12 Things That Could Be Hindering Your Healing Post Explant

One of the biggest concerns women have when deciding on whether or not explanting really is the first step in their healing journey is, “what if I explant and nothing gets better? What if I still remain sick? What if things get worse?”

I think it’s safe to say we have all wondered that.

What if I spend all this money…

What if I go back to my natural body…

… and nothing changes. Then what do I do!?

If you’re still feeling bad after you explanted, I want to remind you that even though you might not be feeling better, you are in FACT healthier.

You made the right decision because breast implants are made up of 40+ highly toxic chemicals, along with over a dozen heavy metals (tin and platinum being the catalysts).

Since the day you got a breast augmentation your immune system has been bogged down, leaving you susceptible to catching and contracting opportune things like Candida, biofilm and viruses.

And depending on how long you’ve had them, how sick you are or if your silicone implants were ruptured or saline implants were harboring mold, your body might just take a little bit longer to detox and heal.

12 Things That Might Be Hindering Your Healing:

1. Do you have the MTHFR gene mutation?

If so, your body has a harder time processing and eliminating toxins. You’ll want to get tested to see if you have the gene mutation and then work with a practitioner or naturopath that is familiar with methylation and detoxing.

My advice: read this after you read my blog

2. Are you taking prescription medication?

If so, your lingering symptoms could be from the side effects or drug interactions. Prescription drugs can be toxic to our liver and gut.

My advice: If you absolutely have to be on medication I recommend nourishing and cleansing your liver often with Milk Thistle, your kidneys with dandelion tea and your blood with Burdock Root. *see the very bottom

3. Did you have any pre-existing autoimmune issues before you got implants?

If so, being exposed to all those toxins for years potentially exacerbated your condition, which might make it longer to heal. I personally haven’t followed The Medical Mediums work closely, but I know women who have, who swear by his protocols – and the power of celery juice.

My advice: follow everything your doctor recommends, eats good and take good care of your mind and body.

4. Are you getting enough rest and sleep?

Sleep is when your body does the most cleaning, repairing, cell turnover and detoxing. Aim for eight to 10 hours every night.

My advice: I love diffusing lavender essential oils, drinking CALM magnesium and warming myself up a cup of hot chamomile tea. Pro tip: sleep with the air at 68 degrees, make your room pitch dark and don’t look at your phone for two hours before you go to bed. Blue light disrupts your melatonin. Read this.

5. Are you under a tremendous amount of stress?

Stress throws your entire body for a loop. Your thoughts scatter, digestion slows down, cortisol spikes, and your immune system weakens.

My advice:ask yourself, “what is causing me stress? Who is causing me stress? Can I minimize the time around those environments or people?” If not, learn ways to cope with the situation, find a new approach or explore a different perspective.

6. Are you using toxic cosmetics, hygiene products and household cleaning supplies?

If you’re living in a toxic environment, getting bombarded with BPA in plastic, lead in your water, fluoride in your toothpaste, aluminum your deodorant, SLS in your shampoo and synthetic fragrances being sprayed all over your house… that will not help you heal.

My advice: Download the app ‘Think Dirty‘. It’s amazing at finding out just how toxic your hygeine and cosmetic products really are. Scan the barcode on the back of your shampoo, conditioner, body wash, body lotion, face wash, ect. and you’ll see for yourself where you can do better.

7. How’s your attitude and mindset been lately? 

Your thoughts, beliefs and emotions play a HUGE part in your healing. Worry, shame and anger weaken the body. Negative thoughts stop us from receiving and achieving greatness. Energy and thoughts carry a vibration. If your energy or thoughts are negative, they will weaken your body.

My advice: ask yourself “what is bothering me? Can I change it? What am I so worried about?” and be super honest with yourself. Affirmations are a beautiful way to call in more positivity, healing and confidence.

8. Are you eating enough, eating clean and reducing inflammatory foods?

Food is medicine. It can heal you or hurt you. Things like sugar (including artificial sugar), dairy and gluten are very inflammatory to our body. A body that’s inflamed tends to get sick more often. According to Clevland Clinic, with chronic inflammation, your body is on high alert all the time. This prolonged state of emergency can cause lasting damage to your heart, brain and other organs. Inflammation occurs naturally in the body. but when it goes wrong or goes on for too long, it can trigger disease processes.

My advice: No matter what “diet” you’re following, you want to be sure you’re eating enough. Food isn’t just calories and carbs – it’s nourishment, healing and energy.

