Debbie Hutchinson

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Name: Debbie Hutchinson
Date registered: October 3, 2014


Hi my name is Debbie Hutchinson and I would like to welcome you to my blog. However, before you get too excited I have to clarify a very important fact; I am not a doctor…. The “dr” represents my initials. However I am currently obtaining a Masters in Clinical/Human Nutrition and once this degree is completed; God willing, I will be perusing a doctorate as well. Now that we have that out of the way let me tell you a little about myself and why I decided to create a blog. Through our own life experiences we have come to realize that alternative treatment options for those struggling with addictions and mental/emotional health issues are very much a viable option. Nutrition, diet and lifestyle choices go hand in hand with obtaining an optimal outcome from these struggles. Ever since I was a little kid I remember my mama and daddy teaching me that my word is my bond, therefore it is important to build credibility in any thing I do - through my actions and my words. I feel establishing myself as an expert in this field of study is extremely important and because of this you will see quotes from viable sources on the topic of health. So let’s get started…. I did not always understand the importance of nutrition and its significant impact on our physical and mental/emotional health until I was put in a situation where I had no other choice except to consider it, at a level that I would never imagined to exist. Now its not that I did not understand that we needed good nutrition to survive, I just didn’t think about how it all worked together. Believe it or not, I actually started a nutrition program over 20 years ago, but my husband was in the military and was transferred to another duty station. Waaaaay back then there were no computers or online classes etc…. So unfortunately for me I had to look at another option and that’s when I fell into the mortgage industry. I stayed in that industry for seventeen years, which nine of those years I was the CEO of my own mortgage company. Anyway, like I said I was put in a situation where I had no other choice but to go back to something that I was very interested in 20+ years before, nutrition! Who knew my interest so long ago would be the saving grace for my youngest son. This event goes back to 2006. You will find while reading my post I am not into labels; so we will just leave it to he suffered a mental health issue at the age of seventeen. Through the course of helping him find complete healing and restoration I discovered the powerful impact that nutrition had in balancing the neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters are those chemicals within our bodies/brain which make us who we are as individuals. This blog is to share many of the things I learned about nutrition, supplements and lifestyle choices and how these things have a great impact on our spiritual being which possesses a soul and lives in a body. It is my HOPE to give you insight to another way of healing. Deborah R. Hutchinson, B.S., CNC • Debbie obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with an emphasis in substance abuse from Regent University. • While obtaining the B.S., she also became a Certified Nutrition Specialist through The Institute for Integrative Nutrition. • She holds two certificates from The University of Arizona 1). Environmental Medicine: An Integrative Approach and 2). Intro to Integrative Mental Health • She is currently obtaining a Masters at the University of Bridgeport, through the School of Nutrition. * Debbie holds a lifetime membership in Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology.

Latest posts

  1. Article link: Still in a Crib, yet Being Given Antipsychotics. — December 30, 2015
  2. Green Box Label Project — May 11, 2015
  3. Calling for ALL Caregivers — May 7, 2015
  4. Website Launch!!! — May 4, 2015
  5. EXCITING NEWS!!! We now have a THRIVE MARKET — March 20, 2015

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Jan 13

NEWS FLASH! Help me welcome our Co-Founder for A.V.O.I.D.

  I am so excited to introduce my friend and new co-founder with A.V.O.I.D. and contributor to drhutchblog, Karen Hall. Karen and I met while living in Virginia Beach through a mutual friend from the church we were all attending. Our first introduction meeting was an arrangement for several of us to get together to …

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Dec 06

A prescription for unseen scars!

  Life is not always easy, but when you are dealing with so much internally it’s even more difficult. You feel that you can’t share, because you may be judged or ridiculed in a way that makes you feel that what you are feeling is not worthy to be expressed. There are so many of …

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Nov 23

Finding Peace in the Midst of Chaos!

Stress! Stress! Stress! Lets face it the holidays can be one of the most stressful times of the year, but the good thing is – it does not have to be. Learning how to cope with stress in a positive manner can make all of the difference in truly having a JOYUS season!!! There are …

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Nov 07

The Medicine of the Future – is Here Now!

The amount of people who are attempting and/or completing suicide and homicide are growing by leaps and bounds. This is not only occurring in adulthood, but with our children and adolescents as well. I do not want to minimize the importance of anyone being able to talk to someone about their struggles. I do not …

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Oct 23

Break the Stigma Revolution!!!

  My husband Bill and I are the founders of a non-profit; Astounding Victory Over Intoxicating Drugs (A.V.O.I.D.). It is through our experiences which have led us to reach out to others who are struggling with addictions and mental/emotional health issues. It is our intention to offer HOPE by educating, sharing, providing resources, and help on …

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Oct 21

Balancing biochemical’s in addiction and mental health

This is one of those times we can ask our self what came first the chicken or the egg? Furthermore, in the case of this article did the bio-chemical imbalance come before the probability of an addiction or mental health issue? It’s not too often that we think about the impact nutrition can have on …

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