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What if you were told you could improve* your health by walking shoeless through the grass, or dirt, or sand? Would you do it? Would you make it a daily practice?
With the widespread, constant use of shoes, we’ve taken a step forward, but also may have lost something vital. As you know, the human body is an intricate system powered by chemical and electrical processes. Whether you believe it or not, we were born to connect with earth’s ground, and when we don’t it affects us.
In the “old days”, being barefoot was a part of everyday life. Now, roaming barefoot is rare. And with the advent and ubiquitous use of wifi, cell phones, tablets, and other personal electrical devices, the typical person’s electrical system is probably out of balance. Could this, in part, explain the near-epidemic rise of chronic disease over the past several decades?
Benefits of Earthing
Though considered controversial, some research suggests connecting to the Earth’s electrical system via skin-to-natural-ground contact is helpful to our overall well-being.
Possible benefits of earthing include:
- Reduced inflammation
- Reduced pain
- Decrease stress and tension
- Increased energy
- Improved sleep
The How-To of Earthing
Earthing, or grounding, is easy to do. Gardening, playing in the dirt or sand, or simply standing in the grass, represent a few ways to connect with the Earth.
But what if you don’t have access to clean, safe, abundant natural areas to stand on, dig in, or stroll through? There are affordable, convenient solutions that even the concrete city dweller can enjoy.
Indoor Earthing Options
If you can’t step outside and walk in the dirt, there just may be another solution. Below are a few items that you might find helpful.
Earthing: The Most Important Health Discovery Ever!
“‘Earthing’ introduces readers to the landmark discovery that living in contact with the Earth’s natural surface charge – being grounded – naturally discharges and prevents chronic inflammation in the body. This effect has massive health implications because of the well-established link between chronic inflammation and all chronic diseases, including the diseases of ageing and the ageing process itself.”
Radiation Nation: Fallout of Modern Technology – Your Complete Guide to EMF Protection & Safety: The Proven Health Risks of Electromagnetic Radiation (EMF) & What to Do Protect Yourself & Family
“An Invisible Danger on the Rise
You eat organic and non-GMO food. You only drink purified water. You take care of yourself and your family’s health. But could there be a silent, invisible danger causing potential harm to you and your loved ones? There could. And it’s called electromagnetic frequency (EMF) radiation and it’s one of fastest growing health issues facing our society. EMF radiation produced by modern technology such as cell phones, tablets, laptops, Wi-Fi, and smart meters is an emerging health threat, and we are all guinea pigs in a giant experiment with many unknown consequences.”
Earthing Universal Mat by Dr. Mercola
“…there is a way you can stay connected with the Earth… regardless of where you live, work, and play. And all you need in your home or office are grounded electrical outlets.”
Ground Therapy Sleep Mat by Grounded Beauty
For more information, books, and in-home or in-office earthing products, click on over to our Earthing page.