Ms. Silver is a practicing physiatrist, a doctor who combines physical medicine with rehabilitation. She treat people with a variety of serious illnesses and injuries.
She advises that in order to speed up your recovery, avoid infection and help recuperate, you need to focus on diet, sleep and movement.
Get certain vitamins and adequate protein. Eat nuts, seeds and legumes, at least 5 portions of fruits and veggies and a 100% RDA (Recommended Daily Requirement) multi-vitamin.
Because some healing processes require sleep to work effectively, get at least 7 - 8 hours (or more!) each night.
Movement gets the blood working. Exercise heals muscles, bones, tendons and ligaments better and faster. After an illness or injury, slowly increase your activity (with your doctor's permission, of course).
YOU have the power to heal. Go for it.