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The key to recovering from heart surgery

The moment you wake up in a hospital, there’s really just one thing on your mind: getting the heck OUT of there!

There are PRISONS that are more comfortable than some of those joints. Hospitals can be so bad that I once knew a guy who tried to bribe his doc into signing his discharge papers a couple days early.

It didn’t work.

So today, I’m going to share with you a secret my buddy didn’t try — a little trick that’ll get you on your feet and out the door faster if you’re laid up after heart surgery.

We’re not talking a difference of hours… but DAYS sooner.

And if you’ve been following my advice, this simple secret is something you’re already doing.

Take some fish oil!

New research finds that seniors who take fish oil supplements BEFORE their heart surgery get home an average of 2.4 days sooner than seniors who take a placebo supplement.

The study doesn’t show why, but c’mon. Is this really worthy of an episode of Unsolved Mysteries?

The omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil are absolutely critical to heart function, and help make sure your ticker beats steady as the drummer in a marching band.

That beat-keeping benefit is the key reason for the early dismissals, too, as the study also finds fish oil cuts the risk of one of the most serious complications of heart surgery.

That’s when your marching band beat goes haywire, giving you a wild new rhythm — an irregular heartbeat condition called atrial fibrillation. But the study in the journal Clinical Nutrition finds it’s a risk you won’t have to worry much about if you take fish oil.

For the record, even if you’re not going in for heart surgery, omega-3 fatty acid supplements will slash your a-fib risk or help keep the condition under control if you already have it.

It’s not just fish oil… and it’s not just heart patients. Good nutrition including multivitamins and omega-3 fatty acids will help keep you upright no matter what risks you face.

And if you’re going into the hospital — or are already in one — common-sense good nutrition will help spring you free ASAP.

A 2013 study found hospitalized seniors given nutritional shakes loaded with vitamins shave nearly two days off their hospital stays AND have a lower risk of going right back into the hospital days or weeks later (in other words, every senior’s nightmare).

If you want to do even better, don’t wait until you’re laid up to see the light.

Start boosting your nutrients today. Take some fish oil and a quality multi daily so your body is armed and ready for war — because you never know when you’ll be in a battle for your life.

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