“The Earth is a natural source of electrons and subtle electrical fields, which are essential for proper functioning of immune systems, circulation, synchronization of biorhythms and other physiological processes and may actually be the most effective, essential, least expensive, and easiest to attain antioxidant.” – Dr. Joseph Mercola
Have you ever heard about “earthing?” There is an emerging research investigating the relationship between contact with Earth and our health and well-being.
I travel a lot by airplane and also spend many hours working at the computer. Despite an otherwise healthy lifestyle I sometimes feel “disconnected” from my own energy core. This happens very seldom, but when it does, no amount of sleep or relaxation seem to help.
Few weeks ago I had my eureka moment. I was in Florida over the weekend and I took an early morning walk on the beach. There were hardly any people on the beach. Only few joggers dared the early morning breeze.
I took a very long walk, barefoot and enjoyed the way the sea water was playing with my feet. Everything was perfect. The sound of waves calmed my thoughts; the salty breeze nourished my lungs; the morning sun caressed my skin without burning it. It was a perfect morning that ended with a large bowl of freshly made fruit salad.
The eureka moment came when I realized how energized I was after my walk. I love walking and walk whenever I have a chance, but I hardly ever walk barefoot. A two-hour walk on the beach did more for me than an eight hours of sleep in a super comfortable bed.
The same thing happened a few days later when I walked barefoot in a Canning Fort Park in Singapore. The whole jet lag disappeared within minutes.
So, is the earthing effect real or imagined?
When you asked me, the effect was real. I didn't imagine things. The energy surge was very powerful and I wondered if this was how “earthing” really worked.
Researchers believe that the electrons from the Earth have a powerful antioxidant effect on our bodies. Our immune system works best when our bodies have a constant supply of electrons. The easiest way to charge the body is to walk barefoot in grass, dirt, sand or even concrete, especially when they are wet. Moisture amplifies the conductivity.
When we walk barefoot we are establishing a contact between Earth and the body. This allows a free flow of electrons.
Researchers believe that earthing minimizes the consequences of exposure to potentially disruptive energy fields like electromagnetic smog or “dirty electricity” and may be especially beneficial to people who spent a lot of time working with computers or using electronic devices such as cellphones.
Studies show that earthing improves blood viscosity, heart rate, stress hormone levels, inflammation, detoxification and sleep.
For most part of their evolutionary existence humans were well connected to Earth. They slept on the ground, used natural building materials, natural fabrics and either walked barefoot or wore leather shoes. Rubber and plastic are relatively recent inventions. They are perfect insulators and prevent the flow of electrons between Earth and the human body.
When you wear shoes with rubber soles you are completely disconnected from the Mother Earth. To re-establish the connection take off your shoes as often as you can and walk barefoot. I am certain, you will notice the difference in no time!
By Dominique Allmon
*This information is for educational purposes only. It is not meant to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.