Do you love to dig your toes in the sand at the beach, walk barefoot in the park or lay down on the ground to take a nap on a beautiful day? Have you ever wondered why you feel so relaxed and recharged after a few days of laying on the beach? Well, you actually stumbled upon the cheapest, easiest way to be healthy, through earthing or grounding.
Benefits of Earthing
Grounding or earthing is defined as “placing one’s bare feet on the ground whether it be dirt, grass, sand or concrete (especially when humid or wet).” Earthing is simply reconnecting to the earth’s healing energy. According to Dr. Stephen Sinatra, MD, when placing bare feet on the ground, you soak up electrons that are negatively charged which detoxifies the body and intercepts free-radicals. When you ground to the electron-enriched earth, an improved balance of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system occurs. Earthing also improves circulation, blood pressure, arrhythmias, and neuropathy as well as thins the blood and decreases inflammation thus reducing the risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer and ND disease. The simple act of walking barefoot is pretty amazing!
With our current modern lifestyle, we are so heavily stimulated by TV, internet, etc. that our nervous systems are overwhelmed and ‘over-charged.’ Grounding is a way for us to connect back to the earth, nature, and the real world . . . since we all have our unique purpose on this planet, staying grounded helps us to keep on our path versus being disconnected which so many of us have become. Dr Ann Lee, ND, Health For Life Clinic, Inc.
Conflicting with Mother Nature
According to Dr. Joseph Mercola “your body is somewhat conductive because it contains a large number of charged ions (called electrolytes) dissolved in water. Your blood and other body fluids are therefore good conductors.” Materials, such a rubber soled shoes act like insulators against the free-flowing electrons thus inhibiting the positive effects of the earth by blocking the flow of electrons. All the more reason to “ground” yourself.
Simple Steps to Ground Yourself
- Walk barefoot
- Swim in the ocean
- Sit on the ground
- Sit in a chair with bare feet on the ground
- Hug a tree
- Spa Treatments centered on grounding
- Use conductive sheets or mats that transfer the energy to your body
Reconnect to the earth!
For More Information
Several earthing pilot studies have very exciting implications. For more information on the research studies involving grounding, please visit the links below.