Nutrition can help you ensure that your diet, and vitamin regiment is optimized in preparation for your surgery.
Heal Me Program
For pre-post op patients. Some helpful hints before surgery.
Take the natural path to recovery in internal external Healing program. The healthier you are before surgery will surely speed up your recovery. Our goal here is to help you minimize post-operative swelling and bruising, improve wound healing, limit scar appearance, help you have less pain and discomfort, promote repair and growth of tissues damaged by surgery, and protect the body from infection by enhancing the immune system defenses.
Let me begin with water, I can not stress how important it is to start drinking 8-10 8oz. glasses of water per day starting 2 weeks before surgery. Being well hydrated will help make you more comfortable during the time when you can have nothing by mouth as specified by your surgeon. This will also help flush out toxins in your body, especially after anesthesia, and other surgery drugs. You should continue the water after surgery for continued removal of these substances, as well as facilitating your healing. Water will also help reduce water retention which can make you unnecessarily uncomfortable at this time. Supplements, vitamins minerals, antioxidants, and amino acids have also been shown to be vital for preparing the body for surgery, and post op for a speedy recovery.
Increase the amount of high quality protein you consume in the weeks before as well as the weeks following surgery. Increasing your protein will help your body to do the work it needs to do, a lot more effectively and quickly. Select high quality protein such as chicken, fish and eggs and try to avoid greasy foods. If you are a vegetarian make sure you are meeting your protein needs, if not exceeding them.
Incorporate dark leafy greens into your meals the weeks before your surgery if you can, as well as in the weeks following your surgery. This could be difficult for you in the beginning, but a combination of these particular foods, works synergistically in your body, and will boost your healing capacity. And I promise you little discipline goes a long way especially in this case which is surgery.
The stress of even minor surgery lowers vitamin levels producing physiological changes on the body requiring extra energy for the body to mend itself.
Homeopathic and vitamin supplements have become a natural therapy for patients to heal more quickly and with less bruising.
Always check with you’re Physician before taking any medication, or dietary supplements.
DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS NOT TO BE TAKEN TWO WEEKS BEFORE, AND TWO WEEKS AFTER SURGERY.
- St. John’s Wart
- Licorice Root
- Vitamin E
- Ginger Root
- Saw Palmetto
- Coenzyme Q10
- Milk Thistle
- MUA Hand (Ephedra)
- Fish Oils
- Valerian Root
- Kava Kava
- Primrose Oil
- Clove Oil
- Pumpkin Seed
- Chinese Medication
- Tonka Bean
PROTOCOL FOR PRE-OP SURGERY
For a Speedy and Healthy Recovery
Three to four weeks prior to your surgery, (Protocol structured for each individual patient)