First off, let us talk about detox and toxins. Toxins are what your body natural detoxes and are usually referred to as all metals, chemicals, pollutants, artificial food ingredients, and pesticides that can do harm to your body. Toxins are everywhere in the water we ingest, from the air we breathe, clothing, and makeup we wear. Breast implants have over 40+ toxic chemicals and heavy metals these are just some of the components found to be in high levels of the concoction of their form. Detox is something our amazing bodies can do naturally and equipped to do so, and we can make the choice to do a detox protocol. There are 2 types of toxins our body needs to deal with, Exotoxins and Endotoxins. Exotoxins are toxins that enter the body through was of toxic foods, drinks, and cosmetics. Endotoxins are toxins that are created within the body during our metabolic process through the body’s own chemical reactions. These are the hormonal & metabolic toxins such as bacteria, fungus, and yeasts inside our intestines. Our main detoxing body parts:
Liver, kidneys, intestines, skin, respiratory system, immune system, and lymphatic system. As you know each body part has a special job to do getting toxins through your body and then expel out through your sweat glands (This is the Liver filter), bowel movements (This is the colon filter) and urine (This is the kidney filter)
Most of the sign of natural detox tends to be like BII symptoms so it can be hard to tell the difference after explanting. Symptoms like brain fog, insomnia, and fatigue with muscle aches. I am going to help you to be able to tell the difference between them in part 2 of this blog. The reason why we need natural detox is that our body is telling us we need to reset and go back to its original state. Our bodies will naturally detox a bit more after we explant since we are not feeding into the chemical imbalance of having had foreign toxins in our bodies anymore. Everyone is different in the way we naturally detox and for how long, it is up to our bodies and has a wide variety of differences.
Listening to your body is the number one thing. To start if you have not explanted yet make a strong list of our current symptoms and describe them in detail when they happen, how they happen, and their duration. (Here is a spreadsheet)
Here are the natural detox systems: Just to name a few
These detox signs will bring on symptoms that you will find like some of your, hopefully, past BII symptoms after explanting, so they may confuse you. In part two I will talk about how to tell the difference. Part one I wanted to make sure to review what toxins are and how detox works. You will find in throughout your natural detox that your body will be expelling the toxins as before with similar signs your body may not have been expelling them, at least properly. Through this process remember that your body needs this to reset so relax, stay hydrated (but not too hydrated), and lean into the process. It may take some time your body will let you know when you are through the worst of it and you will start to gain energy back. It is always good to talk with your surgeon, doctor, or natural care provider if you feel like something is not right. You know your body best and it is up to you to be your own advocate. Please enjoy part two as I believe it will help you through the uncertainty of differences.
Since BII (Breast Implant Illness) is so new there are no real answers to certain questions we have for the proper way to manage yourself after explanting. The more we talk about our individual stories the better we can all help to educate other people about the process. I believe that this will be testimonials of our senses, common sense, personal sense, and experience-based knowledge. Most of what you will hear in these blogs are stories from me personally and from other women who have had their own personal experience. If you have any feedback, questions, or want to contribute to any of our blogs with your personal experience we are happy to have you get invoiced. This is a community of people wanting to help other beautiful people with their journeys.