Good news! There’s reason to hope. We are creating an opportunity to educate the world about a commonsense solution – nutritious, healthy food eaten regularly.
One of the simplest, most widely accessible ways to support vibrant recovery is within everyone’s reach. The message is clear that eating protein every 4 hours within a well balanced diet significantly reduces cravings. This has been researched for over 60 years, this incredible research and clinical experience is not well known.
Hospitals, recovery centers, and state substance use agencies have always struggled to provide successful treatment. Now is the time to tell everyone the good news about a simple idea that really has impact: Healthy, protein-rich foods eaten regularly reduce cravings. Try it for yourself!
There are many recent discoveries about the science of addiction and substance use disorders. Unhealthy eating and addiction mechanisms work through similar neural “reward pathways.” We also know that substance use problems make nutritional problems worse. The same addictive behaviors that underlie heroin use also contribute to harmful eating patterns. This becomes a vicious cycle.
The good news? A healthy diet with regular amounts of protein helps people stop the cravings that lead to relapse. As the evidence for this simple, effective approach grows, a grassroots movement has emerged to help fight substance use disorders with simple nutrition.