So, kick you shoes off and go barefoot. Not only does it feel great, doing so releases muscular tension and calms your nerves by regulating your nervous system. It’s fantastic for your heart too. That means it will lift your spirits and help your heartbeat and blood pressure. We truly need our Earth more than you realize. Here’s why…
We are bombarded by EMFs (electrical magnetic fields) and RFs (radio frequencies) from WIFI and our devices with no way to discharge this overload of energy. This can cause harmful results. To reverse this for better health, it’s important we spend time earthing, also called grounding.
“The Earth’s surface contains a limitless number of free electrons that are continually replenished through solar radiation and lightning strikes; your body naturally absorbs these particles when you make physical contact with the ground” reports Dr Sinatra, MD.
He says, “In the body, these electrons have an anti-inflammatory effect because they reduce the free-radical activity that causes inflammation and chronic pain. (If you remember your high school science, electrons are negatively charged. Inflammation-causing free radicals are positively charged, which means the additional free electrons neutralize the free radicals.) The energy of the free electrons gained through grounding also helps keep your body’s innate electrical circuitry properly balanced. All of these effects of grounding are extremely beneficial to heart health.”
This disconnection is a result of our modern lifestyle. A big reason is that wearing rubber and plastic soled shoes blocks us from the Earth’s surface and is strongly associated with an increase of inflammation, oxidative stress, and nervous system malfunctions. No wonder there’s been high increases in insomnia, heart disease, diabetes and other problems related to inflammation.
A simple solution is to stand outside on the ground barefoot … actually touching our skin to the ground. More options include standing on cement (not blacktop/asphalt). Brick, stone, or using a specialized pad, or a sheet made especially for grounding work as well.
Dr Sinatra said not to keep smartphones in one’s front pants pocket because doing so for only 20 minutes lowers testosterone by 400% in males. Avoid holding smartphones directly against your ear too. Keep it an inch or so away or use speakerphone. Lower your risk by not using it while it’s plugged in as well. Write your text then set it on a desk before pressing send. Small changes make big differences.
Isn’t it remarkable that our Earth protects us from harm and gives us better health. Let’s not forget that’s really where we get our food and water too. What a connection, eh? So, kick your shoes off and find out for yourself! It’s beautiful out there – there’s nothing to be afraid of.
2. A 15 minute explanation of grounding/earthing called Down to Earth
3. A 7-minute video reviewing the benefits of Earthing/grounding according to medical studies by Dr. Laura Koniver, MD. She explains how long is needed to get results.