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Rewired Radio Interview with Erica Spiegelman on RadioMD.com

Segment 1 Title: Beyond calories: the importance of nutrition

Segment Information: We all know that proper nutrition is important, but did you know that proper nutrition is about more than just counting calories? Nutrition can affect your mood, hormonal balance, and brain chemistry. People working through addiction need to understand that proper meal planning is an important part of recovery. David Wiss is a leading voice in the link between nutrition and addiction recovery. Today on rewired radio he’ll talk about how nutrition can help – our hurt – recovery and what we need to know about how food and nutrition affect our moods, energy levels, and motivation.
Listen to Segment 1 HERE

Segment 2 Title: Healthful eating in addiction recovery: a meal plan for addicts in treatment programs

Segment Information: Introducing the concept of nutrition into an addiction treatment program is not an easy task. Many addicts in early recovery are not ready for health behavior change, since most are simply trying to get past the immediate crisis of addiction and the associated life adjustments of abstinence. In fact, sobriety can magnify pre-existing dysfunctional eating behavior. My guest today, David Wiss, is the founder of Nutrition In Recovery, which specializes in the nutritional management of Food Addiction, Substance Abuse, Eating Disorders, Weight Management, Sports Nutrition, and General Wellness. He’ll share his expertise on why nutrition is an essential component of successful treatment programs.
Listen to Segment 2 HERE

Segment 3 Title: What is integrative treatment?

Brief Segment Description: Eating disorders and addiction are often treated separately but there are many underlying behaviors and issues that overlap and would benefit from a more integrated approach. In addition, addiction treatment may often foster unhealthy behaviors and attitudes towards food and nutrition. Many treatment centers are recognizing these links and integrating nutrition into addiction treatment programs. My guest today, David Wiss, is a leading voice in integrative treatment and will talk about why nutrition-inclusive plans are the future of addiction treatment.
Listen to Segment 3 HERE

Dr. David Wiss became a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) in 2013 and founded Nutrition in Recovery, a group practice of RDNs specializing in treating eating and substance use disorders. In 2017, David received the “Excellence in Practice” award at the National Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo. The California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics awarded him the “Emerging Dietetic Leader Award” in 2020. He earned his Ph.D. from UCLA’s Fielding School of Public Health in the Community Health Sciences department (with a minor in Health Psychology) by investigating the links between adverse childhood experiences and various mental health outcomes among socially disadvantaged men. His treatment philosophy is based on a biopsychosocial model which incorporates an understanding of biological mechanisms, psychological underpinnings, and contextual factors that integrate the social determinants of health. Wise Mind Nutrition is an app-based interactive treatment program available for download now - https://wisemindnutrition.com/download.

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