DENVER, Nov. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gregory A. Buford is proud to announce the release of his latest book, Eat, Drink, Heal—and it's not your typical diet book. With contributions from certified nutritionist John Friedstein, Eat, Drink, Heal offers up specific plans so patients can make smart nutritional decisions to optimize healing after surgery. Highlights include "Hacking Your Healing: Optimizing the Mind-Body Connection" and detailed instructions on choosing the right macronutrients, micronutrients, and supplements to support your system both before and after surgery. Eat, Drink, Heal is a valuable resource for anyone undergoing elective or non-elective surgery. In fact, the book helps fill a critical gap in patient education: despite the proven impact of a healthy diet on the human body under normal conditions, doctors often treats patients without consideration for nutrition's impact on patient health and outcomes. "As a surgeon and strong believer in the power of healthy food, I have always been surprised about the lack of education within the medical profession about how food can help—or hinder—the healing process," Dr. Buford explains. "Quite simply, we can do better. By recognizing the value of good nutrition both before and after surgery, we can provide better results to our patients." Dr. Buford hopes to change how patients think about preparing for and healing from surgery. "Readers, instead of feeling everything is out of their control when it comes to surgery, will come away knowing they have the power to maximize the benefits of medical procedures," states Dr. Buford. "In addition to all the plans and recipes, I list specific labs that should be drawn before surgery—essential information for any patient wanting an optimal outcome. In short, this book should be used by anyone who is either scheduled for or considering any surgical procedure."