Are You a Sugar Addict?

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For many of us, sugar addict might be extreme. However, sugary foods are some of the most tempting foods available. Humans have an innate love of sugar, which explains why early humans gravitated toward them. Historically, sweeter foods were most likely to be the safest foods found in nature, while bitter foods, could be really … Read more

Hyperpalatable foods

image of hyperpalatable foods that effects our brain

Hyperpalatable foods are those that hit the ‘sweet spot’ in your mouth and immediately tell your brain to have more, even if you are full. Hyper means excessive and palatable means appetizing, pleasing to the taste buds. So a hyperpalatable food is one that is so tempting it can override your ability to control the … Read more

The Mediterranean Diet

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May is National Mediterranean Diet Month. The purpose is to increase awareness of the health benefits of this tasty way of eating. The diet is inspired by the eating habits of Greece, Italy, and Spain in the 1950’s. People from the Greek Island of Crete were considered one of the healthiest people on the planet … Read more

Eating Disorders in Women Co-occurring with Drug Addiction

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In a time where physical appearance holds so much weight a lot of eating disorders in women develop without them even realizing it. It usually begins with a minor change in diet and the desire to improve one’s physique which can lead to many people developing a toxic relationship with food. Anorexia – purposely starving … Read more

The 8 Ball And Orange Juice Diet

the orange Juice and eight ball cocaine diet

I don’t remember much about being 24. I do remember coming home to my husband on our one year wedding anniversary blue in the face and dying in my arms from a heroin overdose. But let me backtrack. By the age of 16, I had progressed from Vivarin and laxatives to full-blown Frosties and purging … Read more

Go Further with Food

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Go Further with Food is this year’s theme for National Nutrition Month. The slogan raises the awareness of food waste in America. This timely topic has been mentioned by Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian on a recent edition of The Kitchen, as well as in The Costco Connection, among others. The USDA estimates that 30-40% of the … Read more

Sober and Healthy – Interview with Nutritionist Lisa Licavoli

Nutrition and Eating Disorders Interview

Recently, we sat down with Nutritionist Lisa Licavoli to ask her opinion on how nutrition, eating disorders, and addiction recovery go hand-in-hand. She has years of experience, a wealth of knowledge and expertise. Eating disorders are a real problem that persists today and no one in the nutrition space is more informed on treating and … Read more

Casa Capri is Proud to Announce the Newest Addition to Our Family, Registered Dietitian Lisa Licavoli!

Lisa Licavoi Introduction

Casa Capri has onboarded one of the best Nutritionist in the business, Lisa Licavoli! In addition, we have woven the art of a healthy eating practice throughout our entire program! Our support staff receives ongoing training by licensed clinicians with many years of experience in the field of eating disorder and substance abuse recovery. We … Read more

What Does Good Nutrition Look Like In The Recovery Process?

prepared plates of food for good nutrition for women in the recovery process

By Olivia Pennelle   I don’t like that word, nutrition. I think it signifies change and perfectionism to a lot of people in recovery. Even though we repeatedly hear about the benefits of eating well, it doesn’t necessarily make us jump up and reach for the quinoa. Yes, eating well reduces our risk of heart … Read more