Healthy and scientifically proven
At Miracles Asia Rehab Thailand, all meals are prepared by our expert chefs in accordance with the revolutionary Dopamine Diet.
Diet plans are designed to compliment the results of a complete medical examination, including bloodwork, that every client is given at admission. Our Executive Chef prepares balanced, nutritious and simply delicious meals while taking account of individual dietary restrictions or special requests when designing your menu.
The Dopamine Diet and Recovery
Dopamine is a neurotransmitter in the brain that enables us to experience joy, bliss, satisfaction, motivation, and concentration, among other positive feelings. It also plays an important role for a range of body systems and functions, including movement, sleep, discovery, mood regulation, memory, and attention.
Dopamine deficiency has been identified as one of the root causes of addiction. Those who are predisposed to producing low levels of dopamine will seek substances or behaviours that can provide the brain with ‘dopamine hits’ to make up for the deficiency.
The repeated, unnatural, stimulation of dopamine production through substance abuse or process addiction destroys the brain’s ability to produce dopamine naturally and therefore further fuels one’s addiction, encouraging the person to pursue ‘higher risk, higher reward’ behaviours.
When a person enters addiction treatment and is abstinent for the first time in a long time, the brain is not producing enough dopamine naturally. This may cause the person to feel depressed, irritable, or unmotivated, as well as experiencing intense cravings for drugs, alcohol, sex, or other behaviours.
The Dopamine Diet is is a healthy and scientifically proven way to boost dopamine production, rid the body of the toxins, prevent relapse, and better ensure long-term recovery.
The Dopamine Diet features high protein, vitamin-rich foods and such as:
- Lean, organic meat and poultry
- Plenty of vegetables
- Most fruits
- Dairy products including cheese and yogurt
- Wild-caught fish
- Nuts and seeds
- Whole wheat foods such a breads and pastas
- Whole grains including spelt, quinoa, farro, buckwheat and barley