Earthing: Natures anti-inflammatory

What is Earthing?
Earthing (also know as grounding) is a practice that reconnects our body to the Earth to restore and maintain the body’s electrical state, which in turn promotes optimum health. It simply means living in contact with the Earths natural surface charge – in other words being grounded! There is a strong link between chronic inflammation and virtually all chronic diseases of ageing and the ageing process itself. The Earth provides amazing healing power and can reduce the effects of chronic pain, fatigue, jet lag, PMS, indigestion and autoimmune disorders. Other benefits include a reduction in stress, increased energy levels, improved sleep, anti ageing properties, accelerated healing from injuries and surgery, improved blood flow to better supply the cells and tissues of the body with oxygen and nutrition. Put simply its the ultimate natural anti-ageing and anti-inflammatory medicine.

How does Earthing work?
All things electrical must have a portion of their circuits connected to the earth – think about wiring a plug! If electrical cables aren’t grounded, static will interrupt the quality and stability of the signal; something with a loose connection may not work at all, or at best will work intermittently!

We are no different, the Earth’s electrical energy maintains the order of our bodily frequencies too. We are a collection of dynamic electrical circuits in which trillions of cells transmit and receive energy to produce programmed biochemical reactions. All our movements, behaviours anmd actions are energised by electricity. Our heart, brain, nervous system, muscles and immune system are all electrical sub systems operating in a bio-electrical body.

Our immune systems use white blood cells (neutrophils), to oxidise harmful reactive oxygen molecules, (free radicals) destroy pathogens and remove damaged cells. Free radicals have an electron imbalance that makes them electrically charged, making them unstable and liable to damage healthy cells. The damaged cells need to be removed and so the immune system continues to send out neutrophils, which is how chronic inflammation and pain sets in. It is this process that promotes many health disorders. When a person is grounded, electrons naturally flow between the body and the Earth which reduces free radicals and eliminates any static electrical charge which prevents inflammation and the related health disorders.

What can I do?
The simplest method of grounding is to walk, stand and sit barefoot on the ground outside (on grass and sand for best results, concrete and hardwood floors insulate us from the earths electric potential so doesn’t have the same affect) for half an hour minimum daily.

If you don’t have time or access to the outdoors there are an amazing range of grounding mats, sheets, pillow cases, bands, footwear and patches that would enable you to spend a large proportion of the day as you work, exercise or sleep fully grounded.

Liposomal Vitamin C? & Why You Need It!

What is Liposomal Vitamin C? How can it slow down Ageing and support our Immune Health?

The role of Vitamin C, besides being a cofactor in various biochemical reactions, is a powerful antioxidant, a process that minimizes the damage caused by oxidation; which increases inflammation and the risk of developing chronic degenerative diseases.

Vitamin C protects us against toxins that cause oxidation; from cigarettes, recreational and prescription drugs, alcohol, air pollution, and inflammation attributed to poor diets: low in nutrients, and high in trans fats, sugar and refined carbohydrates. Your immune system is also negatively impacted by toxins produced by viruses, bacteria and other pathogens.

Vitamin C can reduce tiredness, increase iron absorption, promote cartilage, blood vessels, bones and nervous system health. It also synthesises the most prevalent protein in the human body: collagen. (Collagen acts as the scaffolding that holds up the skin, preventing wrinkles & sagging, and also supports the proteins responsible for hair & nail growth).

Most mammals can produce Vitamin C, however as humans we no longer can, as we’re missing the enzyme L-gulonolactone oxidase (GLO) needed to do this for ourselves. We have the gene in our DNA that’s responsible to make the GLO enzyme and (by extension vitamin C), but it’s become mutated. Because of this, our liver cells can’t recognise this gene and are therefore unable to complete the final step of making vitamin C from glucose.

So, we need to consume this from our food (and or supplements) every day. Research shows the current guidelines of 45-90g daily massively underestimate our requirements for optimal health and immune support. There are numerous reports to suggest we actually need between 1000-3000g daily. (A small orange is around 50g; Vitamin C is in most fruit and veg, not limited to just citrus).

However, much of the vitamin C you take orally, either from food or supplements, isn’t absorbed by the gut, this takes a lot of energy, which isn’t always available when needed. In addition to this, as a water-soluble vitamin, there is only so much time before Vitamin C moves on to your digestive tract, once this happens it’s lost its chance to be absorbed. It is quickly distributed throughout the circulation and then eventually filtered an excreted by the kidneys.

Liposomal Vitamin C makes it easier for your cells to absorb Vitamin C. A liposome is a very tiny sphere with a membrane that is made of the same fat found in our cell membranes. This allows them to penetrate the membrane easily so that they can deliver its contents (nutrients) directly into the cells of your body.

Whenever our immune system goes into overdrive to deal with infection, it very quickly burns through all the Vitamin C we have circulating the body. Liposomal Vitamin C allows your immune system to continue to run at maximum capacity.

DM me if you’d like to find out about a great-tasting Liposomal Vitamin C, providing 1000mg of Liposomal Vitamin C per 15ml sachet to support Immune Health, Vitality & Anti-Ageing! Details also on my website.