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by 3 · July 16, 2014 at 11:10 PM

Hello all,A person very dear to me is going into surgery (for a uterin wall sort of problem ) and I am going to be taking care of her during her recovery.She is not paleo, no junk food, but she has been eating commercial dairy and bread on a daily... (more)

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by 583 · November 11, 2013 at 11:57 PM

I know it's hard to pinpoint. Coming home from the hospital all you can think about is recovery. By the time you're "recovered" how do you know what part of your health is still "recovering" and what is permanent? I'm just looking for... (more)

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cheval 0 · November 04, 2013 at 10:43 AM

There is a french surgeon, Georges Pourtalet, who says most people he sees suffer from chonic appendicitis (40 years of practice of surgery, the guy knows what he's talking about) He advises to remove the appendix as a first step to heal from... (more)

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by 583 · October 27, 2013 at 3:50 AM

Just hoping to find some correlations or trends. I had mine removed a few years ago and it seems like a lot of my health problems started or at least got worse around then but I didn't notice. You don't notice these kinds of things because... (more)

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by 0 · October 08, 2013 at 10:31 PM

Having oral surgery. Soft foods only. Best way to get protein without putting on mass? Thank you.

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by 3742 · September 25, 2013 at 6:36 AM

Has anyone here had orthognathic surgery while eating a Paleo diet and how did it impact your recovery? What about other surgeries involving muscles, nerves, and bone? What did you do special pre- and post- recovery to aid in healing?

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by 48 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

Ah! I'm really scared to get my wisdom teeth out! So scared! Viacdin (totally spelt it wrong!), antibiotics, and other drugs! Ah! Little Miss Herbal Remedy me is terrified! I can't risk infection and such! I gotta take the antis, right? I haven't... (more)

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Wakaanai 0 · August 10, 2013 at 5:05 AM

If you're planning to do something surgical, it would be best to follow all the precautions that have developed. Alternative health, such as paleo etc., gives all sorts of advice for how to avoid surgery and medication, but once you're actually... (more)

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by 5 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

I will be having back surgery in July. I am on a pretty strict paleo diet and am wondering what people suggest for easy meals for loved ones to prepare for me after surgery? I have had spine surgery before and was unable to do anything for many... (more)

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by 83 · September 16, 2014 at 8:03 PM

I broke my nose a couple of years ago. I have enough money to finally get it fixed. Is there any supplements I should take before or after? I know Im suppose to stop taking Vitamin E, Fish oil and no green tea two weeks before and after surgery.... (more)

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Soccertanker 0 · February 21, 2013 at 6:52 PM

Chicken cut up with mashed avocado was my savior after getting all four of my wisdom teeth pulled (I'm 15). I ate chicken w/ avocado almost exclusively for 4 days. After 4 days, I was able to eat everything w/ caution. Most people are able to eat... (more)

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by 20 · September 16, 2014 at 8:03 PM

Good Morning! Very nervous today ... tomorrow I am having my first ever surgery. I am getting arthroscopic surgery on my right medial meniscus. They are going to be cutting out the torn portion. I know, as surgery goes, mine is pretty tidy and... (more)

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cavebitch 0 · April 30, 2013 at 11:39 PM

Lots of bone broth! Also, if you're up to it, gnaw on the cartilage at the end of chicken bones—lots of collagen. Still, bone broth is my first recommendation. Hope you get back up and moving soon.

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:03 PM

Anyone ever have this surgery to repair a ligament? Looking for some further information to help me make a decision to do it or not. Thanks

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by 166 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

Hi all! I am recovering from a bone surgery (removed the metal) and it was quite heavy, they removed 9 screws and a plate from the top 5 cm of my tibia. That is a lot. I am supplementing a lot (mag, cal, vit+minerals). Recovery is very quick -... (more)

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Harmen 0 · February 13, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Summary: anaerobic exercise of affected part avoid some foods, supplements and if possible drugs (unsure) up the carbs Anaerobic exercise Vesselgrowth is being promoted by the Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) hormone. This hormone is... (more)

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by 50 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

I had surgery last week. I've been doing pretty much everything from this thread, and healing is surprisingly fast: http://paleohacks.com/questions/169162/help-a-bad-healer-heal-after-major-surgery Lots of colostrum, vitamin C, bone broth,... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · April 22, 2013 at 9:20 AM

If you eat liver, you should also eat as much oysters, because liver will deplete your zinc, and you do need zinc to recover. Have each once a week.

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by 5 · September 16, 2014 at 7:58 PM

I have been eating about 90% paleo for about 2 months now.i had surgery a week and a half ago and can gradually start working out lightly next week. Prior to surgery I was doing Insanity and p90x six days a week. Will I gain weight if I continue... (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · November 30, 2012 at 1:18 AM

Well I wouldn't stress too much about gaining a little bit of weight or getting a little soft while recovering from surgery, because surgery is a major deal and it's a lot more important to recover well than to stay in perfect shape every day of... (more)

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by 5 · September 16, 2014 at 7:57 PM

I'm new to the paleo diet, about 4 months into it. I feel better than ever and have cut over 20lbs. Ive followed a pretty strict diet thus far and have found overall it's pretty easy to follow. I eat a lot of chicken, a decent amount of nuts, and... (more)

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mike_39 0 · November 28, 2012 at 10:25 PM

Its pretty simple bud, just eat less than you usually did, because now you have to compensate. Do low to moderate carbs, since you wont need them to workout, most of it should be fiber, keep protein at .8 to 1 grams per lbm, and the rest fats. If... (more)

