Badly fitting shoes can result in physical problems such as corns and bunions.
But even well fitting shoes aren’t particularly good for your health, even if they do have ‘environment friendly’ rubber soles.
We may not be able to go back to nature and run around barefoot, but it has been proven that walking barefoot helps us become ’grounded’.
The earth is full of negative electrons and the atmosphere full of positive ones. Being positively charged all the time can lead to oxidization and swelling in the body which in turn can cause many negative effects, such as allowing free radical cells to roam free and unrestricted.
Grounding ourselves for a few minutes each day releases all those positively charged electrons and re-balances our natural biological state which, after all, should be perfect.
Grounding really means being in skin contact with the earth. A stroll around the lawn barefoot, a quick dip in the sea or even a shower will bring you in contact with the earth and release those positive electrons.
One of the reasons all our best ideas come when we are in the shower is because of the creative juices being released as soon as the stress of all those positive electrons starts to leave us.
You can ground yourself in many ways, as long as there is skin contact with the earth –
- pottering in the garden with your plants
- hugging a tree
- leaning on a metal pole that’s in contact with the ground
- taking a shower (baths don’t work the same – if you have a rubber seal to contain the water, you aren’t in contact with the earth. You could grab a few seconds by staying in the bath while the water flows out!)All these actions will bring you in contact with the earth and release those positive electrons.
With all the food and diet news in recent years, we are nearly all aware of the importance of good fresh food, packed with vitamins and minerals. However, scientific research shows that by being in touch with the earth, the minerals that we need are automatically absorbed by our bodies. When we aren’t grounded, these minerals can easily be expelled leaving behind a deficiency which can lead to various medical conditions.
Minerals are needed for strong teeth and bones, healthy nervous and immune systems, as well as just about every important bodily function we can think of. Luckily the scientists have done all the technical work, and all we really have to do is remember to ground ourselves on a daily basis. The longer you can be in touch with the earth the better.
It’s been recognized that 40 or 50 minutes every day of ‘grounding’, will reduce toxins and inflammations. It will improve skin condition and re-balance the acid/alkali content in our bodies.
So kick off those shoes and enjoy an upturn in your physical, mental and spiritual health. Don’t get cold though!
I hope the sun’s shining in your world today.
P.S. If you really can’t find the time to jog around the garden barefoot, or maybe more to the point, if it isn’t practical 🙂 earthing mats may be the answer.
I found this one on Amazon (UK) at the time of writing. I haven’t tried it but it looks kinda cool! There are mixed reviews though.
Earthing Mat 33x60cm.
Connects you to earth to give you all the natural benefits proven by earthing yourself. Results are backed up by research done at top universities around the world.
[Sleep better] – Being grounded has been proven to give better sleep. Results show users get to sleep easier, sleep deeper and wake up feeling more refreshed.
[Reduced inflammation] – Research has shown that using the mat reduces inflammation, and any pain or condition associated with it, such as arthritis.
[Reduced Stress] – Studies show use of the mat reduces cortisol levels, the chemical which produces stress in the body.
[Improved exercise recovery] – Reduces the pain felt by intense exercise sessions, and by getting more sleep, the body can recover faster for the next training session.
Your Good Health!