heal itself when given appropriate tools. With our every breath, trillions of cells work
assiduously in maintaining natural balance. When we eat against nature, and abuse our earth suit through dead, manufactured processed food, we weaken, become ill, and cells can be damaged or destroyed.
Our cells miraculously heal or replace themselves to keep our earth suit functioning at
optimal levels. But they require our mindful assistance. For eons, various cultures have relied on medicinal plants from Mother Earth as healing herbs – dating back at least to 3000 B.C. Alas,
the industrial revolution diverted society from the detached from nature path of nutritional
Verywellhealth.com shares, “If you have had surgery, the food you eat can make a great
impact on your recovery and on how quickly your wound heals. Eating the right foods can
prevent complications such as constipation and high blood glucose, and provide the necessary
building blocks of protein skin needs to heal quickly.”
A patient’s diet can affect our overall life force, wholeness, and ability to heal. If one
lacks in unrefined carbs, clean animal or plant proteins, zinc, and a cornucopia of earth’s plant-
based vitamins, healing may be hindered because collagen synthesis, the building blocks for
wound healing, won’t happen properly.
After my 73-year-old wife’s bladder surgery, the surgeon entered the waiting room
declaring Sandi’s surgery would not have been nearly as successful if not for her plant-based
diet, regular exercise, and mindful self-maintenance. She had no age-related disease, took no
pharma drugs, and was not “obese. “She’s the healthiest 73 year old I’ve encountered!”
“Understanding the influence of food on cells could offer a better way to design diets,”
says Randy J. Seeley, the director of the Cincinnati Diabetes Center at the University of
Cincinnati. Cells – life’s building blocks – need fuel to survive and thrive and understand the
language of plant food, but not so much dead, machine-cuisine. For all living organisms, food is
information: energetic cellular fuel.
Cells operate at their utmost when fed a variety of clean plant nutrients. That’s why on
days we don’t eat a balanced plant-centered diet we feel less than whole, sluggish, short-
tempered, light-headed or struggle to concentrate.
Constipation is a drag, so it’s vital to include fiber in the diet while preparing for or
recovering from surgery, especially when opioids are involved. Some surgeries require avoiding
fiber, so check with a medical authority. High-fiber foods play a major role in preventing
constipation, a common surgery complication. Constipation can increase pain and chances of
returning to the hospital during recovery. Avoid constipating foods like dairy (milk, cheese), red
meat, sweets. and dehydrated foods, except for prunes..
Dehydration, which causes an electrolyte imbalance, can also decrease oxygenation to
the tissues needed to promote natural healing. Cells provide structure for bodies, creating tissues, bolstering the immune system, converting nutrients into energy, and our miraculous body intelligence sends signals and transports those nutrients where they need to go. Healthline.com reports, “Health experts often recommend drinking several glasses of water per day to meet your hydration needs. While drinking water is important, you can consume a significant amount of water by including a variety of water-rich fruits, vegetables and dairy products in your diet.”
Plan healthy, balanced meals and snacks that include the right amount of clean protein,
dairy, seafood (not fried), fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fiber. Choose vegetables and
fruits rich in vitamin C such as strawberries, apples, avocados, citrus, raspberries, or spinach.
Foods with beta-carotene or vitamin A promote healthy scar tissue. Vitamin C helps
make collagen essential to wound healing as it helps the body form new tissue.
Vitamin E or aloe vera may be used on the skin once the wound has healed and new skin
has formed. Anecdotal reports claim that vitamin E speeds wound healing and improves the
cosmetic outcome of burns and other wounds. Note: oral vitamin E may increase the risk of
Zinc stimulates wound healing. B-complex vitamins, including B1 (thiamine) and B5
(pantothenic acid), may aid wound healing and skin health. Bromelain, a blood thinner, has
reduced post-surgical swelling, bruising, healing time, and pain in some studies.
Glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate may help heal wounds by encouraging the repair
of connective tissue in the body. If you have asthma or diabetes, ask your doctor before taking
glucosamine. Glucosamine and chondroitin can increase the risk of bleeding, especially with
Some third-party-inspected nutritional supplements may help wounds heal. Although, if
you’re having surgery, don’t take herbs or supplements without medical supervision as they may negatively interfere with many pharma drugs.
Recall the 1974 film “Towering Inferno?” Without the appropriate materials, a building
will collapse. When we feed our cells food diminished by processing, we too weaken our
miraculous body mechanisms. We appear to take better care of our cars than we do the earth suit our soul inhabits during our short journey on this third rock from the sun.