Silicone Implant Disease
Silicone implant disease affects 95 per cent of all women who choose to augment their breast size by getting silicone breast implants. Symptoms can occur in as little as one to three months following implant surgery, or as long as 20 years later.
Note: Although manufacturers of silicone breast implants maintain that they are safe, holistic health practitioners reject that claim, having witnessed many women become ill as a direct result of receiving breast implants, only to recovery after the implants were removed and natural cures were employed to assist in the recovery process.
Silicone implant disease is considered an autoimmune condition, since the ruptured silicone that leaks into the body causes the immune system to attack itself. The resulting symptoms can vary widely, ranging from painful inflammation of the breasts and nipples, circulatory problems, arthritis, chronic pain and muscle stiffness, hair loss, chronic fatigue and weakness, shedding skin, swelling and congestion of the lymphatic system, liver problems, and significant, unhealthy weight loss. Some women may also develop granuloma, a type of tumor that can occur in both breast and lymph tissue.
Silicone breast implants themselves are the cause of this disease, which occurs when the implants rupture inside the breasts, spilling their contents into the body. Health experts estimate that 95 percent of all silicone implants will rupture or leak sometime after they are implanted.
Prevention is the most obvious way to avoid developing silicone breast implants. If you are considering augmenting your breast size, consider the potential health risks involved.
Women who develop the disease need to have their implants removed. This step must be taken first, before any of the following natural cures can be effective. Most holistic physicians advise that all women with silicone breast implants have them removed, regardless of whether or not they are experiencing health symptoms, regarding implants as a “ticking time bomb” that will sooner or later cause serious health problems for most women who receive them. Once the implants are removed, the following natural cures can be used to assist in the recovery process.
- The best course of action is to avoid receiving implants altogether.
- If you already have implants, you will need to have them removed before proceeding; alternative therapies are not effective until your body is clear of the toxins they produce in the body.
- Emphasize organic, fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as organic whole grains, free-range poultry and wild-caught fish. Also drink plenty of pure filtered water.
- Avoid all processed and chemical foods as well as all refined sugars, flours, carbohydrates, preservatives, artificial sweeteners, alcohol, red meats, saturated fats, hydrogenated and trans-fatty oils. Eliminate allergens.
- Nutrients include, though are not limited to vitamin A, beta carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E, magnesium, selenium, digestive and proteolytic enzymes, hydrochloric acid, N-acetyl-cysteine, psyllium fiber powder, and the amino acid taurine.
- The herb milk thistle can help the liver eliminate toxins caused by implant rupture and leakage.
- Daily aerobic exercise, especially stationary biking and rebounding.
- Daily saunas are also recommended.
As with all diseases this did not happen overnight. The very first thing you must do is see a licensed health professional. Find a list of practitioners in your local area here
Here are some things you can discuss with your practitioner:
- Eliminate Candida: Click here to find out how.
- Do the Hydrogen Peroxide Protocol to strengthen the immune system:
- Drink 3oz of Colloidal Silver, three or four times a day for 60 days www.colloidsforlife.com/ Silver has long been recognised as a powerful natural antibiotic. Colloidal silver is silver that has been removed electronically from its source and then suspended in water. It is used to treat a myriad of diseases.
- Go on a fast to clear your system of toxic waste www.wecarespa.com
Some women who have developed symptoms after silicone breast implants find that colon hydrotherapy helps to remove silicone from the body. It is believed that as the pore size of the envelope enclosing the implant is larger than most of the silicone molecules contained inside, molecules of silicone migrate beyond the membrane and become microdispersed throughout the body by the lymphatic system. The theory behind the treatment is that the body stores excess silicone in connective tissue giving rise to joint pains, dry eyes, fatigue, memory lapses, skin rashes and pigmentations, chest pain, muscle aches, drug intolerance, and chemical sensitivities.
Hydrotherapy is the application of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used in the home as part of a self-care program. Many Naturopathic Physicians, Physical Therapists and Day Spas use Hydrotherapy as part of treatment.
