156: When Restoration Looks Like Making Difficult Personal Decisions w/ Michelle Rycroft

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Have you ever heard of Breast Implant Illness?

If not, you are not alone.

I had not heard of it either until few friends of mine publically announced their intention to have “explant” surgery after they started to suffer from inexplicable health challenges over the past few years.

One such friend is Michelle Rycroft, a dedicated health coach and personal trainer who I have had the pleasure of knowing for several years. When Michelle started to share her challenges with what she believes to be breast implant illness, I was intrigued about the illness and started to do some of my own research.

I came across hundreds of stories just like Michelle’s and I strongly feel that this is a topic that women need to be better informed about, especially in light of the FDA stepping forward last month to notify the public that “individuals with breast implants have a risk of developing breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma, or BIA-ALCL, a type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (cancer of the immune system).”

Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures done in the United States. While I am not for or against plastic surgery, I am all for helping women to make educated decisions about their health.

More about today’s guest:

Michelle Rycroft is the owner and founder of Ripped by Rycroft, a NASM certified personal trainer and Precision Nutrition Level 1 (soon to be level 2) coach. Her signature coaching program helps women gain strength & confidence through weight training & habit based nutrition practices that keep them off the diet cycle so they can go from deprivation to moderation. Outside of coaching women to be beautiful and badass, Michelle spends her free time with her husband of 19 years, their kids, grandkids, and their German shepherd, Annie. Accomplishments include lifting the heavy things, traveling often, and eating gelato on the regular. To connect with Michelle visit michellerycroft.com or find her on Instagram @michelle.rycroft

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