Firstly I would recommend everyone to start with the Daily Nutrient Pack.

Daily Nutrient Pack

 

Then chose the oils that will assist symptoms relevant to each person.

systems and oils jpeg

 

doTERRA also has blends:

Anti-Anging Blend – Immortelle

Calming Blend – Serenity

Cleansing Blend – Purify

Detoxification Blend – Zendocrine

Digestive Blend – DigestZen

DNA Repairing Blend – DDR

Focus Blend – InTune

Grounding Blend – Balance

Invigorating Blend – Citrus Bliss

Joyful Blend – Elevation

Massage Blend – Aroma Touch

Monthly Blend – ClaryCalm

Protective Blend – OnGuard

Repellent Blend – TerraShield

Skin Clearing Blend – Breathe

Soothing Blend – Deep Blue

Tension Blend – PastTense

Women’s Blend – Whisper

These blends are registered trademarks of doTERRA

 

Essential oils have so many health benefits, in fact too many to list in this post, as doTERRA essential oils are very pure and very strong,  I would not personally recommend anyone using Lemon essential oil while they still have breast implants.

The oils can be use 3 different ways:

Aromatically (all oils)

Topically (all oils) Some need to have carrier oils added

Internally (any oil that has supplemental facts on side of bottle)

It only takes 2-3 drops each time you use the oils unless otherwise specified.

No side effects, can be used with other medications.

 

7 things you should know about Essential Oils:

1 -Essential oils are not really oils. They do not contain the fatty acids that constitute what we would consider an actual oil. Valerie Gennari Cooksley, author of Aromatherapy: Soothing Remedies to Restore, Rejuvenate and Heal defines essential oils as “highly concentrated plant constituents possessing potent medicinal and cosmetic qualities.” However, I think Stephanie Tourles nailed it in Organic Body Care recipes when she said, “I consider essential oils the life force or the soul of the plant.”
Most essential oils are high in antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties: This makes them an excellent addition to your homemade cleaning preparations. Oils that are best for cleaning are: Lemon, grapefruit, eucalyptus, peppermint, melaleuca, lavender, and rosemary.
2 – Essential oils are miniscule in molecular size, which means they are absorbed well by the skin – making them perfect ingredients in personal care items intended to heal, soften, and nourish. However, they do not accumulate in the body over time – they simply offer up their healing properties and then pass on through.
Scientific studies have shown that rosemary essential oil helps your brain perform. Specifically, smelling rosemary essential oil helps memory recall and performance on tests. Interestingly, this study also showed that groups that inhaled either rosemary or lavender essential oil felt much more relaxed than those who inhaled no odor at all.
Fragrance oils and essential oils are NOT the same thing. As a rule of thumb, if you see the word “fragrance” or “fragrance oil” or even “perfume” on anything, you can assume this is synthetic and NOT natural. (Even if it says natural fragrance.)
3 – Essential oils are wholly natural and cannot be patented; which means that you’ll never see an essential oil in a pharmaceutical drug. As such, you can expect that the vast majority of mainstream healthcare practitioners will never recommend essential oils as therapeutic alternatives to drugs. More importantly, because essential oils cannot be patented, drug companies will not waste money studying them. This limits our scientific knowledge of essential oils GREATLY, and the majority of what we know about them are things that have been passed down through thousands of years of personal use and experimentation.
Enormous amounts of plants are needed to produce essential oil. In fact, on the extreme end, it takes 4000 pounds of Bulgarian roses to produce 1 pound of essential oil. Other plants like lavender only take 100 pounds of plant material to produce a pound of essential oil. Still, can you imagine how concentrated essential oils must be, in light of how many plants are used to produce them?
4 – Not all essential oils are created equally, nor does more expensive necessarily mean “better.” I have chose doTERRA brand to teach and educate others BECAUSE of their quality standards. They go to the source of where the plant is native to. They test beyond what the standard is. To test your essential oil to see how “pure” it is, put a single drop of it on a piece of construction paper. If it evaporates quickly and leaves no noticeable ring, it is pure. If you have a ring left, then it is likely diluted by the manufacturer with an oil of some sort (this test will not work for myrrh, patchouli, and absolutes).
5 – An AVERAGE Essential oil will last for at least 5 years (if not 10), so one bottle could literally last you a decade. NOT DOTERRA Brand!! they will NEVER expire. Hopefully that thought will help mitigate the cost involved in purchasing some essential oils. Because they are SO concentrated and only a tiny amount is needed in anything you do, they’ll last you FOREVER. The only exception to this rule is citrus oils, which will see a reduction in potency after 5 years. BUT will still last a very LONG time.
Store your essential oils in dark glass bottles (which they were probably packaged in) and out of direct sunlight. This is simply to help preserve their potency.
6 – USE ESSENTIAL OILS TO HELP YOUR MOOD. Lavender, peppermint, grapefruit, chamomile, lemon, ylang-ylang all help produce happy, joyous moods. Clary sage helps with PMS Rosemary increases focus and concentration. Don’t forget the mood benefits of essential oils. Other blends doTERRA has are: Balance, Serenity, Citrus Bliss and Elevation
7 – “What essential oils do you recommend I buy?” is the number one question I receive.
It’s a tough one to answer, because what EOs you buy depends on what you’re going to use them for. Nonetheless, I’ve narrowed it down to 10 essential oils to consider when starting to use them.
-Peppermint – headaches, clear sinuses and invigorate.
-Melaleuca – for all skin issues
-Lavender – burns, ALL calming things, sleep, relaxing
-Lemon – cleanser, cleaning and add to honey to soothe dry throat
-Frankincense (favorite of mine!) 1 drop under tongue for help with depression and SO MUCH MORE. it’s the King of Oils, blends with everything to make it work better
-Breathe – for help with all respiratory issues. cough, colds, asthma
-Digestzen – LOVE this for help with heartburn, stomach aches! ALL DIGESTIVE ISSUES!
-On-Guard – it’s called the protective blend. use it to build up immunity in blood. Studies have been done on this. Kills MRSA in petri dishes. I diffuse this all the time!
-Deep Blue – for all the sore, achy muscles. LOVE DEEP BLUE!
– Oregano – a natural anti-biotic. use in a capsule when starting to feel sick.

