by Jessi Guidry

Earthing: Not Just A Hippie Propoganda

Most of us have heard about “Earthing” aka “Grounding” at this point but do we really understand what it is and how it can affect our health? Let’s take a deeper look! Earthing refers to a physical connection that takes place between the electrical frequencies of our bodies and the earth. The earth, like the sun, is a source of subtle energy that provides important elements to keep us healthy.

Becuase of our busy modern lifestyles, we have lost the connection between the earth and ourselves. We wear shoes with rubber soles, work indoors for long periods of time and sleep on beds raised above the ground. Although we aren’t naturally exposed to the earth’s ground throughout the day, Earthing is an easy and FREE way to improve your health! All you need to do is remove your shoes and create a bare-skinned contact between yourself and the earth. 

The Science Behind Earthing

In order to understand how Earthing works, it is necessary to look at it through a scientific lense.

Electrons are negative charges of electricity that are attracted to opposite charges of electricity. Free radicals are molecules that are positively charged because they are short of at least 1 electron. Because of this deficit, free radicals’ sole purpose is to stablize itself by binding to, thus eliminating, negative charged electrons. 

The immune system produces and releases free radicals to help eliminate injury, stress and disease by binding to, then stripping, negatively charged electrons from damaged tissues and pathogens. This action is referred to as the inflammatory response. 

Ideally, when disease or injury subsides, free electrons and antioxidants within the body neutralize and eliminate excess free radicals. Unfortunately, with the hustling reality of modern times, an excess of free radicals is all too common. Due to everyday stresses, our immune systems are constantly producting free radicals to fight what the body sees as ailments. This over-production of free radicals can be detrimental to health as it leads to oxidation of healthy tissues. 

Earthing eliminates free radicals which can lead to chronic inflammation and pain. This is because it injects the body with an abundance of negatively charged electrons for the free radicals to bind to. 

Benefits Of Earthing

Research indicates the following are consistent benefits of Earthing: 

  • Eases inflammation and improves inflammation related disorders
  • Improved sleep
  • Decreased chronic pain
  • Increased energy levels
  • Normalization of the body’s biological rhythms
  • Improves blood pressure and flow
  • Relieves headaches and muscle tension
  • Accelerates recovery and healing
  • Reduces jetlag 
  • Lessens hormonal and menstrual symptoms

If you would like to gain a more in-depth knowledge, please watch The Earthing Movie authored by Deepak Chopra. Now that you’ve been briefed on the science of how Earthing works as well as its benefits for optimizing your health, take off those shoes and get outside! Your body will thank you!

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