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Having Surgery? Make Sure You Have the Right Nutrition in Place

Nutrients to Help Support You Pre & Post Surgery

Surgery can be a daunting experience.  Especially for those with celiac and non celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS).  Years of gluten induced malnutrition can set the stage for a failed surgery caused by vitamin and mineral deficiencies, and the inability to heal and recover.  In addition, there are many fears that can arise from the unknown, possible surgical complications, and failed surgical outcomes. All that being said, surgery can also be a very positive experience if you take the right nutritional and lifestyle precautions

When asked about preparation for surgery, I have a select list of nutrients that I recommend people take both before and after surgery. Today, I am going to share those with you.  You might also find the in depth video below helpful in preparing for your surgery.

Pre-Surgery Nutritional Support

Your body is about to experience some scheduled trauma, so you want to help it prepare by introducing some very helpful nutrients.

Here are my 4 nutritional recommendations for pre surgery. Take them every day, for 1-2 weeks or more before the surgical procedure.  Many doctors tell patients to discontinue all supplements before a surgery to reduce the possibility of over thinning the blood.  These supplements do not cause thinning of the blood, and are safe to take.  If you still have concerns, it is always best to speak with your doctor.

1. Take 5 Grams of Detox C Powder or 5 Detox C Tabsules

2. Take 4 Capsules of L-Glutamine

3. Take 2 Capsules of Ultra Zinc

4. Take 6 Tabsules of Multi-Nutrients

Post-Surgery Nutritional Support

Your body has just gone through some scheduled trauma. Supporting yourself nutritionally can have a great benefit in helping support and expedite the recovery process.

Additionally, many doctors will prescribe you an array of medications post surgically to help with pain, swelling, and inflammation.  These medicines can contribute to nutritional deficiencies and other nutritional complications that may interfere with your healing process.  The following supplements are recommended to support you through the post surgical healing process.

Always talk with your doctor about adding supplements.  The following list is recommended for 12 weeks after surgery.  All should be taken in divided doses with food unless otherwise stated.  All should be taken away from any prescription medications your are taking.

1. Take 5 Grams of Detox C Powder or 5 Detox C Tabsules

2. Take 4 Capsules of L-Glutamine

3. Take 2 Capsules of Ultra Zinc

4. Take 6 Tabsules of Multi-Nutrients

5. Take 4 Tabs of Ultra Q

6. Take 3 Capsules of Omega Max

7. Take 1 Packet of Ultra Biotic Defense 

8. Take 6 Capsules of BCAA

9. Take 8 Capsules of Matrizyme


I hope that you find this information helpful. Of course, feel free to use your preferred supplements if you are certain they are free of all gluten (including rice and corn). Otherwise, all of these grain free formulas can be found right here on Gluten Free Society.

Please note that these supplements are in no way intended to treat your illness, and I would highly encourage you to partner with you immediate doctor to confirm that these recommendations are suitable for you.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using this product.



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