Friday, April 3, 2009

Day 31

Time to talk about the (exaggerated) vitamin and mineral regime. I know, I know. It's best to get all your nutrients from food. But after the trauma I've been through, Mireille would probably have to eat 20 heads of broccoli a day to fulfill the nutrient requirements to fix me. No thanks.

I admit she's been making a monumental effort to eat well before and after surgery. Lots of fruits and veggies, especially. Big salads full of fancy lettuces, multi-colored crudités and things (c'mon, we all love sprouts don't we?).

So it looks something like this. Calcium / magnesium three times a day plus some extra vitamin D on the side. Gotta rebuild those bones they drilled through. Tons of vitamin C for collagen and tissue repair. Glucosamine / MSM / Chondroitin because they say it's good for us joints. Fish oil for inflammation. Oh, and a multi-vitamin for good measure.

Finally, some B vitamins because all of this is so darn stressful!

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