Planning on having surgery – here are some nutrition tips

08 Mar 2013

Since upgrading my lifestyle I fortunately haven’t had to go in for an operation, but a client once had some reconstructive work done on a bone growth on his elbow. Although he was already following my nutritional guidance he was only a couple of months into his new and healthier lifestyle. For that reason I offered him a bit of research to reassure him, and just double check whether he should supplement with anything in particular.

It is widely documented that post-injury or post-surgery you can help your own body with the healing process by ensuring you get adequate rest. By resting you are allowing the body to get on with its functions of repair and regeneration. You can also assist the repair process by supplying your body with the right nutrition.

As a quick guide the following are recommended for adequate repair:

  • Amino acids : EAT protein such as beef, fish, chicken, eggs, walnuts, spinach, almonds, sunflower seeds.
  • Omega 3’s: EAT fish such as salmon and mackerel. Take a higher dose of fish oil. Take milled flaxseed regularly.
  • Vitamin C: EAT brassicas such as collard greens, cauliflower, cabbage. You may also want to supplement with 1-3g of vitamin C tablets daily.
  • Vitamin A: EAT liver, fish oil, cheese, spinach, carrots, sweet potatoes.
  • Zinc: EAT eggs, fish, meat, poultry, seafood.


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  • Mike

    This is fantastic, thank you.