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Breast Implant Illness: Test Your Knowledge!

Back when I first heard about Breast Implant Illness, like most people, I rolled my eyes and didn't think it was a real thing. 
In fact it took several more YEARS of rapidly having my health deteriorate BEFORE I WAS EVEN OPEN to hearing about it. 

Because of that, I realize that there are many who will scroll right by this post, or heck, even unfriend me. 
But this post isnt written for them, maybe just not yet anyway. LOL 
I have found that for every person I probably annoy, I have twice as many private messages re this topic. Many of those messages include at least one these six assumptions. So I thought, I wonder how many others assume this too?

Since sharing my story, I have helped many women FINALLY regain their health... therefore I will continue to educate and spread awareness, in hopes that if you are even a silent sufferer, then you may be able to pinpoint WHY your hormones are off, you have insomnia, your hair is thinning, weight loss is difficult, your lymph nodes are swollen, and your food sensitivities are causing a ton of unexplained bloating, just to name a few. 

I put this little T/F together TO TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE on breast implants. (BTW, I would have totally failed this last year….LOL)

See how YOU do! Each of the explanations is below , so just scroll through 🙂

1) I don't have the same symptoms you did, so I don't have Breast Implant Illness.

2) I have saline, or small implants, so Im safe.

3) Your implant has to rupture to get BII

4) The medical community acknowledges breast Implant Illness.

5) I don't have any symptoms...so I’m good.

6) This is all so ridiculous and all in people's heads.

Breast Implant Illness
 

1) FALSE. All symptoms are different for everyone depending on your genetic weak points. For example, If you are genetically predisposition for thyroid issues, those will be exacerbated with implants. 

For me it was gut health, neurological and joint pain, insomnia and the last six months prior to explant, my lymph nodes started swelling. 

When I first looked at the list of symptoms a few years ago, I had about 4-5 and dismissed them because I didnt believe in Breast Implant Illness. 

In May 2018, my symptoms had grown to total 30-ish. Here is a list of the most common due to BII. How many of these do you have now? If very few, I suggest saving this and checking back every 6 months to a year to see if they are worse...or more.

BII Symptoms
 

2) FALSE. Implants are implants. Even if it's not a breast implant, if you have a foreign object inserted into your body...its an implant. 

The difference with breast implants compared to other implants is that they are made from a soft, pliable SILICONE shell. The size or the filling of the implant is mostly irrelevant. There are over 40 known toxins that are released from the silicone casing. Those toxins are released into your bloodstream. 

Additionally, since implants are placed right in your chest cavity and neighboring your vital organs and lymphatic system, the silicone break down has prime real estate to spread through our body. 

Additionally, some brands saline filled implants are prone to mold.

Actual Implants
 

3) FALSE. Breast Implant Illness is an Inflammatory response by your body to a foreign object. 

Yes- a silicone rupture is very troublesome. From the moment your implants are placed in your body, your body starts to build a capsule around the implant itself to guard it from your body. The capsule can start small symptoms of BII within a few days for some women, while for others it may take years. Know that if you have implants, you have these capsules. 

Even if you have the implant removed, if the capsule is left inside you, you will stay sick. It's vital to have not just the implant, but the capsule removed as well. 

Also, if you have saline filled implants, know that there are certain brands that are very prone to mold, as well. Bottom line, BII is a result of your body's naturally self defense and causes a non-stop inflammatory response as long as the implants are in your body. 

Long term effects of inflammation is what starts to cause the break down of our body's immune system and starts to slowly affect your health. Its not the rupture that makes you sick. Its the capsule and your body's natural inflammatory response to a foreign object.

There are pictures below of the capsules WE ALL HAVE, if you have implants. Red/ yellow eyes are one of the biggest indicators that you body has inflammation. Look at mine in the picture below just 15 hours after surgery.

Explanted breast Implants covered in the capsule the body naturally builds around it to protect and defend us against the "foreign invader". It can be peeled off the implant, like a sausage casing, once explanted.

Explanted Breast Implants

3) Con't with picture....😮 The EYES and FACE...

That’s where you notice the HEALING from BII, first!

When your body isn’t fighting the toxic foreign object inside of you, inflammation goes down and your:

👀Eyes become whiter and brighter

❤️Skin becomes less red & more fresh 

🌸Face becomes less puffy. 

