Functional Health & Wellness services are included in our workshops, program-specific groups, and intensive retreats at SHAW Center for Healing in Austin, Texas.
What is Functional Wellness?
Functional Wellness focuses on the optimal functioning of the entire body and its organs, rather than targeting individual symptoms. Functional nutrition practitioners understand that dysfunction precedes disease. By targeting the dysfunction through assessment and lab testing, functional wellness eliminates the root causes of the problem. Functional wellness practitioners design highly personalized and natural supplement protocols, teach positive dietary and lifestyle behaviors, and understand that all factors directly influence chronic health issues and long-term vitality.
Early Recovery & Functional Wellness
Early recovery is a challenging process as the mind, body, & spirit heal from the damage caused by active addiction. Post-Acute Withdrawal Symptoms (PAWS) such as depression, anxiety, mood changes, inability to handle stress, over/under-reaction, cravings, sleep difficulties, tiredness, joint pain, gas, bloating, digestion issues, and brain fog affect many recovering addicts beginning around Day 10 of sobriety and lasting up to 2 years. If PAWS are not adequately addressed, relapse is highly probable.
Stress & Relapse
Stress is a top relapse trigger for many recovering addicts. When stress hormones are out-of-balance, the following are likely to occur:
Serotonin & The Gut
Interestingly, ninety percent of serotonin, a neurotransmitter linked to creating happiness and a general sense of well-being, is produced in the gut, not the brain. When the gut is dysfunctional, happiness decreases, depression and anxiety surface, cravings increase, the body struggles with digestion which leads to malnutrition, and tiredness becomes the norm. If these symptoms are not addressed at the root level and alleviated, relapse is possible.
Functional Health & Wellness Services
Functional Health & Wellness services are included in our workshops, program-specific groups, and intensive retreats. Clients enrolled in our psychotherapy track are highly recommended to take advantage of these services at a reduced rate. If you are not enrolled in one of our programs or tracks, and you would like to schedule a session with our Functional Health & Wellness advisor Andrew Sartory, please contact us for more information.
In your one-on-one Functional Health & Wellness case review with Andrew, you will receive the following:
How will the Functional Wellness approach help you?
Imagine that you are reviewing real data from your lab test that explains why you’re having such bad cravings, why you can’t sleep well, and why you’re feeling depressed or having mood swings.
Imagine that once you have that data, you’re given a clear path to take with step-by-step directions on highly effective natural supplement protocols that will give you the specific nutrients you need to get better.
Then, you’re given an easy-to-follow nutrition plan that will accelerate your health in ways that you’ve never imagined. In addition, you will learn new, simple, and easy tips that you can begin implementing daily to help your mood, sleep, energy levels, and reduce cravings.
In order to help you troubleshoot and stay on track, you’ve got an experienced advisor who’s committed to guiding you step-by-step along your journey so that you don’t get overwhelmed.
How much better would your recovery be? How much better would you feel? Amazingly better. Begin your journey today.
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