However, even today he should be ever careful with what he puts into his body so that he doesn't have any serious side effects.
Years ago, I found out that this same son of mine had had an Appendectomy as a teen. I found out years AFTER the surgery, which shocked me that no one had the decency to let me know about it.
However, with this knowledge I want Jacob to know of my concern that he eat a very healthy diet the rest of his life.
Appendicitis is less common in people who eat foods high in fiber, such as fresh vegetables and fruits.
He should eat very little, to NO alcohol, meat, dairy, sugars, or drugs, which are acidic, including being very careful with prescription drugs. He should stick more to a 'Vegetarian' to 'Vegan' diet if he wants to avoid digestive problems later in life. Just my thoughts as his mother and someone who knows him BETTER than he may know himself. ♥
Foods for Immune Health
Eating the right foods ensures that your body gets the vitamins and minerals it needs to keep your immune system healthy and strong to prevent or fight off infection.
- Vitamin A protects you from infection by helping to maintain the integrity of your digestive and respiratory systems.
- Vitamin C is necessary for the production of antibodies.
- The antioxidant properties in vitamin E protect your cells from damage by free radicals, which can damage cellular membranes and DNA, and raise your risk of illness.
Zinc also helps your body fight off infection because it is necessary for the formation of white blood cells that help make antibodies and perform other immune functions. It also helps maintain skin integrity. Seafood, milk, whole grains, beans and nuts are all good sources of zinc.