Today we welcome Alex Golodriga to discuss the topic of breast implants and the little-discussed effects they can have on the body, psyche, and health as a whole.
Alex is a nationally-renowned personal trainer and fitness competitor, having competed in over 25 competitions and earning the title of Ms. Natural Fitness Olympia in 2011. Alex has been living with breast implants for almost a decade and candidly shares how the body can adversely respond to a foreign object. Today’s episode is a must-listen for anyone who is considering breast augmentation surgery, or for anyone with breast implants who experiencing health problems or discomfort.
0:00 – Who is Alex Golodriga?
2:50 – Alex starts us off with her experience of getting breast implants
7:45 – Alex explains ‘Capsular contracture’, a negative side effect which happens to 1 in 4 women with implants.
– Alex outlines the added stress, side effects and financial strain of what happens when the body starts to reject a foreign object
19:45 – Is it better to get implants over or under the pec?
26:50 – Alex talks about how breast implants affected her pregnancy and breast feeding
29:45 – We discuss breast implant removal
36:00 – We talk about the potential immune and digestive issues that could occur with implants
37:40 – Alex talks about managing expectations when it comes to getting implants
39:25 – Alex summarizes some of the main questions and considerations for anyone who is thinking about getting breast implants
40:55 – The positive outcomes of living with breast implants
42:55 – We switch gears and discuss the rising trend of botox
45:30 – Another mention of the Polyvagal Theory and the potential consequences of botox
50:55 – Alex’s book recommendation:
– Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving, by Pete Walker
52:25 – Alex outlines her 2 non-negotiable daily self-care tools: Sleep & movement
53:10 – One piece of health advice from Alex
54:15 – Where you can find Alex
More about Alex Golodriga:
Alex Golodriga is a nationally-renowned personal trainer & fitness competitor, the owner of HerBodySolutions, and co-author of the Transforming Recipes cookbook series. She has helped thousands of clients reach their fitness goals through a combination of workout programming, nutritional planning, and food science education.
Alex has competed in over 25 fitness and bikini shows, placing Top 5 at both the National and International level, earning the title of Ms. Natural Fitness Olympia in 2011 and then her WBFF Pro Card in the summer of 2012.
Today we welcome Alex to the show to discuss the topic of breast implants and the little-discussed effects they can have on the body, psyche, and health as a whole.
Connect with Alex:
Website: Her Body Solutions
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