Silicone Detoxification
Jennings Chiropractic
& Kinesiolog
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Silicone Toxicity &
Detoxification
Jennings Chiropractic & Kinesiology
1907 Washington St., Great Bend KS 67530
Office 620-792-6854 -- FAX  620-792-6841
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I have put together some research about silicone/silicon toxicity.  I have had
experience with patients that have been poisoned in this manner.  There are two
tests available to tell if silicone is present, one via antibodies, and silicon via blood
level tests.  The body breaks Silicone down into silicon as an attempt to eliminate
it.  Our approach to help silicone poisoning is to support the body nutritionally to
promote detoxification.   The detox is a three week detox from Standard Process, a
whole food nutrition company, www.StandardProcess.com .  We have been able to
validate that the detox helps the body eliminate silicon via pre and post blood
tests.  You can contact us a DrJNutrition@Gmail.com , or call the office at 620-
792-6854 if you would like to do the detox.

The Signs and Symptoms of Silicone Immune Toxicity Syndrome:  Peripheral
Neuropathy (weakness, tingling, numbness in extremities, etc.), Central Neurotoxic
Neuropathy (cognitive difficulties, memory problems, fogged thinking), Anxiety,
Cervical and axillary enlarged or painful lymph nodes, Fibromyalgia (multiple
tender areas), Myositis (painful inflamed muscles), Fatigue, Night sweats, Hair
loss, Abdominal pain, Pulmonary hypersensitivity (shortness of breath, etc.),
Emotional instability, Joint and tendon pain, Possible Chemical Sensitivities and/or
Food and inhalant sensitivities, Other autoimmune disorders, including rheumatoid
arthritis and Sjogren’s syndrome, scleroderma, multiple sclerosis, etc.  In silicone
immune toxicity syndrome, the body produces antibodies against the complex that
forms when silicon attaches to protein molecules in various organs, resulting in an
autoimmune response.
Essentially, silicone is produced by the combination of an inorganic silicon and
oxygen backbone with organic side groups that attach to the silicon atoms. The
number of links or attachments between the organic and inorganic components is
what determines the final consistency of the silicone product.

As early as 1954 an in-house study by Dow Corning, a prime implant
manufacturer, found that the silica in silicone has quite a high order of toxicity,
according to recently released documentation of that previously suppressed study.
In 1956, silicone fluid injected into laboratory dogs migrated to all the major organs.

The basic gel implant filler DC 360 silicone fluid was once considered worth
following up for development by Dow Corning scientists as a potent insecticide,
one of the few known substances capable of killing cockroaches.  Dow Corning
researchers also studied silicone as a possible better chemical warfare and riot
control agent, according to a 1969 internal memorandum obtained by the PSC.  The
silicone gel is not a single substance but a fluid comprised of numerous different
versions of silicone, such that it is better termed a chemical soup.  Research
collected by the PSC shows that silicone has marked effects on the adrenal glands
and liver, induces chronic inflammation, and degrades into smaller molecules,
including silica.
Silicone fed to rabbits produced widespread toxic effects including kidney and
spleen damage within four months. (Stanford Medical Bulletin, 10:1 [1952], 23-26.)

Silicone degrades into silica, usually at the surface of the gel implant, then
fragments and subdivides into millions of microdroplets capable of migrating
throughout the body (PSC Records No. 1352, 7017: these are documents produced
by Dow Corning in national litigation). Silica in the body is a toxic, carcinogenic
substance, damaging the immune system, killing cells, and producing silicosis.

According to research gathered by attorney Richard Alexander, of the Alexander
Law Firm in San Jose, California, Dow Chemical and Dow Corning have been
aware of the toxic effects of silicone and silica since the 1950s, based on their own
studies, but never published the data. They knew these substances were
bioreactive, immunogenic, toxic, and inflammatory when introduced into the human
body, states Alexander. (Update on Breast Implants, January 1998, website: http:
//consumerlawpage.com.)
As early as 1956, Dow Chemical researchers knew that liquid silicone, when
injected into the body, migrates to all the major organs, including the spleen, heart,
lung, and brain. (PSC Record No. 0006.)