There are several at-home hydrotherapy treatments. For treating rheumatoid arthritis, we recommended constitutional hydrotherapy (apply two to five times weekly) or a heating compress (apply once daily to affected areas). Please seek the advice of your alternative health care practitioner before undergoing these procedures to make sure they are appropriate for you.
- We recommend regular colonics to remove toxicity from the body. Read more about colonics by clicking here. Find a practitioner here.
- Most of the water that we drink is very acidic and in order to heal our bodies need a more alkaline state. During the programme drink alkalised water, which you can buy from Real Waterwww.drinkrealwater.com/
- Take a bath as often as possible up to once a day with two litres of 35% food grade Hydrogen Peroxide. shoppingcart.purehealthsystems.com/?Click=4464
Initially, focus on eating lighter organic foods, such as soups, juices, broths, and pureed vegetables and fruits. As your recovery progresses, eat an organic, whole foods diet with plenty of fresh, organic vegetables. Avoid all sugars, refined carbohydrates, alcohol, soda, and processed foods. In addition, drink plenty of pure, filtered water and try to have at least one glass of fresh vegetable juice each day.
Healthy eating is of primary importance. Drink plenty of pure filtered water and increase your intake of fresh, organic fruits and vegetables, and complex whole grains, such as such as amaranth and quinoa, as well as organic, free-range meats, poultry, and wild-caught fish. Overall, your diet should primarily be vegetarian and one that is low in fat and high in fiber.
Avoid all commercial, processed, fried, and nonorganic food, as well as alcohol, coffee, sugars, artificial sweeteners, preservatives, food dyes, milk and dairy products, wheat and wheat products, and refined carbohydrates. Do not eat saturated, trans-, hydrogenated or partially-hydrogenated fats and oils. Instead choose from virgin coconut butter/oil, extra virgin olive oil, high lignin flax seed oil, and unrefined hemp seed, walnut, and sunflower oils.
In addition, undergo testing for potential food allergies and sensitivities and avoid those foods to which you test positive. Consider a rotation diet or elimination diet in order to further reduce the likelihood of food allergies.
Nutrition and diet are key players in the healing and elimination of imbalance and disease. For a complete, nutrition packed, whole foods eating plan, read the Whole Foods Diet. In many cases, a raw food eating plan can be extremely beneficial. To learn more, read Raw Food Diet. You can print out these full articles for easy reference
It is important to not add further toxicity to your system so try to adhere to the following:
- Do not consume any artificial sweeteners, such as Splenda, NutraSweet or Aspartame
- Do not consume high fructose corn syrup or mono-sodium glutamate.
- Do not drink any carbonated beverages.
- Avoid all fast food restaurants.
- Avoid all canned food.
- Eliminate conventional dairy products. The best dairy products are raw, unpasteurised and homogenised dairy from grass fed cows. If this is unavailable, then buy organic dairy.
- Avoid conventional beef. The best beef is organic grass fed beef. www.grasslandbeef.com/StoreFront.bok?affld=104400 The second best is organic meat; this includes beef, veal, lamb, chicken and turkey.
Useful nutrients to aid in the recovery process include vitamin A, beta carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E, magnesium, selenium (preferably in liquid form), digestive and proteolytic enzymes, hydrochloric acid (HCl), N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC), psyllium fiber powder, and the amino acid taurine.
- Take Vitamin D3 50,000-100,000 International Units a day for periods of 4 weeks at a time.
- Wholefood supplements are the best way of ensuring your nutritional needs are met. The best we know on the market is Kevin Trudeau’s “KT Daily” product. You can find more details herekevintrudeaudailylifesessentials.com/
- Take an Omega 3 supplement:
The following nutrients are recommended following all surgical procedures: a daily high-potency multivitamin/mineral complex and additional vitamin C, bioflavonoids, vitamin B complex, vitamin E, beta carotene, magnesium, potassium, zinc, essential fatty acids, and coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10). Also add free-form amino acids, glutamine, and extra vitamin B6. If you have difficulty healing, take proteolytic enzymes between meals. Chromium and selenium can also be helpful.