Same lighting and time of day. No make up. No difference in what I ate the night before. 

Just 15 HOURS since getting toxic bags out and my body is already starting to HEAL! It can take up to a year (even two) for total healing but already there’s improvement 🌸🌸🌸

Healing from BII
 

4) False:
Unfortunately, you will not get help identifying breast implant illness from your doctor and especially not from your plastic surgeon. 

This illness is not acknowledged by the medical community yet. In fact, the medical community clings to the false belief that silicone and breast implants are safe. 

Your plastic surgeon may even deny breast implants cause illness or refute your symptoms in order to avoid liability. Plastic surgery is big business built on silicone and breast implants are their greatest source of revenue. 

Plastic surgeons will refuse to admit that breast implants are unsafe and will actively refute the truth in order to protect their cash cow. Ironically, the medical community will agree that chronic inflammation is the number one cause of disease and that our body has a natural built in inflammatory response to any foreign object. 

Even GI doctors have seen inflammatory capsules built around lap bands they implanted. But when it comes to applying the same logic to breast implants, they dismiss it as absurd. 

This is the first time it's been explained (and shown) HOW and WHY the implant causes so many health issues from a Canadian Chemist on the Canadian FDA board:

HTTP://WWW.AZFAMILY.COM/CLIP/14095997/BREAST-IMPLANT-ILLNESS-A-SEARCH-FOR-ANSWERS

 

5) FALSE 
Most of us that go through breast implant illness start with gradual symptoms. 

We realize something is OFF but don't know what so we become very strict with our diet, adjust our lifestyle in any way we can to accommodate our ailing health, add supplements, step up exercise and start spending big bucks on our health looking for answers and relief. At first this seems to help but gradually symptoms return and stay and more symptoms come on every year and our health continues to decline. We, with implants, are some of the most vigorous health minded people there are because we have to be in order to function in our daily life. 

When I was most sick, I had to give up everything including my entire health and way of life just to feel somewhat normal.

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This is going to sound harsh. But I wish someone had been harsh with me several years ago as it would have saved me so much time, money, guesswork and quality of life.

If you have implants it is not a matter of if you will get sick, it is a matter of when you will get sick, as breast implants cause endocrine disruption and immune system dysfunction and steadily deteriorate in your body from the first day of implantation and silicone particles, toxic and carcinogenic chemicals and heavy metals in the silicone damage your body glands, organs and good health processes. 

All types of breast implants can cause illness, none are safe and especially not the cohesive gel implants which contain very aggressive chemicals and heavy metals. 

How do breast implants cause illness? What is silicone toxicity? What are the symptoms of breast implant illness? Please RESEARCH BREAST IMPLANT SYMPTOMS . I had many of these symptoms and women who have breast implant illness have these types of symptoms and perhaps others depending on the progression of the illness and the type of implants they have.

----> Many women suffering from breast implant illness are misdiagnosed with other diseases that have similar symptoms and have been repeatedly told their breast implants are not causing their symptoms. Don’t waste your precious time on misdiagnoses.

 

6) FALSE
And this one was kinda me for a while. While I completely denied Breast Implants Illness was a real thing, my symptoms continued and gradually got worse. 

Is there a placebo effect with some things? Absolutely. 

But you can't deny the scientific effects of toxic exposure and chronic inflammation can cause on ones body. There are THOUSANDS of cases, some of which I know personally, where women's bodies have returned to normal after YEARS of suffering. 

Lymph nodes shrinking, hormone levels normalizing, brain fog lifting, skin disorders clearing up, fibromyalgia going away, sleep being restored, hair growing back….I could go on. When the body no longer is fighting, it can do what it does best…. and start HEALING. 

It can take up to a year for the toxins of implants to rid the body. Specifically in the liver and endocrine glands. 

There are certain detoxes that can help this process. But to say it is in someones head, is denying science. 

When I told Neil it was my implants he was in disbelief. That was HARD. Ladies, listen to your body and your soul. Don't let anyone else have a say in this journey but YOU. I loved my big boobies as much as anyone LOL, but after feeling like shit, gaining a ridiculous amount of weight regardless of my diet or exercise, knowing what they were slowing doing to my body and nothing I did could reverse it, I got to the point where the size of my health meant so much more than the size of my chest. 

