Treatment strategies for the BII Healing Program
Step 1: Consult with a Surgeon
The ideal candidate is one who has extensive knowledge about BII and the importance of explantation using the En bloc procedure.
Step 2: Testing
The first part of Step 2 is centered around testing to get a good understanding of additional factors that may need to be worked on post explant. The additional testing section is not suggesting that all labs will be recommended or are necessary. Your history and information provided during the intake with your doctor will help guide what tests are most important to run initially. During this time it is important to start working on healthy eating principles and while we are collecting more individualized data through labs we would like to get on some key supplements to best prepare the body for explant.
BII General health screen testing:
CD57 (HNK1), CMP, ANA, homocysteine, Vitamin B12, Vitamin D25OH, serum iron, ferritin, hsCRP, TSH, FT4, FT3, Anti TPO, Thyroglobulin Ab, HgbA1c, lipid panel, saliva cortisol x 4, HLA DRB4
Additional hormone testing may be recommended based on issues or symptoms:
Timing of testing varies based on cycle regularity. If cycles are regular testing will be done days 19-21 if menopausal then anytime is fine:
- Fractionated estrogens, Total and free testosterone, Progesterone, DHEA-S, FSH, LH
Additional Infectious testing may be recommended based on issues or symptoms:
- Lyme WB, Bartonella, Babesia
- EBV early antigen IgG, mycoplasma pneumonia IgM + IgG, HHV 6
Additional specialty testing may be recommended based on issues or symptoms:
- IgG Food sensitivity + candida Ab testing
- Stool test for parasite assessment or determination of the health of the gut microbiome
- Urine mold/mycotox testing
- Heavy metal testing
- GPL- TOX (solvent testing, chemical tests)
- Micronutrient Testing
Step 3: Diet, the Gut Microbiome and Foundational support
A healthy diet is crucial when it comes to wellness. Regardless of personal food preferences it is crucial that the diet is based on whole food, organic, and GMO free. Some patients will choose to do a IgG Food Sensitivity Test to better direct their eating plan. These tests point out the foods that alter the immune system and create inflammation and give specific guidance as to what is best to eat for their bodies. Those who choose not to do testing will be given a specific candida and common food sensitivity avoidance list to follow that will include avoiding dairy, wheat, yeast and sugar. The longer the diet is in practice the better the outcome from healing post-surgery and a quicker road it will be to regaining health. We recommend a stricter dietary focus for a minimum of 8 weeks prior to surgery. A healthy intestinal tract is a necessary foundation for wellness and should be made up of diverse good bacteria, limited pathogenic bacteria and yeast/candida. When out of balance it can be responsible for development of food sensitivities, compromise the immune system by either weakening it or driving autoimmunity, alter brain chemicals, and impact healthy bowel function which is responsible for elimination of toxins. Symptoms that can be connected to dysbiosis are headaches, fatigue, depression, anxiety, joint pain, foggy headedness, IBS, and constipation. Stool tests may be completed for those who have severe GI symptoms. Herbs to address suspected or proven imbalances will be recommended while simultaneously adjusting diet to be more successful at regaining balance. Herbal combinations like berberine, caprylic acid, garlic, oregano are examples of what may be recommended at this time.
The second part of Step 3 is to add in the appropriate and often depleted nutrients to allow your body to best detoxify post explant. Glutathione is a master antioxidant that is needed to rid the body of toxins, but often with chronic environmental and toxin exposures this important nutrient is depleted and can’t help facilitate removal of these chemicals. Other nutrients that I suggest adding in at this time are B vitamins, NAC, alpha lipoic acid, broccoli sprouts most of which are in the multi vitamin I recommend. Everyone can benefit from a methylated b complex, especially those who are low or who have the mthfr mutation. In proper amounts the B vitamins are involved in basic detox pathways so we want to set the body up for success.
Vitamin and Nutritional Foundational support
- GI herbal formula for the gut microbiome 2 x day
- Liposomal glutathione
- Multivitamins that contain NAC, alpha lipoic acid, broccoli sprouts
- Active (methylated) B complex 1 x day if needed
Step 4: Pre Explant Healing Support
Ideally 5 weeks prior to surgery we want to add in supplements that are going to encourage healthy healing from the surgery. Since the immune system of a BII patient is already compromised we want to put forth extra effort in being proactive. Also a probiotic is important at this time as antibiotics are given during the surgery so we want to protect the gut microbiome.
- Vitamin C 2000mg a day in divided doses
- Zinc 30mg a day
- Vitamin D 5000IU/day or individual dose based on labs
- Probiotics: Mega Spore 1 capsule 1 x day. Start with every other day for 1-2 weeks before increasing.
Best to discontinue these nutrients 3-5 days prior to surgery or per surgeon’s recommendations.
