I'm going to be having bunion surgery.
Q. Dear Terry, “I'm going to be having bunion surgery, which will require quite a long recovery time while the bone heals. Is there anything you could recommend to speed up the bone healing process?” — Vicki H., Milwaukee, WI
A. Dear Vicki, You may want to consider taking horsetail extract standardized to provide 20 mg of silica daily. Many people never think about silica when it comes to bone health, but it is one of the most important minerals we need. Because silica is poorly absorbed, you want to look for a product that contains plant-based silica and bioflavonoids, blended with marine lipids. This greatly increases absorption and will help you achieve the best benefits. I recommend taking 800 mg of the specialized, standardized horsetail extract three times daily.
When it comes to supporting the body’s healing process, it really does take a full family of nutrients. So, if you are not already taking one, I would also recommend adding a multivitamin and mineral formula to your daily regimen. Look for a premium formula that provides a comprehensive assortment of essential nutrients – including vitamin D, calcium, and boron – all important in building strong bones.
Good luck and best wishes for a speedy recovery!
Terry . . . Naturally