Ep. 108 Food can be a recovering addict's Best Medicine or their new Drug of Choice
Matt Scarfo is a 20 year fitness veteran and expert. Recently, he spoke to a group of 80 men in recovery at a local rehab shelter on "healthy food choices." Rather than giving a generic and not so useful "Eat this..avoid this" banal talk that everyone has heard, Matt caught the attention of the crowd with a much more profound and useful lecture on the "Food-Brain" connection. Matt says, "Our brain chemistry doesn't differentiate between the food and the drugs, the releases in the brain are exactly the same. A person that has stopped alcohol or drugs isn't being cured or even managed for that matter if they are using food as a drug. "There is a neurochemical Trojan Horse still satisfying the recovering brain's need for the same rush of chemicals they would get had they just dosed-up with their drug of choice. No different than substituting porn for coke, or gambling for alcohol." A must listen for everyone, especially an abstinent addict in recovery still "jonesing" for a rush because of their diet. Matt Scarfo Phone: 973-713-3544 Mattscarfo@gmail.com www.fulltimefit.com/mattsbio
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02/03/2022Ep. 163 Nathanael Garrett Novosel
01/04/2022Ep. 162 Are you struggling with your recovery but still a spiritual skeptic?
12/15/2021Ep. 161 How does a smart, successful, seemingly healthy person find herself struggling for her life due to alcohol abuse?
08/03/2021Ep. 160 Secret to permanent recovery: HOW... Honesty, Open mind and Willingness
07/06/2021Ep. 159 From Chains to Saved: One Man's Journey through the Spiritual Realm of Recovery
06/01/2021Ep. 158 Richard Capriola
05/04/2021Ep. 157 Todd Davis of CBD Unlimited
04/06/2021Ep. 156 Drink yourself sober: An urban myth is now a reality with The Sinclair Method (TSM)
02/16/2021Ep. 155 Arlina Allen
02/09/2021Ep. 154 Kevin Kramer, CEO of US Cryotherapy
01/19/2021Ep. 153 The Addicted Child: A Parent's Guide to Substance Abuse
01/12/2021Ep. 152 Kurt's story
01/05/2021Ep. 151 Grace Melrose, Registered Dietitian and Nutrition Director of Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders
12/15/2020Ep. 150 What is Sondermind? Understanding the underlying causes of addiction and how did Andre Aggasi's tennis pursuits lead to his addiction.
12/08/2020Ep. 149 Corona fatigue
11/17/2020Ep. 148 Chronic pain doesn't require opiate pain meds or surgery
10/27/2020Ep. 147 Did I live? Did I love? Did I matter?
10/13/2020Ep. 146 Stevie's journey
10/06/2020Ep. 145 Shama Persson
09/15/2020Ep. 144 Danielle Thorpe
09/08/2020Ep. 143 How to be a realistic and effective parent
09/01/2020Ep. 142 Greg Johnson - The Sober Success Specialist
08/25/2020Ep. 141 Michael's story
08/18/2020Ep. 140 Just because you're done with drugs, doesn't mean drugs are done with you
08/04/2020Ep. 139 Dr Nelson and Robin have a candid conversation
07/21/2020Ep. 138 Can repeating a simple Sanskrit mantra or singing a Kirtan Chant really resolve anxiety, addictions, and the false sense of being isolated?
07/14/2020Ep. 137 Insights from an Addiction specialist
07/07/2020Ep. 136 Recovery from an executives perspective
06/16/2020Ep. 135 What is Cryotherapy and how it can improve your long term recovery and overall health
06/09/2020Ep. 134 90% of people with addiction disorders never seek help
05/26/2020Ep. 133 Owen Fielding of NET Recovery Corp,
05/19/2020Ep. 132 The ones we love never really leave us
05/12/2020Ep. 131 The rollercoaster ride from addiction to recovery
05/06/2020Ep. 130 One More Light. Chester Bennington spoke directly to me, fortunately, I listened
04/28/2020Ep. 129 Healing the heart of addiction
04/21/2020Ep. 128 Pop tarts aren't brain food
04/14/2020Ep. 127 The importance of backbone in recovery
03/31/2020Ep. 126 What is BEMER?
03/24/2020Ep. 125 Andrew Assini, MA
03/17/2020Ep. 124 Ways to boost your immune system
03/10/2020Ep. 123 The uncertainty and fear of the Coronavirus
03/03/2020Ep. 122 Tim Bell of Arcosanti
02/25/2020Ep. 121 Addiction is an obsession of the mind and an allergy of the body
02/11/2020Ep. 120 Non-sexual touch for healing and addiction recovery
02/04/2020Ep. 119 Why is it so hard to change our behavior and/or recover from addictions?
