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Often people want to know a single ‘top tip’ for better health, the ‘one thing’ they could implement right away.. my advice earthing.

Earthing, or grounding as it is commonly known, relates to the practice of making direct contact with the Earth’s surface, such as going barefoot in the grass or strolling along the shoreline at the beach etc. 

It is no secret that today’s lifestyle is not completely conducive to optimal health with most of us living sedentary lives, socially isolated, frequently exposed to artificial light, often layered with chronic unresolving stressors from our personal or professional lives.

But it’s not all bad. The modern world has allowed us many comforts, luxuries and securities. Earthing is the key to balancing the modern world with ancient wisdom.   

Earthing restores an essential electric connection to the Earth. The Earth possesses a slightly negative electric charge. The Earth’s charge and storehouse of electrons is said to represent a major natural resource of health and healing potential. With modern science we understand human are bioelectrical beings, with hearts, brains, immune and endocrine systems being regulated by internal bioelectrical signals. Making direct contact with the Earth’s surface is understood to transfer the Earth’s free or mobile electrons from the ground into the body.

“Research on biological grounding is now suggesting that this very same electric charge on the planet’s surface plays a governing and nurturing role for both the animal and plant kingdoms—a form of electric nutrition, so to speak. It appears to have the potential to restore, normalize, and stabilize the internal environment of the human body’s countless bioelectrical systems that govern the functions of organs, tissues, cells, and biological rhythms.” (Sinatra et al 2018)

Some proposed benefits of earthing include: reduced inflammation, reduced pain, improved sleep, improved blood flow around the body, reduced stress, reduced muscle tension, accelerated healing from injuries and increased vitality.

It is only in recent decades a ‘barrier’ has been created between humans and daily contact with the Earth’s surface. With houses/apartment living, synthetic flooring, raised beds, rubber or plastic soled shoes.. etc.

It’s time to bridge the gap. Earthing is a simple, natural, and accessible clinical strategy against the global epidemic of noncommunicable, degenerative, inflammatory-related diseases, with a growing body of research demonstrating its powerful potential.