I have a wound that will not heal. It started with rib surgery in May 2012. All my docs and nurses, including a body healer who is veggie, told me to eat beef. My protein count is low. I need higher than normal protein to help with healing. So I've eaten as much beef as I have in my whole life and I'm 63! Apparently, it's the quality of the protein as much as the the amount. I am distrustful of this opinion, but haven't found much on the web and can't afford a holistic doctor. I'm eating lots of veggies, tofu, tempeh and doing qi gong. I've got a vegan supplement shake which tastes horrible.
I've now gotten an infection on a rib. I'm going in for another surgery next week over the same wound. The dr. is going to try to get me out of the hospital ASAP to avoid any more infections. That means I won't have to eat too many hospital "vegetarian" meals.
Any knowledge? Advice? Resources? for mega-protein?
Thanks.

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My personal belief is you do not need to eat beef. Have you tried tahini, beans, grains, other nut butter and nut milks fortified with B vitamins and calcium? How about essential oils? I wish you luck witht eh next surgery and healing.

Hi.Got through surgery fine. My protein level is still too low. Now I'm wondering whether I have a problem absorbing protein. I eat all the things you suggested except "essential oils." What do you mean?

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