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
Based on the initial appointment with the doctor and detailed intake including an environmental questionnaire it will be determined what testing may need to be done to get a more complete picture of additional obstacles in regaining health after explant. Testing considerations are based on the individual but may include: auto-immune markers, thorough thyroid testing, adrenal assessment, nutrient testing (minimally Vitamin D, B12), viral testing (EBV, HHV 6, varicella zoster…), urine mold/mycotoxin testing, heavy metal testing, food sensitivity, gut health analysis, and Lyme testing.
Step 3: Diet and Intestinal Health
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.
Step 4: Pre Explant Protocol
Ideally 5 weeks prior to surgery we want to add in supplements that are going to encourage healthy healing from the operation. Since the system of a BII patient is already compromised we want to put forth extra effort in being proactive.
- Liposomal Vitamin C
- Vitamin D
Best to discontinue these nutrients at least 72 hours prior to surgery.
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 Protocol
Remain on Arnica Montana 200C 3 pellets under the tongue 3 x day for 2 weeks
Resume Liposomal Vitamin C, zinc, Vitamin D and Probiotics when able per surgeon.
Continue healthy eating.
We recommend 10 sessions of Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) for increasing healing and providing anti-inflammatory benefits when able post-explant. HBOT has also been shown to have a positive impact on the immune system and anti-bacterial action which would greatly impact the Biofilm theory on why women develop BII symptoms to begin with.
- 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, citrus pectin, chlorella, silica, and cholestyramine, 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.