If you were told to go barefoot for at least a few minutes daily, how would you respond? The astonishing fact is that there are many health benefits for Earthing/Grounding (the practise of coupling your body to the Earth’s surface energy by walking in direct contact with the Earth - ie, barefoot).
Why? It all comes down to energy.
"It is an established, though not widely appreciated fact,
that the Earth's surface possesses a limitless and continuously
renewed supply of free or mobile electrons.
… Mounting evidence suggests that the Earth's
negative potential can create a stable internal bioelectrical
environment for the normal functioning of all body systems. Moreover,
oscillations of the intensity of the Earth's potential may
be important for setting the biological clocks regulating diurnal
body rhythms, such as cortisol secretion."
- Journal of Environmental and Public Health
The Earth has a negative charge on its surface, and when you walk barefoot, you become a conduit as negative ions flood your body through the soles of the feet. These free electrons are powerful antioxidants that neutralize free radicals.
Why are we in such need of the negative ions? Well, we live a lifestyle abundant with electronics (cell phones, tvs, laptops, microwaves, cell phone towers) that all emit signals, wifi and bluetooth which in-turn emit powerful positive ions. We are surrounded by these positive ions, and over-exposure cause irritability, tension, migraines, sleeplessness etc.
“This simple process of grounding is one of the most potent antioxidants we know of. Grounding has been shown to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, improve sleep, enhance well being, and much, much more. Unfortunately, many living in developed countries are rarely grounded anymore.” – Dr Jospeh Mercola
The benefits of Grounding? To list a few:
- *Reducing inflammation by defusing excess positive electrons
- *Reducing chronic pain
- *Improving Sleep
- *Increasing Energy
- *Lowering stress and promoting calmness by reducing stress hormones.
- *Normalizing biological rhythms including circadian rhythm
- *Helping support adrenal health
There is nothing to lose by trying earthing, and the book Earthing: The Most Important Health Discovery Ever is filled with first hand stories of those who have benefited, as well as research and information from doctors, a cardiologist and an electrical engineer.
Who's ready to take a walk au naturel?