What is Earthing?
Sounds a bit woo woo, but earthing is vital. Earthing benefits lead to a long and healthy life. Whether they know it or not, it’s likely that most older, healthy people naturally ground themselves without knowing it. Something vital in these technologically advanced and wifi connected days…
Now to answer the question, what is earthing?
Earthing (or grounding… the terms can basically be used interchangeably) is the act of loading up on free electrons from the Earth, and the health benefits from doing this are many.
Earthing Benefits Lead To A Long & Healthy Life
In an ever increasing technological world, powered by connectivity and the internet of things, it’s more important right now, more than ever before, to find strategies to shield and protect yourself from EMFs and the real damage they can inflict.
I say real damage, because this is not a theory like that of relativity. Electromagnetic Frequencies have been used for decades by the military as weapons. This fact alone pushes the EMFs Are Dangerous arguments into the reality zone.
So in a world pushing out this technology as if it’s benign and nothing to worry about, we have to take action to protect ourselves, families and loved ones before it’s too late. Cell towers are put up in schools, on top of churches, on apartment buildings and more. Because they refuse to look at the proof of the danger, they are no longer there for our best interest.
We cowboy this technology out without proper research to test its long term effects on us humans. Learning how to protect yourself and your family from EMF is a good idea. There are plenty of ways to shield and avoid the high levels, especially where you lay your head down at night.
Earthing might help counter the ill effects of EMF
This article shares effective earthing benefits and we have another that shares electrical grounding techniques to help safeguard against EMF and benefit from the Earth’s natural healing capabilities available to all of us. It also shares tips on how to ground your home and a few things to look out for to make sure you do it safely.
Is it called grounding or earthing?
Electrical grounding techniques go hand in hand with earthing benefits.
The terms can be used interchangeably.
Grounding refers to appliances like your refrigerator and Earthing refers to us humans. However, grounding can be used for us too (i.e. you can ground yourself).
On that note of grounding and inanimate objects, it’s important to work with a professional electrician when grounding your home. Improper grounding can get you electrocuted and can destroy appliances.
5 Earthing Benefits For Health (Inflammation to Cardiovascular)
Earthing helps you improve inflammation related disorders. This benefit alone is worth Earthing. But the benefits go on. Earthing helps you sleep better and feel happier. Earthing benefits your health when it comes to dirty electricity at home too. Another amazing benefit is its ability to fend off negative effects of EMF.
1. Our Bioelectrical Connection To The Earth
Earthing is a bit like tuning a guitar. It helps us get back in tune. Sleep is what charges us, but earthing is just as important. Not being grounded means your body has to compensate somewhere else. The body actually creates it’s own version of grounding internally if you don’t do it yourself. Usually within your bones. What this means is it steals electrons from your bones to ground yourself when you don’t ground yourself by earthing. Hence why grounding benefits those with osteoporosis.
This is not woo woo New Age stuff I’m talking about. It’s a fact that the Earth has a frequency (AC powered) and being connected to the Earth’s frequency in an ever increasing technological world is important.
The Earth is a battery that gets powered by the sun’s energy.
The sun replenishes the electrons of the Earth.
The Earth is a rechargeable battery and the sun is its power source to recharge.
Just like the Earth, we also need to recharge with the sun and the Earth’s frequencies.
Earth’s surface is the negative side of the battery while the ionosphere 50 or 60 miles up is the positive charge. The sun’s rays ionize the gas up there to turn it positive. This is how the Earth is a battery.
2. Immune System Support
Here’s a quote from Gaetan Chevalier, PhD whom I heard speak at this years EMF Health Summit.
After a certain time something breaks, and one system that REALLY needs the ground to differentiate what is self vs non self – is the immune system. Because of this lack of firm potential difference, the immune system starts to lose the information that it needs to determine what is self and non self so then you get autoimmune diseases.
3. For our nervous and cardiovascular systems
You probably already know that chronic stress kills.
The autonomic nervous system (ANS) controls many of our body’s functions, from cardiovascular to gastrointestinal. These are manned by our sympathetic and parasympathetic parts of the ANS.
The parasympathetic nervous system (PNS) helps your body heal. It helps you digest food. It helps you feel calm and relaxed no matter the circumstance when in full working condition.