 

Guest post by – LuAnn Horne Dewey

doTERRA Wellness Advocate

435-668-4255

email me:  deweyluann@gmail.com

For more information or to get wholesale account:

http://www.doterra.myvoffice.com/luannhdewey/

Massaging your breasts should only take about five to 10 minutes and should be done daily once cleared to do so by your explant surgeon. The pressure should be light, applied with the full palm or the underside of the fingers.

Breast massage helps relieve toxin build-up and encourages blood circulation for a healthy lymphatic system.

Some useful massage techniques include small circular strokes, moderate compression, kneading motions, lifting and pressing and light lymph compression. Gently massaging the breasts increases oxygen and nutrients and helps keep the tissue clean of impurities. Too many women lack true care and connection with their bodies, and as a result, with their breasts.

Step One

Using the hand opposite the breast you want to massage, begin by applying an organic oil or massage lotion of your choice (the benefits of the massage are enhanced when you use an organic oil), gently applying moderate-pressure circular strokes, out from the nipple and working into the underarm. Then repeat from the nipple to the centre of the chest (sternum). Do both breasts.

Step Two

Move your fingers around your whole breast in a gentle circular motion, lubricating your fingers with an organic oil to make gliding easier.

Step Three

Gently massage by kneading each breast, using lifting and slightly compressive movements. Include moderate-pressure compressions to move stagnant fluids out of the breast.

Step Four

Place one hand on top of the breast and one on the bottom of the breast. Stroke lightly, stretch the skin, “like patting a cat.” Move the top hand across the top of the breast toward the armpit, simultaneously moving the bottom hand across the bottom of the breast in the opposite direction, then reverse. Repeat 10 times.

