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Surgical Guide for Optimal Health: the Dos

What goes on behind the scenes of your body is as important as the front. Dr. Svetlana Danovich take’s all aspects of every procedures very seriously.
Surgical Guide for Optimal Health: the Dos

For all around optimal results, your immune system should be in the best shape possible. The benefit – rapid recovery.

By following our Surgical Guide For Optimal Health you’ll be able to nourish and protect your investment.

+ EAT THIS 

Because anesthesia causes cellular oxidation which produces free radicals that suppress the immune system, antioxidants are the go to. For many, this lingo can be confusing – so we made it easy – eat any of these and you’ll enhance your recovery.

VITAMIN A: Mangos, Kale, Dried Apricots

BETA CAROTENE: Sweet Potato, Spinach, Carrots 

BIOFLAVONOIDS: Red Bell Peppers, Green Tea, Lemons & Limes

VITAMIN C: Brussel Sprouts, Broccoli, Oranges

SElENIUM; Tuna, Whole-Wheat Bread, Mushrooms

ZINC: Cashews, Pumpkin Seeds, Spinach

+ PROTEIN

Choose either or all: Salmon, Turkey, Chicken or Filet Mignon. These protein enriched foods are needed to build new tissue and blood vessels, repair injured tissue and repair wounds. 

+ ARNICA MONTANA

Used for centuries, this homeopathic pill dissolves under your mouth. Use 4 pills and a day 5 days prior to surgery and 7 days after. They are ideal in assisting with reducing bruising.

+ QUERCETIN

This anti inflammatory and antioxidant works well with Arnica Montana. If you feel overwhelmed with all the vitamin essentials – eat apples – they are loaded with quercetin.

+ B’s PLEASE

We can’t stress enough the important of B Vitamins as they work together to promote overall general wellness. A full complement of B-vitamins will aid in cellular metabolism, tissue repair and immune support support . A Super B energy complex vitamin is recommend. Here are the B vitamins that are ultra important: 

B1 – Also know as Thiamin, it is needed to produce cellular energy. 

B5 – Known as pantothenic acid, it can help improve the speed at which wounds regenerate and heal.

B6 – Essential for red blood cell function. 

B12 – Plays a critical role in the pathways of the body that produce cellular energy. – Full complement of eight B-vitamins for cellular metabolism, tissue repair and immune support.

+ BROMELAN

Extracted from the stem of a pineapple it is a anti inflammatory for threading, swelling & pain. You can find this in your health food store. Begin 3 days before surgery and continue 7 days after. You can substitute this with bits of chunky cut-up Pineapples 

+ VITAMIN C

You should always consume vitamin C, but especially during surgery time. Take anywhere from 500-1000 mg 4 times a day.

+ PROBIOTICS 

Often antibiotics are part of surgery but they kill the beneficial bacteria in your stomach. Probiotics will not only restore the essential bacteria, but keep bowel movements clean. 

+ CONSTIPATION

Don’t get worried. When your body slows on fluid intake, has a new medication in its system or limited activity, it becomes stagnant – and so does your bowel movement. Drink lots of water and stock up on fruits and vegetables or go natural with Senna – a plant that has natural laxative effects. 

+ H20

1 gallon of water goes a long way during the healing process. You’ll want to to stay hydrated since fluid intake will be down day of surgery .

+ GET COMFY

Rest, ice on hand, pajamas, blankets and cashmere throws — and don’t forget to sport your SD signature compression garments if needed. An ipad is essential (pre-load the movies and apps) and have friends and family on call should you need them to assist or for company – that is – until nap time. 

+ GET A LITTLE WET

Because water can interfere with wound coverage, we recommend quick showers to clean and refresh. No bath’s.