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Nutrition For Recovering Meth Addicts: Naturopathic Choices For Detox

Updated on July 27, 2008

Although deciding to quit meth is the first step to recovery, in order to have long term recovery success, one must address the reason why the meth addiction happened in the first place. Following good nutrition for recovering meth addicts won’t do any good if one returns to using.

Counseling and a supportive treatment program such as Narcotics Anonymous or AA are great tools to prevent relapse. A counselor will help you better understand your addictive tendencies, and a supportive group such as AA will remind you to always abstain from meth.

Liver Support Herbs for Meth Recovery

The first step in nutrition for recovering meth addicts when it comes to supporting proper liver function is following a healthy diet. One should follow a plan that is low in animal foods and sugar, and high in whole plant foods such as vegetables, whole grains, legumes, fruits, nuts, and seeds. Using this type of nutrition for recovering meth addicts will provide a wide range of essential nutrients the liver needs to carry on its important functions.

It may also be helpful to take a high potency multiple vitamin and mineral supplement, use a special nutritional and herbal supplement to protect the liver and enhance liver function, and go on a 3 day fresh juice fast 4 times a year.

For nutrition for recovering meth addicts and to restore the liver, these are some things to definitely stay away from:

• Saturated fats, hydrogenated fats/oils

• Non-organic meats, poultry, eggs and dairy

• Refined sugar, refined and processed foods

• Alcohol, drugs, and coffee

Milk thistle, schisandra, turmeric, artichoke, dandelion root, and N-acetyl cysteine (not an herb but an important detoxifier of the system use 600mg twice daily to support phase II detoxification pathways of the liver) are all great for restoring healthy liver function and moving toxins out of the body.

In our next installment we will look at foods that will help the liver return to normal function as well as an essential diet plan to provide nutrition for recovering meth addicts.

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      stacy 

      4 years ago

      Thank you for this site. God bless you all. Jesus name

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      Noe B, Turner 

      7 years ago

      For those with meth psychosis, follow this diet, plus lots of spring water and distilled, plus a diet high in amino acids. In addition to this omega 3, there are researches about the great help that this supplement gives to psychosis and schizophrenia. Finally; detox with infrared sauna and exercise, but do not forget your electrolytes :) good luck!

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      Noe B, Turner 

      7 years ago

      For those with meth psychosis, follow this diet, plus lots of spring water and distilled, plus a diet high in amino acids. In addition to this omega 3, there are researches about the great help that this supplement gives to psychosis and schizophrenia. Finally; detox with infrared sauna and exercise, buy do not forget your electrolytes :) good luck!

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      lacyleathers 

      9 years ago from US

      Yes....these sugggestions will help with overall liver detox, including alcohol and other drugs.

      Getting the liver back to where it should be can take weeks or monthes as the damage did not occur over night. Thankfully the liver is one of the most resilient organs in the body. It is capable of much self healing if given a chance. As far as how long.... and how and when to change ones diet.... this is best left answered by a physician who is familiar with the persons health.

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      Rick Shalvoy 

      9 years ago

      Are such dietary requirements also for alcohol or other drug addictions? Can one go back to normal diet after detoxification and being away from meth for a few weeks?

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