People have been enhancing their health by walking barefoot since the dawn of history.
Earthing, or ‘grounding’ is when your skin is in direct contact with the Earth, a simple practice that fights inflammation and alkalinizes your body.
We are talking about an expression or an electrical connection with life.
Grounding is a bio-electic connection between your body and the earth, via your bare skin. Grounding happens when we walk barefoot, garden with bare hands, or touch a tree. But how does it work?
Positive ions are found in higher concentrations in cities, offices, and industrial zones, and are absorbed directly into our bloodstream from the air. In the body, positive ions become free radicals, causing oxidative damage, inflammation, and a more acidic pH. They can contribute to:
Negative ions are atoms with a negative charge; there found in higher concentrations in natural environments like beaches, forests, mountains and waterfalls. Our health improves when we’re exposed to negative ions, and grounding is one of the best ways to absorb them. When our bare skin comes into contact with the ground, negative ions are transferred from the earth into our bodies – and positive ions are transferred from our bodies into the earth.
We were taught that we are bioelectrical beings – our brain, heart, and cells need a negative bioelectrical charge to function. This is why negative ions recharge us. Just as we thrive from alkaline electric foods, because they enhance our cell’s ability to conduct bioelectric energy, we also thrive when we’re connected to the earth’s bioelectric charge.
To ground yourself, simply take off your shoes and touch the natural ground with your bare feet, for example, in your garden, a park, beach, or forest.
THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF GROUNDING
Alkalinizing: Absorbing negative ions into our body neutralizes the acidic free radical we’re exposed to from food and the environment.
Antioxidant: Negative ions function like antioxidants in the body, fighting free radicals and oxidative stress.
Anti-inflammatory: Free radicals create inflammation and have a positive charge; when we ground, they’re neutralized and transferred out of the body towards the earth’s negative charge.
Calmer Mind: Negative ions deliver oxygen to our brains, helping us achieve calmer mental states, allowing our minds to function more efficiently in a state of balanced alertness.
Cell Rejuvenation: Negative ions energize mitochondria which is known as the powerhouse of the cell. They are organelles that act like a digestive system which takes in nutrients, breaks them down, and creates energy rich molecules for the cell. They also improve cellular function and revitalize our muscle tissue and organs.
Improves Sleep Quality: People who are grounded experience lower cortisol (the stress hormone) levels during night-time, leading to more relaxation around bedtime and ultimately better sleep quality.
Improved Immune Function: Increased negative ions in the human body correspond to increased antibodies in the blood and enhanced immune function.
Reduced Depression & Stress: Negative ions are natural antidepressants and one of the main reasons it feels so good to be outdoors and in the sun.
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