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What is this Earthing thing all about? - January 2012
Could it Really be so Simple?
Recently, Whitney, (my wife), and I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Dr. James Oschman, during a visit to the Vancouver area. While that name currently might not carry much weight, Dr. Oschman, a renowned biophysicist, may well be on to something quite profound. It’s called Earthing or grounding and it takes us back to Nature – literally.
Of course, there are multitudes of so-called testimonials--stories of people who have used a method or product--and claim miraculous cures for many health challenges. But, this one draws me, partly because it makes sense. And mostly since we have both tried it. No, we have no affiliation with this web site or these people; they simply make sense to us, therefore, we have recommended the Earthing method to several people, mainly those who have some degree of health challenges.
What is this Earthing thing all about? Good question and, while the method is simple, its explanation may be considerably more complex and somewhat difficult to accomplish, but here goes:
We are currently being bombarded by a plethora of free radicals. These little nasties do considerable damage, on a cellular level. Basically, they are responsible for our cells breaking down (aging) as rapidly as they do. And they are everywhere! Our bodies actually produce them, especially when we are sitting in front of a computer screen, a TV screen or even in a natural setting like outside, sitting in sunshine. Sunlight itself, as natural as it is, causes us to create more free radicals. Even exercise, as healthy as it is, causes the creation of more free radicals. Basically, stresses to the body – even those considered good stresses - cause us to create greater amounts of these damaging radicals.
So, how does Earthing eliminate them? (Here comes my UNscientific explanation) First, these free radicals are seeking electrons, and, while they are carrying a positive charge, they are each shy one of them (electrons, that is). So, rather than “steal” one from a healthy cell, causing it to no longer exhibit healthy attributes, the Earth freely offers electrons to the free radicals, rendering them virtually harmless, especially since they are, from that point, considered something other than a harmful substance. The electron completes the need, therefore altering the once-dangerous free radical into an innocuous visitor. And the Earth, from which we came, offers these electrons, thereby altering them into more balanced substances.
We become much better balanced, thanks to the Earth and what it has to offer us.
A good example of how well, and quickly, this may work is evident in last night’s sleep. Generally, when I get up out of bed, in the middle of the night, a lot of things (like various joints) can display considerable discomfort (less, when I actually “practice what I preach” like eat alkaline-forming foods). Last night, however, proved to be a bit of a surprise, since nothing hurt. You see, it was our first night spent sleeping on an actual Earthing mat. And, while there is no electricity involved, the grounding cord is plugged into the ground portion of the electrical outlet...after testing to ensure that it is both safe and effective.
Time was that, whenever I felt a need to get grounded, I would go for a hike into the woods and sit on a rock. No more. Now, I just go to bed. Knowing that my grounding/balancing needs will be tended to is rather comforting.
Should you decide to look into what Earthing is about, you can do so by going to www.earthing.com On the aforementioned site, you can download several pages of their book “Earthing” – for FREE.
Also, there are those who have critiqued the idea, including the likes of JOHN GRAY, PH.D., AUTHOR OF MEN ARE FROM MARS, WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS. Even he speaks highly of the idea. And no, Whitney and I have no affiliations with the Earthing site; we simply believe that the concept may help a lot of people – easily and without spending a “fortune”.
David's Bio: For over 40 years, Dave Dixon has been a devout Vegetarian. During this time frame, he has become certified as a Nutritional Consultant, worked as a Fitness Trainer, a certified Reflexologist, Deep Muscle Therapist as well as Quantum Biofeedback Practitioner. Note: David has moved from Summerland, BC. - Email
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