In the realm of breast implant concerns, the concept of "detox" is frequently discussed. While detoxing post-explant is crucial for restoring health by eliminating toxins and heavy metals from the body, the question arises: What can be done before explant to support the body? In response to a query from one of our members in the private Facebook support group, I delve into the importance of prepping the body for explant surgery and provide safe methods to achieve this.
If you're grappling with breast implant illness, you might be experiencing symptoms such as fatigue, digestive issues, weight challenges, brain fog, allergies, chemical sensitivities, headaches, skin problems, joint/muscle discomfort, mood swings, and more. The key is to prepare the body adequately for detoxification post-explant and enhance natural functions. This involves reducing the overall burden on the body and opening up detoxification channels—a crucial preparatory phase.
Commencing the preparation for detoxification before explant is entirely possible. Here's how:
- Sole Water: Restore minerals essential for energy production by incorporating sole water into your routine. This aids in addressing mineral imbalances caused by heavy metal toxicity.
- Clean Up Your Diet: Kickstart your detox by cleaning up your diet. Eliminate gluten, switch to healthy fats like coconut oil, choose non-GMO, organic produce, and opt for pasture-raised meats and wild-caught fish.
- Eliminate Environmental Stressors: Swap conventional household and personal care products for healthier alternatives to reduce toxic exposure in your environment.
- Sleep Hygiene: Prioritize quality sleep, especially when preparing for surgery and recovery. Adequate sleep is crucial for proper detoxification and healing.
- Testing: Consider functional lab work to assess your toxicity levels and overall function. This information helps tailor your post-explant approach for effective healing and detoxification.
After these preliminary steps, focus on deeper preparations for detoxing post-explant:
- Colon: Ensure regular bowel movements (2-4 times a day) to prevent toxin reabsorption. A healthy colon is essential for efficient detoxification.
- Kidneys: Support kidney detoxification by drinking sufficient filtered water and incorporating kidney-friendly fruits and vegetables into your diet. Avoid alcohol and caffeine, which can strain the kidneys.
- Liver and Gallbladder: Reduce toxin exposure and support liver function by staying well-hydrated, consuming lemon water, eating fiber-rich foods, and avoiding gluten, processed foods, and other known irritants.
- Castor Oil Packs: Boost liver function gently with castor oil packs, promoting circulation, lymphatic drainage, and improved detoxification.
- Blood and Lymph: Support proper detoxification by engaging in rebounding, dry brushing, lymphatic massage, yoga, stretching, and general exercise.
- Skin and Lungs: Enhance detoxification through the skin with detox baths and sweating, either through exercise or an infrared sauna post-explant.
- Deep Breathing: Promote toxin elimination and reduce stress through deep breathing exercises, focusing on diaphragmatic breathing.
- Targeted Supplements and True Binders Post-Explant: Consider a post-explant detox program with a qualified practitioner, incorporating targeted supplements and true binders to address cellular function and chronic toxin exposures.
Ultimately, a comprehensive detox program focusing on the 5R's—Remove, Regenerate, Restore, Reduce, and Reestablish—can contribute significantly to post-explant healing.