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Are you feeling powerless and heartbroken over not knowing how to stop people dying from addiction?…. ….Because I am!

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The Time to Help is NOW!

Eating Protein Saves Lives!

Hi. I’m Christina Veselak.

I have worked as a counselor and nutritionist in the addiction field for over 40 years. During that time, I have seen many people relapse and even die, in spite of motivation and extensive treatment.

Why?

Addiction is well-known to be a bio-psycho/social and spiritual disorder.

However, traditional treatment, including 12-step programs, ignore the BRAIN as a driver of the addictive processes.

They only address the biochemistry of addiction through using more medication to treat symptoms, but meds only tweak the brain – they don’t actually feed the brain what it needs to function optimally and they don’t truly correct the underlying biochemical imbalances.

This is like sitting on a 3-legged stool with only 2 legs! It doesn’t take much to lose your balance and fall over! Thus, the high relapse rate?

However, nobody knows this!!!

While the natural health community has supported this approach for 70 odd years, it hasn’t made its way into the general public, nor into mental health and addiction treatment worlds. Therefore, many people have struggled and perhaps died unnecessarily.

Why it matters...

A well-fed brain helps us make good choices and feel good. Low blood sugar can cause us to be irritable, anxious, or angry. It can also be a trigger for those in recovery.

Fight or Flight

Blood sugar stability is tied closely to our moods, emotions and behaviors. When blood sugar drops too quickly or too low, the body produces a large amount of adrenaline. Adrenaline is a naturally occurring hormone that is released when we think we are in danger.

What if...

Q: What if we don’t do anything to stabilize our blood sugar?

A: We may have a drop in energy level, feel shaky or irritable, have difficulty thinking, or be vulnerable to grabbing food, drinks or other substances that may sabotage our positive coping skills.

Videos

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The Reason Why – What and When You Eat Matters To Recovery

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The Power of Eating Protein Story #1 – Alcohol Detox & Relapse Prevention

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The Power of Eating Protein Story #2 – Domestic Violence

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Healthy Eating on SNAP

Our Mission, Vision and Strategy

Our Mission

Educating both people in recovery and treatment providers that optimally feeding the recovering brain by eating protein throughout the day is crucial to reducing cravings, relapse and overdose deaths, as well as to supporting full engagement in a recovery journey.

Our Vision

Universal recognition that feeding the recovering brain by eating protein throughout the day is a foundational aspect of recovery.

Our Strategy

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Nourish and Thrive Kit...

  • Creation of an easily duplicatable and implementable Pro Recovery Nourish and Thrive System of education and affordable (using SNAP) nutrition delivery for every single treatment program, recovery residence, individual and family in recovery. The system is usable without prior nutritional education or professional staffing. 

  • Funds to subsidize the development of and distribution of Nourish and Thrive kits to needy programs.

  • To market this resource throughout the USA and globally on a commercial basis with the goal of raising funds for EPSL.

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Feeding Recovery Network

  • Have Feeding Recovery Meetings added to all global directories of recovery         meetings
  • Grow attendance at online Feeding Recovery Meetings
  • Establish closed Feeding Recovery Meetings within treatment programs and residential residences
  • Create paid workshops to further educate meeting attendees and raise funds
  • Finish the creation of the facilitator manual and grow facilitator numbers

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Getting The Word Out...

 

  • Attending Events and Speaking engagements to promote EPSL’s educational messages and implementation tools

    • e.g  Addiction and mental health conferences, Faces and Voices of Recovery Summit, VARR annual conference, the PRSS conference in Oregon, ASAM, and other strategic ones.

  • Public Service Announcements 

  • Drs. and Hospitals advertising channels

  • Billboard Awareness Campaign

Whose Lives Are We Seeking To Impact?

Those who are feeling powerless to help others and those who are feeling powerless to stop using substances themselves

How do you get involved?

FEED your recovery journey today!

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The Time to Help is Now

The best ideas, no matter how simple they seem, need supporters like you. Our message can and should go viral. The emerging science is on our side. Help us to spread the word with billboard advertising. Let’s move forward and come together to share this powerful message. Eating protein saves lives! 

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