After 10 days spent walking barefoot along the spectacular beaches of Vancouver and Tofino, it came as no surprise to me when I read FOOD MATTERS’ fascinating new article on the huge health benefits associated with barefoot walking. With so many of us living in urban environments, we have completely removed this important activity from our daily lives, without realizing the enormous health benefits we are missing out on.
Dr. Mercola of FOOD MATTERS writes: “It may sound hard to believe, but engaging in this simple pleasure could give your health a much-needed boost. Walking barefoot outside, with the soles of your feet free to mesh with the surface of the Earth — is an activity known as Earthing, or grounding. You are an electrical being — your body regularly produces positive charges, which can oxidize and harm you if excessive. The Earth’s surface is electrically conductive; it maintains a negative charge with its free electron supply continually replenished by the global atmospheric electrical circuit. As reported in the Journal of Environmental and Public Health: ‘It is an established fact that the Earth’s surface possesses a limitless and continuously renewed supply of free or mobile electrons … Mounting evidence suggests that the Earth’s negative potential can create a stable internal bioelectrical environment for the normal functioning of all body systems. Moreover, oscillations of the intensity of the Earth’s potential may be important for setting the biological clocks regulating diurnal body rhythms, such as cortisol secretion.’ There is growing research showing that this connection to the Earth’s surface plays a vital role in preventing disease and as well as offering a host of benefits. The problem, of course, is that while humans have historically spent much of their days with their bare skin next to the Earth (both while walking and sleeping, including on animal skins, which still allow electrons to enter the body), today this vital connection has been lost.”
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