View Full Version : Surgery Recovery & raw food
02-15-2006, 03:15 PM
My mother is having gallbladder surgery next week and will be staying with me for at least a few days afterwards. She is interested in at least upping her raw food intake and has said she's looking forward to eating with me. Does anyone know of any specific foods that would speed healing process or anything else she may need after this surgery?
Thanks in advance for any suggestions
02-15-2006, 09:28 PM
I would think green smoothies would be best for anyone coming out of surgery. I know that's what I'd want. It would be very easy digesting and easy to consume if you really don't feel like eating. It is also not likely to make one feel nauseous.
Here's hoping your mom heals well and quickly. :)
Also ensure she eats lightly, so that her body does not have to direct too much energy towards digestion - it needs to direct it's resources towards rebuilding cells, as part of the healing process.
I would absolutely concur with jaurequi's advice. I would also add that juicing sprouts (I mean seed sprouts etc, not Brussells sprouts) would be an excellent way, provided the sprouts are fresh, of providing free aminos which the body can easily utilise for healing (building new tissue).
Furthermore, although, as I said, one should not tax the digestive system too much, it is very important that you ensure your mother maintains an adequate intake of Essential Fatty Acids. Healing involves the generation of new cells (and thus new tissue) and cell membranes absolutely depend upon EFAs for their integrity.
A great source of EFAs would be blended pumpkin seeds and blended sunflower sprouts. Sunflower sprouts also contain fairly high levels of lecithin, which will assist the body in emulsifying, and thus assimilating, any EFAs ingested. It's a win-win situation. In addition, sunflower sprouts, if allowed to mature, will provide a good deal of chlorophyll (which builds the blood - a very useful thing, following surgery). Of course, dark green leafies contain a great deal of chlorophyll - hence their appearance, but fresh sunflower sprouts harvested direct from the sprouter, will be just as effective from a chlorophyll perspective because what they lack in minerals (in comparison to mature greens that have had longer to absorb minerals from soil) they make up for by being truly 'alive' at the point of consumption. Although bought greens are very healthy additions to one's diet, they are not consumed in a 'living' state (it is estimated that vegetables 'die' about 48hrs after they have been harvested). Eating both mature greens AND living greens is a great way to support healing and health in general.
For external application, comfrey is an excellent assistant in healing and should not be underestimated in this regard.
I hope all goes well for your mother.
03-02-2006, 02:48 PM
How do you use comfrey?
Tell me why she is having surgery again? Did they know for sure its her gallbladder? They took mine out and shouldnt have
03-02-2006, 03:20 PM
She had many many gallstones (eight or more), they have already taken it out though. How did you find out it wasn't your gallbladder?
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