Now right here I can insert the number of people in the US alone who are on prescription Xanax or similar anti anxiety meds. This is a symptom of the PNS being off. But why is it so off? Is it because we don’t know about grounding? Grounding can be a major help for those looking to get off their anxiety meds.
In contrast to the PNS, the Sympathetic Nervous System (SNS) is your fight-or-flight mode.
When the PNS is dominant, you feel good. Life is easy.
When the SNS is dominant, you’re the opposite.
So when the SNS takes control for too long from things like constant stress, no matter the form of stress, you suffer ill effects like increased heart rate and blood pressure.
4. Grounding & Earthing Help Your Heart
Cortisol is the measure when it comes to chronic stress. But so is Heart Rate Variability (HRV). It can be used to detect an imbalance in your nervous system. And those with low HRV are said to not be able to handle stressful situations as easily.
“With its balancing effect on the ANS, grounding is a natural means of increasing HRV and promoting heart health.” Dr Stephen Sinatra – Dr. Sinatra
5. Earthing & Inflammation
This is probably the very best earthing benefit of them all, even though they’re all amazing.
Inflammation is a factor for many of today’s autoimmune diseases. Alzheimers Disease is even connected to inflammation. Same with autism. There is a long list. Many diseases and health problems can be tied to inflammation. The healing process of wounds, cuts and physical injuries are tied in with inflammation too.
In a Journal Of Inflammation Research Study titled, The Effects Of Grounding (Earthing) on Inflammation, the immune response, wound healing, and prevention and treatment of chronic inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, they concluded:
Accumulating experiences and research on earthing, or grounding, point to the emergence of a simple, natural, and accessible health strategy against chronic inflammation, warranting the serious attention of clinicians and researchers. The living matrix (or ground regulation or tissue tensegrity-matrix system), the very fabric of the body, appears to serve as one of our primary antioxidant defense systems. As this report explains, it is a system requiring occasional recharging by conductive contact with the Earth’s surface – the “battery” for all planetary life – to be optimally effective. – Link to the study
In this society people have a lot of problems, seems medical science have recognized that many of the old age diseases are related to inflammation. And the study above shares how inflammation is linked to the following disorders and diseases and how grounding may help them greatly:
- Heart Disease
- Chronic Obstructory Pulmonary Disease
- Bowel Disorders
- Liver cirrhosis
- cardiovascular problems
- autoimmune disease
- Blood viscosity (zeta potential)
- Anti Aging
Here’s another informative video that shares clear cut information on Earthing from Dr. Stephen Sinatra:
Earthing & EMF Pollution
EMF stands for electro magnetic frequencies. Just because cell phone manufacturers tell you that non-ionized radiation is safe, it doesn’t mean that it is true.
When it comes to dangers from electromagnetic frequencies, we must remember that we’re electrical beings, and the EMF effects us negatively. From the blue lit screen to the wifi, today’s smart devices are dangerous because they can keep you exposed to EMF around the clock.
If you know about mitochondria, then you know they are basically little battery packs within each of our cells. Their needs turn into our real life desires and when you take care of your mitochondria, you feel good. When you damage them, you don’t. EMF damages them.
Earthing is one thing we can do to protect ourselves from EMF.
How does it help?
EMF radiation is positively charged.
The way to combat that is to take in more negative ions.
The solution is earthing and grounding. These load you up on nature’s free gift of health… negative ions. These make you feel calm, relaxed, de-stressed and because ions enter your bloodstream, you sleep better at night and feel better during the day from increased serotonin levels.
The benefits from that I would think are what’s needed to counter some of the EMF damage.
If you’ve been on your phone and laptop a lot lately without taking breaks outside in nature, you will feel instant benefits from getting outside. They recommend to do it barefoot in the grass everyday, but simply getting outside in fresh air and natural sunlight should do you wonders as well.
Do you protect yourself at all from your WiFi and smart devices? Have you already been earthing and grounding without knowing how great it is for you?
Conclusion: Earthing Benefits Are Real
Get outside and go barefoot every day!
Earthing benefits are no longer an option.
A good related post we have teaches 10 electrical grounding techniques you can use at home and on yourself anywhere you go.
†Results may vary. Information and statements made are for education purposes and are not intended to replace the advice of your doctor. Sprouting Fam does not dispense medical advice, prescribe, or diagnose illness. The views and nutritional advice expressed by Sprouting Fam are not intended to be a substitute for conventional medical service. If you have a severe medical condition or health concern, see your physician.
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