It’s ridiculous that NO ONE questions us getting implants when we want them IN, but when we say we want them out and we have to PROVE and CONVINCE people we arent crazy. 

Go freaking figure.

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Taking Care of YOU!

“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live in.”

Isn’t it ironic, People save and work religiously towards a comfortable retirement, yet often neglect the ONE INVESTMENT that really matters to fully enjoy it.

Working Out

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Freshii Salad for the WIN!

When you’re eating SALAD everyday for your cleanse, and you saved tons of time by having FRESHII custom make it for you! 👌🏼

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Refine Your HEALTH with Seay

For the first 38 years of my life if you’d said HEALTH, I assumed you were talking about WEIGHT. They were the same thing. But, in January 2011, after finding a quarter sized tumor in my right breast, at 110 pounds, my weight didn’t matter to me….my LIFE did.

I’d spent my entire life trying to figure out ways to “cheat” my way to being thin. Diet pills, fad diets, drinks, juices, wraps, hours of exercise, extreme calorie cutting and “safe” pharmaceutical weight loss promises. Never did I question safety if something would have helped me lose weight. 


After surgery, I had a two week wait to find if my tumor was benign or malignant. I had nothing but anxiety and time to burn, so I dove into what I felt gave me control, and that was…. research. I wanted to know WHY this happened. I mean, I ate healthy (or so I thought). What I learned after hundreds of hours of internet searching and reading medical clinicals was shocking. The effects of my most recent weight loss tool, HCG injections, I believe, caused this tumor. My enlightenment continued. I had subsequently also learned about the health causes and effects of many foods, chemicals and additives that I had been consuming for the past 38 years.

On my knees one night after my three children and Neil went to bed, I prayed. I was finally happy with my life, and feared He was going to take it all away from me. I felt angry, I felt despair. I begged and cried to God, to PLEASE let this tumor be benign. If He would do that, I promised I’d turn this experience into my life mission to educate others on the effects of food and chemical choices has on ones health.

Two very long and exhausting weeks later, I learned that the huge tumor, was benign. 
I was committed to fulfill my promise to Him, I just wasn’t sure HOW. But, there were God winks all along the way, I just hadn’t noticed them before.

Six months later, in 2011 I joined Beachbody, specifically for it’s product, Shakeology, because I had mad respect for the quality of ingredients it had and how those ingredients have been used for thousands of years to promote health and reduce disease. It made sense as a convenient way to promote and preserve, health.

In 2013, after 13 months of school, I became certified in holistic nutrition. I learned about which foods can heal the body and what chemicals break it down. I learned how to reduce inflammation and disease while also the importance of restoring gut health. I also finally understood why all this chemical crap and “frankenfoods” are approved “safe” for consumption by our very own governments FDA, USDA and major health organizations.

What’s ironic, is I spent 10 years in a career as an executive pharmaceutical sales rep, calling on specialist physicians promoting drugs designed to keep people sick. How ironic that now, I was on the front of of disease prevention instead of the back end of treating disease symptoms.

I’m not a purest, or orthorexic, by any means, although I do pay extra for quality foods and choose quality restaurants. I don’t judge people for where they are and what they buy because I was there one time, too. I would still be there “rolling my eyes at the ridiculousness of it all” had it not been for what I’d been through, at 38 years old.

I value the benefits of a plant based diet, although only live by it 80% of the time. Hey- I still love hot chicken wings and cheeseburgers too much..LOL. I do feel strongly about the negative effects of soy on our thyroid and increased estrogen levels, as well as the negative effects of artificial sweeteners. I’m always asking questions and learning, because I do believe we have to be our own health advocates, because sadly, our media and government are 100% controlled by lobbyists.

Most recently I’ve been learning about food sensitivities, our hormones and weight loss resistance.

I believe everything happens in life to teach us something or show us the way. Because of my experience, I no longer look at HEALTHY and FIT- as synonymous. I now know you can appear super fit and be the sickest person in the room, on the INSIDE.

At 46 years old, “Refining Your Health” to me means, being happy and healthy from the inside out, having energy, creating a body environment that moves more towards health more than towards disease, each and every day.

My mission (and promise) is to teach anyone (that is ready to hear) what I’ve learned, even if in small lessons, how to live with less drugs, less sickness and less pain, and more energy, movement and vibrancy.

