Pre- and Post- Surgery Adrenal Support

Pre- and Post- Surgery Adrenal Support

Meet Annabelle. My client. Annabelle struggled with bad teeth and needed dental surgery. 

Annabelle is finally feeling the best she has felt in 20 years!!! Medical Medium protocols worked wonders for her health. Yet, she still struggled with crashes now and then and she asked me what she was missing.  

She knew that a dentist visit would make her crash and was really afraid of getting the dental treatment she so badly needed. After talking about her options with me, she came to understand the link between her adrenal health (aka adrenal triggers) and her overall health. This empowered her when visiting the dentist and she was no longer afraid of the medications and drugs administered. 

She followed my suggestions and asked for a type of anesthetic during dental work that does not include epinephrine. She said that this simple swap has made a huge difference in how she feels after going to the dentist. 


Want to know which anesthetic she requested? Keep reading! 


Medical interventions have a solid place in the world, and have helped us save many lives – especially in emergency medicine. I believe that if we learn more about what is going into our bodies during a medical procedure, we can better support our bodies.  It is critical to make the choice that is truly best for you and to do that, you must maked an informed decision i.e. understanding all risks and benefits. 


You have more choices than you think!

When it comes to dental or surgical procedures, most people think the decision is simply whether to have the procedure or not. But when you understand that you have the right to know what drugs are being used on you during a procedure (most of them are part of the basic standard of care offered at a hospital), you will find that you have more choices than you thought. Not all the drugs offered are the best choice for you or even necessary at all under certain circumstances. Ask questions and learn all you can before any procedure and use the guidelines below to advocate for yourself and make a better decision. 

Things To Discuss Prior To Surgery

Here are some tips for anyone who has an upcoming surgery that I have learned from Paula Bennett, a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Health Coach, and admin in my membership program, the Intuitive Healing Community. (Thank you Paula for sharing this information with us.)

  • Generally, a pre-op sedative, such as Versed (Midazolam) is ordered. This is a benzodiazepine. Anthony talks about this type of medication in the first Medical Medium book and it does feed EBV. You can ask to skip it, if you wish, unless you are very nervous. 
  • If you are having a surgery in which there tends to be more blood loss (colon, spine, hip replacement, or any surgery in which they type your blood), consider stopping vitamin C and curcumin 2 weeks before and after the surgery as these supplements can increase bleeding.
  • Generally, a local anesthetic is injected into the wound after surgery. Ask that they omit the epinephrine (added to decrease bleeding). Carbocaine is the best option, followed by Lidocaine next, and then Bupivacaine. (Carbocaine is best for dental surgery too).


Once you’ve made the decision to have a surgical procedure and you’ve discussed with your surgeon/ anesthesiologist how you want to handle the medications, you’ve made a huge step in minimizing the effects of the surgery as much as possible from a medical point of view. But as we know in the Medical Medium community, there is so much more you can do to support your health with food, supplements, herbs, and homeopathics.


Natural Support Pre- and Post-Op – Managing your Adrenaline Exposure 

Here are some important pre- and post-op support tips. (The following tips are based on Medical Medium information.)


Pre-Op Support

Increase these foods prior to surgery: 

  • Apricots – boost growth of red and white blood cells
  • Pomegranates – strengthen red and white blood cells
  • Burdock – enhances white blood cells and killer cells
  • Chaga – strengthens white blood cells by increasing production of lymphocytes, monocytes, neutrophils, basophils, and eosinophils; strengthens red blood cells and balances blood platelets
  • Raw Honey – strengthens neutrophils and macrophages (white blood cells)
  • Bring some music and earbuds along so that you can listen to something relaxing prior to going back to surgery – Think: Keep your adrenals calm! Meditation can also help with this.

The best way to prepare your body for surgery is to eat as clean as possible in the days and weeks leading up to it. Think lots and lots of wild blueberries! After surgery you want to flush out the toxins with life-giving fluids and focus on heavy metal detox.


Post-Op Support: 

  • Arnica homeopathy is very helpful for pain. Use Arnica 200 c every 15 minutes on the day of surgery for an hour. Then every 2 hours for the rest of the day. Monitor how the pain feels. The day after surgery take 3 – 4 doses (a dose is 2 – 3 pellets). This is a general guideline. If you need specific support, contact a homeopath or a practitioner who is familiar with your history. 
  • A combination of Magnesium Glycinate, Magnesium L-Threonate, Curcumin, and Nettle Leaf is also helpful for pain.
  • Take comfort in knowing that anesthesia is much safer now than it was in past years.


