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  • Writer's pictureReuben Berger

Earthing ~ The Science of grounding

I had seen a fascinating documentary on Earthing ~ The Remarkable Science of Grounding and was amazed by much of what I heard. Shortly after, I ordered a grounding mat, which you attach to the grounding socket with a chord, to rest my feet on while at the computer so I could get the benefits of grounding. I also ordered a pillow case that was grounded in the same way.

"Grounding means connecting to the earth to support the specific function of the organs of your body. It supports the body as a whole but specifically supports organ systems down to the tissues and cellular function of the entire body." Laura Koniver M.D. Physician/General Practitioner

"All the systems in the body go to balance, go to normal when grounded." James L. Oschman Biophysicist. Author 'Down to Earth'.

"In simple terms, grounding is literally putting your bare feet on the ground; when you do that you are in contact with the earth and mother earth is endowed with electrons and these electrons are literally absorbed through your feet. It's like taking handfuls of anti oxidants but you're getting them through the feet." ~ Stephen Sinatra M.D. Cardiologist/integrated medicine specialist.

The man who started the grounding movement is Clint Ober. He is featured in this remarkable documentary ~ The Earthing Movie ~ that is free to watch on youtube. Initially he was skeptical, like many. It took him twenty years to get this out to the world. He says that until you experience it, you likely won't believe it. He says that the invention of the rubber soled show was likely what caused the proliferation of inflammation related health disorders more than anything else.

Clint Ober is the author of the book 'Earthing ~ The Most Important Health Discovery Ever!'

This is a synopsis of the book from Amazon where one can order the book and it is free on audible to listen to. ''Earthing' introduces readers to the landmark discovery that living in contact with the Earth's natural surface charge - being grounded - naturally discharges and prevents chronic inflammation in the body. This effect has massive health implications because of the well-established link between chronic inflammation and all chronic diseases, including the diseases of aging and the aging process itself.

Earthing is by far one of the simplest and most fascinating health and wellness breakthroughs of the twenty-first century. Simply put, Earthing is a way to restore the body’s healthy electrical charge, which is lost unless we ground ourselves to the earth. Shoes, carpets, and asphalt are all a part of our disconnect from the planet.

This is an excellent blog about Earthing (also on this website you can find earthing products like the earthing pillow case that you can use at home):

It is said that ..... Earthing helps balance the nervous system, lower stress, reduce inflammation and inflammation-related pain, and improve sleep and energy. The research also suggests that the electrodynamics of blood, a subject not very familiar to doctors, is also improved, and this effect may lead to a more desirable blood viscosity (thickness), reduced aggregation of red blood cells, and better overall circulation.

95% of people walk insulated on the earth. "We are organisms that live and grow and depend entirely on the earth while we're alive and yet we have completely isolated ourselves from it. We're so disconnected that it becomes this weird thing if we slip our shoes off." Laura Koniver M.D. Physician/General Practitioner

"This was the single thing that happened that probably caused the proliferation of inflammation related health disorders far and above anything else; this is the most destructive invention that man has ever made ~ the synthetic soled shoe." Clint Ober

Studies show that just 30 minutes of grounding barefoot can heal pain, reduce inflammation and improve quality of sleep.

Here is a site that sells grounding products so you can stay grounded while you sleep.

We need grounding just as we need air and sunshine.

This is another excellent documentary, 'Grounding ~ The Grounded Documentary Film about 'Earthing'.

Happy grounding.

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