In Monday’s post, We’ve Been Told Surgery is the Best/Only Option, I discussed pre-surgery topics such as:
- what questions to ask your doctor so you have enough information to make a good decision
- how to build wellness around your current situation
- how to prepare for surgery
- how to work with your anesthesiologist
- having a caretaker and what they can do to support you
- what happens when you get back to your room from the surgical suite
If you haven’t had a chance to read Part 1, the link is above. Part 2 of this series, Hacking Surgical Aftercare, addresses activities that can help you have the best experience after your surgery. Since everyone can benefit from reading this information, I am not going to write in tiers.
Promoting Wound Healing
If your caretaker(s) followed my suggestions in Part 1, ask them to add 2 teaspoons per day of Pico Silver to your water bottle, smoothie, and/or fresh juice. In my eBook, Pico Silver: Clearing Up the Controversy, I discuss my reasons for giving this advice:
Pico Silver is a stabilized ion of silver, which makes it both safe and effective. The silver ions that make up Pico Silver:
- Attach to WBCs to seek and destroy bacteria, viruses, and fungi and augment the myriad other functions of WBCs.
- Detoxify the debris from dying organisms, thus curtailing the Herxheimer reaction as they fight infection.
- Stimulate stem cell production enhancing all tissue lines and participating in tissue regeneration including remarkable wound healing.
- Do not build up in tissues.
- Enhance the intestinal Microbiome.
Further, in the Silver Report, R. O. Becker’s study, “Effects of Electrically Generated Silver Ions on Human Cells and Wound Healing,” supports the effectiveness of Pico Silver for wound healing, stating:
It was also observed that tissue growth was at least five to six times faster utilizing silver in the wound treatment when contrasted with non-silver-treatment (>1 square centimeter per day as opposed to <0.1 square centimeters per day) (wounds heal from the perimeter of the wound to the center of the wound) (as a result, the establishment of a “lawn” of granulation tissue over the entire wound occurs much earlier) (the use of nanosilver for burn victims is thereby evident).
Furthermore, the tissue regeneration in Dr. Becker’s trial occurred in bone, soft tissue, nerve, and skin, with replacement of missing tissues by histologically normal tissues, including hair follicles, even in the case where the surrounding tissues were diseased by lack of circulation caused by diabetes.
Detoxing Drugs from the Surgery
Pre- and Post-Surgery, you very well can be given anesthetic and drugs that you’ve never used before. Many of the residues of these products cannot be processed by your body. So, deciding how you will support your body while it detoxifies these chemicals can smooth your recovery process.
In my post, Don’t Detox without Magnesium, I describe detoxification, when I say:
Any foreign material that gains access to our body must necessarily be dealt with by our immune system and our detoxification system. But we need to be aware of how our organs of detoxification perform the miracle of cleansing our body so we can understand how to support this process. In general, the body is able to detoxify the basic end products of daily metabolism. Most of the biochemical pathways have mechanisms that reconstitute enzymes and even vitamin and mineral co-factors that are used in the process, like a self-perpetuating system. All sense of that is lost when the body has to detoxify external chemicals. There is no perpetual motion machine, the enzymes and vitamin and mineral co-factors are used up and flushed out leading to eventual depletion if essential nutrients are not replaced.
So, what nutrients do you need to support your body as it detoxifies the drugs you have taken? The good news is that both ReMag-Magnesium and ReAline are designed to help support your body’s detoxification system. For those who want to do more research on the detoxification properties of these products, read, “ReAline Building Blocks to Detox” and watch my Daily Detox-Safely Activate Your Body’s Natural Detox Function YouTube video, where I talk about using ReMag.
Breaking Down Fluoride from Surgery
During your pre- and post-surgery, you may have been given drugs with fluoride in them. This may make you susceptible to magnesium deficiency. Here is what I say about this in the 2017 edition of The Magnesium Miracle:
Let me explain. Fluoride in drugs binds magnesium, making it unavailable to the body. Magnesium fluoride (MgF2), called sellaite, is an insoluble compound and replaces magnesium in bone and cartilage with a brittle, unstable crystalline substance.
Its brittleness makes the bone susceptible to fracture. The magnesium-fluorine bond is so tight that magnesium is irrevocably lost to the body, interfering with its hundreds of biochemical interactions and decreasing enzymatic action. Remember, magnesium is responsible for the optimal functioning of over 1,000 enzyme systems in the body. Any or all of them could be impaired.
That is why it is so important to saturate your body, as much as possible with ReMag pre- and post-op.
One of the challenges post-surgery is reducing inflammation and, therefore, some of the pain. For my inflammation radio show, I discussed magnesium and inflammation in the introductory email:
Magnesium can alleviate the suffering that is associated with inflammation and nerve pain. It’s just that simple. If you don’t have enough magnesium or if there is too much calcium in your cells your muscles and nerves suffer. (Magnesium and calcium are antagonists. Magnesium relaxes muscles. Calcium contracts muscles. The antagonism between the two contributes to your ability to move a muscle.) Since most doctors don’t know the simple physiology of muscles and nerves, they never consider magnesium deficiency in their diagnoses.
