A Message from Dr. Nancy Collins

When people ask me what I do for a living and I tell them I treat wounds, they usually look at me blankly for a few seconds and then say “like a gunshot wound?” While a gunshot is certainly one type of wound, many other types of wounds exist, including wounds from diabetes, burns, surgery, circulatory diseases, and pressure, commonly referred to as bedsores. Some of these wounds heal quickly and easily, while others linger and become an ongoing problem.

Chronic wounds are not only painful, they are costly. The obvious costs include direct medical costs, but the emotional toll is also a cost on the patient, the caregivers, and the health care providers.

Many successful advances have occurred in the topical treatment of wounds during the past decade. However, to build strong, new tissue, you also need right mix of nutrients. This site is dedicated to providing you with all the information you need to promote healing from the inside out.

NUTRITION BITE  

Snacking is allowed

Healthy snacking requires planning ahead. Snacks should contribute to the daily nutritional needs. Some easy, healthy snack ideas are nuts, seeds, raisins, apple wedges, pretzels, cheese sticks, vegetables and hummus dip, single serve cans of fruit, low-fat yogurt, dried fruit, baked chips and salsa, whole wheat crackers, sugar-free gelatin, applesauce, air-popped or light microwave popcorn, baby carrots, sugar-free hot cocoa, or even a small piece of chocolate. Did you know that one Hershey’s Kiss contains only 25 calories? With thoughtful food choices and proper portion control, snacking is a healthy habit that can and should be enjoyed.

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