01/28/2020Ep. 118 Even the best conventional medical addiction programs have abysmal long term success rates
01/21/2020Ep. 117 Dr. Mark Pirner of US World Meds joins us to talk about Lucemyra
01/14/2020Ep. 116 Ownership is essential for a healthy life
01/07/2020Ep. 115 How and why to apply yoga therapy for the management/healing of PTSD and trauma related issues
12/31/2019Ep. 114 Heading into the New Year
12/10/2019Ep. 113 Bbbbbb..bad to the bone?
12/03/2019Ep. 112 The Addiction Nobody Will Talk About: How I Let My Pornography Addiction Hurt People and Destroy Relationships
11/26/2019Ep. 111 Russell Phillips
11/19/2019Ep. 110 Jason Shiers
11/12/2019Ep. 109 Leslie Cole
11/05/2019Ep. 108 Food can be a recovering addict's Best Medicine or their new Drug of Choice
10/29/2019Ep. 107 Instantaneous Healing of Dr. Nelson's lifelong anger, resentment, live on the podcast
10/22/2019Ep. 106 I Want My Diploma (dot com)
10/15/2019Ep. 105 Craigslist and other online illicit drug markets are criminally negligent and indirectly responsible for many heroin overdose deaths.
10/08/2019Ep. 104 Can you be addicted to adrenaline?
10/01/2019Ep. 103 Magic mushrooms or entheogenic psychedelics may be the missing piece of your failed recovery program. Too bad they're illegal.
09/24/2019Ep. 102 Is Sugar the Original Gateway Drug?
09/17/2019Ep. 101 Conversations with Skyler
09/10/2019Ep. 100 Our 100th podcast
09/03/2019Ep. 99 Kratom: A natural treatment for opiate use disorder.
08/20/2019Ep. 98 A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
08/13/2019Ep. 97 The addiction to being right
08/06/2019Ep. 96 Is social media perpetuating and making or culture addicted to violence?
07/30/2019Ep. 95 Custom Made Recovery
07/23/2019Ep. 94 Why we are the "Addiction Nation"
07/16/2019Ep. 93 Celebrating my daughter's 5 year sobriety from heroin addiction
07/09/2019Ep. 92 How to be Miller Strong
07/02/2019Ep. 91 Lucemyra for opiate withdrawals and why everybody should have a TDP lamp.
06/25/2019Ep. 90 6-25-19
06/11/2019Ep. 89 6-11-19
06/04/2019Ep. 88 My recovery is all about controlling the addict living inside of me
05/07/2019Ep. 87 Prolotherapy: Non-surgical joint repair for acute injury and chronic pain
04/30/2019Ep. 86 Hormone balancing for addiction recovery
04/23/2019Ep. 85 Connection: the key to recovery.
04/16/2019Ep. 84 Healing with horses
04/09/2019Ep. 83 Cannabis: A gateway to non-addictive pain relief, better sleep, and protection against Alzheimer’
03/20/2019Ep. 82 Why did Dorothy fall asleep and other classical literary drug references
03/13/2019Ep. 81 IV nutrition for addiction recovery support with Rebekah Vasey
03/06/2019Ep. 80 23 years old and 7 years sober
02/27/2019Ep. 79 Opiate crisis: Who's to blame? Answer: We all are.
02/20/2019Ep. 78 The haters are making me famous
02/13/2019Ep. 77 Are hallucinogens medicine?
02/06/2019Ep. 76 What is Third Eye Integration and how it may be the key element missing from your recovery
01/23/2019Ep. 75 Dr. Nelson, what should we do?
01/16/2019Ep. 74 Throwing plastic is a "healthy" addiction
01/09/2019Ep. 73 Why is addiction recovery so difficult?
01/02/2019Ep. 72 The New Year offers an opportunity for change
12/19/2018Ep. 71 Lesson's from our children
12/12/2018Ep. 70 Answers to Frequently Asked Questions when dealing with your adult children's addiction.
12/05/2018Ep. 69 Is addiction recovery a rite of passage?
11/28/2018Ep. 68 Dr. Nelson and Robin discuss the book, "The Four Seasons of Recovery, for Parents of Alcoholics and Addicts". by Mike Speakman, L.I.S.A.C.
11/21/2018Ep. 67 Finding gratitude even in the toughest of times
11/02/2018Ep. 66 Human Sexuality with Dr. Duffy McMahon
10/24/2018Ep. 65 Please Don't Try to Fix Me
10/17/2018Ep. 64 It's not just stopping the drug/alcohol abuse
09/26/2018Ep. 63 Prevention is the Best Cure
09/19/2018Ep. 62 EMDR therapy explained
09/12/2018Ep. 61 What is mindfulness and why is it important in recovery?
