If our primitive ancestors saw us now, “protecting” our delicate feet with synthetic soles that keep us disconnected from the earth, they’d probably think we look as ridiculous as bears wearing tap shoes! It’s time to take a cue from the hunter-gatherers and remove our footwear every once and a while. The benefit of taking just 5 minutes a day to connect your bare feet to the remarkable healing properties of the earth extends beyond relaxation and into longevity. Scientific evidence confirms that ground therapy (or earthing as it’s called in some circles) imparts numerous health benefits:
- Improved circulation
- Increased youthfulness and longevity
- Deeper, more restful sleep
- Boosted intelligence
- Reduced risk for chronic disease
- Improved skin conditions
- Instant allergy relief
- More strength and endurance
- Protection against immune disorders
- Relief from chronic pain
The Healing Energy of Earth’s Electromagnetic Field
Fact: Earth is made up of an electromagnetic field that positively influences the human body’s own electromagnetic currents.
Did you know that our bodies are made up of electrical impulses that transfer information to and from cells and help activate essential biochemical impulses? Unfortunately, free radicals, chronic inflammation, and manmade radiation from cell phones and electrical systems disrupt the flow of these electromagnetic energies and leave us vulnerable to chronic illness. The body was designed to interact with Earth’s electromagnetic frequencies, but we have surrounded ourselves with insulating mechanisms like shoes, protective clothing, and multi-dwelling apartment homes miles above ground! As a consequence, more and more of us are suffering from…
- Disrupted sleep
- Chronic fatigue
- Heart problems
- High blood pressure
- Chronic pain
Fortunately, we can tap into Earth’s unlimited healing potential with do-it-yourself ground therapy techniques, which help you not only alleviate the symptoms of ailments, but also correct the root cause of the condition.
Where’s the Proof?
Research confirms that when you take the time to connect to the earth, you neutralize the danger of free radical damage, subdue systemic inflammation (the #1 precursor to virtually every chronic illness), and bring the body back into balance. Thermography images and blood samples taken from participants—who had previously found no relief from their ailments using conventional medicines and therapies—have shown that grounding exerts a significant reduction in symptoms. Just 30 minutes spent sitting, walking, or standing on conductive surfaces (like sand and grass) reduced pain, emotional stress, and certain physical indications of illness.
Other research has shown that the health benefits of grounding include lower nighttime cortisol levels (cortisol is a hormone that interferes with sleep) and a rebalanced circadian rhythm so that you can cycle through the deep-sleep phases that are necessary for optimal health and wellness.
Be a Kid Again!
It’s time to be a kid again and stick your feet in the mud…or the sand if you’re resistant to getting a little dirty. Massage your feet on worn down rocks, or relax those toes in the ocean water—salt water has the added benefit of being high in magnesium! You should immediately feel the benefit, especially if you concentrate on your connection to the earth.