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The Way Forward with Alec Zeck

Aug 18, 2023

In this episode, Alec sits down with Amanda Porta and Robyn Towt to discuss breast implant illness and the harmful nature of breast implants.

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Holistic Beauty Coach Amanda blends her love of aesthetics and natural health to help her clients achieve optimal results. Amanda has worked in all areas of the beauty industry for 20 years and has trained under some of the best practitioners in the country.

Early on, she realized the importance of incorporating holistic health into all her treatment plans, especially in the plastic surgery industry. Using this innovative knowledge, she created a non-toxic skincare line and strategized business relationships with wellness and beauty brands for a prominent Beverly Hills plastic surgeon.

Amanda received her certification as a Health Coach through the Trinity School of Wellness. Passionate about educating people, she now inspires others to become their personal best. Having experienced Breast Implant Illness, Amanda explanted, detoxed, and finally healed. This illness and recovery inspired Amanda to guide other women through their explant journeys. In her survival, she has found a niche as a patient advocate for women experiencing BII. She has advised thousands of women globally. Celebrities, athletes, and prominent businesswomen have trusted her expertise to support them through their health crises.

Amanda has appeared on KIRO TV and KTLA Channel 5, as well as contributed to the podcasts – What Say You with Gavin McCleod-Valentine, Awesome In and Out with Sarah Anne Stewart, Be Real Babe Podcast, Mother to Mother, Kathryn For Real, Beyond the OR with Dr. B, The Freedom CEO Podcast, Healing the Source, Awakening with Ali, and many more. She’s also written articles for and been interviewed by Hair Therapy, Ask Us Beauty, and Evie Magazine.

Robyn Towt, Patient Advocate is a three-time cancer survivor, most recently diagnosed with breast cancer in 2017. She is an advocate for raising awareness about breast implant safety and proper informed consent regarding breast implants. She is co-founder of the Global Patient Advocacy Coalition (GPAC) and I am also an administrator in various online support groups for women who are suffering from Breast Implant Illness.

She worked extensively with Arizona legislators in passing an informed consent law for breast implant surgery and our GPAC team is currently working on similar legislation in several other states. GPAC has also partnered with the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) to develop a patient decision checklist for breast implant surgery. In 2022, she collaborated with policymakers to update NCCN guidelines for breast cancer to include Aesthetic Flat Closure as a surgical option after mastectomy.

She enjoys medical research and has published articles in several magazines, as well as a medical journal and a medical textbook. She believes every patient should be given the information needed to make informed and educated decisions about their healthcare treatment and surgical options.