Having Surgery: How to Prepare for Optimal Recovery – Carolyn Dean MD ND


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You think you may need surgery. Perhaps your family physician has referred you to a surgeon or suggested that you have surgery. Maybe a friend had the same condition you do and had to have surgery, so you are afraid you will too. Don’t assume you need surgery; you may be able to return to good health without an invasive procedure.

There are situations where surgery is nearly impossible to avoid. If your appendix is inflamed and about to rupture, surgery is the only treatment.

The same is true for badly broken bones and medical emergencies.

There will be situations where medications, physical therapy, and lifestyle changes can dramatically improve your health. BUT if you’ve given the non-surgical therapies a chance without success, it may be time to consider surgery.

So, for the sake of clarity and the purposes of today’s radio show topic, we will assume your surgery is necessary, that you have received a second and perhaps a third opinion from highly credentialed doctors, and that the benefits outweigh the risks. The next step is to 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 – positive, empowered, and attentive – who will be by your side during appointments with your surgeon and waiting for you after you return from the surgical suite.

Next step – prepare your body and your mind for the process! So few people really take this part seriously – yet, it can be the most important step you take.

Of course, each of us has first-hand experience with the body’s abilities to heal itself. No one’s life is free from injury and pain, and we have observed the incredible process of our cuts being repaired and our illnesses fought off. The process seems nothing short of miraculous. As extraordinary as it is, there are many factors which facilitate or hinder the process. Some of these factors are under our own control and can be influenced by our thoughts and emotions. Others are influenced by the nutrients and physical care we give our bodies prior to and after the surgery.

Tonight on our internet based radio show, we’ll  be talking with Dr. Carolyn Dean about How To Prepare for Optimal Recover from a Surgical Procedure along with a wide range of health topics and safe solutions. You will love hearing the beneficial interactions with our callers and hosts alike including the body/mind connection, identifying the ‘conflict’ in the ‘conflict basis’ of disease and much more!!

SO…be sure join us this evening for another wonderful, information-packed broadcast. If you yourself are unable to make the show, you have the option to email me [Ginney] and have your question or comment included in our MailBag Segment that is featured in Hour Two. Remember, the valuable information, suggestions, and insights about your health choices can always be discussed with your doctor, should you choose to do so.

Carolyn Dean MD ND has been on for eight years offering practical strategies to improve health, vitality, and well-being the natural way. As a medical doctor, naturopath, certified clinical nutritionist and master of many modalities including acupuncture and homeopathy, Carolyn Dean MD ND  authored over 33 books and publications including The Magnesium Miracle, 3rd Edition available exclusively at
In addition to the recognition lavished on her by her many customers, clients, and listeners Dr. Dean has received several prestigious awards including “The Arrhythmia Alliance Outstanding Medical Contribution to Cardiac Rhythm Management Services Award 2012” at The Heart Rhythm Congress organized by The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), Sept 23-26, 2012 and the Integrative Medicine Award presented at the Sacred Fire Gala in September 2014.
For a full disclosure of the effects of magnesium and mineral supplementation as well as research and contraindications please visit
*Dr. Dean does have a financial interest in the sale of ReMag Liquid Magnesium, ReMyte Multi Mineral Solution, and ReCalcia Calcium Solution.
Please note that the information and opinions expressed on these broadcasts are not designed to constitute advice or recommendations as to any disease, ailment, or physical condition. You should not act or rely upon any information contained in these broadcasts without seeking the advice of your personal physician. If you have any questions about the information or opinions expressed during these broadcasts, please contact your doctor.

4 replies »

  1. I got the magnesium sipping it makes me feel sleepy and immobile to do anything. How can this be used otherwise. If this is all that it is talked about I want in on it. Any ifeas

  2. Hello, Diane! GINNEY emailing you today. There are lots of factors that influence your initial experience with ReMag – have you read Dr. Dean’s article about that? It’s here:

    In the beginning the ReMag made me sleepy a bit, too, so I just started taking it at night instead – it may be a sign that your body does need rest to process the biological functions that magnesium initiates. This is an initial phase and passes quickly – but again, try use it in the evening and see how that goes – also read the article I send you for more clarification.

  3. Hi I’m Lynda from Australia and I have been following with interest. Brief history is that I am 53 yrs young,haha. I was a fit size 10 (au size) 178 cms and 72 kgs. I was a single mum but swam laps, rode my jetski. I had a sudden adult onset asthma attack and my ex Doctor had me on prednisone for 2 years……12 years later I’m still trying to wean off…..I have too many conditions from prednisone to list but I’v had 2 spinal surgeries anteriorly after a fall at work (brittle bones) both feet planter faciattis and spur release surgeries. I had MAC disease, my immunity suppressed,I had thermoplasty procedures in 3 lobes through my own research. Ihave oesophagus spasm, silent reflux which I’v managed to almost eliminate myself. Now I have brittle skin, cushing syndrome, underactive thyriod, bladder issues from nerve damage. I also have bronchectisis.I am down to 10 mgs of prednisone but I’m on nebulisers and simbacort, spiriva, Alvesco and ventalin puffers, I’v been on the most horendous drugs in the past, flouride straight to the brain, moxifloxacin, ripampicin, clarithromycin and loads more. I took control 5 yrs ago giving up soft drink, fast food, I try and eat alkaline, I take magnesium, zinc, flaxseedI drink filtered water that had the minerals in it, I take cannabis oil for pain ( I have so many fractures below where I am fused, I was fused from L2/3 L3/4 L5/6 mmmm yes the extra bone there….yes I’m a reacurring customer and about to go through major spine surgery next week, one procedure, spinal fusion,spinal rhizolysis,total laminectomy, next day spine,bone graft from back,internal fixatin and spinal rhizolysis, paravertebral nerves, muliple levels. Uuuuuuugggghhhh, I’v already put this off 3 times. What else can I do to prepare for surgery and my recovery givin that prednisone slows healing? And is there anything I can do to that I’m not doing to get off this horrible steroid. I hope you can answer me.

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