So, what can you do? In my 2014 article, Magnesium the Safe and Natural Anti-Inflammatory, I give you my suggestion:
Instead of drugs to suppress the body’s natural reaction to injury and stress, I highly recommend oral and topically applied ReMag. ReMag does dozens of things for inflammation; it increases circulation to the area and stimulates the detoxification pathways of the liver. Most importantly, it directs the production and function of nitric oxide, which is a signaling molecule that has an anti-inflammatory effect under normal physiological conditions. An abnormal physiological condition is when there is not enough magnesium to make enough nitric oxide to do its work, and inflammation is not controlled.
If you are a veteran ReMag or magnesium user, I suggest you ask your caretaker to add between 2 and 4 teaspoons, in total per day, of ReMag to your water bottles, fresh juice, or smoothies.
Creating Perfect New Cells
As you are recovering, you want to create perfect new cells, not duplicate old injured ones. Think of it this way. You cut your ring finger on your left hand and forever after have a scar. Why does that happen? Every skin cell in your finger is replaced periodically. Why doesn’t your finger grow perfect new cells instead of ones that duplicate the scar on the ring finger of your left hand? These are some of the questions I pondered when I perfected RnA ReSet Drops and created ReStructure. These products are a one-two punch for growing new cells with improved structure and function.
The first generation of ReStructure (called Provide) was developed specifically for doctors in Sweden to supply their heart surgery patients with optimum, pure food nutrition to replace unhealthy hospital food. One surgeon, in particular, wanted to ensure that his care of patients continued past the surgical suite. The formula he inspired is still used in numerous hospitals in Europe, China, and Russia for surgery support, weight loss, and the treatment of diabetes. The main protein source was free-range Amish eggs. However, they were no longer available in mass quantities by 2009, so the egg protein was replaced with whey.
In 2015, the owners of the 2nd Generation product (Whey Too Good) retired, and I was fortunate enough to acquire the formula. ReStructure, the 3rd Generation product, takes its place in the Completement Formula line up as the amino acid and lipid structural building block for the perfect new cells that you are creating with the help of ReMag, ReMyte, ReAline and, especially, RnA ReSet Drops. However, we have added something very unique to the 3rd Generation – a concentrated, dehydrated version of our RnA ReSet Drops.
If you would like more information about the revitalizing benefits of RnA ReSet Drops, watch this video, Farm Project: Healthier Vegetables with RnA ReSet Mash.
Over time, I have had hundreds of reports of reduction of scars and acne scares by customers who use ReNew. In fact, one of my longtime customer service representatives had a surgical scar from her sternum to her pubic bone that was 1/2″ wide. As a self-experiment, she used ReNew daily on the upper half of the scar and Vitamin E oil on the bottom half of the scar. The bottom half remained the same, with the exception of the skin becoming a bit more pliable. The upper half of the scar is hardly noticeable – it’s less wide, less prominent, and lighter in color.
Here is a link to a radio show segment where Dr. Dean talks about ReNew.
What Should I Do – Now that I Have an Infection?
So far, we have covered strategies that will help you have a better, shorter recovery from surgery. But what happens when you or loved one contracts MRSA or some other infection when you are in the hospital?
PLEASE NOTE: Since I wrote this post, the formula for LL’s Magnetic Clay was changed. So, I no longer recommend its use. While I’m testing various other possibilities so that I can make a new recommendation, find a pure, finely ground, therapeutic grade of sodium bentonite clay. Purity can be established by you asking for the COA for a product and making sure no impurities were found when the product was inspected.
This is what I would do myself in this situation, and in fact I wrote about sharing my personal strategy with a friend in my post, Can Clay Treat MRSA Infections?:
Let me tell you about LL’s Magnetic Clay. Late one night, two years ago, a friend came to me with a horribly infected foot that was excruciatingly painful, hot, red and swollen to the knee. He refused to go to hospital, where he was sure they would cut off his foot! He already saw himself wearing a prosthesis! Even so, I gave him an ultimatum that if there was no improvement by the next morning he had to go to hospital.
I blended up ½ cup of LL’s Magnetic Clay and 1 quart of water into a fine paste and coated his whole leg. His wife and I gave him Rescue Remedy and Sovereign Silver by Natural Immunogenics. We also did some Reiki.
AGAIN NOTE: Since we now have Pico Silver, I would make a fine paste of equal parts of sodium bentonite clay and Pico Silver, instead of using ½ cup of sodium bentonite clay and 1 quart of water.
Even though I know the power of clay, it was hard for me to believe that by the next morning the swelling was down by 50%. I had been afraid it was a MRSA (methicillin resistant staph aureus) infection, which would be very difficult to treat even with antibiotics.
Each day we packed on clay and it completely healed after a week. No antibiotics, no amputation. When you have a swollen, painful, infected limb, the blood circulation is so compromised that it’s difficult to get enough antibiotics to the site of infection. That’s why hospitals should do both…or just do clay first and see how miraculous it can be all by itself!
I don’t know if my friend actually had a MRSA infection but that’s for the researchers to find out. Let’s start having some clay clinical trials and make use of this ancient healing technique.
In the last two posts I wrote, we have talked about pre- and post-surgery issues that might come up. Now, you have enough information to make informed decisions about your care and alternatives that will shorten and ease your recovery. If you have any questions, please contact my customer service staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Carolyn Dean