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Post-Surgery Healing - Diet, Supplements?

Answered on April 30, 2013
Created February 19, 2013 at 2:28 PM

Good Morning!

Very nervous today ... tomorrow I am having my first ever surgery. I am getting arthroscopic surgery on my right medial meniscus. They are going to be cutting out the torn portion. I know, as surgery goes, mine is pretty tidy and quick. But, I'm a baby and this is my very first time going under the knife ... or scope ... whatever! I'm 28 too so I'm hoping my age will help in bouncing back.

I'm wondering if there are any words of wisdom as to what I should eat, take for supplements, etc to hasten my recovery. I will be starting physical therapy within a few days of surgery so I know that will help.

Keep in mind, my brother and boyfriend are going to be my caretakers. Both know I am eating clean, gluten free and paleo but since I will be immobile for a few days to a week I will be at the mercy of what they bring home to feed me lol I would LOVE to give them a shopping list and meal plan to go by (if it was up to them it would be pizza and hot pockets).

Thanks!

6028144172f94f96f0d609d2dfccccf9

on February 19, 2013
at 03:08 PM

Thanks! Ill check it out :)

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on April 30, 2013
at 11:39 PM

Lots of bone broth! Also, if you're up to it, gnaw on the cartilage at the end of chicken bones—lots of collagen. Still, bone broth is my first recommendation. Hope you get back up and moving soon.

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on February 19, 2013
at 04:52 PM

Camelina oil has Omega 3's and Vitamin E. High antioxidant Alpha and Gamma tocopherols. Gamma's havn't been studied as much as Alpha's, but the studies that have been done, point to a major contribution to recovery of body tissues when combined with a balanced Omega 3 & 6.

Here is a link. It's way better for you than flax or fish oil.

Happy Healing, hope it all goes well for you.

Whole Health Camelina

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on February 19, 2013
at 03:01 PM

6028144172f94f96f0d609d2dfccccf9

on February 19, 2013
at 03:08 PM

Thanks! Ill check it out :)

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