To reduce the inflammation caused by surgery, continue to take protease or bromelain; omega-3 essential fatty acids (fish and flaxseed oils) are also anti-inflammatory. Vitamin E and GLA can be given postoperatively by putting a teaspoon or two of flaxseed oil (for GLA), and 400 IU of vitamin E (puncture capsule and squirt onto skin along with flaxseed oil) onto the skin away from the incision once a day.
Moderate aerobic exercise for 20 to 30 minutes each day is also recommended in order to increase body temperature. Elevated body temperature assists the body to release toxins in the fatty tissues, where toxins concentrate in highest levels. Excellent exercise choices for this purpose include exercising on a stationary bike and rebounding (jumping on a mini-trampoline). Rebounding also is highly effective for removing toxins and other waste products from the lymphatic system.
Moderate aerobic exercise for 20 to 30 minutes each day is also recommended in order to increase body temperature. Elevated body temperature assists the body to release toxins in the fatty tissues, where toxins concentrate in highest levels. Excellent exercise choices for this purpose include exercising on a stationary bike and rebounding (jumping on a mini-trampoline). Rebounding also is highly effective for removing toxins and other waste products from the lymphatic system
Prescription and non-prescription medication:
What non-prescription and prescription drugs are you taking? Your non-prescription and prescription are partially the reason that you have this illness or disease – you need to get off these medications but do so only under the guidance of a licensed health care practitioner.
We know that when the body is out of balance, energy doesn’t flow, leading blockages and eventually dis-ease. Here are some things you can do to combat stress and restore balance:
- Go to a Dr Morter BEST (Bio-Energetic Synchronisation Technique) Practitioner.
- Sign up for Energetic Re-Balancing: 2 practitioners to consider are.
- Stephen Lewis, founder of the Aim Program. Find out more by clicking here.
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- Consider using Mary Millers Iching System Products – ichingsystemsinstruments.com
- Reiki healing is very powerful in releasing stress and emotional baggage. Find a practitioner here.
- Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) has had remarkable results in dissolving stress. Find a local practitioner here (link) or go to www.thetappingsolution.com or www.tftrx.com
- Try Hypnotherapy to relax the mind. Find a practitioner here.
Pancharkarmic healing treatments and herbs including Mandukaparni (Centella asiatica), Shankhapushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis) and Vacha (Acorus calamus) studies have shown can provide painless and smooth recovery after surgery.
As always the fastest most effective way to receive tailored advice to your own situation, you should visit a local licensed practitioner. Find your closest Ayurvedic practitioners here
Here are some remedies that your practitioner may suggest:
Traditional Chinese Medicine
To receive bespoke advice based upon your own situation you should visit a local licensed practitioner. Find your closest Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners here
The following essential oils are particularly beneficial for postoperative trauma, pain and nausea: Clove, peppermint, lavender and evening primrose. Mix a blend of up to 10 drops of oil into20ml of carrier oil and use as a massage.
To ensure positive results, always check that the essential oil is a 100% pure plant distillation and that it comes from a reputable source.
Homeopathic remedies are safe to use and do not interfere with surgical procedures.
Arnica: Useful for all new injuries, Arnica can help reduce soreness, bruising, tissue damage, and bleeding related to surgical procedures. It can be taken the night before an operation, and is also helpful for bruising, swelling, and soreness during recovery.
Bellis Perennis: Beneficial when bruising and trauma occur to deep internal tissues after surgery involving the abdomen, breasts, or trunk, this is ideal especially if a feeling of stiffness or coldness has developed in the area.
China (also called Cinchona officinalis): If a person feels faint with ringing in the ears after loss of blood and fluids due to surgery, this remedy may be helpful. It is also indicated for gas pains after an operation.
Ferrum Phosphoricum: This remedy is helpful for early stages of any inflammation and may reduce the chance of soreness and infection after surgery.
Phosphorus: This remedy may be helpful if a person has trouble recovering from the effects of anesthesia. Symptoms can include disorientation, stupor, weakness, nausea and vomiting. The person may be thirsty but often vomits after drinking.
