Addiction Nutrition Therapy is a therapeutic intervention designed to work alongside traditional treatment and 12 step programs. Individuals in The Addiction Nutritionist’s wellness program work toward the following goals:
Transitioning to a diet rich in neuro-nutrients to balance brain chemistry and reduce cravings for drugs, alcohol, sugar and refined carbohydrates
Improve mood to reduce irritability, agitation and anxiety
Reduce inflammation to calm cravings and eliminate depression
Restore balance in the microbiome to improve mental health
Restore healthy sleep patterns
Balance blood sugar to prevent relapse
What is Amino Acid Therapy?
Amino Acid Therapy is a targeted and customized approach using amino acid supplements to balance mood regulating neurotransmitters, reduce cravings and alleviate the symptoms of Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome. Amino Acids are the building blocks of neurotransmitters which are always out of balance in early recovery, resulting in various symptoms like anxiety, depression, insomnia, lethargy, brain fog, low libido, lack of motivation and anhedonia. Amino Acid Therapy is the cornerstone of addressing the biological root causes of cravings, addiction and dependence. When the brain is balanced individuals can find relief from incessant cravings and stop the viscous cycle of chronic relapse. Every client is assessed for neurotransmitter imbalances and a custom protocol is created. Amino Acids are non-habit forming and are typically used for 3-6 months while individuals simultaneously rebuild the diet. Amino acids work instantly and most individuals experience a vast reduction in symptoms within the first few days.
About The Addiction Nutritionist:
Since she was a young girl, Kelly knew she wanted to work with the recovery community. As a teen and into adulthood, she herself struggled for over 20 years with food and nicotine addiction. In her early 30’s she was diagnosed with multiple auto-immune disorders and began studying the strong relationship between nutrition, addiction and mood. It was this intersection of food and mental well-being that led Kelly to pursue an education in Nutritional Therapy. To read more about Kelly’s personal journey with Recovery, read her blog post.
As a Master Certified Nutritional Therapist and Nutrition Recovery Coach, Kelly helps people find freedom from addiction and mood disorders by balancing their unique biochemistry to eliminate cravings and prevent relapse. She works closely with clients to build a balanced and thriving Recovery by incorporating whole food nutrition and holistic wellness into their daily practices.
She educates clients on how to support their addiction recovery and mood disorders through a combination of targeted nutrition protocols, balanced blood sugar and amino acid therapy. With food as the foundation, she leads clients to build a Recovery Lifestyle that takes a holistic approach to sleep, stress, exercise, community, relationships, spirituality and emotional growth.
Kelly’s education and professional experience includes:
Certified Nutrition Recovery Coach through The Academy for Addiction and Mental Health Nutrition
CCAR Certified Recovery Coach through Embark Peer Coach Academy
Nutrition Therapy Master Practitioner-through Nutrition Therapy Institute
3 years experience working with clients in various stages of recovery in both In-patient and Out-patient settings, who may be suffering from the following: Addiction to alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, meth, opiates/opioids, vaping and nicotine products, as well as food addiction, insomnia, anxiety and depression