From the Desk of Carolyn Dean MD ND
We will assume your surgery is necessary, that you have received a second and perhaps a third opinion and that the benefits outweigh the risks. Choose a surgeon who has a good track record with your type of surgery and with whom you can communicate your needs.
Also, choose a caregiver who will be by your side during appointments with your surgeon and waiting for you after you return from the surgical suite. If you eat an optimum diet and take our Completement Formulas before surgery, you will recover faster.
Avoid Natural Blood Thinners
According to some sources, ginkgo, garlic, ginger, and ginseng all have slight blood-thinning properties, which make them excellent for the heart and circulation, but they should be stopped 10 days before surgery. However, I might add that traditional herbalists say that it is concentrated herbs manufactured to contain high amounts of their most active ingredient that act like medicines and cause such symptoms, not herbal teas or whole herb capsules.
Omega-3 fatty acids and Vitamin E have natural blood thinning qualities, so most doctors recommend avoiding them 10 days before surgery. Omega-3 should be put aside for 10 days.
Bach Flowers, Prayer & Visualization
In preparation, take a Bach Flower Remedy such as Rescue Remedy (available in health food stores) to approach your surgery as calmly as possible. Visualization, relaxation, and affirmation tapes are available in your local health food store or online to help achieve a calm state of mind and to influence the subconscious that all will go well during the surgery, that the body will heal rapidly, and that health will be restored.
You can study the Bach Flowers and see if there are any other emotions that you wish to get under control before your surgery. Prayer and visualization can be important resources. Some practitioners advise patients to visualize their complete hospital stay and all procedures orchestrated to perfection. In the hospital, you can continue to take Rescue Remedy every time you see your doctor and use your iPod to listen to healing tapes and messages.
There are three major iatrogenic medications that can be used in and around your surgery and they all have the potential to poison the body with fluorine.
- Ciprofloxacin is an antibiotic commonly used in preop and postop surgical care. Cipro is an organofluoride drug. Fluoride drugs can release fluorine ions that can potentially bind magnesium creating a magnesium fluoride compound that depletes magnesium and deposits in joints and tendons.
Antibiotics can open the door to Yeast Overgrowth. As soon as you have recovered from your surgery, you can embark on a yeast detox protocol using soil-based probiotics and stabilized ions of picometer silver in a liquid solution.
- Organofluorinated anesthetics are used in most surgeries today.
- Ironically, an organofluoride antiarrhythmia drug, Flecainide is used post surgically to treat the heart rhythm reactions to organofluoride anesthetics, which cause magnesium depletion.
I’m firmly on the side of the fence that knows fluoride is dangerous and should be avoided. I am very concerned that it is in many commonly used drugs. You can find out if F = fluorine is in your drugs by typing the drug name into Wikipedia.
The drug companies would have you believe that the fluorine ion in a drug stays bound to that drug and the drug stays intact from the time you take it until you eliminate it. But the body is not a static test tube; enzymes are chipping away at drugs; intestinal organisms can’t leave them alone. The body is a very dynamic test tube and drugs are broken down and fluorine is released.
With up to 80% of the population being low in magnesium, and with the extra losses incurred by the stress of surgery and the drugs used in surgery you have to take enough stabilized ions of picometer magnesium in a liquid solution to get you through it.
Rarely will doctors measure magnesium before, during or after surgery. However, I was encouraged to hear, at a March, SDRM – Magnesium in Health and Disease-2019 meeting at the NIH, several researchers talk about using the ionized magnesium (iMag) test in critical care settings. Hopefully that trend will continue and expand to testing the general population to help overcome the epidemic of magnesium deficiency in the population.
- Eat a healthy, anti-inflammatory diet to give yourself a better chance at healing from surgery. That means, avoiding gluten, dairy, and sugar. These foods and non-foods can be allergenic, difficult to digest, pro-inflammatory, and also encourage yeast overgrowth.
- When yeast overgrows, it produces 78 different toxins that can cross-react with various body tissues and distract the immune system from allowing your body to heal. If you have had Covid or the Covid shot and suspect you have yeast overgrowth, doing our yeast protocol will be very helpful to remove inflammatory toxins and take the burden off your immune system, which is also your wound healing system. Use a soil-based probiotic and a picometer silver solution for support.
- Take stabilized ions of picometer magnesium in a liquid solution in the weeks before surgery to build up your magnesium stores to protect your heart and brain from the stress of surgery; to prevent blood clots to the lungs and brain; to prevent arrhythmia; to detoxify the anesthetic; and for optimum healing. Optimally your surgeon should add 1.5 to 2 grams of magnesium sulfate to your intravenous line during surgery. Please ask for a magnesium IV and provide a copy of The Magnesium Miracle® to your doctor for reference.
