Life Extension Suggestions
After an injury, it is very important to maintain an adequate supply of calories to support the increased metabolic state. The following guidelines are suggested:
- Fifty-five percent of calories should come from carbohydrates, mainly complex carbohydrates found in whole-grain foods.
- Twenty percent of calories should come from fats. The addition of EPA/DHA omega-3 fatty acids can help supply these essential fatty acids.
- Twenty-five percent of calories should come from protein. The addition of whey protein to the diet can help guarantee that adequate protein is ingested.
It is also very important that trauma patients stay properly hydrated. They should drink plenty of water throughout the day.
In severe wound conditions, physicians sometimes use hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
In addition, the following vitamins and nutrients may aid the healing process:
- Vitamin A: 25 000 IU daily as beta carotene
- Vitamin C: 1000 – 4000 mg daily
- Zinc: 30 – 90 mg daily
- L-arginine: 2250 – 9000 mg daily
- L-ornithine: 750 – 3000 mg daily
- Glutamine: 1000 – 3000 mg daily
- Bromelain: 500 mg twice daily in an enteric-coated form
- Glucosamine: 1500 mg daily
- Aloe : follow label directions
- Curcumin: Curcumin (as highly absorbed BCM-95®): 400 – 800 mg daily
- Omega-3 fatty acids: 1400 mg EPA and 1000 mg DHA daily
- Whey or Plant protein blend: 17 grams or more daily
Disclaimer and Safety Information
This information (and any accompanying material) is not intended to replace the attention or advice of a physician or other qualified health care professional. Anyone who wishes to embark on any dietary, drug, exercise, or other lifestyle change intended to prevent or treat a specific disease or condition should first consult with and seek clearance from a physician or other qualified health care professional. Pregnant women in particular should seek the advice of a physician before using any protocol listed on this website. The protocols described on this website are for adults only, unless otherwise specified. Product labels may contain important safety information and the most recent product information provided by the product manufacturers should be carefully reviewed prior to use to verify the dose, administration, and contraindications. National, state, and local laws may vary regarding the use and application of many of the treatments discussed. The reader assumes the risk of any injuries. The authors and publishers, their affiliates and assigns are not liable for any injury and/or damage to persons arising from this protocol and expressly disclaim responsibility for any adverse effects resulting from the use of the information contained herein.
The protocols raise many issues that are subject to change as new data emerge. None of our suggested protocol regimens can guarantee health benefits. The publisher has not performed independent verification of the data contained herein, and expressly disclaim responsibility for any error in literature.