Pre and Postoperative Nutrition for Speedy Healing – Part One

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Surgery in any form is invasive and comes with risks. Whether it’s an elective surgery or emergency situation, what’s done before–if possible, and after can make a huge difference to how you feel and heal.

Two weeks ago, my partner had knee replacement surgery. He’s young to have it done, so is aware of doing everything right so that his replacement lasts as long as possible as they typically have a life of about 15 years. He’s going to live longer than 15 years!

He was a very willing patient with an openness to what I had planned and had researched to support his body to a speedy recovery.

 

 

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Nourish Mom on Mother’s Day

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I think for most moms, a day of rest and nourishment would be a beautiful day. Having the kids (age dependant) make up a beautiful meal for her could be a way to nourish her on many levels.

Rather than make her up a batch of cookies, cakes or other, how about a super duper salad with some beautiful extras.

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Babies and Toddlers Still Don’t Have a Balanced Diet – According to a US Study

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I do love it when medical studies echo what I say, or have said, for years. I sometimes feel like a broken record saying and writing the same things, over and over again. According to a recent study in Pediatrics, it seems that I need to keep going, and not stop! This CBC article expanded on the study and really said a lot of what I say every time I speak with a client or at a speaking engagement.

I know parents know that eating a colourful variety of fruits and vegetables, every day, is important for health. I wonder what the disconnect is between knowing it and it actually becoming a reality. When it comes time to feed babies and toddlers, according to their data collected from a total of 2,359 participants, they just aren’t getting enough.

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Is yogurt the best source of probiotics?

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Probiotics are “good” bacteria that survive digestion and reach our intestines. They can be found in fermented foods like kefir, yogurt, sauerkraut, miso, kimchi, kombucha and a supplement; pill or powder. They’re a bit like water soluble vitamins – go in and do their job and then get excreted, although we don’t ever lose the billions that we have, a bunch go down the toilet with a bowel movement, so they need to be constantly replenished.

Antibiotics are a different story, they are after bacteria to kill off and while we want them to kill whatever bacteria is making us sick, they also kill our good bacteria or probiotics. Replenishing is key.

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