Silicone produces abnormalities in immune system functioning.  Silicone elicits
antibody responses and immunological abnormalities, according to a study of 40
women who had received implants more than ten years earlier. Among these
women, 60% had an elevated ratio of helper T cells to suppressor T cells; 20% had
a blockage in particular functions of T cells and natural killer cells. (Toxicology
Industrial Health 8:6 [November/December 1992], 415-429.)
Scientists at the University of California at Davis reported that evidence suggests
that the degradation products of silicone inactivate CD8+ suppressor T cells (key
immune cells) and thereby lead to an inflammatory state in the body. (Food and
Chemical Toxicology 32:11 [November 1994], 1089-1100.)
The activity of natural killer cells is significantly suppressed in at least 50% of
women with silicone implants observed in a study; this puts the women at a higher
risk of developing cancer. The same effect was demonstrated in animals; it was
reversed upon removal of the silicone. (Toxicology and Industrial Health 10:3
[May/June 1994], 149-154.) High levels of anti-nuclear antibodies (ANAs),
immune markers associated with lupus erythematosus, were observed in ten of 11
women with implants reporting autoimmune symptoms. (Lancet 340:8831
[November 28, 1992], 1304-1307.)

When 500 women with silicone implants were examined, 30% tested positive for
ANA levels; those women also had rheumatic symptoms. The results strongly
suggested immune activation in women with silicone implants. (Current Topics in
Microbiological Immunology 210 [1996], 277-282.)
Based on a study of 3,380 breast implant recipients, scientists state there is a six-
fold increased likelihood that testing these women will show elevated ANAs; the
longer the implant has been in place, the greater the likelihood. (Current Topics in
Microbiological Immunology 210 [1996], 337-353.)
In a study of 111 women (with and without implants), those with implants had a
statistically significant elevation of anti-silicone antibodies (immune cells focused
against silicone as a foreign substance in the body); the highest levels were
observed in women with noticeable implant rupture or leakage. (FASEB 7:13
[October 1993], 1265-1268.)
Researchers at Monash University in Clayton, Victoria, in Australia, found that
women with silicone implants (70 were studied) have elevated levels of autoantibodies
to collagen, in a manner highly similar to women with lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.
(Current Topics in Microbiological Immunology 210 [1996], 307-316.)

Among 310 symptomatic women with silicone implants, there were elevated levels of
novel autoreactive antibodies to silicone associated antigens (a specific type of
heightened immune response) compared to healthy women without implants (Current
Topics in Microbiological Immunology 210 [1996], 327-336.)
Scientists at the Technical University of Munich in Germany examined 239 breast
implant recipients and found the following immunological abnormalities: levels of
complement C3 were elevated in 42% of the women; complement C4 was elevated in
21%; and antithyroglobulin (an antibody that attacks a substance in the thyroid gland)
was higher in 28%. (Annals of Plastic Surgery 36:5 [May 1996], 512-518.)
When silicone leaks from implants, immune cells form granulomas (microscopic
lumps) around the droplets; the granulomas are capable of severely disrupting the
immune system. Silicone plays the role of an adjuvant, providing constant nonspecific
stimulation of the immune system. (Journal of Investigative Surgery 9:1
[January/February 1996], 1-12.)

Silicone produces a classifiable new disease marked by autoimmune symptoms.  
Among physicians willing to credit silicone with toxicological and immunological
effects, a variety of names for silicone-induced disease have been proposed:
siliconosis, undifferentiated or atypical connective tissue disease, silicone related
disease, silicone reactive disorder, silicone disease syndrome, and silicone implant
disease (SID).

Typical symptoms associated with silicone include cognitive dysfunction, short-term
memory loss, Sjögrenís syndrome (dryness in glands, such as the mouth, kidneys,
eyes, and lungs), scleroderma, rheumatoid arthritis, dermatomyositis, severe joint and
muscle pain, incapacitating fatigue, swollen lymph glands, skin problems, peripheral
numbness, multiple allergies, headaches, hair loss, sunlight sensitivity, central nervous
system disorders (similar to multiple sclerosis), and others.
Among 176 breast implant patients examined by doctors at the Hospital for Joint
Diseases, Orthopaedic Institute, in New York City, the most frequently reported
symptoms were chronic fatigue (77%), cognitive dysfunction (65%), severe joint pain
(56%), dry mouth (53%), dry eye (50%), hair loss (40%), and difficulty in
swallowing (35%). (Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatology 24:1 Suppl 1 [August
1994], 29-37.)