Not everyone will want to hear my message, I know, but it doesn’t mean I will ever stop trying <3

NOW IS THE TIME TO PUT YOUR HEALTH AT THE TOP OF YOUR PRIORITY LIST.

TO HELP YOU WE WILL COMBINE FITNESS + NUTRITION & SUPPORT!


 


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What is Beachbody Coaching?

The Refinery is my team and brand.  To me, it is not just about REFINING your health, but your quality of life, your finances and your future. Its about showing others the way, starting with YOU. Its about doing something for yourself, BY HELPING OTHERS.  There is no “type” of coach. We are every day people with a strong passion to make the world a more positive place and get people in better health.

The Refinery is my team and brand. To me, it is not just about REFINING your health, but your quality of life, your finances and your future. Its about showing others the way, starting with YOU. Its about doing something for yourself, BY HELPING OTHERS. There is no “type” of coach. We are every day people with a strong passion to make the world a more positive place and get people in better health.

Bottom line me!

In these 11 minutes you will get an overview on what Beachbody Coaching is.

Seay in the 2018 FIRST magazine

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What to consider when you start your own business

Where can you be FINANCIALLY, four years from right now???

You are here because you have a desire to earn more income.   Like me, your probably are willing to WORK and SACRIFICE for that lifestyle, but you also want to know that it is affordable, brings significance, freedom of lifestyle and/ or  can create success.  

I share this breakdown with you, because I have TRIED ALL FOUR of the major ways to build a lucrative career.  This is important because you will have people DOUBT the network marketing business model.  I had those people.  heck, I even was one for a very long time.  

Let's look at the four main options you have to build the rest of your life in four years...

COLLEGE,

CORPORATE AMERICA,

PRIVATE BUSINESS OWNER and

NETWORK MARKETING

I’ve done them ALL so can first hand- share this insight and experience with you……

<< And this perspective may completely change the way you invest in how you spend your next four years. >>

I want to take you on a look back on how I have invested four years.  You may even be doing some of these RIGHT NOW.... 

COLLEGE:

In this four year investment I earned a Bachelors degree. I gained knowledge, life long friends, and graduated with a career at a psychiatric hospital making 20% over minimum wage. I was lucky- most of my friends spent months looking for employment after graduation. I had 80k in student loan debt and it took me ten years to pay it off. I would do college all over again, as it helped me become who I am today, but as far as the return for those four years, it was a financial loss. I don’t even USE the specialty I spent four years learning.

We go into college committing to a 4 years plan, with dreams to find a good career working 40 hours a week for the next 40 years…..which leads me to:

A CAREER:

After college I worked for several Fortune 500 companies. First, Enterprise Rent A Car earning my up to Branch Manager, and then most notably, GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals. They gave me a free car, fuel, and computer. They also gave me a good salary and incentive for bonus. All the perks were luxurious and appreciated. The luxury perks also tightened the "corporate handcuffs" on the lifestyle I grew to expect. So I stayed....
They also owned my time and knew I needed this career with all of it's perks. The longer you stay, the harder it is to walk away. So you sacrifice. 

I missed a lot of my two daughter’s little years. They were in daycare from 6 weeks old. When I was home, I was usually too tired to play with them.

We had money for vacations, but rarely had the time or energy to take them. My husband and I took “stay-cations” to catch up on projects around the house and just relax. I also used most of my vacation days to stay home with my sick daughters as day care often made them sick more often, than healthy. It also took a toll on my marriage. My then husband and I were “burning the wick” at both ends and eventually, we became emotionally disconnected. 

Additionally, in those four years, every time there was a company re-alignment, merger or buy out, I never knew if I’d keep my job. As co-workers, we were competing against one another for promotions and it got really ugly and cut throat at times. It wasn't always a positive environment. I pushed to be a high performer strictly out of fear, not inspiration. I knew the best chances of job security came from being a top producer. So I had to do more than the others were willing. And even with great numbers, top corporate producers earn an average of a 3% raises every year. 

I will add this, change is inevitable in ANY industry. Many of us are being replaced by technology. For my industry, the FDA created more restrictions on pharmaceutical reps, and I wasn’t secure my industry would be around. I realized no jobs are ever “safe”.
I have never been a slacker, but I remember the thinking after four years waking up to the alarm clock in Corporate America, could I really live like this for another 40 years? 

