Help Your Patients Help Themselves with Immunonutrition
Surgery, chemotherapy, and cancer treatments are some of the most physically stressful situations patients face today. Luckily, the human body is an amazing creation built with mechanisms that allow us to not only survive as a species, but thrive, adapt, and improve under stress. Today, we have the scientific knowledge and experience to optimize our body’s natural defense mechanisms even under the most high-stress events, such as cancer treatment and surgery. This process of optimizing our bodies to combat stress is called immunonutrition, and it is quickly becoming one of the most popular components of surgery recovery.
Immunonutrition is the process of using natural nutrients to optimize our immune system and combat stress. Although immunonutrition itself may be a relatively new scientific breakthrough, it is rooted in something humans have done for centuries: using natural remedies to treat illness. For the last 20 years, physicians, dietitians, and other scientific researchers have worked together to study what specific nutrients have the greatest impact on our bodies ability to heal. Today, those essential nutrients have been identified as Arginine, Glutamine, Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Nucleotides, and Antioxidants. Finding a way to make these ingredients work together is key to effective healing.