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Eating paleo post-oral surgery?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 29, 2011 at 12:41 AM

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My husband is having oral surgery to repair receding gums just before Thanksgiving. (Seriously terrible timing, but whatever.) He was told to expect 6-8 weeks for full recovery, as they'll be grafting skin from the roof of his mouth onto the gums. Does anyone have suggestions as to what he'll be able to eat to keep paleo and to keep calories up? He'd prefer not to use whey protein powder as a supplement.

E36cb992cf0a5eba8b97a359c15f38b3

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on September 30, 2011
at 12:09 AM

I've been eyeing smoothies with raw eggs, but I'm not sure he'll go for things like raw liver. I guess that blender will come in handy, though. Thanks!

E36cb992cf0a5eba8b97a359c15f38b3

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on September 30, 2011
at 12:08 AM

Interesting. Thanks for the link. I'm not sure my husband's eligible for that, but it's worth a look.

E36cb992cf0a5eba8b97a359c15f38b3

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on September 30, 2011
at 12:06 AM

Thank you! I'll listen to it this evening.

93ae9f2d376e5426e891a9b58d8302fa

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on September 29, 2011
at 04:49 AM

Just edible, really, like lard. If you carry some in a pocket container, it's less prone to melt there, but it still melts in your mouth. I just think it's probably the most concentrated thing for appetite suppression, that's all. Oh, somebody mentioned clarified butter for that purpose, too, I gotta try some.

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on September 29, 2011
at 02:42 AM

Interesting. Here's one link: http://doctorbase.org/index.php/2010/06/09/what-is-periolase/

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on September 29, 2011
at 02:04 AM

I would like to try this as it seems rather cost effective, but I am kind of concerned about the palatability of it... is it yummy? Or just edible?

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04f2eae4450112cdedce7235923c646d

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on September 29, 2011
at 02:25 AM

What I did was just to put everything into a blender.

Raw eggs, raw liver, meat, berries, coconut milk, veggies, bone broth, salad, whatever you eat...

Smoothies with high fat raw cream, berries and juice is just delicious!

Yes, you will definitively get tired blending all your food, but it will do the trick.

E36cb992cf0a5eba8b97a359c15f38b3

(4347)

on September 30, 2011
at 12:09 AM

I've been eyeing smoothies with raw eggs, but I'm not sure he'll go for things like raw liver. I guess that blender will come in handy, though. Thanks!

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on September 29, 2011
at 01:56 AM

Before undergoing such Drastic surgery, have you explored Periolase treatment for gum disease? There is no cutting needed and it is very effective. Look at Google and Youtube for information.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32556)

on September 29, 2011
at 02:42 AM

Interesting. Here's one link: http://doctorbase.org/index.php/2010/06/09/what-is-periolase/

E36cb992cf0a5eba8b97a359c15f38b3

(4347)

on September 30, 2011
at 12:08 AM

Interesting. Thanks for the link. I'm not sure my husband's eligible for that, but it's worth a look.

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5266ac5977ec9d80ac8047697dbbe55b

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on September 29, 2011
at 02:19 PM

Check out Episode 98 of The Paleo Solution Podcast!

http://robbwolf.com/2011/09/20/the-paleo-solution-episode-98/

Addresses just that. Listened to it yesterday and it rang a bell. Check it out - you will definitely find it helpful!

E36cb992cf0a5eba8b97a359c15f38b3

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on September 30, 2011
at 12:06 AM

Thank you! I'll listen to it this evening.

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Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on September 29, 2011
at 01:11 AM

Coconut milk smoothies (with raw eggs, if desired.)

Home-made ice cream.

Home-made jello (from Great Lakes gelatin powder), sweetened with fruit juice.

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93ae9f2d376e5426e891a9b58d8302fa

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on September 29, 2011
at 12:50 AM

Tallow, for one thing.

Put bones and beef fat and suet in your slow cooker with water and a little vinegar.

Refrigerate the results to cause the tallow to form a nice thick waxy crust with gelatin underneath (which is broth). Spoon the tallow off (might need a crowbar) and put it aside for quick appetite suppression. Much better than lard.

F074daf8ee19a4c101c533b7fdab708a

(284)

on September 29, 2011
at 02:04 AM

I would like to try this as it seems rather cost effective, but I am kind of concerned about the palatability of it... is it yummy? Or just edible?

93ae9f2d376e5426e891a9b58d8302fa

(2936)

on September 29, 2011
at 04:49 AM

Just edible, really, like lard. If you carry some in a pocket container, it's less prone to melt there, but it still melts in your mouth. I just think it's probably the most concentrated thing for appetite suppression, that's all. Oh, somebody mentioned clarified butter for that purpose, too, I gotta try some.

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