We humans have sat down, strolled throughout the time, and slept on the ground – our bodies’ skin touching the Earth’s skin. And throughout time, such ordinary contact served as a conduit for transferring the Earth’s natural, gentle negative charge underfoot into the body. You see, we are bioelectrical beings living on an electrical planet. Modern lifestyle has disconnected us from this primordial charge.
Contact with the Earth appears to uphold our body’s electrical stability and serve as a foundation for vitality and health. In an age of rampant chronic inflammation and disease, grounding ourselves by reconnecting with the Earth beneath our very feet provides a way back to better health.
The pursuit of scientific proof that contact with the Earth impacts human physiology and health began with Drs. Karol and Pawel Sokal in Poland and Clint Ober in the United States in the1990s.
The research that followed has shown that grounding generates a powerful and positive shift in the body’s electrical state, the electrodynamics of blood, and restoring natural self-healing and self-regulating mechanisms.
We know that grounding allows a transfer of electrons (the Earth’s natural, subtle energy) into the body. We know that free radicals cause inflammation and that free radicals are neutralized with electrons from any source. Electrons are the source of the neutralizing power of antioxidants.
Summer is almost here, so use the sunny days to get out, take your shoes off, and gain freedom. Give it a go, walk for 30- 40 minutes on the grass with your shoes off, or just get a glass of cold drink, put your feet on the ground, and enjoy a good book. The choice is yours! Release your negative energy and Reconnect to the Earth.
Note: Free radicals are highly reactive and unstable molecules produced in the body naturally as a byproduct of metabolism (oxidation), or by exposure to toxins in the environment such as tobacco smoke and ultraviolet light. Free radicals have a lifespan of only a fraction of a second, but during that time can damage DNA, sometimes resulting in the mutations that can lead to cancer. Antioxidants in the foods we eat can neutralize the unstable molecules, reducing the risk of damage.