- Take up to 4 tsp of stabilized ions of picometer magnesium in a liquid solution for a few weeks before surgery. Sip it through the day to avoid the laxative effect. Ask your friends and family to supply you with sea-salted drinking water with added stabilized ions of picometer magnesium solution (2-3 tsp a day), a picometer multi-mineral solution (1.5 tsp a day) and picometer liquid silver (3 tsp a day) while in hospital. Put a picometer magnesium lotion in an empty body lotion jar and take it to the hospital to apply to any available body parts after surgery while you are only able to suck ice chips. Ask your anesthetist to put magnesium in your IV and give you IV magnesium after surgery. A stabilized ions of picometer magnesium in a liquid solution will definitely help with pain control and along with Arnica will lessen your need for painkillers.
- A picometer multi-mineral solution and sea salt will supply all your trace minerals that will support the immune system, the thyroid, and the adrenals.
- When you are permitted to take supplements, add B vitamins, which contain 4 methylated and 4 food-based B vitamins along with L-methionine and L-taurine. It is a safe, natural detoxifier that assists any condition. The b- vitamins act as cofactors for a vast number of enzyme processes in the body. L-methionine is a precursor to the antioxidant glutathione. Both amino acids are sulfur-based and help sulfation detoxification in the liver while the methyl groups in the B vitamins assist methyl detoxification.
- You are taking a picometer liquid silver to support the immune system against infection. You can begin taking a picometer liquid silver one week before surgery and continue for two weeks after.
- Take a balanced protein powder for superior nutrition. You can begin to take a protein shake when you can drink liquids and before you are allowed to eat solid food.
- Take a liquid ancient grains supplement. The drops provide an unmeasurable and unique life force to the body that allows it to heal and thrive.
The FDA is coming down hard on Homeopathy, so hopefully you have a homeopathic kit on hand or you can obtain these remedies.
Have your caregiver waiting for you in your room when you return from surgery. He or she should immediately begin giving you homeopathic remedies under the tongue. You are told to swallow nothing but water—however, these remedies melt under the tongue and are not swallowed, and they will not interfere with any medications that you may be taking.
* Phosphorus 12X, one dose every hour for three doses; this helps clear the anesthetic effects such as brain fog, lightheadedness, and spaciness.
* Arnica 12X every fifteen to sixty minutes for pain, shock, and swelling. As the pain lessens, take the remedy less often. You may be taking this remedy for a week or two after surgery to lessen your need for painkillers.
* Veretrum album 12X is he homeopathic remedy for recovery from surgery, which you can begin on day 3. Dosage is one dose three times daily
Introducing Foods After Surgery
Even before you are allowed anything by mouth, you can use a picometer magnesium lotion as a skin cream all over your body for pain and inflammation and so you don’t have to take strong pain medication. If you are at the stage of melting ice chips in your mouth and you normally take a liquid ancient grains supplement, you can probably put a few drops under your tongue, hold them there and then swallow them along with your saliva.
When you are allowed liquids, have your family bring organic broths, green drinks, and dilute juices from home in large thermos bottles. Many hospital wards have refrigerators for patients where you can store properly labeled supplies. Beware of the broths and juices that are given as your first hospital feedings after surgery. They usually contain MSG and aspartame – two powerful neurotoxins. Your brain, sensitized by anesthetic, fasting, and stress will respond negatively to these toxins. Post-surgical nausea, sweating, cramping, increased pain, and distress can be caused by these toxins but is blamed on the anesthetic and stress of surgery. Pain medication can also cause nausea and vomiting and deplete you of magnesium.
The beauty of a picometer magnesium solution, a picometer multi-mineral solution, and a picometer liquid silver is that as liquids you can put them in your drinking water as soon as you are allowed to consume liquids. You can also stir in a vitamin C drink powder with 2g of vitamin C or open vitamin C capsules into juice or water to aid healing by helping your liver clear the residues of medications and anesthetic; stimulate kidney function; and also promote bowel movements.
To aid to bowel function, which is most important after surgery, take a teaspoon of olive oil twice daily. You will not be allowed to eat solid foods until your doctor is able to hear bowel sounds with a stethoscope pressed onto your abdomen. Olive oil will lubricate the bowels.
When solid foods are introduced, please try to have family and friends bring you organic food. In the transition to solid food, you can begin with balanced protein powder and vitamin C drink powder with 2g of vitamin C for optimum healing and introduce all the other Completement Formulas but wait one week before taking omega-3.
Be prepared for your surgeon to be shocked at how fast you are healing and recovering because you have followed the above recommendations!
Excerpted from Future Health Now Encyclopedia
Carolyn Dean MD ND
The Doctor of the Future