Massage can firm sagging breasts and add definition, helping the skin’s support structure to increase the firmness of the breast.

One of the most popular body cleansing detoxification processes is fasting, either with just water or with a variety of juices. While food is very important in providing the nutrients your body needs for energy and body processes, sometimes the body uses too much energy digesting and not enough time purging toxins. If you learn how to detox your body through fasting, you can kick-start your body organs to start the cleansing process so that your body can eliminate the toxic build-up.

Fasting Information

Many people for years have used fasting to cleanse the body and you too can figure out how to detox your body through this process. The question of the day is probably why the body better detoxifies itself during a period of fasting. You expect that you might grow weak without proper nourishment for several days but just think about all the energy your body uses during the digestive process … there is no energy left over for cleansing the body.

How to detox your body should start with fasting because it has proven time and again as a successful way to cleanse yourself from the inside out. Because you are not eating food and just drinking water (or juice), your body expends its energy focusing on the different eliminating body organs like the liver, kidneys, intestines and skin.

Just think about when you are sick – you usually do not feel like eating and do not have the urge even though your stomach rumbles. This same principle applies here on how to detox your body. The cleansing process is considered the illness your body must defend itself against – thus cleansing itself of harmful toxins.

Types Of Fasting

While you might view fasting as eating nothing but drinking just water, there are several different types of fasting to solve the problem of how to detox your body. Besides the pure fast where you drink just water you can learn how to detox your body through juice fasts or what is called a monofood fast.

With a juice fast, you must create your own fresh juices each day rather than buying something store bought, unless you know it is all natural and fresh, like through an organic whole foods store. How to detox your body through juice fasting is likely more attractive and palatable than the pure form. The rule for juice fasting though is to choose only one fruit or vegetable with cleansing properties like carrots, watermelons or anything with antioxidants. This provides the body with the fuel it needs without taxing the digestive system.

Monofood fasting is another option on how to detox your body and involves eating only one food – either one vegetable or fruit – that has cleansing and antioxidant properties. It works much the same way as juice fasting in that you can only choose that one vegetable or fruit, combinations are not allowed.

How to detox your body can be quite easy, but it does take some effort to stay true to course as you may become hungry and want to eat. However, if you can stick with the plan for just two or three days, figuring out how to detox your body will become a whole lot easier. Just doing it once or twice a year should be sufficient and provide you great benefits such as increased energy and fewer incidences of ordinary illnesses like cold and flu.

Many women feel so much better after breast implant removal surgery, but unfortunately there are some who don’t.

There are women who go through a lot of mixed emotions after breast implant removal; feeling depressed, guilt, anger, crying for no reason and overwhelming sadness. When they look in the mirror at their breasts they wonder if they will ever look better, normal even. You know all the reasons you had breast implant removal surgery, but right now you can’t get past these feelings, feeling so sad and depressed about this whole thing. After your explant you will experience swelling and bruising with mild discomfort and soreness.  Usually patients are able to return to work within a few days after breast implant removal surgery.

            Does anyone else feel the same as me?

Rest assured there are a lot of women who experience the exact same sense of loss and hopelessness as you are experiencing. Your body has just gone through a very big change and your emotions are going to be on a roller coaster. It is a really good idea to talk to other women experiencing the same thing, join support groups like the one found here. Emotional support is wonderful as is seeing real pictures of women just like you.

            How long can I expect to feel this depression?

Hang in there, it does get better and you are allowed to feel sad and hideaway in your room if you want, you’ve just had a big change and it takes time to adjust. Give yourself a week or two adjust, then you need to start making a genuine effort to lift yourself out of the doldrums and focus on positivity. If you are not feeling more positive after a couple weeks, please seek medical advice.

            What can I do to make myself feel better?

