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Recently I and my husband have started to do “earthing,” or “grounding,” every day. There is a beach near our home but it’s a rocky beach with lots of barnacles. We have to walk there with our Crocs to avoid injury to our feet. But we found some patches of sand on the sea bed, so we would walk there in small steps, barefoot, while soaking in the mineral-rich sea water. The “grounding” has miraculously fixed the intense heart palpitations that I had experienced for several weeks since my surgery. Besides, it has truly made us feel happy—and we know it’s not just the sun, the breeze and the sea water. We have been walking at the beach and soaking in the sea water a lot in the past, but only when we started to take our shoes off that we found ourselves reaching another level of well-being.

Here is what “grounding” is about:

Grounding, or earthing, is connecting with the earth’s primordial, healing energy to help reduce inflammation and ultimately improve health by promoting electron balance in the body.

When we stand barefooted in touch with the earth, we soak up negatively-charged electrons that neutralize free radicals in our bodies. But when we sit indoors or walk outdoors with shoes on, we insulate ourselves from the energy and the healing power of the earth.

Grounding is known to have positive effects on the immune system, heart rate variability and blood viscosity. It also helps us reduce chronic inflammation, sleep better, feel happier and have more energy.

I highly recommend this to everyone, especially those of us who sit at the computer and are surrounded by electromagnetic field (EMF) (cell phone signals, wi-fi, etc.) all day. Even just touching a patch of lawn—if available—would make a big difference.

Here are two videos explaining what earthing means: