The issue of ‘grounding’ is a controversial topic. Many disputes such an occurrence can happen, while others are convinced it is a real event. For the skeptics out there, research has been done on the subject and can explain the theory behind it and prove it exists. You may have experienced a good feeling when you walk barefoot on the ground. This experience is the beginning to understanding grounding and how it works.
How Is Grounding Supposed To Work?
The theory behind grounding is based on the negative charge given out by the earth. When people walk around in their daily activities, they build up a positive charge in their cells. This positive charge will continue to grow, sapping energy and causing inflammation and disease. In the past, people walked barefoot every day and everywhere and they also slept on the ground. When these older generations walked and slept on the bare ground, they canceled out the positive charge, and their systems remained neutral. People today wear rubber soled shoes, walk on concrete, sleep indoors and perform other ways that keep them from direct contact with the earth. We have become insulated from the ground, therefore unable to cancel the negative charge.
How Does Research Explain Grounding?
Research done on grounding explains it by showing electrons from the earth protect your body through antioxidant effects it releases. These particles are responsible for protecting you from many different, documented health issues, including inflammation. Up until recently, humans have always had some form of contact with the earth. Today, we have created wood floorings, plastics, rugs, and asphalt that keep us from making direct contact with the ground.
Studies have proven the theory behind grounding is correct, and that earth does maintain a negative electrical charge. It has gone further to show that those living in direct contact with the earth grounds you and creates favorable physiological and electrophysiological changes. These changes are the result of grounding having a positive impact on your overall wellbeing.
What Are The Health Benefits Behind Grounding?
Science is now documenting how having contact with the earth is highly beneficial to your health. It is a safe and efficient exercise you can perform to minimize the consequences of exposure to electromagnetic pollution, or in other words, ‘dirty electricity.’ The studies have shown an improvement in heart rate variability, cortisol dynamics, the nervous system, sleep patterns, and also shows a reduce in stress levels.
How Is Grounding Done?
Grounding is when you place your bare feet on the ground. You can walk barefoot on dirt, grass, sand, or even concrete. You will experience an improved balance of sympathetic and parasympathetic to your nervous system through the electron-enriched earth. These electrons emitted by the earth’s surface are essential for your immune system to function properly. They are also responsible for proper circulation in your blood, synchronization of biorhythms, and physiological processes. Walking barefoot on the earth is the least expensive and most efficient process for you to perform that will provide your body with the antioxidants essential for your health.
How You Can Prove The Theory For Yourself
You can take off your shoes and experience a walk through a park with your bare feet touching the earth and see if you experience positive results. There is a sleep app available for free downloading to track how you sleep during the night. Take some time to enjoy a walk in the park or outside in your yard one day, then track your sleep pattern that night. You need to keep track both nights when you’ve had barefoot time and nights where you didn’t come into contact with earth all day. All events should be identical to get accurate results including the time you go to bed, if you take supplements, what time you wake up, and all other patterns need to be repeated exactly both days. The app will give you the results and the difference you experienced by being grounded.
Jet lag is another test you can perform to see how grounding affects your system. When you take a trip next time, you need to take a walk around with your bare feet for a spell. The next time you travel, you can take a similarly timed walk with your shoes on and see if your body reacts any differently.
Grounding may be one of the most important factors in restoring our overall health that is being overlooked. Some scientists believe if we restore grounding in our lives, we will see significant changes and improvements in a wide range of ailments.