Grounding, Earthing and The Benefits of Touching the Earth
A Natural Barefoot Grounding walk is a basic digital wel-lbeing strategy to connect to the earth and disconnect from technology.
Walking on the beach each day is my medicine!
Walking around all day in rubber shoes and being layers away from the ground, be it through un-natural flooring or distance is though to significantly interfere with our energeic connection to the Earth and deplete our natural electrons.
The Study of Health and Earthing or Grounding
Supposedly, electrons drawn into the body from the earth neutralize damaging free radicals and by extension reduce disease-related chronic or acute inflammation.
Earthing, also known as grounding, focuses on the belief that contact with the Earth’s electric energy --even through the use of wired or electrical connectors can generate significant physiological changes in the body. In one study covered in the Earthing book, participants slept on a special mat that had a connection to a grounding device outside the house. When compared to the ungrounded participants in the same study, the grounded ones showed significant changes in key biomarkers including serum sodium, potassium, magnesium, iron, total protein and others.
There have been studies on the reduction of inflammation and pain, perceptible changes in the autonomic nervous system from the sympathetic fight or flight response to the more relaxed para-sympathetic response.
Natural vs Grounding Pad and Beds
Be aware that there’s a pretty big commercial aspect to this electric type of earthing. There are many websites that sell a range of equipment, including earthing beds and chairs that can get pretty pricey. Which is just one more reason love the idea of natural grounding.
A Building Biologists on Grounding Mats
Oram Miller, a noted Building Biologists and friend from our awesome EMF Consultants list says this about grounding pads, "We recommend that you ground these pads into the earth rather than into the ground of your electrical outlet when possible. We also recommend that you reduce the electric fields in your bedroom first by having a Building Biology evaluation of your home."
We couldn't agree more. Check out our listing for a highly qualified Building Biologist in your area here
Many people wonder if the grounding products are actually "connecting" to the earth at all-there are Continuity testers that can be used for that.
Avoid Wireless EMF by Knowing Where It Is With This Meter
Wireless EMF and Dirty Electricity and Grounding
We're all about avoiding all types of wireless RF radiation and the Director of the Earthing Institute also recommends prudent avoidance of EMF radiation from all wireless devices and microwaves, but adds that grounding can help you repair by giving energy to the mitochondria and he believes that grounding mats can prevent the effects lower frequencies like those from magnetic energy and dirty electricity.
Finally, please remember that even groundings strongest proponents acknowledge there's a limit to the "magic" of grounding. It's not a cure-all. Think of it as just part of a balanced, healthy lifestyle.