You’ve heard me say it a time or two before, but I’ll say it again. Yay For Spring! I love being able to get back outside with nature. I feel as though I, too, come out of my cocoon and winter hibernation state and start to feel alive again through all of the colorful beauty, which surrounds.
Do you feel this way, too, after a long, cold winter is ending? Do you love to be outside and soak your feet in the dirt and mud?
Are you a barefoot-walking-outside kind of person?
You just may dig Earthing, and you may just have a need for it in your life…and you aren’t alone.
Earthing – Earthing or Grounding is defined as placing one’s bare feet on the ground whether it be dirt, grass, sand or concrete (especially when humid or wet).1
Think about our ancestors (I do this often to help guide my *real* food and green-living journeys in life). They worked hard in the Earth…they were very connected with the Earth. Not only was this a necessary way of living for them, it serves a healthy purpose to connect with our Earth. Our ancestors have always had a real barefoot connection to the Earth. They walked, worked, and slept on the ground. Like many, many others, I believe that our bodies crave this connection. Our bodies actually NEED it.
Our amazing Earth is full of negative electromagnetic fields (negative energy or electrons). Of what are our bodies composed? Positive energy, as produced by free radicals, which roam throughout. These free radicals cause a host of negative conditions for Humans, including cancers, premature aging, and (here’s a big one) inflammation. A great deal of us are running around with a severe case of inflammation (really, it’s true). This may be why you aren’t losing weight, even though you are eating a *real* food diet &/or working out. Inflammation could be why you suffer from IBS. Inflammation could be a major factor in various types of skin ailments, including eczema and psoriasis. Inflammation can be a contributing factor of asthma, allergies, almost all digestive disorders, obesity, and many other health concerns.
Overall, inflammation that many of us endure (and again, may not even know it) is sourced from imbalance of something within our system, injury, &/or disease.
Now, am I stating that if you “Earth” you’ll cure yourself of possible cancer, premature aging, &/or inflammation? Not necessarily. BUT, I am saying that there is research to support the excellent health benefits that come from Earthing. When we Earth, we swap some of the positive free radicals in our bodies with the negative energy from the Earth. That’s a good thing. Earthing has been said to improve sleep and truly provide an overall feeling of better health (I know that this is true for me). There is even research supporting that Earthing can help with inflammation and adrenal fatigue, which are both things from which a great deal of people suffer and don’t even know it.2
How Do I Earth?
This is the best part. It is so easy!
- Garden! This is my favorite way to Earth. Get your hands dirty; really dirty! Take off your gloves and feel the mud and dirt mush between your fingers. Get your nails dirty…fill them with dirt! It’s okay…this is why we have bathtubs and showers.
- Walk barefoot outside. Feel the Earth on your feet. Feel connected with our amazing planet and take in all that Mother Nature has to offer.
- Take a walk in the woods. Breath the air, study the trees, smell the flowers, touch and feel all that surrounds. Sit down on the Earth and take it all in!
30 minutes a day of Earthing will serve your body well. Get outside and play in the grass. Appreciate all that surrounds you and all that our beautiful Earth has to offer. How do you Earth in the winter when it is cold outside and the Earth is frozen? Lucky for us, there are Earthing sheets available. I have looked at them, but did not make a purchase yet. After the way that this past winter wrecked havoc on me, I am seriously considering making a purchase for next winter. You can learn more about Earthing sheets (and pick one up) here and here is a website devoted entirely to Earthing. Rockin’.
Want To Know More?
- I recently ordered this book (Earthing: The Most Important Health Discover Ever?) and it’s on it’s way to me. I am very excited to dig into it. Check it out on Amazon here.
- Like solid, research-based evidence? Yeah…me, too. Here you go…you will find a host of excellently conducted research studies all about Earthing, including research showing that Earthing will help you sleep better, decrease your stress, and more.
Let me know the next time you get out and about and take part in some Earthing. How did it make you feel??? Until next time…
xoxo, Jess, aka Scratch Mommy
P.S. After you’ve been out in the sun Earthing, it’s a great idea to apply healthy, *real* skincare solutions. Lucky for you, I have you covered! Check out my handcrafted organic skincare solutions HERE in my skincare shop. 🙂