09/05/2018Ep. 60 Father Leo Feeds
08/29/2018Ep. 59 International Overdose Awareness Day. Friday 8/31/18
08/22/2018Ep. 58 Naltrexone, Facebook, and a willingness to change
08/15/2018Ep. 57 Substance "abuse" versus "dependence."
08/09/2018Ep. 56 Suboxone, Subutex and large insects
08/01/2018Ep. 55 Methadone: a new perspective on the pro's and con's
07/25/2018Ep. 54 Demi Lovato's OD, CBD for addiction recovery and other current topics with Robin Coté and Dr. Nelson
07/18/2018Ep. 53 8 ways to help your addicted loved one
07/11/2018Ep. 52 Dr. Nelson's Addiction story
06/13/2018Ep. 51 What is drug harm reduction?
06/06/2018Ep. 50 28 years of sobriety
05/30/2018Ep. 49 Married to a drug dealer, biting the rehab nurse, gun violence, detox then relapse
05/23/2018Ep. 48 All diseases and conditions will respond to nutritional therapies
05/18/2018Ep. 47 “The story of the Emperor Moth.” How helping an addict sometimes hurts
05/09/2018Ep. 46 Sinclair Method changes lives
05/07/2018Ep. 45 History and politics of opium and heroin
04/25/2018Ep. 44 Another successful recovery from alcoholism using The Sinclair Method.
04/18/2018Ep. 43 High dose Vitamin C for heroin detox at home
04/11/2018Ep. 42 Tom Ingoglia, Business Director of the NAD Treatment Center
04/04/2018Ep. 41 Attitude is everything.
03/15/2018Ep. 40 First hand experience with Naltrexone pellet. Interview with Adam K.
03/07/2018Ep. 39 “My Fair Junky... a memoir of getting dirty and staying clean.”
02/21/2018Ep. 38 HELP WANTED
02/14/2018Ep. 37 How to restore your health after becoming sober
02/07/2018Ep. 36 Throwing Up Rainbows
01/24/2018Ep. 35 An Invitation to recovery
01/17/2018Ep. 34 Erin Part 2
01/10/2018Ep. 33 Smile Now Cry Later
01/03/2018Ep. 32 The Cure for Alcoholism in One Little Pill
12/13/2017Ep. 31 “Erin part I”. Listen to Erin’s tragic story of addiction.
12/06/2017Ep. 30 Making a Difference one dollar at a time
11/29/2017Ep. 29 The Bridge Device
11/22/2017Ep. 28 Conversation with James
11/15/2017Ep. 27 Geffen Liberman
11/09/2017Ep. 26 FAQS re: Naltrexone pellet treatment for alcohol addiction recovery
11/01/2017Ep. 25 FAQs re: Naltrexone pellet treatment for prescription pain drugs and heroin addiction recovery
10/25/2017Ep. 24 Harm reduction for people with heroin and opiate addiction
10/18/2017Ep. 23 Jacobs Ladder
10/11/2017Ep. 22 How to recover from Affluenza
10/04/2017Ep. 21 Acupuncture for addiction with George Graf
09/27/2017Ep. 20 Journey of a mother and counselor dealing with daughter's addiction
09/21/2017Ep. 19 Wisdom and healing from the islands
09/07/2017Ep. 18 The challenging job
08/30/2017Ep. 17 A mother's Love can heal
08/23/2017Ep. 16 Valuable insights from Garrett
08/16/2017Ep. 15 Another Successful Recovery
08/09/2017Ep. 14 Changing the conversation about addiction
08/02/2017Ep. 13 90% success in addiction recovery- This is the REAL DEAL
07/26/2017Ep. 12 Jacob's Hope AZ - Much needed care facility for drug exposed infants
07/19/2017Ep. 11 Recovery is Possible, Here's Living Proof
07/12/2017Ep. 10 Blue Print for 100% Success
06/28/2017Ep. 9 A successful addiction recovery - Light at the end of the tunnel
06/21/2017Ep. 8 The Ripple Effect - Invisible Impact of Suicide
06/14/2017Ep. 7 Cycling, Commitment, and Change - A father's addiction recovery story
06/07/2017Ep. 6 A Sister's Love can heal
05/31/2017Ep. 5 40 years of experience and wisdom with Jeff Gazley
05/24/2017Ep. 4 Dr. Nelson discusses Heroin addiction with his guest Lauren
05/17/2017Ep. 3 Earth To Moon with guest Jack B Moon
05/10/2017Ep. 2 How to Break the Circle of Addiction to Opiates
05/03/2017Ep. 1 Dr Nelson's Goal- 50% Reduction in Heroin and Opiate Deaths in 5 Years