9. Were you on antibiotics recently?

If so, your gut needs major love. 70% of our immune system is found in our gut. If your guts off, your immune system is weak.

My advice: incorporate both prebiotics and probiotics, drink bone broth, and eat fermented foods, kefir, and unripe bananas daily.

10. Are you around toxic, unsupportive people? 

This area is often overlooked in regards to healing and your health. Toxic people, with their toxic energy and words, can hinder your healing and turn you into a toxic person. This one goes hand in hand with #5 and #7.

My advice: If they are toxic, they’re toxic. And you know exactly who they are. Let them go – for your own good, health, happiness, and growth.

11. Did you have any lymph nodes removed or are any clogged?

Your lymph nodes filter, trap and collect things like viruses and toxins floating around the body. They play a vital role in your body’s ability to fight off infections. We need our lymph nodes, which are considered the sewage system of our body. If you’re missing lymph nodes things can get backed up, clogged and lymph flow may get hindered.

My advice: dry brush, rebound, hydrotherapy and lymphatic drainage massage.

12. Were your implants moldy or have you been exposed to mold?

Mold exposure wrecks havoc on our body. If you’ve been exposed to mold from your saline implants you’ll need to work closely with your medical team to rid it from your body.

My advice: remove the source and go on a “mold detox diet” (no bad fats, sugar and grains for 90 days)

Look into Dr Pompa’s top three recommendations to heal from mold toxicity:

  • CGEL:  increases the cells natural ability to undergo the natural mechanism of detox;
  • BIND: is a powerful binder that sweeps the body and effectively eliminates toxins from the blood;
  • CytoDetox: enters the cell membrane and act as a vehicle to getting rid of the toxins as we up-regulate cell function, and prevents reabsorption.

How many of these are you currently dealing with?

I address all of this in-depth in my 12-week pre and post explant program, the BII BRIDGE. Learn more here.

Was this helpful? Eye opening? Is there anything I should add to the list?

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here’s to health, self-love and vibing high,

Christina

Anything that I recommend, be sure to do your own research on to be sure there are no interactions and that it’s safe for you. Christina Roulund is not a doctor or surgeon. None of this is to be taken as medical advice, but rather a sharing of knowledge and information based on research and experience. Always follow the instructions of your health care providers. If you plan to start anything new, always run it by your doctor or surgeon first. This information is not intended to diagnose or prescribe for any medical or psychological condition, nor to treat or cure any conditions.

Having Realistic Healing Expectations Post-Explant

After everything we’ve been through with Breast implant Illness, I know what it’s like to expect that after you take out your breast implants everything will return back to normal within a week.

 

If I’m being completely honest, I cringe when I see someone post “I’m 5 weeks post-op and I’m still dealing with x, y, and z. I thought I’d be feeling better by now. Is this normal?

 

👈🏼This photo was me on day three.
For three weeks I was dealing with this itchy, red, puffy rash under my armpits. It was the most intense itch I’ve ever experienced in my whole life.

 

Did I question my body?

 

Nope.

 

Was I concerned?

 

Yes.

 

I knew -and had complete trust- that my body was doing what it needed to in order to heal me.

 

Heal me from not only from the surgery, but heal me from all the trauma and toxin-exposure it was constantly under for the last 12 years.

 

😣For the first five weeks I was very:

 

– weak
– tired
– itchy
– oily (hair & face)
– mentally out of it
– physically moving very slow

 

but I was also grateful, relieved, and SO happy to be on the other side of all this mess.

 

Immediately post-explant I could breath deeper, see better, and my hip joint pain was completely gone!

 

😔 But then at four months post-op I had a flare up.

 

I started losing my hair again.
My emotions were all over the place.
I felt like I just walked right back into B.I.I.

 

Again, I didn’t question my body.

 

🦋 I trusted it was taking care of business and everything was in perfect order.

 

🙏🏻 I thanked my body daily… from day one.

 

💋 I apologized, asked for forgiveness, and expressed completed admiration for all it was doing for me… for us.

 

✔️ Post-explant is the time for patience, self-care, and forgiveness.

 

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I go over all of this (and more) in the BII Bridge.

 

34 women are currently going through the 12-week course right now.

 

We (Dr Amelia and I) officially launch it in mid-January, AFTER these 34 Fighters & Warriors give us their honest feedback and help us make sure that this program is THE’ best thing for BII sufferers and post-explantees.

