Connecting directly to the earth is a powerful lever that a majority of the population lives without. Before the invention of shoes and flooring we were constantly connected to the ground. This contact brought amazing benefits to our health. Why? Because the earth has a slightly negative electric charge that we’re supposed to share.
Studies show the negative charge of the earth can help reduce inflammation in the body. Ninety percent of chronic illness is linked to persistent inflammation. So why not attempt to remedy that with a simple and free resource?
This reduction in inflammation can create a reduction in pain and stress response. The compounding effects of which can improve sleep quality.
Connecting to the earth on a regular basis can help shift us from our sympathetic state to our parasympathetic state in our nervous system. This helps regulate your heart rate variability and reduces the fight or flight reactions to times when that is necessary, rather than leaving you in a perpetual state of heightened nervous system activity, which can lead to adrenal fatigue and hormone dysregulation.
The electrical conductivity that is present while being connected to the earth can neutralize free radicals (unpaired electrons) in the body. This activity may provide immune defense functions similar to antioxidants. This can help reduce the risk of inflammatory issues and some cancers. It also enhances the body’s ability to fight off diseases and to heal wounds and injuries more quickly.