In the last hundred or so years we have lost something vital for our health and wellbeing: our electrical connection to the Earth. With the advent of rubber and plastic soled shoes, and insulating mattresses in insulating houses, we spend our days and nights disconnected from the Earth.
One only has to walk barefoot in the grass, in a forest or upon a beach for a while to feel the benefits of regaining this connection, and yet in our modern lives it is not always practical to do so. There is a very physical and scientifically verifiable reason why we feel better when we do this:
The Earth is a massive reservoir of negatively charged free electrons. Without a connection to this reservoir, the cells in our body are unable to balance the positive charge which results from things like electron-deficient free radicals. The effect of excess positive charge in the blood can be seen very clearly by the way in which the cells are attracted to clump together (see right).
There are various things we can do to balance this electron-deficiency, such as anti-oxidant rich foods and drinking living water. But what has been largely overlooked until recently is receiving free electrons from the Earth.
It’s such a simple thing and yet the effect can be so profound. In our modern lives we can’t always be outside and barefoot, but fortunately there are new technologies which can provide this electrical connection to the Earth in a convenient and practical way.
Electromagnetic Fields (EMF)
There is another effect of grounding which is particularly relevant in our modern electrical world. Our environment is full of a wide spectrum of electromagnetic radiation, from computers, mobile phones & masts, radio & TV broadcasts, WiFi, Bluetooth, power lines, domestic wiring, and other electrical appliances.
This electromagnetic radiation induces voltages in our bodies, disrupting the trillions of subtle electrical communications which are a vital part of the function of our body’s systems. By being grounded to the Earth we greatly reduce the levels of these induced voltages.
It is easy to forget that we are electrical beings, living on an electrical planet, and our connection is vital for our health and wellbeing. As a holistic practitioner, I believe that grounding is an essential part of our healthcare. In summer we can more easily get our feet onto the grass. But in the winter months, going barefoot outside is less eniticing. For this reason, I think the products created by Groundology represent an important part of any wellness regime.
Further Information and Products
For further information, including scientific research, published papers and studies on the benefits of grounding, you can visit: www.groundology.co.uk
Groundology also supply a variety of inexpensive products to help keep you grounded in your day-to-day life. These include sheets, mats for home and desk use, quilted pads suitable for animals, and a recovery sack, used to great success by athletes such as cyclists of the Tour de France.