 

We decided not to just create and launch a program, without FIRST having women go through it and give us feedback + transform, heal, and detox themselves.

 

BII BRIDGE is for warriors, created by warriors!

 

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🔥 6 Takeaways If You Just Explanted (or will be soon):

 

1. Trust and believe that your body IS on your side. Even though at times it doesn’t feel like it is – it is. Always.
Be KIND.

 

2. Understand that you just had a major surgery. You can’t, and shouldn’t, rush healing.
Be PATIENT.

 

3. Your body is not only healing you from the surgery itself, it’s digesting your food, filtering out toxins, pumping blood and oxygen throughout your body, eliminating toxins, repairing & rebuilding your chest muscle.
Be THANKFUL.

 

4. Your body has an innate ability to heal itself. It is always seeking balance and homeostasis. It’s ALWAYS repairing, rebuilding, and cleansing something.
Be GRATEFUL.

 

5. Your body is going to fix what’s most important first. And sometimes what you want healed immediately isn’t its priority.
Be UNDERSTANDING.

 

6. It is said that for every year you’ve had implants, it’ll take one month of healing. This is just a general rule of thumb and totally made up – not scientifically proven.
Just like with weight loss – you can’t be overweight for 10 years and have 10 years worth of bad habits, and expect that in 10 days, or even 10 months, you’ll be in the best shape of your life. It’s unrealistic.

 

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here’s to health, self-love and vibing high,
Christina Roulund

The Best Essential Oils To Heal Mind and Body

Incorporating essentials oils into your day can be a great way to help boost your mood, improve your energy, relax and naturally cleanse your body.

When deciding on which company or brand to chose, you’ll want to make sure that it’s organic, 100% pure, therapeutic grade essential oil. 

There are so many knockoffs on shelves these days, like at Walmart or your local drug store, that you’ve really got to be careful or you could potentially just add more toxins into your body.

There are a few different ways to use essential oils:

  • diffuse them in a diffuser so that the tiny particles get inhaled
  • personal care, such as in baths and in cosmetics
  • in a roller bottle for topical use
  • internally/orally

Now with the last two, it’s very important to do extensive research to make sure that a particular essential oil doesn’t require a carrier oil and that the oil is safe to ingest.

If you find a non-toxic candle with any of the scents or oils infused in them, that’s one of my favorite ways as well. Not only are the flickering of candles a relaxing sight, their fragrances can be too.

This article isn’t going to be “A Guide To Safely Using Essential Oils“, so please, before using any essential oil that I recommend check to see:

  1. What are the health benefits of _______ essential oil?
  2. Are there any side effects with ________ essential oil?
  3. What is ________ essential oil used for?
  4. Will ________ essential oil interact or interfere with my medication?
  5. Can I apply/ingest _______ essential oil while I’m pregnant?

Here is Dr Axe Essential Oils Beginners Guide where you’ll find a lot of helpful information on how to apply them safely, carrier oils and the history of essential oils.

My Favorite Essential Oils To Help The Mind and Body Heal, Energize, Relax and more!

Energy and Fatigue:

  • Jasmine
  • Peppermint
  • Pine

Relaxation:

  • Bergamot
  • Frankincense
  • Lavender
  • Neroli
  • Orange
  • Rose
  • Vetiver

Depression:

  • Geranium
  • Jasmine
  • Pine
  • Patchouli
  • Roman Chamomile
  • Sandalwood
  • Ylang Ylang

Anxiety:

  • Copaiba
  • Jasmine
  • Neroli
  • Orange
  • Roman Chamomile
  • Vetiver

Mental Clarity:

  • Bergamot
  • Frankincense
  • Rosemary
  • Ylang Ylang

Insomnia:

  • Helichrysum
  • Jasmine
  • Juniper Berry
  • Lavender
  • Roman Chamomile
  • Spikenard

Cleansing the Body:

  • Eucalyptus
  • Grapefruit
  • Lemon
  • Palo Santo

Immune Support/Antioxidant:

  • Clove
  • Geranium
  • Helichrysum
  • Hyssop
  • Jasmine
  • Juniper Berry
  • Lemon
  • Oregano
  • Palo Santo
  • Spikenard
  • Tea tree
  • Vetiver

Stimulate the Lymphatic System and Circulation:

  • Frankincense
  • Grapefruit
  • Lemon
  • Thyme

Skin:

  • Frankincense
  • Geranium
  • Myrrh
  • Orange
  • Rose
  • Tea Tree

Hair Growth/Thickness:

