Do you ever wonder why it feels so good to walk on sand or fresh green grass barefoot? There may be more truth to this story than you realize. That urge you have goes much deeper than just feeling good. Studies have repeatedly shown in the last several years that there is a significant correlation between the electrical interaction between the Earth and us.
Earth was believed to have neutral charge, however, later found that it is in fact slightly negatively charged, which produces an abundance of electrons. (1) Due to the environment we live in today, we do not naturally interact with the earth as originally intended. Being inside of insulated buildings, wearing insulated footwear, and being constantly exposed to electromagnetic radiation causes us to get in contact with the ground a lot less. (2)
Research shows that grounding can help improve many health issues.
Americans today suffer from chronic illnesses. Though it may be true that many factors influence that. However, in recent studies, grounding can help improve many health issues. It is the ultimate antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.
One study showed that grounding the human body to earth helps reduce cortisol levels during nighttime sleep and helps with the body’s natural 24-hour circadian rhythm profile. As a result, subjects have reported a decrease in anxiety, depression, and irritability. (3)
Another study showed that by being grounded, subjects have reported a significant improvement in sleep apnea, respiratory conditions, arthritis, and premenstrual syndrome. The group that was not grounded did not experience any difference. (4)
Dr. Stephen Sinatra, MD did a research on how grounding effect has on the blood. The pictures show that there was a dramatic thinning and decoupling of the blood cells with people who are better grounded. (5)
Grounding experiments with Sunflower and West Indian Jasmine Flower
In the sunflower experiment, Dr. Gary E. Schwartz discovered that grounded sunflower lived an additional 10 days longer than the sunflowers that were not connected to the Earth. In addition, the grounded sunflower vase’s water remained as clean and clear as the first day water was filled. (6)
In the Jasmine flower experiment, three bunches of flowers were remained untouched for 8 days in normal sunlight, with no added water or interference. The first bunch was insulated using a plastic container lid. The second bunch was directly placed on an Earthling mat. The third bunch was placed on a grounding flip-flop. After 8 days, the grounded flower lasted “alive” a lot longer than the other two. (7)
Which surfaces will allow you to properly ground?
The best grounding surfaces include the following: sand (beach), grass (preferably moist), bare soil, unsealed and unpainted concrete or brick, and ceramic tile. The following surfaces will not ground you: asphalt, wood, rubber, plastic, vinyl, tar, or tarmac. You can ground yourself while flying by bringing along a grounding pad or simply take off your shoes and place your feet on steel struts. (8)
Sources for this article include:
(3) www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov – cortisol
(4) www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov – sleep
(5) www.groundology.com – blood
(7) www.groundology.com – flower
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