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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, JULY 2, 2010 By Debbie Safra Licensed Aesthetician Nutritional support for healthy skin is an impor- tant component after injury whether accidental or from surgical interventions. Even noninvasive modalities such as laser, intense pulse light, micro-dermabrasion, and chemical peels will create a wound that will call upon the body to heal itself and rejuvenate skin tissue, Wound healing consists of five stages ranging from inflammation to the end stage of tissue remod- eling. Each phase overlaps to the next and involves a natural process of cellular and bio- chemical response requiring adequate blood and nutrients to the site of the injury. The Nutrients for skin repair the damaged tissue and rate of recovery time. There are many nutrients the body requires for suc- cessful wound healing. Most of the nutrients can be found by ingesting a multivitamin and eating nutritious foods and drinking plenty of water. Poor nutrition is associated withslower healing, increased complications, higher risk for infection, unstable colla- gen formation and excessive scarring. Several cofactors involving nutrients in tissue regenera- tion have been shown to im- prove healing. Advising your physician of all medications, vitamins and herbal remedies you ingest before undergo- ing surgery is recommended since they can have an effect healing. Listedbelow are a few common nutrients the body utilizes for wound healing. Vitamin A is required for bone tissue development and immune system function. It cannot be synthesized by the human body and is derived from carotenoids consumed in the diet. Vitamin A in wound healing promotes epithelial cell growth. Vitamin C, known as ascor- bic acid, is a cofactor for the synthesis of collagen, tissue repair and protects against bruising. Vitamin E is tile most abun- dant lipid-soluble antioxidant valued for speeding wound healing and used topically for many years in skin care to prevent scar formation, Zinc is a trace mineral es- sential for DNA synthesis, cell division and protein synthesis, overallhealthoftheindividual on blood clotting, anesthesia can influence the outcome of and the expected outcome of Getting to your real ideal weight By Sandee Nebel, MS, LMHC Go in for regular mainte- nance Sadly, some people take better care of their cars than their bodies. Keep up with your check-ups, blood work. eye exams, dental cleanings, etc. Be good to the planet--In- crease your environmental awareness and social respon- sibility. It feels good when you know you're doing your part. Feed your mind Pay at- tention to what you're pay- ing attention to. Change the channel, turn off the noise and choose to nourish your mind and soul with enrich- ing and beautiful sensory information. Keep your body happy Create an individualized self-care plan. Every person has unique needs for nutri- tion. movement and other lifestyle habits. Consult a professional to collaborate and for accountability. Find your passion Have something other than food or eating behaviors that fills up your soul and eases the emp- tiness you may be feeling. If there is something in life you feel passionate about, it is an incredible motivator to keep up with the rest of a serf-care plan. The excitement of a new diet or workout routine will fade pretty quickly, but once you've lit the fire of a passion, that stays with you. It gives you something to wake up for every day. Quiet the voices of society and all of the outside talk about food and weight. Work on what drives your eating Sandee Nebel, MS, LMHC and exercise and what main- tains the disordered eating. What do you think your body and soul might tell you about what is healthy for you? Sandee Nebel, MS, is a licensed mental health coun- selor in the state of Florida. She is in private practice at White Picket Fence Counsel- ing Center, LLC in Winter Park and is president of the Eating Disorder Network of Central Florida, a not- for-profit group for profes- sionals. She specializes in treating eating disorders, food addiction, compulsive overeating and issues related to these disorders. She is a frequent guest lecturer in local schools and colleges, as well as workshop and group facilitator in her commu- nity. She works individually with her clients and their families on recovery from disordered eating and food addiction. There is a lot of hype in the United States right now about fighting obesity, from Michel!e Obama's Let's Move Initiative to Jamie Oliver's Food Revolu- tion. and these are certainly commendable efforts. But an unintended impact of this focus on