  • Rosemary
  • Lavender
  • Clove
  • Tea tree
  • Spikenard

Inflammation:

  • Copaiba
  • Frankincense
  • Ginger
  • Myrrh
  • Orange
  • Pine
  • Palo Santo
  • Turmeric

Digestion:

  • Ginger
  • Hyssop
  • Marjoram
  • Peppermint
  • Roman Chamomile
  • Wintergreen

Arthritis/Joint Pain:

  • Copaiba
  • Ginger
  • Hyssop
  • Helichrysum
  • Palo Santo
  • Roman Chamomile
  • Turmeric

Hormonal Balance:

  • Geranium
  • Jasmine
  • Marjoram
  • Neroli
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme
  • Vetiver

Libido:

  • Clary Sage
  • Fennel
  • Jasmine
  • Rose
  • Vetiver

Treats Herpes and Other Viruses:

  • Eucalyptus
  • Lemon
  • Melissa
  • Oregano
  • Peppermint
  • Rosemary
  • Tea Tree

I listed a bunch under each symptom because some scents you’re not going to like. This way you have options and can choose one or more that works for you.

 

I personally use and trust Young Living Essential Oils.

Here are my 20 absolute favorite “blends” (instead of buying five separate essential oils):

You can order any of these Young Living Essential Oils directly through my Virtual Office

Step 1: click on the purple link above (my Virtual Office)

Step 2: once you’re on the website, checkmark which one you want – “Member” or “Retail Customer” and then hit the purple button on the bottom right that says “Continue”

Step 3: hit “Continue” again on the little pop up that says “Introducing your Sponsor and Enroller Christina Roulund”

Step 4: order away!

Or call Young Living at 1-800-371-3515 and give them my Young Living ID 15281837 so that I can be your Sponsor/Enroller. They’ll handle everything and help you save money! I’m not techy, so this is what I do 🙂

If you have any further questions or concerns about these oils and could not find information online, feel free to contact me.

 

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Here’s to health, massive self-love and vibing high,

Christina Roulund-Dennis

This information is not intended to treat, cure, diagnose or prevent any diseases, nor should it replace the advice of your doctor or surgeon. Always research each oil first, especially if you are pregnant, nursing, on blood thinners, or have any medical conditions. The information on this website has not been evaluated by the Food And Drug Administration or any other medical body. Christina is not a doctor, so none of this should be taken as medical advice.

Health Benefits of Dry Brushing And how To

When was the last time you took 10 minutes for yourself?

 

Something that soothes me (plus it’s a cheap way to pamper your body with a numerous amount of health benefits) is called DRY BRUSHING.

Have you tried it?

🔅HOW TO:

So here’s the trick (it’s very important) — you must do long, gentle strokes towards your heart. Not short, hard strokes heading towards the tips of your body.

 

Your skin should be pink (not red) after a session.

 

Got it? Twice daily or before a shower for best results.

🔅Benefits of Dry Brushing:

 

1. Stimulates your lymphatic system helping it release toxins. Your lymphatic system is responsible for responsible for picking up bacteria, viruses, waste, toxins, cancer cells, etc. and killing them. To me the lymphatic system is just as important as your immune system.

 

2. A powerful detoxification tool without having to introduce liquids into the body (internal detox).

 

3. Helps remove dead, dry skin making your skin look younger and feel softer.

 

4. Boosts circulation helping to reduce the appearance of cellulite over time (if done consistently).

 

5. It’s invigorating and a great stress reliever (trust me).

 

It’s SO easy, right?!

 

Two things I would add to this would be rebounding & hydrotherapy.

 

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here’s to health, rejuvenation and massive self-love,
❤︎ Christina Roulund-Dennis

Health Benefits of Rebounding And How To

Rebounding is a fun way to burn a few calories, get your child’s play in and stimulate your lymphatic system!

 

The Health Benefits of Rebounding:

  1. First off, Rebounding is fun!
  2. Why I do it … Boosts lymphatic drainage and immune function.
  3. Great for skeletal system and increasing bone mass.
  4. Helps improve digestion.
  5. More than twice as effective as running without the extra stress on the ankles and knees.
  6. Helps improve the effects of other exercise- one study found that those who rebounded for 30 seconds between weight lifting sets saw 25% more improvement after 12 weeks than those who did not.
  7. Increases endurance on a cellular level by stimulating mitochondrial production (these are responsible for cell energy).
  8. Helps improve balance by stimulating the vestibule in the middle ear.
  9. Rebounding helps circulate oxygen throughout the body to increase energy.
  10. Rebounding in a whole body exercise that improves muscle tone throughout the body.
  11. Some sources online claim that the motion of rebounding could help support the thyroid and adrenals.