Rhus Toxicodendron: This remedy is helpful for relief of stiffness, soreness, and restlessness after any surgery. It is often recommended after operations on tonsils and adenoids, appendectomy, and dental surgery.
Owing to the principles behind homeopathy (link to full description of what it is) it is essential you see a licensed practitioner to receive your own personalised prescription. Find your closest Homeopath here
Arnica – Arnica is given to people before and after surgery because of its ability to reduce surgical shock and minimize bleeding. Surgical shock is a condition that trauma or surgery can cause in which all the capillaries and small blood vessels are filled with blood at the same time. A randomized, placebo-controlled, crossover study showed that Arnica significantly decreased bleeding time.
Combine Siberian ginseng, ginkgo, milk thistle, and hawthorn tinctures in equal amounts and take 1/2 teaspoon of this mixture three times a day for two to four weeks after surgery. Aloe vera gel can also be used topically. Other useful herbs include gotu kola and chlorella which can aid with wound healing. Ginger, quercetin, calendula and honey are also recommended.
Milk thistle taken as a tincture or in tablet form is recommended to aid the liver as it detoxifies.
Hypnotherapy – This has proven beneficial in speedy recovery from the trauma of surgery
Yoga – The physical postures and breathing exercises comprising the practice of yoga have long been proven by scientific research to promote feelings of relaxation while simultaneously strengthening the body. Research conducted since the 1970s has shown that regular yoga practice not only relieves stress, and stressful emotions such as anxiety and depression, but also improves blood pressure rates and overall cardiovascular health. Yoga is also effective for reducing pain, improving gastrointestinal and respiratory function, and for improving cognitive function and enhancing sight and hearing.
Note: If you are just beginning to explore yoga, it is recommended that you initially do so under the guidance of a trained yoga instructor who can guide you to become aware of the subtleties involved in each yoga posture as well as the corresponding method of breathing.
Qigong – Is a wonderful form of exercise, breath work and meditation to relieve stress and tension in the body. See article section for more information about the art of qigong.
Holistic healing for surgery: www.motherearthliving.com/health-and-wellness/holistic-healing-for-surgery.aspx
Post Surgery Herbal Remedies for Healing – www.livestrong.com/article/414633-post-surgery-herbal-remedies-for-healing/
Traditional Chinese Medicine – Ancient Healingwww.naturalcures.com/healthblog/traditional_chinese_ancient_healing.php
Acupuncture for post- surgery trauma:www.naturalnews.com/001566_acupuncture_modern_medicine.html
The best way to cleansing and purification of the body www.naturalcures.com/healthblog/54_the_best_way_to_cleansing_and_purification_of_the_body_110512.php
Mother Nature’s Natural Germ Fighters naturalhealthdossier.com/2012/03/mother-natures-natural-germ-fighters/
Heal Your Body and Raise Your Consciousness – Qigong(from August 2012 newsletter)
Health Care that Won’t Cost You a Single Penny – EFT (June 2012 newsletter)
Become Master of Your Mind – taking charge of your reaction to stress (Oct 2012 newsletter)
Jump for Joy – Rebounding is a great stress busting workout (Oct 2012 newsletter)
Hypnotherapy for stress management – why it is so effectivewww.naturalcures.com/healthblog/hypnotherapy_for_stress.php
Treat fatigue with this home remedy: www.homeveda.com/other-conditions/natural-ayurvedic-home-remedies-for-fatigue.html
Weak immune system natural healing: www.homeveda.com/other-conditions/natural-ayurvedic-home-remedies-for-weak-immune-system.html
EFT for treating disease www.garythink.com/eft/physicial.html
Further Information (links and books)
Natural healing after surgery: www.motherearthliving.com/health-and-wellness/operation-recovery.aspx
Natural remedies to improve post-operative healing: www.earthclinic.com/Remedies/post-op.html
The top herbs and supplements for wound healing and post-surgical recovery:www.naturalnews.com/021797_surgical_procedures_post-surgical_recovery.html
Silicone implant disease: www.healthinsiderinfo.com/silicone-implant-disease/
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