OK, I have discovered something in the health department that was relatively new to me. Earthing. You know how great you feel barefoot out on the grass or in the sand at the beach? Perhaps humans are not designed to be separated from the earth by heavy rubber soles of tennis shoes, etc. But you can’t go barefoot all the time, and where I live in the northeast of the US, it is downright impossible!
For the last several weeks I have used earthing pads at least 8 hours a day to ground me to the earth. These are electrically conductive pads that I touch with my bare skin, be it feet, legs in bed, or forearms beside the computer. The pad is connected to JUST the ground wire in the electrical socket in the wall. So there is no electricity running through my body, just the electrical frequency of the earth below the house. Sounds woo-hoo? That’s what I thought, until I realized, a few days into using these pads, that I felt lighter, happier, more energetic. I am sleeping better, and feel more relaxed.
Mark has starting trying it, as well, and although he usually sleeps well, he has noticed a change. He does not even move, all night! Remember when we slept like that as kids?
Intrigued? Check out this article by Dr. Mercola:
There’s something inherently rewarding about the feeling of your skin in direct contact with the Earth, your bare hands in the soil working your garden, for instance.
This rewarding feeling isn’t happenstance; it’s the result of electrically conductive contact of your body with the surface of the Earth, a phenomenon known as grounding or earthing.
When you put your bare feet on the ground, you absorb large amounts of negative electrons through the soles of your feet. The effect is sufficient to maintain your body at the same negatively charged electrical potential as the Earth.
AND THIS FROM https://www.earthing.com/earthing-basics/#a1
Q: Can I wear any type of footwear and still be earthed?
A: No. Standard plastic/rubber or composite soles do not conduct the Earth’s electric energy. Most shoes today are made from those materials. You need leather or hide soles, which used to be the primary footwear materials in the past. Leather itself isn’t conductive, but the foot perspires and the moisture permits conduction of the energy from the Earth through the leather and up into the body. In addition, moisture from walking on damp ground or sidewalks could permeate up into the leather soled shoe. Thickness of the sole can also be a factor, and specifically that a very thick leather sole may not allow the moisture through. Moccasins are the best type of natural conductive footwear. Leather isn’t quite as good as bare feet on the ground but certainly much, much better than standard soles that are insulating. Hopefully soon shoe companies will begin making grounded shoes.