This week we invite you to think about the Body Positivity movement, and being comfortable in your own skin while we confront the topic of body modification and elective surgeries that involve implants. If you are considering a physical modification to your body It's important to understand the risks, the inflammatory conditions that can erupt, and how these problems can erode your health so you can identify the root cause of these issues if they arise for you.
One Woman's Incredible Journey
To navigate this difficult conversation I was joined by Candice Barley on Nutrition Without Compromise. She shared her reasons for getting breast implants (4 times over), and her ultimate decision to remove them through explant surgery "en block" because she was so sick for so long.
But No One Believed Her
She talks about the incredible health challenges she faced for years and how she suddenly just knew that her sickness was caused by her breast implants. Sadly, no one believed her.
Becoming A Patient Advocate
She had to learn to advocate for herself - and now she does the same for other women who need help on their health journeys related to Breast Implant Illness (BII).
There's A Better Way
There is a better way to increase your breast size - using your own body's fat stores. Breast reconstruction and breast augmentation can both be solved naturally. Candice shares about these options. The doctor she advocates for, Dr. Robert Whitfield, recently expanded on these methods in his guest appearance on Dave Asprey's The Human Upgrade (hotlinked from our episode page). You should definitely give that a listen after this show.
About Candice Barley
Candice Barley is an actress, producer, and mother of three sons who turned into a Patient Advocate as a result of being incapacitated from the effects of her breast implants. She began sharing her journey first on the red carpet and now uses her different platforms to share resources, products, and interviews with expert doctors, to help educate and empower women with breast implants.
Key takeaways from this episode:
- Candice’s awakening as a patient advocate
- What it is like to undergo breast explant surgery
- Effects of breast implant surgery
- The recovery process from breast explant surgery
- Alternatives for breast augmentation
Candice's Website: https://olisticolife.com
Candice's Instagram: https://instagram.com/olisticolife
How Breast Implants Compromise Your Health and Make You Sick, Rob Whitfield, M.D. on Dave Asprey's The Human Upgrade (ep. #1043)
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