Coming Soon: “Dopamine for Dinner,” a Malibu Beach Recovery Diet Cookbook
Our clients arrive addicted to alcohol, street drugs and prescription pills, often depressed and anxious. Over the last six years we have seen the positive impact of not allowing them to eat sugar or white carbs, drink coffee or caffeinated drinks while in treatment. The diet, combined with a special nutracutical called SynaptaGenX, and daily practice of Kurma Yoga, helps clients begin to look good and feel good very quickly. They become mentally very clear, and are able to benefit from working with our stellar clinical teams.
“Your low glycemic lunch was out of this world,” said Dr. Kenneth Blum PhD. In 1990 Dr. Blum, an eminent scientist and our advisor on neuroscience co-discovered with Dr. Ernest Noble the link between genetics and addiction. “You have what is really going to turn a person’s life around. That includes, and that is, a life-style change –- and more importantly –- an easy program that an individual can follow for the rest of their life.”
“Dopamine for Dinner” was written for our alumni, and all others in any stage of recovery from addiction, seeking long-term sobriety. Four of our chefs — Yannick Marchand, Licia Jaccard, John Handal and Sergio Galvao – each contributed 7 days of meal plans and altogether over 150 simple but elegant breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes.
“What I find is that because of our great low-glycemic diet when people come into treatment at Malibu Beach Recovery Center they start to heal their bodies. They start to gain a sense of self-efficacy around self-care,” said Dr. Laura Lapiana PsyD, a clinical psychologist with a degree in nutrition who joined the Malibu Beach Recovery Center staff over two years ago.
“And they start to feel better more quickly than at facilities that are offering less of a whole food diet, sugar and all those things. The #1 transfer addiction is sugar and that complicates issues of the brain healing, depression and mood. I see people get really well and they don’t gain 30 pounds during the first month of treatment.”
Click here to see Dr. LaPiana speaking at the Opening of the Brentwood House.
Alumni can receive their e-cookbook through the Malibu Beach Recovery Center.
Non-alumni will be able to purchase the e-book online.
Photo: Dr. Laura LaPiana, PsyD