Tuesday, 17 April 2018

The Science of Grounding: why you should take your shoes off

Until I can post some proper research again, let me post some bits and pieces that have caught my eye.

The Science of Grounding
Time and again I have to shoo my dog off my flower beds in the garden. He just won't lie on the paving for long - the moment my back is turned, he is back on the earth, denying my budding strawberries and forget-me-nots their chance to grow. Today I discovered why he does that.

We are electrical beings living on an electrical earth. The earth is endowed with electrons which are absorbed through our feet. Our bodies are electrical. The heart, the brain - all electronic equipment! Keeping our bodies connected to the earth literally plugs us into an electrifying life force to keep us healthy. But we are insulating ourselves from the beneficial relationship between us and the ground we walk on by wearing rubber soled shoes, paving everything in sight and lining the floors in our houses with durable but insulating materials. What is the science behind it? Watch this documentary to discover how it works:

I also found this on Mercola.com:

More Than a Dozen Studies Confirm the Physiological Effects of Grounding

Oschman, along with a dozen other researchers, has conducted research on the physiological effects of grounding. More than a dozen studies have been published in peer-reviewed journals showing its benefit for fighting inflammation, improving the immune response, wound healing, and the prevention and treatment of chronic inflammatory and autoimmune diseases
According to a review published in the Journal of Inflammation Research:

“Grounding reduces or even prevents the cardinal signs of inflammation following injury: redness, heat, swelling, pain and loss of function… Rapid resolution of painful chronic inflammation was confirmed in 20 case studies using medical infrared imaging …

Our main hypothesis is that connecting the body to the earth enables free electrons from the earth's surface to spread over and into the body, where they can have antioxidant effects.

Mind you, I still don't want the dog to squash my plants. I shall have to give him a separate space of bare earth where I will join him with my feet in the soil.

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