In some cases your depression could be a result of the anaesthesia and sometimes the chemical imbalances from the breast implants. To help you on the way to feeling 100% again look at your diet and try to include some natural serotonin boosters or start a detox protocol. Also try to get some sunlight, a sunny day may do more than just boost your mood – it may increase levels of a natural antidepressant in the brain. A new study shows that the brain produces more of the mood-lifting chemical serotonin on sunny days than on darker days.

            When will my breasts look better?

In a week or two you will begin to see remarkable changes in your breasts, and by the end of the month your breasts will have blossomed into something natural and beautiful. It’s not a beautiful journey all the time, but don’t let your emotions bring you down. Think of the positive thoughts and know that it will get better. You really should see a vast improvement by the second month,  in 6 months to a year from now you will look totally different to you do now.  If your still unhappy with your size and shape after a year you can look into fat transfer or a breast lift. Don’t be too hard on yourself, you have so much healing to go and your body needs some loving. For scaring I use and recommend Mulu Organics Hilma Scar Serum, organic, vegan & nut free.

            How soon can I exercise after breast implant removal surgery?

Allow yourself enough time to heal after surgery, usually 8 weeks or more. Your surgeon should show you basic physical therapy exercises you can start the day after your surgery to maintain your arm and upper body mobility as you heal, if he doesn’t ASK for some.

            What kind of breast massage and exercises should I do to help my breasts firm up and look better?

Some exercises shouldn’t be done until any drains and stitches are removed. You may need 8 or more weeks before you can do most types of exercise, your surgeon will give you an exact date. (if not ASK for one) We need to take control of our health. Exercises that maintain mobility usually can be started a few days after surgery. Explant massage technique here

During the first 3 to 7 days after surgery:

  • Using both arms do slow gentle movements when doing day-to-day tasks eg brushing your hair, dressing and eating.
  • While seated – exercise both arms by opening and closing your hand 15 to 20 times. Then bend and straighten your elbow. Do this 3 to 4 times a day.
  • Practice deep breathing using your diaphragm (the muscle under your navel) at least 6 times a day. Lie on your back and breathe in slowly. Keep slowly breathing in as much air as you can while trying to expand your diaphragm (push your navel out away from your spine). When you can’t breathe in any more air, relax and breathe out all the air. Do this 4 or 5 times. Deep breathing helps maintain normal chest movement, which makes it easier for your lungs to work.

            Are there any lotions I can use to help them firm up?

That is a difficult question, in my personal opinion based on over 5 years experience, the best results are seen by those women who use an organic oil for breast massage after explant surgery. Remembering to avoid the incisions. The oil glides the hands on the breast and allows a better massage, unlike creams that dry out. When massaging you need to be gentle and soft with your touch. For a full description of breast massage after breast implant removal surgery click here. I use and recommend Mulu Organics Honour Your Breast Oil organic, vegan & nut free.

            How long until my illness symptoms go away?

This is a difficult question to answer as each person heals at a different rate, and what detox works for one person may not work for you. Some women begin to feel better instantly, others can take weeks or months depending on the level of toxicity in the system.

We need to remember that all breasts are largely composed of fatty tissue. Some women have more, some have less. The size, shape, firmness and skin texture are initially “set” by genetic background and vary among different cultures and individuals. Then, after birth, nutrition and exercise habits influence how your breasts develop.

Most of us would think that our bowel is a very strong organ; after all, think about what it works with. But over the years, as it ages, our bowel will decrease its functionality and the whole digestive system can be affected. A bowel cleanse will allow our bowel to restore and maintain proper function. Bowel cleansing can revitalize our digestive system. The usual end result of this process is a better lifestyle. Listed here are 10 benefits of bowel cleansing.

Bowel and body cleansing are both very important for a healthy living and they are closely similar except that a body cleansing procedure helps the whole body rather than focusing the process in a certain area like a bowel cleanser does. Since a bowel cleanse focus on the bowel itself it tends to give faster results. However, both procedures are employed to remove harmful body toxins from our body.

