About Nutrition in Recovery

Nutrition in Recovery Mission Statement:

Nutrition in Recovery is dedicated to the promotion of both physical and nutritional wellness as primary components of addiction recovery. By incorporating a highly specialized Registered Dietitian Nutritionist as a member of the treatment team, Nutrition in Recovery aims to bridge the gap between nutrition and addiction recovery. Through informing and encouraging behavior change with respect to food, Nutrition in Recovery will help contribute to positive long-term recovery outcomes.

About Nutrition in Recovery Founder, David Wiss

 

Educational Background

David Wiss, MS, RDN, CPT, grew up in Los Angeles, graduating from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science. He earned a Master’s Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics at California State University, Northridge, and completed training to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN).

His Master’s Thesis “Nutrition and Substance Abuse” was a multisite and multidisciplinary investigation into the special needs of addicts and alcoholics within the Veterans Affairs Healthcare System.

For many years Mr. Wiss has been a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Additionally, he is an active member of the Behavioral Health Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group, and is on the executive board of the Los Angeles District of the California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Mr. Wiss has been privileged to be a preceptor for other dietetic professionals as well as a Master’s Thesis committee member. David has a strong research background and has been a consultant reviewer for the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. David Wiss is a published author with three peer-review journal articles and two book chapters. Please see his range of publications HERE

Currently David Wiss is working on his PhD in Public Health from the University of California, Los Angeles with research focused on nutrition and addiction. 

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Professional Experience

During his supervised practice to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Mr. Wiss spent several months at UCLA Medical Center where he participated in the care of hospital patients with special nutrition needs. Additionally, he received valuable training in the Eating Disorders Unit while at UCLA. David has a gift for helping those with disordered eating find their way into sustainable recovery. 

David Wiss has been fortunate to share his expertise with a myriad of eating disorder and addiction facilities throughout the greater Los Angeles area. He has also conducted targeted nutrition interventions for adolescent drug offenders through Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, and for post-guilty plea defendants in the United States District Court, Central District of California. Currently David works with over a dozen treatment centers in Southern California. For a list of industry partners, please see HERE

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Prompted by his extensive research and inspiring case studies, David Wiss discovered that nutrition is a poorly understood and frequently ignored component of treatment during rehabilitation from substance abuse.

In 2012, Mr. Wiss founded Nutrition in Recovery and developed a detailed curriculum that provides specialized nutrition services to individuals and treatment centers. 

Nutrition in Recovery is located in West Los Angeles, California with options for mobile and virtual treatment as well. Nutrition services are available for both treatment centers and individuals from Malibu through Santa Monica to the South Bay, as well as east through Beverly Hills, and from West Hollywood to Downtown LA. 

 From David:

“I talk about nutrition in a way that most people have never heard before. My emphasis goes beyond calories. I help people explore the profound impact that food has on the brain, the gut, and the endocrine system (hormones). I am a behavioral health nutritionist, recognizing the challenges faced when attempting to make positive health changes. I will help you on the path to a new way of life. If you struggle with addiction and/or eating disorder, Nutrition in Recovery is the program for you. I will show you how to navigate the food supply with confidence. There is no “one size fits all” approach to recovery. I will help you to figure out what the right solution is for whatever you are struggling with. I will give you the truth! I look at the entire dimension of physical wellness: food, water, exercise, sleep, sunlight etc. If you are struggling with caffeine, nicotine, etc. I can help you break free. My expertise is in nutrition but my passion is recovery. I love to see people rise up.”


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