Suggestions for Pre-Surgery Hysterectomy
Hi Patrick, I am a friend of your Mom, she gave me your website as I'm going to have a hysterectomy. I truly enjoyed your site. I find the information very helpful but I am a Christian so I'm a little hesitant. Do you have any suggestions for things for me to do to prepare for the surgery. Cora mentioned probiotics?
Thanks for your time and help. Bless, Donna
Hello Donna, A good rule of thumb to follow when considering supplements is intent. Your intention is to assist your body in the healing process. Choose supplements to best accomplish that goal. There are so many choices available, it is best to be very specific when thinking about your specific health goals.
I would have to know a little more about your dietary and lifestyle habits to be able to determine if a protein shake would be of strong benefit. If you have felt intuitively compelled to try one out, just be absolutely certain about the quality. Avoid any that have artificial flavors of colors. Avoid any that are artificially sweetened with Splenda (sucralose), Nutrasweet (aspartame), or saccharin.
I work in the supplements industry and know a lot about the various brands. Some of the better protein supplement options in the industry right now would include: Rainbow Light: Protein energizer-good quality rice protein, herbs to increase stamina without any stimulants or excess sugars. Nutiva: Hempshake, amazon acai flavor-good quality hemp protein, whole foods to provide additional vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients, great antioxidants and great fiber. Garden of Life: Perfect Meal-very expensive but good quality, particularly good taste and texture, good quality fiber. There are more but those are a few that are good quality.
As far as dietary choices, eat a lot of fruits and vegetables for the extra vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients. Fruits that are bright green, red, blue, yellow, or orange are good because they are rich in carotenoids (like beta carotene in carrots). Leafy green vegetables are great sources of bone and flesh building minerals like calcium and magnesium. You could also consider eating sprouts (alfalfa sprouts, red clover sprouts, broccoli sprouts, etc.) for the extra enzymes and nutrient density. They also help to alkalize your bloodstream and bodily tissues which greatly aids all bodily functions.
Proper Ph balance is important for supporting the natural healing process. Another supplement you might consider trying would be a greens blend. This is a catch-all term for a variety of products that have highly concentrated amounts of chlorophyll. Some of these include: Spirulina, wheat grass juice or powder, barley grass juice or powder, chlorella, blue-green algae.
These products are very health promoting in a wide variety of ways and are great if people eat a lot of meat, grains, and dairy products. Meat, grains, and dairy increase the acidity of the body. If a person has an acidic diet, they are more likely to get a wide range of imbalances like arthritis, GERD (acid reflux), high blood pressure, and cancer. Keeping the diet alkaline with lots of vegetables and fruits is very healing.
If you would like any more specific information, please feel free to ask.
May your healing be swift and your heart filled with laughter,
Dream Well and Blessed Be,
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