They main benefits of a bowel cleanse is that it aids you in losing weight, increase your body’s energy, cleansing your whole digestive system, breaks down fecal wastes accumulated in the bowel, reduces bloating, decreases water retention and it maintains the smooth operation and functions of your bowel and the rest of your body.

Most bowel cleanse products are composed of organic and natural products such as licorice root, psyllium husk and flax seeds to cleanse, rejuvenate and supplement the digestion. The mixture of natural and organic products allows the stimulation of muscle activity and regular bowel movements which is important in the digestion and absorption of nutrients and also helps in the toning of the bowel for smooth elimination of fecal wastes.

When you use bowel cleanse products with the right combination of natural herbs and organic materials, you are ensured of a maximum protection of your bowel. For hundreds of years, people from all over the world have used different herbal ingredients to help their bodies in digestion, and elimination of toxins and parasites. Most cleansing products are composed of numerous cleansing and detoxification herbs working hard to smoothly flush out fecal wastes, toxins and intestinal parasites.

In the strictest sense, there is no such thing as the best bowel cleanser because there are various individual needs. Some people are more comfortable using a fiber-based product while others are more convenient with an oxygen-based. However, most people would choose oxygen-based products as they are more effective and efficient. Some fiber-based cleansers make people feel side effects such as bloating and flatulence.

The rejuvenation properties of some cleansing product are composed of herbs and good bacteria such as lactobacillus plantarum. These bacteria are very important to restore the good bacteria that are also flushed out during the cleansing process. The right balance of these good bacteria allows our immune system to be strong.

 

Lynne Hayes interviews Dr Susan Kolb: How many employees do your company have? When was your company founded, etc?

Dr Susan Kolb: Plastikos has 25 employees and was established in 1995 as a holistic surgery center incorporating many disciplines of alternative medicine and spiritual healing. Plastikos Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery offers a wide variety of procedures from our board certified plastic surgeons.  Plastikos Surgery Center is state licensed and holds the highest level of national accreditation (JCAHO) for an outpatient surgery center.

Lynne Hayes: What is your background?

Dr Susan Kolb: Dr. Kolb graduated from Johns Hopkins University and received her medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine. She completed her post-graduate education in plastic surgery and general surgery at Wilford Hall Medical Center. Specializing in plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Kolb has been certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery since 1985 and was a founding diplomat of the American Board of Holistic Medicine in 2000. She is a member of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Mechanics, American Holistic Medical Association and a Fellow of the American College of Mechanics. Dr. Kolb has been in private practice in the Atlanta area since 1988 and is also the founder of Plastikos Surgery Center. Dr. Kolb hosts a weekly radio program “Temple of Health” every Saturday from 12:00 pm-1:00pm on www.bbsradio.com, which offers a variety of informative topics on holistic and spiritual medicine as well as health and consciousness research. Susan Kolb, M.D., F.A.C.S., A.B.I.H.M., is the founder of Millennium Healthcare and Avatar Cancer Center. Dr. Kolb is a recognized authority on energy healing and spiritual medicine as well as one of Atlanta’s leading plastic surgeons. Dr. Kolb incorporates spiritual and integrative holistic medicine into her modern surgery practice.

Lynne Hayes: What does your work-day entail?

Dr Susan Kolb: We see women who are ill from defective breast Implants from all over the world, and treat them with surgery (explantation, abnormal axillary lymph nodes removal, chest wall cleanouts, breast lifts, and reconstructive breast surgery). We treat the immune, endocrine and neurological disorders and provide detoxification protocols designed for these specific problems including silicone, chemical and bio toxin detoxification as well as heavy metal detoxification and platinum detoxification. We also treat scleroderma, Raynaud’s syndrome, intracellular infections such as Lyme’s disease and mycoplasma, viral infections and other autoimmune diseases. We provide immune support including low dose naltrexone as well as immune supplements and supplements to help repair the neurological damage.

Lynne Hayes: How many breast Explant procedures and Capsulectomies do you do each year?

