Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Party in Your Mouth: Savor the Flavor!

Chris Newcomb, M.Div.

This morning I had a wonderful breakfast experience!  I bought 2 fruit plates from the store.  I had apples, pears, watermelon, ,grapes, cantaloupe, and melons.  Talk about flavor!  It's like a party in your mouth!  The fruits were fresh and succulent.  They were filled with nature's flavors and my taste buds were alive.  Hungry yet?

What would food be without taste buds?  Those tiny little champions of flavor help you to
'savor the flavor' of whatever foods you're eating.  They pick up the subtle nuances of hot and cold, sweet and sour, bland and bad.

We are born with 5 senses: taste, touch, feel, see, and hear.  Watch a newborn and you will see someone whose senses are alive and kicking taking in all the new stimuli of a world yet undiscovered.  It's enticing!  It's exciting!  It's exhilarating!  And that's also why people do drugs and alcohol.

It appears, on the surface, that drugs and alcohol are natural.  Pot comes from the ground, man!  Beer has natural ingredients too, dude!  Ever heard these excuses before?

The party scene is enticing.  It's exciting.  It's exhilarating.  And it kills.  And it puts people behind bars.  And it sends  people to psych wards.  They are looking to savor the flavor and the flavor stinks.  The food is poisoned. 

Recovery is about recovering your lost taste buds for life, so to speak.  It's about re-claiming your right to great flavor, free-of-charge living an all-natural and healthy way.  Why not quit with the artificial "sweeteners" and get some real flavor?  As you eat a meal today, savor the flavor and think really long and hard about the flavor your tasting and just how much flavor has gone from your life while you're using.  You might decide to place an order for something real, fulfilling, and good....it's called a sober life.

At The Coleman Institute, we are passionate about helping people get clean and stay clean.  If you or someone you love is in need of detox off of alcohol, benzos, Methadone, Suboxone, or opiates, please do not hesitate to call Jennifer Pius or Amy Stewart at 1-877-773-3869.  We're here for you!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

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