 

How To Do It (there’s a technique):

It is best to start with feet on the rebounder and only gentle bounces, as opposed to high jumps. Short, soft landing jumps is the trick. 3-5 minutes a day, twice daily, is all you need to reap the benefits. Keep it in a place where you’re going to see it. Take turns with your kids.

The action of rebounding makes use of the increased G-force from gravity based exercises like this and each cell in the body has to respond to the acceleration and deceleration. The up and down motion is beneficial for the lymphatic system since it runs in a vertical direction in the body.

Another study showed that the increased G-force helped increase Lymphocyte activity. The lymph system transports immune cells throughout the body and supports immune function. For this reason, rebounding is often suggested as a detoxifying and immune boosting activity.

 

After my cancer scare in 2015, I began researching anything having to do with detoxing, cleansing and healing the body (it has to be done in this order to work).

I’m a firm believer that the body is capable of healing, if you believe it can and do the necessary actions.

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here’s to regained health, rejuvenation and massive self-love,

❤︎ Christina Roulund-Dennis

Health Benefits of Hydrotherapy And How To

WHAT IS HYDROTHERAPY?

Hydrotherapy is a technique that uses the temperature and pressure of water to stimulate circulation & clearance of our main detoxification organs: the skin, kidneys, colon, lymphatic system and liver.

Hot water has relaxing properties, helping to reduce stress.

Cold water helps relieve inflammation and stimulates the removal of toxins from elimination organs like the skin and lymph.

How It Works:

When the body is subjected to cold external temperatures, the flow of circulation is directed inward toward the internal organs. As the outside temperature gets hot, the flow of circulation goes outward toward the skin. Alternating hot and cold makes the circulation move in and out like and accordion.

Health Benefits:

– dramatically increases the elimination of waste, thus assisting detoxification.
– Loosens tense, tight muscles and encourages relaxation.
– Increases the metabolic rate and digestion activity.
– Hydrates the cells, improves skin and muscle tone.
– Boosts the immune system, allowing it to function more efficiently.
– Improves the function of the internal organs by stimulating their blood supply.

How To:

1. Step in the shower and get your entire body wet.
2. Slowly increase the temperature up to the hottest point that you can barely stand it. Quickly expose all the parts of the body, including the top of your head and your face.
3. Now turn the water temperature down to the coldest setting you can tolerate. Quickly expose all the parts of the body, including the top of your head and your face.
4. Repeat the procedure seven times ~ seven times hot, seven times cold. Always BEGIN with HOT and END off with COLD.

That’s it! Are you going to try it? 

here’s to regained health, rejuvenation and massive self-love,

❤︎ Christina Dennis

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Pre-Explant Preparation and Post-Explant Detox

I receive a lot of questions each week in regards to the best ways to detox pre and post explant.

 

Detoxing is a must, but in my opinion should be held off until post-explant. Explanting alone will be a huge detox in and of itself – am I right? I’ve found that being patient and detoxing in phases is the best way to ensure that you don’t bombard your body with too much at once.

 

PRE-EXPLANT should be mainly focused on building up your immune system and preparing your body (mentally, emotionally and physically) for surgery.

 

You can do this simply by:

 

  • eating healthy, reducing inflammatory foods like dairy, wheat and sugar
  • increasing collagen production with bone broth and collagen supplements
  • reduce caffeine intake to under 200mg daily. This will help your adrenals after surgery.
  • taking 5,000-10,000mg of Vitamin C
  • taking a probiotic (heals the gut, immune health – especially if you’ve been on antibiotics)
  • reducing emotional and mental stress as much as possible through meditation, sound therapy, EFT and visualization
  • exercising lightly
  • sweating
  • grounding/earthing
  • sit in a red infrared sauna for 10 minutes
  • dry brush as soon as you wake up and again before you shower
  • rebound on a trampoline for 5 minutes twice daily
  • incorporate essential oils like lemon (healing/detox), frankincense (pretty much everything), lavender (relaxation) and peppermint (energy)

 

4-6 WEEKS POST-EXPLANT is a time to start introducing detoxification, cleansing and healing foods and supplements such as:

 

Spirulina & Chlorella have been shown to help detox heavy metals
Milk Thistle is great for the liver
Amala is an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory and prevents the toxic effects of heavy metals and pharmaceutical drugs
Glutathione is the mother of all antioxidants
Triphala helps aid in detoxification and improves gut health
Burdock Root cleanses the blood and lymphatic system
Activated Charcoal is very important because it attracts the toxins, binds to them and pulls them out of the body

 

Robert Morse is someone a vast majority of women in the BII community swear by, trust and follow post-explant. I highly recommend going to YouTube and listening to his lectures and consider his protocol.
– Turmeric is great for inflammation
– Parsley & Cilantro (fresh or in essential oil form) helps to pull heavy metals out of the body
– Organic green apple & carrot juice mixed together (cancer patients following Gerson Therapy drink this blend. It’s supposedly amazing for pulling heavy metals out)
– Celery juice, by itself, not mixed with any other fruits and vegetables
– Lemons are high in vitamin C, good for the immune system and alkalizes the body
– Pineapple contains bromine which helps with healing (raw and juice)
– Bone broth (soup or powder form)
– Dandelion Tea  helps cleans the kidneys
– Lots & lots of water

 

*continue with the following Post-Explant for at least a year:

 

– eat healthy by reducing inflammatory foods like dairy, wheat and sugar
– reduce your caffeine intake to under 200mg daily. This will help your adrenals after surgery.
– take 5,000-10,000mg of Vitamin C, probiotics, greens powder daily
– reduce emotional and mental stress as much as possible through meditation, sound therapy, EFT and visualization
– exercise lightly
– ground/earthing
– dry brush as soon as you wake up and again before you shower
– incorporate essential oils like lemon (healing/detox), frankincense (pretty much helps with everything), lavender (relaxation) and peppermint (energy)

 

*IMPORTANT: discontinue sweating, the infrared sauna and rebounding for 8 weeks or until you get cleared from your doctor or surgeon

 

It’s encouraged that you to do your own research on every supplement or technique mentioned above in this article to see if they interfere with any medications you’re on or current health issues you are experiencing. Take your time to learn about their health benefits, possible side effects, drug interferences and recommended dosages before starting anything new. The supplement brands that are highlighted above are the exact brands that I use. I make a very small percentage when you make a purchase through the link. I would never recommend anything that I myself have never done extensive research on and never used. Everything recommended above is exactly what I take, recommend, love, trust and have seen and felt results with.

 

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Health Benefits of Bentonite Clay and How to Use it

Did you know that high up on ancient mountain peaks, there exists a magical clay-like substance that can restore your youth, leave you feeling refreshed and new, all while extracting the cancer-inducing toxins that plague your body?

Okay, so perhaps we should tone down the drama here… but can I just say: I LOVE this new detox-discovery I made!

It’s called bentonite clay and if you’ve never heard about it before, it’s time you do.

If you HAVE heard about it, then let me enlighten you as to why you should have another look… and try it out.

Firstly, let’s begin with what bentonite clay is and where it’s from:


This ‘super-clay’ is composed of aged voclanic ash, the name itself comes from the largest known deposit of bentonite clay, found in Fort Benton, Wyoming in the United States.


In ancient times and throughout history, bentonite clay was popular among many different cultures for its healing properties and nutrients that help rid the body of toxins and harmful heavy metals that build up in our body over time.
 
With the rise in cancer and other health concerns, bentonite clay is gaining in popularity as an “alternative” treatment for both internal and external detoxification and is something that I just recently started investigating and using over the last year after a serious health scare I had.
 
How bentonite clay works: 
 
Bentonite clay comes in an “ash” when you buy it, and you simply mix it with water and/or apple cider vinegar. Since this ash-turned-clay carries a strong negative charge, it easily bonds to the positive charges in many toxins, extracting them from your body and absorbing them like a sponge.

Once the toxins are drawn into the clay, they are then bound there and out of your system.

Another cool thing benonite clay does, is help get oxygen to cells as it pulls excess hydrogen, allowing the cells to replace it with oxygen instead.

Bentonite clay has a high concentration of calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, sodium and silica, minerals that balance our body that are leeched out of our system by high-sugar and processed foods.

How to use and apply bentonite clay for the first time, the right way:
 

First off, do not let your clay to come in contact with any metals because it will counter the negative charge, making it less effective.