Dr Susan Kolb: between 200-250

Lynne Hayes: What is the most common complication you encounter with Explant surgery?

Dr Susan Kolb: Chest wall infections from prior bacterial or fungal contamination requiring additional treatments. Due to resistances which may form after treatment, changing antibiotics and antifungals is often necessary for a complete cure.

Lynne Hayes: Re after-care, do you prescribe any further treatments – medical or non-medical for after surgery? Eg medications / detox etc

Dr Susan Kolb: We provide post operative antibiotics (culture specific) and antifungals. Also detoxification protocols plus see #3 for additional areas treated. This office developed all silicone and breast implant detoxification protocols in existence.

Lynne Hayes: Do you have a newsletter or other way you keep in touch with your patients?

Dr Susan Kolb: Yes, we have monthly newsletter The Community Health Source as well as a explant specific newsletter which is emailed when new developments need to be communicated.

Lynne Hayes: Do you do any charity or nonprofit work? If yes please elaborate.

Dr Susan Kolb: Angel Explant is a nonprofit (501c3) corporation being established for the purpose of aiding women, who otherwise do not have the financial means, to obtain explantation and reconstruction procedures to remove foreign material and scar tissue and reconstruct deformities as a result of defective or infected breast Implants.  Monies from the nonprofit will go toward the surgery, medical and facility fees.  The cost of anesthesia fees, supplementsand travel expenses are covered by the patient.  Funds from Angel Explants are available for patients who do not have insurance benefits that cover surgery fees or patients who cannot afford their insurance copays for medical and surgical procedures. The procedures would be performed by surgeons at Plastikos Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, within their facility at Plastikos Surgery Center.  Medical care will be provided by doctors at Millennium Healthcare. The amount of coverage by Angel Explant would be dependent on the total cost of the covered procedures and the financial status of the patient. Angel Explant funds would be available to pay for the covered procedures either at 25%, 50%, 75%, or100%. Medical credit plans (Care Credit and I Financial) would be offered in order to cover expenses for anesthesia and supplements.

Lynne Hayes: What is an interesting story about a patient interaction you had?

Dr Susan Kolb: A patient with defective saline Implants had frequent anaphylaxic reactions which were life- threatening especially when she was hugged. After explant, analysis of the mold inside the implant, revealed penicillium and the patient was allergic to penicillin. The life-threatening reactions stopped after explanation and antifungal treatment.

Lynne Hayes: What do you think is poorly understood or unresolved within the area of breast implant removal? Why is this so?

Dr Susan Kolb: Virtually no other surgeons and most other doctors other than a few integrative holistic physicians understand that defective breast Implants are associated with bacterial, as well as fungal infections, intracellular infections due to a immune deficits, neurological, endocrine, and immune disruption, and a host of autoimmune diseases. We also see Raynaud’s syndrome, which is due to methyl ethyl ketone in the silicone shell depleting arginine in the patient, which causes a nitric oxide deficiency that results in cold, painful hands and feet.  We have extensive experience with these complications as well as their treatments where as other doctors do not understand causation or treatment.

Lynne Hayes: Does your business have an online presence on other social web spaces like: Facebook? Twitter? YouTube? etc. (If yes, please include links for us to share on your behalf)

Dr Susan Kolb: https://www.facebook.com/groups/DrKolbExplantPatients/?ref=br_tf

https://twitter.com/Plastikos

Dr. Susan Kolb discusses saline breast Implants

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OfBt7DYRqk

Dr. Susan Kolb discusses silicone breast Implants

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9g80LuU8d0

Lynne Hayes: Are there any press releases or online mentions in any magazines, newspapers, or online articles that you would like to include in your article? (If yes, include the URL or links for us to share on your behalf)

Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susan_Kolb

Dr. Mercola Interviews Dr. Kolb About Breast Implants

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEu-wcxCf8A

Monsters Inside Me

http://www.discoveryuk.com/web/monsters-inside-me/videos/?video=monsters-inside-me-breast-Implants-infection