SELF EMPLOYED:
After the sun set on my corporate career I was highly motivated to run a business on my own terms. I didn't want a BOSS and I wanted freedom and to call my own shots. By societies standards, my husband and I did the next most accepted option….
In 2010 we launched our own business, Stanford Motor Vehicles. It was a small used car lot. 
That business cost us 30k to start by the time we leased a building, paid for the license, insurance, accountants, furniture, tags, advertising and of course, buying a few cars to sell. 
Our over head every month was several thousand before we earned a penny profit. There were some months that we lost money and couldn't pay either our business or personal bills. That sucked. 

We had a ton of financial risk and we had to be there all the time. If we didn’t work, we didn’t get paid. And we couldn’t afford to outsource anything. We did everything from washing the cars, the paperwork, the advertising, going to the auctions to find cars, customer service, website, etc. 
We had autonomy, but it took years to finally earn money after paying back the 30k loan and all the credit card debt we accrued for all the months of losses in the beginning.
Four years later, although Stanford Motor Vehicles is finally profitable, it hasn’t given us the freedom or income we had hoped owning a private business would.

So where did I find the highest return for my time, while creating the quality of life I longed for? The next four years....

NETWORK MARKETING:
Ok- I’m going to be brutally honest. 

- I once thought network marketing was for losers that couldn’t get real jobs. 

- I thought the model was a joke. Not because I knew it to be, but that I had heard it to be. (People that fail in this industry create the most vocal noise and spread more negativity and excuses than successful people. Why? The successful people are too busy WORKING on their BUSINESS!!!)

- I thought people couldn’t really make decent money. I mean, not like the “REAL” money I was earning at my pharmaceutical career.

At my FOUR YEAR ANNIVERSARY in my Network Marketing Investment and compared to my previous “four year investments” I can say this:

- Network marketing doesn’t give a CRAP what you did in your past. Whether you are a college educated top performer in corporate America or a high school dropout waiting tables. It doesn’t care if you are 25 or 75. If people have the vision, passion, consistency and drive, I’ve seen them succeed. Your past and age does not define you. 

- Compared to what I experienced with Stanford Motor Vehicles (and college), the start up cost in Beachbody is minimal. Like under $200, period. You can start earning from your very first sale. To think of what I spent on my degree and starting up our car lot, that little amount is negligible. So even if you don’t plan on leaving your current career, or if you are a stay at home mom, you can still augment your household income by several hundred dollars a month, and who couldn’t use that?

- My family has more FREEDOM than we ever imagined. So much to the point that we lived in Europe for THREE MONTHS the winter of 2015, while continuing to run my business. Just because we COULD. WHO ELSE DO YOU KNOW HAS DONE THAT????

- Unlike college, after THIS four year investment, I have no debt and a great business to show for my four years of effort. And, an income that with time and consistency, has grown into the top 1% in all of American households. And here I thought pharma was the dream income….

- Network Marketing has changed from what it USED to be. As medicine, technology and hopefully YOU have evolved over the years, so has the network marketing industry. It’s truly a brilliant business model now. 

I am not sharing this to brag or dis what you do. I am sharing to ENLIGHTEN you on what is out there. I’ve BEEN THERE- I’ve invested four years of my life for a degree, for a career and for a dream of owning my own business. I can say from my own PERSONAL LIFE EXPERIENCE, that an opportunity to have TIME, MONEY and FREEDOM exists in a way that you may not realize. It’d be selfish to not share what’s possible, with you.

Let’s pretend that today could be your DAY ONE. You are going to be FOUR YEARS from now anyway. Are you investing your time and effort into something:

- that gives you purpose and are passionate about?
- has unlimited earning? 
- you can pass on to your children? 
- you can build all from your mobile phone?


If you answered “No” to any of the above, and want MORE out of life, I want to be a part of your next FOUR YEAR JOURNEY. My entrepreneur training is TOP NOTCH and the Success of my team speaks for itself. 

Where will you be four years from now?

Asking questions and showing interest is FREE, so why not ask…that’s what entrepreneurs do

👉🏼 Each month my team looks to mentor 15 people that are DONE with sitting on the bleacher's and are ready to do the work and BE IN THE GAME.  

If you want the freedom of running your own business with training by experts to help you succeed, and the support of an entire group of like-minded entrepreneurs, fill out the application below and I will connect you with a leader.

Seay Stanford

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