Nutrition

For people seeking lasting wellbeing, good nutrition is vital.

Good nutrition is at the centre of The Buttery Private program. Whenever possible, our chef uses locally sourced, seasonal, organic wholefoods.

We recognise that many people in the program may have neglected their nutritional needs.

Many, due to a too-busy lifestyle may have relied too heavily on processed food.  Other factors which may give rise to poor nutrition could include substance abuse, anxiety or depression. Some people  may eat in response to emotional needs rather than hunger.

A stay at The Buttery Private is a good opportunity to regenerate through good nutrition, rest and gentle exercise.

By following an improved diet, participants will experience an increase in energy. Improved nutrition will help build and repair organ tissue and strengthen the immune system. Because people in recovery from burn out or substance misuse often have damaged vital organs,  good nutrition provides the nutritional building blocks they need to begin restoring damaged tissue.

Nutrition also plays an important role in mood. Research suggests that emotional regulation – not experiencing pronounced “highs” and “lows” – can be promoted by eating a balanced diet of predominantly wholefoods.

The consumption of certain foods has been tied to increased production of key neurotransmitters like serotonin, which enhances mood.