Are You Fit for Surgery? View More

Are you ready for your upcoming surgery?  Have you done everything you can to help with your recovery?  Or are your habits sabotaging your chances at getting the best results?   Hospitals across the country are adopting surgery fitness programs for their surgical patients.  The goal?  To improve a patient’s health before surgery and minimize… Continue Reading

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YIELD:  Makes 4 servings   INGREDIENTS 3 tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar Juice from ½ lemon Extra-virgin olive oil 3 teaspoons minced or finely grated peeled fresh ginger 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro ¼ teaspoon coriander powder ¼ teaspoon fennel seeds (optional)   1 pound of sea scallops, side… Continue Reading

2020 Food & Supplement Labeling Updates View More

By now, you’ve probably noticed the new nutrition facts on food labels and dietary supplements.  While the new labeling requirements primarily affects packaged foods, it also applies to dietary supplements.   Late last year, VitaMedica started rolling out these labeling changes along with a new and refreshed packaging design.  Even though the packaging and the… Continue Reading

Foods to Eat to Help Healing View More

Do you have an upcoming surgery scheduled? Are you wondering if there is a post surgery diet you can follow that is full of vitamins for recovery?   Eating the right foods after surgery can promote faster healing and minimize the swelling, bruising and inflammation that often accompany a surgical procedure. Certain foods can also… Continue Reading

20 Supplements to Avoid Around Surgery View More

We often associate December with the holidays, visiting with family and giving gifts. But for those with extra vacation days or who have reached their health insurance deductible, the year-end is often a good time to schedule a surgical procedure.   To ensure the best outcome, taking stock of the nutritional supplements you take is… Continue Reading

Arnica Montana Plant View More

Recently, VitaMedica has received a number of emails with questions about Arnica Montana and Bromelain. Since these two botanicals are very popular, and frequently taken together during the peri-operative period, I thought it would be helpful to provide an update to our FAQs for Arnica and Bromelain.   Article Highlights: – Homeopathic Arnica montana has… Continue Reading