I use a glass bowl and plastic measuring spoons to both measure and mix when I am preparing my face mask and arm pit mask.

If you are using an aluminum filled deodorant still, you will benefit from this tremendously if you apply it under your armpits!

  • On the skin: mix 2 tablespoons of bentonite clay, two tablespoons of water and one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass bowl until it looks like sour cream. With the plastic measuring spoon, pick up the bentonite clay out of the glass bowl and apply it to your face, armpits or any areas with insect bites, burns, itching or cuts. Let it dry up, usually in 20 minutes, then rinse off in the shower or with a warm, wet rag.

As the clay starts to dry out and harden it does crumble off, so I always stay in my bathroom to avoid making a mess all over the house.
  • In the bath: for soft skin, add 1/4 cup to your bath water, lay back and relax. I like to add mineral salts also, for an aromatherapy experience too.
  • Mouth rinse: grab a small jar with a lid and mix 1/2 teaspoon with 1/4 cup of water in it. Shake everything together really good. Put as much as you can in your mouth and rinse for one minute. Continue doing this until all of the mouth wash is finished.
  • Baby powder solution: for a red and irritated bottom, place an appropriate amount of clay on the effected area.

Where to get it?

This is the brand I use and where I get it from (Amazon): http://amzn.to/1PwPrLp

Two pounds will last you a few months, so it’s a steal of a deal for a natural detox method.

Questions? Comments? Experiences? Post them below!


Let me know if you’ve used or plan to use bentonite clay, along with any questions you might have about it!

The Benefits of Oil Pulling and How To Do It

Oil pulling is something that not too many people know about yet. But those that do itregularly, swear by it — and there’s a reason.

Oil pulling is an ancient dental technique that involves taking a tablespoon of coconut oil (I use unrefined, organic) and swishing it in your mouth, on an empty stomach, for 20 minutes.

The first time I tried it, I could only make it to 15 minutes. Just do it for as long as you can, but for no more than 20 minutes.

Oil pulling is best and most beneficial to do first thing in the morning, on an empty stomach before you eat.

Our mouths harvest thousands of germs and bacteria that when swallowed, infiltrate our body.

By oil pulling first thing in the morning, you’ll remove more toxins, harmful bacteria, germs and plaque buildup all in one shot. If you eat food first, you’ll digest all of that stuff into your system. We need to get it out first!

Your teeth are going to feel just as smooth as when you leave the dentist! It’s nuts!

This 20-minute routine will not only improve your oral health, but your overall health too.

Oil pulling for 20 minutes is long enough to draw the toxins and breakdown plaque, but short enough time that your body doesn’t start reabsorbing those bad toxins back in. 

Would you rather use a bottle of store bought chemicals, that burn your mouth or a natural substance from nature that not only freshens your breath and improves your oral health, but also whitens your teeth, improves your gums and eliminates toxins too!?

I pick the ladder.

OTHER PEOPLES’ EXPERIENCES:

After making a few posts about oil pulling on my social media outlets, I did have a couple of people tell me that after a few sessions, their skin broke out, due to the body cleansing itself.

I myself have not experienced this, but I do want to be the one to tell you that others have, so don’t be alarmed if this happens to you.

Just know that the skin breaking out is totally worth all of the other health benefits you are going to experience with oil pulling, and it will pass shortly.

I have also read studies about others who have experienced headaches and congestion as a way of their body coping with the toxins being eliminated.

There was also a good, personal friend of mine who had a tooth infection and after oil pulling for a few days it completely went away.

IMPORTANT: you don’t want to spit out what has been in your mouth for 20 minutes into the sink. The coconut oil can harden up in your pipes, clogging them.

This too I’ve heard from more than one person and I don’t want to take the chance of this happening. It’s best to spit it out in the garbage can (DO NOT SWALLOW) or outside. 

Coconut oil is naturally antibacterial and has a refreshing smell and taste.

If you are pregnant or nursing, I’d do research to see if it’s safe first. I can’t claim that it is or it isn’t, so I’ll leave that decision up to you 🙂

AS MENTIONED, THE BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • better overall oral health
  • whiter teeth
  • shinier teeth
  • healthier gums
  • less plaque
  • removal of bacteria, germs and toxins
  • fresh breath
  • better overall health

If you have a question that pops into your head, let me know. Email me at christina@sizehappy.net and put in the Subject: Oil Pulling Q. 

here’s to health, self-love and vibing high,

Christina Roulund