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Surgical Guide for Optimal Health: the Dos

Dec 10, 2016
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.