During a Life Coaching session with a client this week, I learnt something surprising and interesting about a substance called dimethicone that I would like to share with you.
This is a client that I have treated with hypnotherapy at intermittent intervals throughout the year. One of the issues that had been really getting her down was the inexplicable lack of energy that she was experiencing more and more. Her doctor had run all the standard tests and found no reason for her unrelenting tiredness. They discussed the possibility that she may have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. She learned that there were further tests available but that they were very expensive.
She decided to have the tests done and when the results came back she discovered that she was suffering from dimethicone poisoning. In other words, she had a treatable form of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Dimethicone, also known as polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS), is a silicone oil with distinctive properties that make it a useful ingredient in many skin and hair care products. It has many industrial applications as well, and is even an additive in some foods. People widely use products containing the compound, and generally report few adverse effects, although some individuals do have sensitivities to it. (http://www.wisegeek.org/what-is-dimethicone.htm)
Simply put, my client was told that the silicone substance was coating the cells in her body, making it difficult for the energy signals to travel through her body.
So, if you have been struggling with excessive tiredness or chronic fatigue, it might be worth checking the ingredients in your hair/skincare products.