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.
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.
A few links:
- Therapeutic Supplements For Improving Surgery Outcomes by Josh Gitalis
- Nutrition for injury seminar by Precision Nutrition