EP 193 – Support Yourself Pre and Post-Surgery

Undergoing surgery, whether minor or major, is an intimidating experience. The necessity of surgery itself can be distressing, and the process involves not just the physical, but also substantial emotional and mental preparation. In today’s episode of “EAT THIS with Lianne,” we dive into essential pre- and post-surgery support to help you or your loved ones through this challenging time.

Understanding the Surgery Journey

Surgery, for any reason—be it to alleviate pain, for cosmetic purposes, or to correct a physical issue—is a daunting prospect. The anticipation can bring a mix of anxiety, worry about potential complications, and uncertainty about the outcomes. It’s vital to address these emotions as they can significantly impact your physical health. If you haven’t yet tried meditation or brain entrainment techniques like those discussed with Dr. Patrick Porter in episode 129, now might be the perfect time to start.

Pre-Surgery Preparations

Prepping for surgery is more than just the physical aspect. It’s crucial to talk to your doctor about what you should and shouldn’t do. Typically, you’ll be advised to stop taking all supplements at least three days prior. However, consider boosting your gut health, immunity, and mental health with high doses of probiotics before this cutoff. I recommend the Bio Boost flush, which you can find details about on SproutRight.com and in the show notes on liannephilipson.com.

Nutritional Support and Supplements

Preparing meals for post-surgery recovery is ideal. If you’re taking time off, this might be tricky, so now is the moment to lean on friends for help with nutritious meals like broths, soups, and salads. Post-surgery, keep these supplements handy:

Post-Surgery Recovery

Post-surgery, managing pain and avoiding constipation are crucial. Hospital food often lacks the necessary nutrients for recovery, making it essential to have better options at hand. High doses of vitamin C can promote wound healing and help maintain regular bowel movements. Red light therapy can also be beneficial for reducing inflammation and promoting healing of surgical scars.

Rest and Recovery

The recovery period can vary, but rest is paramount. Your body needs time to heal from the initial trauma of surgery. This process involves inflammation, clearing out debris, and ultimately rebuilding tissue. Proper sleep, a supportive diet, and minimal stress are crucial during this time.

Getting Professional Support

Consider consulting with a homeopath or naturopath, and definitely get a nutritionist on board to navigate the nutritional and supplemental needs during this time. This multi-disciplinary approach can make your surgical journey much smoother.

Engage with Us

This guide is just the beginning. If you have questions or experiences that weren’t covered, feel free to reach out through liannephilipson.com. Check out the show notes for detailed information on the supplements and strategies mentioned, and share this episode with friends and family. You never know who might benefit from hearing this.

Thanks for joining today, and remember, your health and well-being are paramount. Take the necessary steps to support yourself through surgery, and always seek professional advice tailored to your specific needs.

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