The human immune system evolved over millions of years. All that time, we were in virtually constant barefoot contact with the earth. In our modern society, humans no longer walk barefoot. We wear shoes and live in buildings that insulate us from the earth's energy.
Earthing (grounding) refers to the process of establishing conductive contact between the surface of the earth and the surface of the human body. This allows electrons to flow from the earth and maintain the body at earth potential.
A “ground” is defined as a conductive object that makes a direct electrical connection to earth and has the ability to absorb or dissipate an electrical charge. In effect, an electrical ground drains away any unwanted buildup of electrical charge.
The research, which is only about ten years old, has demonstrated that earthing the human body plays a substantial role in reducing inflammation and the functioning of many negative physiologic processes. It generates a powerful and positive shift in the electrical state of the body and restores natural self-healing and self-regulating mechanisms.
We know earthing allows a transfer of electrons (the earth's natural, subtle energy) into the body. We know inflammation is caused by free radicals, and free radicals are neutralized with electrons from any source. Electrons are the source of the neutralizing power of antioxidants.
Inflammation, sickness and pain, at least in some part, result from an electron deficiency. The ground may represent the biggest and best natural antioxidant and anti-inflammatory that exists.
Earthing refers to the process of connecting by walking barefoot outside, as humans have done throughout history, or sitting, working or sleeping grounded indoors. Modern building and shoe designs use materials that keep us insulated from the earths natural charge. This is a very new concept in evolution terms.
In his book called “Earthing”, Cardiologist Dr Stephan Sinatra MD outlines some of the many subtle benefits of earthing the body including:
Earthing is natural and simple, and it affects every aspect of human physiology. When you ground yourself, your entire body readjusts to a new level of functioning. That level, in fact, seems to have been designed throughout evolution.
“Everybody seems to benefit in some way, but we are all different. The results can come quickly and dramatically, such as less pain and better sleep, or subtly and gradually over time” Sinatra explains.
Due to our climate here in Ireland it is not always feasible to take off your shoes and walk in the garden or on the beach, or retrofit your living environment to facilitate earthing. For this reason a whole new industry of earthing devises has appeared. However, my simplest recommendation here would be to, as much as possible, get your bare feet and hands into the earth.
in health, Gabriel