A study of 50 women with implants revealed that 89% complained of fatigue, 75% of
generalized stiffness, 71% of poor sleep, and 78% of joint pain. Positive ANAs were
found in 38% of these patients. (Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatology 24:1 Suppl
1 [August 1994], 44-53.)
A study of 56 women with silicone implants and scleroderma (skin thickening which
damages tissues) revealed that scleroderma symptoms developed an average of nine
years after implantation. Of these, 77% also had Raynaud’s phenomenon (extreme
skin pallor and coldness in hands and feet), 53% had swallowing difficulties, 47% had
lung problems, and 83% had antinuclear antibodies. (Current Topics in
Microbiological Immunology 210 [1996], 283-90.)

Doctors at the CompreCare Clinic in Houston, Texas, found that 26 women
developed a systemic disease with central nervous system involvement (resembling
multiple sclerosis) an average of 5.7 years after receiving silicone implants. (Southern
Medical Journal 89:2 [February 1996], 179-88.)

Doctors at the Louisiana State University Medical Center at New Orleans examined
300 women (average age, 44) with silicone implants and musculoskeletal complaints.
The symptoms developed an average of 6.8 years after receiving the implants; 83%
had symptoms highly suggestive of an underlying connective tissue disorder; and 54%
met the criteria for a fibromyalgia (chronic muscle pain) diagnosis. (Clinical
Rheumatology 14:6 [November 1995], 667-672.)

According to Douglas R. Shanklin, M.D., and David L. Smalley, M.D., both
professors of pathology at the University of Tennessee at Memphis, there is little if
any difference between the effects of direct injection [of silicone] and the effects of gel-
filled devices [implants].î

In either case, the human body reacts to the presence of this alien substance by
forming granulomas which then produce a chronic inflammation. Direct injection of
silicone into the breast for enlargement was outlawed because it produced serious,
toxic effects in women; it is illogical, state Drs. Shanklin and Smalley, that this
practice is still permitted via ruptured leaking implants. (Science and Medicine 3:5
[September/October 1996], 22-31.)

There are currently two medical tests for silicone in the body.
1.)  Silicone Antibodies  -  UNILAB Test #8099 Cpt 86318 , Regular 4ml Serum at
room temperature = Analytic time 7-10 days
2.)   Silicon Levels  -  UNILAB Test# 9025 CPT84285 , Minimum 2ml to 4ml Serum
Analytic time 7-10 days

These tests are available through your personal physician. You may have to call your
local medical laboratory and ask for the code numbers and take them with you to your
physician. The tests are relatively new. They were developed by a rheumatologist at
the University of California at Los Angeles.
This is a Testimony from A patient in Arizona that did the detox due to silicone
poisoning from a Mirena device

These are her pre and post silicon blood tests.  Silicone breaks down into silica, then
into silicon.  Silicon is one of the only ways there is to infer silicone toxicity.
AFTER THE FIRST DETOX THE THINGS SYMPTOMS THAT DISAPPEARED WERE THE INSOMNIA, THE ANXIETY, THE NUMBNESS/WEAKNESS IN
MY ARMS AND HANDS.  I COULD ALSO SEE A VAST IMPROVEMENT IN THE AMOUNT OF "BRAIN FOG" THAT I HAD AND A HUGE
IMPROVEMENT IN THE MOOD SWINGS.  I REMEMBER WALKING IN TO MY HOME AFTER I GOT BACK FROM THE DETOX AND FEELING LIKE
IT WAS THE FIRST TIME THAT I WAS REALLY "PRESENT" IN THE ROOM IN OVER A YEAR.  THAT FEELING THAT I HAD OF FEELING
CONSTANTLY OVERWHELMED ALSO WENT AWAY.  BLOOD TESTS ALSO SHOWED THAT THE SILICON WAS COMPLETELY REMOVED FROM MY
BLOOD.- Kristi AZ

You can contact us a DrJNutrition@Gmail.com , or call the office at 620-792-6854 if you would like to do the detox.