weight is that it can lead some people to develop an unhealthy relationship with weight and food. resulting in eating disorders such as an- orexia, bulimia or compulsive overeating. Though these campaigns are focused on weight loss and healthy eating habits for health's sake, there is still so much focus in our culture on the appearance of thinness as the ideal. This muddies the water when embarking on life- style changes with diet. Focus on the perfect weight as a goal will take away fromtheprocess of making permanent change a success. Following a healthy program and exploring the personal discoveries along the way is what is takes to end up yielding the ultimate weight. The truth is that every one of us has our own ideal level of health that includes our physical health and body size. but it also includes our emotional health, our mental health, our spiritual health and our overall wellness and enjoyment of life. To be the best you that you can be. forget about any pres- sure to be a certain weight and just keep these five tips in mind: which are necessary for tissue regeneration and repair. The body's demand for zinc is at its highest from the onset of a wound through the inflam- matory stage and the demand lowers when inflammation had subsided. Bromelain, an enzyme de- rived from the pineapple plant taken orally is anti-inflamma- tory, bruising, pain and heal- ing time following trauma and surgical procedures. Glucosamine, a building block known as Hyaluronic acid, is one of the main glycos- aminoglycan secreted during tissue repair. Protein prevents delayed healing and surgical compli- cations. Protein is the larg- est component in the body after water. Lack of protein prolongs the inflammatory phase and delays wound heal- ing. The elderly have a higher protein requirement due to a decreased ability to synthesize proteins. Amino acids such as Arginine and Glutamine are the building blocks of protein and are essential for repairing various parts of the body. For the body to repair properly, protein intake prior to surgery will help build the immune system and red blood cells. Plant proteins consist of soybeans (tofu), nuts, beans, whole grains and seeds. Ani- mal proteins consist of lean red meat, chicken, turkey, fish, eggs, low fat dairy. Fatty. acids. Omega 3s are unsaturated fatty acids from Counsel for Caregivers seminars free every month Orange County's Commis- Other programs include: teractions." with a represen- sion on Aging has announced its July - December schedule for the Counsel for Caregiv- ers seminar series, held on the third Thursday of every month at the Orlando Public Library, 101 E. Central Blvd. in Orlando. Since its inception in Sep- tember 2009, the series has featured a different speaker each month, and awide variety of caregiving topics. On July 5, the topic will be "The Health Care Reform Law: What's in it foryou," presented by a representative fromAARP. Aug. 19. "Eider Law," with CarolynSawyer of Sawyer & Sawyer, P.A. Sept. 16, "Social Security 101," with Lonnie Brown. Na- tional Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare. Oct. 21. "options in Home Care." with Marsha Lorenz of Seniors First. ' Nov. 18, "Navigating Fam- ily Dynamics on the Caregiv- ing Journey," with Alison Issen, Hospice of the Com- forter. Dec. 16, "Medication Man- agement and Prescription In- tative from Florida Hospital. These Third Thursday presentations will be held from 12:10 - 12:50 p.m. in the Albertson Room on the third floor of the library. A compli- mentary lunch is provided to the first 50 registrants at or 407-836-7446. "Feedback on this series is phenomenally positive," says the Commission of Aging, "and we consistently hear how appreciative caregivers are to learn more about the issues they face." PAGE -"- fish oil that helps regulate inflammatory responses, pro- tects tissues and supports immune function. B Vitamins (B Complex includes the complete B vi- tamins) support protein me- tabolism and cellular energy production. One B vitamin in particular--Dexpanthenol or D-panthenol--is used topically in skin care to reduce erthema and increase skin elasticity to help with tissue regeneration. D-panthenol, when absorbed into the skin, converts to Pantothenic acid (US). Homeopathic Arnica Mon- tana reduces bruising and swelling and can be used prior to surgery for prevention measures for bruising. Eating Disorders Body Image Binge and Emotional Overeating Weight Management Food Addiction We offer individual, group and family counseling. Visit us on the web at or call for information about how we can help. Sandee S. Nebel, M.S. 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