MNT is an evidence-based approach that has been shown to have a great deal of effectiveness when added to a holistic health plan. Many people who experience addiction have neglected their nutritional needs for many years, and developed chronic illnesses as a result. MNT can help reverse the effects of bad nutrition and help you foster a healthy lifestyle. MNT involves a nutritional assessment by a registered dietician, often under the supervision of a doctor. The dietician will observe how, when, and what you eat, and take the time to learn about your current health situation. Based on this information, they will work with you to educate you on your nutritional needs and how to make better food choices, as well as develop a plan for making good nutrition easy and accessible. How we eat affects every aspect of our health and lives, including the way we look, our energy levels, how we sleep, our mood, and our ability to perform cognitively. For those in addiction recovery, nutrition can have incredible impacts on emotional processing and relapse prevention. When we feel better, we tend to treat ourselves better, as well as those around us. For those who may be suffering from co-occurring mental illnesses, good nutrition can help manage symptoms of anxiety and depression, making the path to lifelong sobriety much easier to access. If you believe you or someone you love has developed an addiction, now is the time to reach out for help. Through a variety of techniques and supportive strategies such as MNT, you can find freedom from addiction.
At Arbor Behavioral Healthcare, you will meet knowledgeable, compassionate professionals that understand addiction in all its forms. The Arbor uses an integrative and holistic approach to treat addiction and mental health issues. No treatment is one-size-fits-all, and at The Arbor you will have a team of experts prepared to create your customized treatment plan. We offer care for your mind, body, and spirit, so that you can heal from the inside out and look forward to a lifetime of sobriety and wellness. If you are ready to take the first step in your recovery, please call us at 844-413-2690.