People Magazine

http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20197172,00.html

Lynne Hayes: Are there any testimonials from clients that you would like to include in your article? (If yes, include the URL or links for us to share on your behalf)

Dr Susan Kolb: Testimonial from Senator Barbara Boxer:

Due to the efforts of the public relations company hired by Dow Corning in the 1990’s, most plastic surgeons have been conditioned to believe that breast Implants cause no problems including infection around the foreign body. Frequently any issue with breast Implants goes years without diagnosis as unfortunately other doctors are also ignorant of the problems breast Implants may cause. I was part of a PR campaign to counter this campaign in the early 1990’s. In a press conference in Washington D.C. which included several famous women who were sick from their breast Implants and Senator Barbara Boxer, we presented evidence nationally to counter the PR campaign that breast Implants do no harm. At the end of this televised campaign, Senator Barbara Boxer put her arm around me and said “My dear you are very brave”.

Patient testimonials are found at:

http://www.plastikos.com/info.html#page=testimonials

Lynne Hayes: What resources do you regard as essential to women considering explant surgery?

Dr Susan Kolb: The Naked Truth About Breast Implants by Susan Kolb, M.D., F.A.C.S., A.B.I.H.M.

http://www.thenakedtruthaboutbreastImplants.com/

Please see the foreword by Dr. Douglas Shanklin, a prominent silicone researcher, as well as the table of contents for the book.

 

Our Featured Mechanic this month is the amazing Dr Linda Huang MD

Join us as we get up close and personal with Linda.

 

Our Featured Mechanic this month, the amazing Dr Linda Huang MD.

Linda Huang, originally from Ohio, is a ‘Summa Cum Laude graduate of Yale College’. National Merit Scholar, Phi Beta Kappa. She went to Stanford Medical School, where the plastic surgery department was larger than the general surgery program.

The wide variety of challenging problems, and the smiles on the faces of patients who were happy to achieve the un-achievable, convinced her that the future was in plastics.

After medical school Doctor Huang returned to the east coast, married her college sweetheart, and did her first residency at Georgetown University. He, anxious not to be known as “the bum,” went to law school, clerked, joined a law firm and became a partner, all the while Doctor Huang was still doing her residencies. General surgery at Georgetown was a five-year program.

She was board certified in general surgery. After that, she headed to Duke University for her Plastic Surgery Fellowship, where she had the opportunity to work with a diverse and talented group of plastic surgeons, including Doctor Nicholas Georgiade, who literally wrote “The Book” on plastic surgery. She also completed a Microsurgery and Hand Fellowship in Louisville. Finally, much to her father’s relief, she started a practice in Denver, where her husband’s law firm had a small office.

Linda and her beloved dog JJ

Linda and her beloved dog JJ

 

Linda Huang is passionate about her work, most days she is starts work by 7am and doesn’t finish until 7pm, Dedicated and compassionate she tries to answer all her emails personally. Linda enjoys going to church regularly and fosters genuine caring relationships with all her patients. Linda went to Yale as an undergraduate, Stanford for medical school and then Georgetown and Duke for residencies, and has been in private practice in Denver since 1988.

I asked Linda to recount an interesting story about a patient interaction she had. She gave this response – “Over the years, I remember a group of three women, who found each other because of the breast implant problems they each shared.   They all had their implants removed, and remained firm friends for many years afterwards. Linda said “It was always so nice to receive a Christmas card from them each year celebrating”.

Linda’s surgery has seven staff, Teresa and Heather answer the phone, and can answer basic questions, and Catherine, Deb and Emily are all physician’s assistants/nurses who can answer a lot of the more medical based questions that patients may have.  Lorraine schedules the surgeries, and is a whiz at helping the patients who are from out of town.

I asked Linda what resources she regards as essential to women considering explant surgery. Linda Huang: “Explantinfo.com of course, and also Toxic Discovery.  Dr Huang said that she “still remembered Lynda Roth, who passed away,( the founder the Coalition of Silicone Survivors).  Lynda Roth was just so special to me”.

