Updated: Mar 6, 2020
Ever heard of grounding? I just recently found out what it is and it's quite interesting to me. I am a total hippie at heart and believe in energy and living natural so this was just the icing on the cake when I found another way to naturally stay healthy.
What is Grounding?
Grounding is basically your body regularly making direct contact with the earth and connecting to its energy. Our skin acts as a conductor and that is how we are able to absorb the energy. it is said that our feet, especially on parts of the balls of our feet, are really good at receiving the earth's energy. I know this sounds a little out there and crazy so I can see how many people could be skeptical.
What are the benefits?
Grounding is said to help:
-Help us to sleep better.
All this sounds amazing and exactly what I need, but how? Basically Our bodies overtime get a build up of positive charges and the earth has a mild negative charge. When we connect to the earth we get a sort of neutralized state in our bodies. Some are saying that diseases and a lot of our health problems are because we have lost that connection to the earth due to wearing shoes, being inside so often, or working in a high rise several floors above the earth. Some people could go years without ever making direct contact with the earth.
According to Dr. Axe:
Inflammation is believed to be caused by a lack of electrons in your tissues. When your body gets sick, it sends oxygen species to the spot of the issue which is an inflammatory response to heal you. When this happens, some free radicals can leak in to surrounding tissue and damage healthy parts of your body by increasing swelling, pain, heat, and redness. The same reason we eat antioxidant foods is the same reason we want to practice earthing. Antioxidant electrons in your body help ensure that damage from free radicals doesn't get out of control and lead to high levels of inflammation and faster aging. Just like anti-inflammatory foods do. Basically, the free mobile electrons from the earth can resolve chronic inflammation by serving as natural antioxidants.
Will you try it?
I have personally never tried grounding but I am definitely going to after reading all about it. It's as simple as walking to the mailbox without shoes, walking on the beach, laying on the sand at the beach instead of in a chair, or you can take it to the next level and buy some grounding tools. They offer a grounding sheet which you place on your bed and it can help you ground while you are sleeping. There is also a grounding bracelet. I, personally will try the free way first and see how that goes.