Two days prior to surgery, begin Arnica Montana 200C 3 pellets under the tongue 2 x day to help with healing. Take 3 x day on surgery day and continue this dosing 2 weeks post-operation
Step 5: Post Explant Healing Protocol
Remain on Arnica Montana 200C 3 pellets under the tongue 3 x day for 2 weeks
Resume Vitamin C, Zinc, Vitamin D, and Probiotics when able per your surgeon for another 4-6 weeks and then you can discontinue Zinc, and Vitamin C.
Add in Bromelain 500mg 2 x day for its ability to reduce edema, bruising, pain, and healing time following trauma and surgical
2 weeks after explant start on Biofilm treatment for 6-8 weeks:
- Allicin 2 x day
- Silver 1 x day
Recommend 10 sessions of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) for increasing healing and for anti-inflammatory benefits when able post-surgery. Schedule HBOT through our website www.EastValleyND.com.
- Option #1: 5 days a week over 2 weeks
- Option #2: 3-4 days a week over 3-4 weeks
Step 6: Detox Wellness Plan
Everyone has their own timeline when it comes to healing, but it is acceptable to start detoxing 6-8 weeks post-surgery. The path that is taken here is based on the initial intake and test results as to what direction we take to detox and support the body. Detox is highly recommended for everyone with BII. I think this is the step for some that is missed and may hinder full recovery. More detailed suggestions will be made based on what the body’s burden appears to be through supportive testing that was done in Step 2. EVND Treatment Center is known for our in-depth detox approaches. To better understand EVNDs General Detoxification Strategies click on the Detox Link. How we pursue detox in our BII patients is similar as you will see below. The degree of illness will relate to how long and how intense our detox strategies will be.
Goal #1: Remove toxic obstacles.
Good news, removing the implants was a major hurdle that you have overcome to getting well. Your physician in your initial intake will also take inventory of any other known barriers to wellness and if not discussed already will be addressed now.
Goal #2: Support the organs of Detoxification- Liver, Kidneys, Lymphatic and Skin
Our variety of genetics require an individualized plan to support our liver, kidneys, lymphatics, and skin in detoxifying the body. A combination of nutrients, herbs, IV therapies, Infrared sauna therapy and Foot baths can provide specific and needed support as we push the organs of detox to remove toxins from the bones, fat, lymphatics, organs, and brain tissue.
Goal #3: Binding of Toxins
The premise of adding in binding medicines is their ability to attach to bile secreted from the liver which carries the fat-soluble toxins. Taken carefully away from food and supplements or prescriptions, binders such as charcoal, zeolite, and humic and fulvic acid, provide a concerted effort to reduce total body burden of recent and past toxic exposures. Detox without the binders will allow a significant amount of processed toxins through the liver to be reabsorbed, repeating the same work and toxic trauma again.
Goal #4: Replenish Nutrients to Support Elimination Pathways
A number of nutrients are present within the research to support detoxification pathways in the liver, kidney, intestinal tract, and skin. Vitamins and antioxidants become depleted over time in the presence of toxins as this is the body’s way of removing them from the system. If the toxic burden continues to be present, then this will lead to the depletion of these essential nutrients and tip the toxic scale over further. Saturation into our system becomes essential through either oral, injection or IV forms of our favorite vitamins and nutrients: Vitamin C, Vitamin Bs, glutathione, NAC, and Mitocore multivitamin. Glutathione specifically is a standout in individuals who have BII due to the high content of VOCs present in the implants. It will aid in ridding the body of this type of solvents, but also heavy metals and mycotoxins if present.
Goal #5: Repair Cellular Damage and Cell Danger Response
The toxic load within the extracellular fluid matrix bathes all the organs and deprives them of oxygen leading to build of lactic acidosis, mitochondrial damage, slowed metabolism, and reduced ability to detoxify. The aide in cell repair will begin once the toxic load is reduced and essential nutrients and antioxidants are replenished. Often with chronic illness and exposures other measures need to be taken to regain balance in the body. Sometimes a block in complete healing can be related to the cell’s memory of the toxic agent (emotional and physical) and in its inability to unlock itself from harm. The theory on Cell danger response shines a light on this very issue. Even though the implants may be removed, some may not see complete resolution of disease or symptoms that came on since BII. The cells have to be “Re-set” and we have found that Frequency Specific Microcurrent is dynamic in its ability to correct this error. FSM uses specific and directed frequencies to enhance detoxification of specific organs like lymph, liver, kidney, and fat cells and reduces trauma created from the toxins in the cells throughout the body to facilitate repair. This synergistic therapy optimizes the return and function of the various organs and systems of the body for improved energy, focus, mood, sleep, and vagal stress response.
Goal #6: Heal the Brain
Most BII patients will feel better after completing the first 5 goals to wellness. The brain is being addressed through this whole process through nutrient repletion, HBOT, and FSM therapies. There may be some patients who need some more specific attention to brain health and for these patients we utilize brain mapping (QEEG) where we can decipher Delta, Theta, Alpha, and Beta brain waves and create customized approaches of rewiring the brain for individual optimal functioning. Neurofeedback provides a true restoration of brain functioning with improved stress response, elevated and steady moods, and enhanced memory and cognitive abilities.