Over the years Linda has done well over 1,000 explants and counting….probably about fifty per year she said at a guess. Linda said “the most common complications I would encounter with explant surgery would happen post operatively.  Dents, indentions can occur, especially if the implants are super hard.  Imagine a bowling ball sitting on a sofa for twenty years; it would just leave an imprint there.   Well implants can do that to a breast, and leave an indention when they are removed.   This is MUCH more likely if the implants are hard or ruptured”.

Linda said “If there was one protocol that worked for detox for all patients everyone would use it, for everyone.   I feel there are a lot of different things out there, because everyone’s body and their reactions are slightly different just like each implant is different.  Different lot numbers, etc.   So I feel women just have to try a few different options sometimes to see what works best for them”.

Dr Huang in the media –

New York Times – January 17, 2008  by Natasha Singer

SKIN DEEP, Do My Breast Implants have a Warranty?, 

Dr Huang can be contacted here

Linda Huang, M.D.

1601 E 19th Ave.,

Suite 3150 Denver. CO 80218

303-831-8400

www.lindahuangmd.com 

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 JJ and Mountains

Linda’s husband Chuck and JJ

Breast Implants cause toxicity in the body in several ways and symptoms can vary depending upon type of implants, etc.  Most women who suffer from breast implant illness suffer from what is known as “biotoxin illness”.  Biotoxins from mold may be in or around the breast implants and at times enter the body systemically.  Biotoxins are known neurotoxins and women with implants may be diagnosed with numerous illnesses including fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, and MS.  Symptoms of biotoxin illness include:

 

* fatigue

* numbness

* weakness

* muscle twitching

* brain fog

* headaches

* seizures

* cardiac arrhythmias

 

A simple visual test may be used to uncover biotoxin illness and there will need to be some very directed steps taken to recover fully in what I call Phase 1 of the detoxification process from breast implant illness.  Phase 1 is perfectly safe to begin before explantation, as it will help to strengthen the immune system.

 

The next phase begins with hair mineral testing.  Without question almost every woman with breast implant illness is at some stage of hypoadrenia.  The adrenals are under a great deal of stress as the immune system weakens due to biotoxin illness and heavy metals/chemicals in the implants.  Hair mineral testing allows the practitioner to know what stage of hypoadrenia the patient is in and how to treat effectively.  For instance if a patient is in severe stages they should not be treated with herbs, as they can overstimulate weak adrenals and cause further deterioration.

Breast Implant Illness as mentioned earlier causes severe stress to the immune system.  For this reason most women will also have severe mineral imbalances.  These imbalances show up with hair mineral testing and may be treated very inexpensively on a personal basis.

 

I have found that the first three phases must be dealt with effectively before a patient begins any attempt at a heavy metal detox.  Most women with breast implant illness have very weakened immune systems and low adrenal function.  Until these are addressed any heavy metal detox will only cause more stress and weakened state.

 

Heavy metals are also detected through the hair mineral test and plans should be made on an individual basis to safely rid the body of these toxic invaders.  Surprisingly, it has been my experience that not all women with breast implant illness have toxic levels of heavy metals. However almost all will need to address biotoxin illness, adrenal function, and mineral imbalances.

 

In conclusion there are 4 phases of detoxification and healing from breast implant illness.

 

1.)  Treat Biotoxin/Mold Illness  ( Visual Testing )

2.)  Treat Hypoadrenia   ( Hair Mineral Test )

3.)  Address Mineral Imbalances  ( Hair Mineral Test )

4.)  Heavy Metal Detox ( Hair Mineral Test )

 

Guest post by Dawn Strohm from Abundant Life Wellness Centre

Dawn can be contact via email here abundantlifewc7@gmail.com

Or via her website www.abundantlifewellnesscenter.org 

Please watch Dawn’s interview with Doug Kaufmann from “Know the Cause” here on Explant Info  OR here  on Abundant Life Wellness Centre.