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by 4273 · September 16, 2014 at 7:55 PM

My friend has had multiple surgeries on the lumbar region of his spine to remove cysts. As a result he is limited on what he can do to exercise. His routine is mostly running on the treadmill, military press, and bicep/tricep curls/extensions. ... (more)

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CD 0 · October 10, 2012 at 4:46 PM

I suggest that your friend work with a good physical therapist. They will devise a good plan for him to start to heal and rebuild his movements. The truth is that he needs to put pressure on his lumbar region to being the process of healing it... (more)

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by 11682 · September 16, 2014 at 7:55 PM

I'm having a surgery next week, to remove a fibroid. They will give me antibiotics. Given that I have a 10-year major bad history of IBS, SIBO and a generally terrible intestinal tract, should I take the antibiotics? Or everything I worked for to... (more)

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NewEra 0 · October 09, 2012 at 7:41 PM

I had surgery in August of this year, and despite my anti-antibiotic overuse feelings, history of IBS that I'm still fixing, and all that, you bet your sweet bippy I took them. I had fairly major surgery. Despite infection risks being low, an... (more)

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by 2328 · September 16, 2014 at 7:55 PM

my dads getting a new knee in a few weeks and i was wondering if any of you paleohackers have experience with this. i'm gonna get him to drink bone broth a couple times a day and he'll most likely be supplementing with some glucosamine complex,... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · October 05, 2012 at 7:59 PM

Probiotics--they are going to load him up with antibiotics. Do whatever you can to bring him good homemade food in the hospital and rehab, because they will load him with lots of sugar and grain carbs and PUFAs. If he has any weight issues,... (more)

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by 190 · September 16, 2014 at 7:53 PM

On June 25th, I was hit by drunk driver. I was wearing my seat belt, but I was severely injured. I am out of the neck brace; out of the long arm cast; slowly recovering from traumatic brain injury (I still can't always tell when my husband is... (more)

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David_Rourke 0 · September 02, 2012 at 10:28 PM

I don't have anything to say other than to wish you the best. I've worked in several brain injury rehabilitation centers and have some idea how difficult recovery can be. Sounds like you're doing a lot right and it may be giving you some... (more)

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by 211 · September 16, 2014 at 7:53 PM

My brother is a huge fan of the Joe Rogan podcast, even before Robb Wolf was a guest a while back (if you haven't checked that episode I recommend it especially to introduce others). My brother mentioned how Joe Rogan had surgery to "fix" his... (more)

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Debi_1 0 · September 02, 2012 at 1:45 AM

My 19 yr old son just got his septum surgery in June of this year after 2 years of suffering through migraines so debilitating that he would miss 1-2 days of school a week!! He's never said anything about athletic performance before versus after... (more)

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by 1607 · September 16, 2014 at 7:50 PM

I'm having major surgery next month (August 20th), and my recovery will curb my workouts other than light walking for a few weeks. No lifting weights, no running (for 6 weeks!), no HIIT, and no chest work for a while. I am active and work out a... (more)

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Shweta__1 0 · July 26, 2012 at 10:19 PM

Getting massages on a regular basis (of course, after checking with your physician and going to an experienced/specialized therapist) will help maintain muscle tone and aid recovery. Another important point is after the initial recovery period,... (more)

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by 120 · September 16, 2014 at 7:48 PM

Has anyone dealt with a varicocele? Surgery? Treatment?

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Andrea_5 0 · July 02, 2012 at 7:11 PM

I'm a girl, so I've never "dealt" with a varicocele. However, I did work as a diagnostic medical sonographer for 14 years and have performed more scrotal sonograms than I care to think about. A varicocele is the most common cause of male... (more)

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by 5768 · September 16, 2014 at 7:48 PM

In March 2012 I was injured during a soccer game and initially the doctor did not think I tore anything (no MRI done based on post injury assessment). I did some rehab for 2 months and I was about 85% but my knee still felt unstable. Therefore,... (more)

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Cory151 0 · June 25, 2012 at 10:33 PM

Was it a complete or partially torn? If i could do it over on my partially torn ACL I would have never had it operated on. I reviewed a study recently that showed that in the long run (5-10 years post op) people with who had surgery were no... (more)

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by 169 · September 16, 2014 at 7:43 PM

This heart surgeon speaks out on what really causes heart disease. He's performed over 5,000 heart surgeries. I highly recommend checking out what he has to say about paleo-like diets. Link to doctor's testimony (more)

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Russ_1 0 · April 23, 2012 at 4:30 PM

Yep. Dr. Lundell's book was a key milestone on the path that led me to paleo (later). I thought he made a clear case that inflammation, not cholesterol per se, is the underlying cause of arterial disease, and that CLA is a good thing for... (more)

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by 10919 · September 16, 2014 at 7:37 PM

About a year ago a relative of mine flew off his bicycle and broke both of his forearms. 6 surgeries later he's going in for another one. They aren't healing right because the bone exited his skin and keeps getting infected internally. Every... (more)

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by 5 · September 16, 2014 at 7:37 PM

I am having a laprascopic surgery Friday (tubal ligation) and am trying to figure out what vitamins/foods I should focus on to speed up recovery. I'm currently taking 125% of recommended Vitamin K1 to prepare - but are there any other... (more)

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vdh1979 0 · January 24, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Not trying to be all in your business, but please research Tubal Ligation Syndrome before going through with it. I had it done and my periods are super painful and god awful disgusting and long now. The ligation cuts off blood supply to the... (more)