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All You Need to Know About Earthing

Updated on July 23, 2015

The Earth is one humongous magnet, with an endless supply of free electrons that are readily available to neutralize your body at any time. Earthing, also known as Grounding, is when your skin comes in contact with the Earth's rejuvenating energy and electrons are able to flow from the Earth into your body. Touching the Earth, with any part of your body, naturally discharges electrical stress by facilitating the reception of free electrons through the nerve endings in your skin. Earthing moves your nervous system from a stress dominated state to one of calmness by eliminating any free radicals you may have. Build up of free radicals within your body comes from emotional stress and exposure to toxins such as cell phone waves and air pollution that surround you by living in today's modern society.

Earthing helps with

Earthing helps with
Chronic fatigue
Energy levels
Autoimmune disorders
Sleep Disorders

Earthing is a fairly new discovery in the science and health world as it has only been around since the 21st century. However, it is becoming increasingly popular because people all over the world who have tried it realize it is essential to keeping their body functioning properly. Many people have discovered the benefits of Earthing by walking barefoot, relaxing on the beach, swimming in the ocean and spending time on their hands and knees in the garden. While you are Grounded you allow your body to reconnect to the Earth and benefit from the many powerful benefits of it. Essentially you enable your body to return to its normal electrical state, which makes you better able to self regulate and physically heal. Those who practices Grounding regularly, notice less inflammation, improved balance, increased energy levels and feel refreshed overall among several other health benefits. Many people have also claimed that after practicing Earthing they have noticed a significant decline in disorders or diseases they have suffered from. Those who are Grounded on a regular basis say that they feel and sleep great. It's as if being connected to the Earth on a regular basis is simply necessary for one to maintain a good bill of health.

Grounding Footwear

The easiest and most affordable way to practice Earthing is to walk outside barefoot. However most of us on a daily basis, wear insulating shoes the majority of the time which makes it impossible to connect with the Earth as synthetic materials are not conductive. Consequently, shoes that allow the wearer to practice Earthing were invented so when it's not feasible to go barefoot you can still maintain conductivity. Some Earthing shoes have soles that are made of a carbon and vinyl composite material that allows conductivity and other Grounding footwear has a plug on the ball of the foot that is composed of carbon and rubber. Then there's traditional soft sole moccasins that due to being made of all natural leather, allow conductivity to occur as your barefoot naturally perspires inside the genuine moccasin slipper.

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Other people prefer to use other Earthing aids such as Earthing mats, bags, sheets or bedding that allow you to be Grounded for longer periods of time without necessarily being outside. Consequently Earthing aids can be used all year long and are not dependent on nice weather or the change of seasons. For example, they work by plugging the sheet into the grounded port of your electrical outlet with a ground cord or directly into the Earth using a ground rod. Most people attest that once they have tried sleeping Grounded they would not sleep any other way. So you can wear your grounding shoes during the nice weather and then sleep grounded all year long to reap the maximum amount of health benefits.

• Ober, Clint, Stephen T. Sinatra and Martin Zucker. Earthing. The Most Important Health Discovery Ever? Laguna Beach: Basic Health Publications, Inc., 2010. Print.

Creative Ways to Practice Earthing this Summer

  • Go swimming
  • Sit on the beach and build a sandcastle
  • Run through the sprinkler or splash pad
  • Garden on your hands and knees
  • Holiday at the beach
  • Hang out in your basement barefoot
  • Lean against a tree
  • Bury your feet in the sand
  • Roll in the grass
  • Walk barefoot on the sidewalk

Conductive Materials

  • Leather
  • Copper
  • Skin
  • Metal
  • Concrete
  • Sand
  • Water
  • Trees
  • Grass
  • Dirt
  • Carbon


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