It is important to stand behind any decision that you make and embrace it, because you don’t want to allow worry and stress to lead to additional toxic adrenaline in your body. You are empowered by this information and can take the proper steps to protect you and your adrenals. 


For those of you looking for additional support on how to apply and use these guidelines for yourself,  you can get personal support in the Live Intuitive Adrenal Reset Program launched on November 1st. We have over 10 Medical Medium practitioners supporting you in a 24/7 Q&A forum. Live Q&A calls with me. Ask me your burning questions so you can take your health to the next level.  It’s one to not miss, if you would like to get more structured support and help in finding the missing adrenal triggers that may be affecting YOUR LIFE. Many who have done the program have said it is LIFE-CHANGING. I could not agree more. I look forward to seeing you there. Click here to join. 


14 thoughts on “Pre- and Post- Surgery Adrenal Support”

  1. Susan DiBrita

    I am having surgery in September and it is a 5 hour job. What should I be doing before and after surgery. I hear that I should not be doing cleanses 4-6 weeks before surgery. Take adrenal snacks after surgery. Can you tell me what blood building foods I should be eating before and after surgery. What supplements I should stop taking and what I should be taking before and after surgery. Thank you for all you do for us. Also could you tell me the information that I need to do if I was going to make an appointment with you to get some help and how much that would cost.

  2. Hi Muneeza,

    Thank you for this posting! Very helpful. One question I’d hoped you would have answered is what about antibiotics? I’m less than two weeks from (somewhat extensive) oral surgery and I fear antibiotics. I’ve been engaged in MM food/supplement protocols for over 4 years and have healed many conditions/symptoms. I’ve not had to encounter the question of antibiotics. In particular, I am wondering if Olive Leaf extract and Mullein Leaf extract could possibly replace the need for the antibiotic?

    Secondarily, I now take 3 caps of both Micro-C and Curcumin (both Vimergy); should I halt those completely 2 weeks before and after the surgery? That’s what I understood from your post, but just wanted to be double sure!

    Thank you for your guidance, Muneeza!


    1. Dannette, I am so glad you found it helpful. The reason it is tough to write about antibiotics here on a public blog, is because often if I say anything about avoiding them, it would be going against medical advice which I do not wish to do, because this really ought to be examined on a case by case basis. Some people have strong immunity and can rely on the antivirals alone. Some people need the antibiotics, either because it was a big surgery and/ or their immune system is weak. Goldenseal and garlic are really powerful natural antibiotics. It is best to follow the timeframe of your doctor, they usually advise one week prior but not after. I mentioned 2 weeks for extra precaution.

  3. Hi there! I have a 6 year old daughter who has a few cavities and has severe anxiety with the dentist and they want to put her under anesthesia for the appointment. I feel super nervous about it and was hoping I could get your thoughts on it. Are there alternatives? Or is detoxing after the procedure enough to get it out of her system and not cause long term health problems? Thank you!!

  4. Can you drink celery juice in the weeks/days before major surgery? Example-In the 2 weeks Pre-Op abdominoplasty, can you drink 32-64oz celery juice daily? Or will in interfere with the general anesthesia?

    1. Nancy, many of my clients have done drunk celery juice in the lead up to surgery with no problems. I have never heard of a surgeon saying it will interfere with surgery – and I have had many clients who have done it and been fine.

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  6. Wow what a great read. Thank you. Back in 2018 they asked me for my very first MRI with contrast to see what was going on with my double vision. They found a brain tumor and I had to contact ANOTHER doctor for that. They insisted I do another MRI with contrast. I refused!!! I told them that they had an MRI in front of them that’s only three weeks old. They were very unseat me and made me wait over one month before contacting me back. I waited. They contacted me and informed me that it was highly unusual and they would accept the MRI they had. Boom. I was NOT going to put more poison s in my body when they already had one from another doctor.

  7. Thank you this is so helpful! I’m about to go in for knee surgery in a week, and I’m going to call my dr right now and set up these suggestions

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