One of the most common causes of many of our chronic diseases is inflammation and the damaging affects of free radicals on the body.
Free radicals are naturally occurring in the body and are made up of positively charged molecules that search for free electrons to become stable. They often do this by stripping these electrons away from pathinogens and damaged tissue thus helping the body to heal.
This is our inflammatory response and, once their work is done and the body response winds down, these free radicals should be neutralised by antioxidants. Problems start when the body fails to wind down and the free radicals go on the rampage.
The good news is that the Earth is a massive negatively charged free electron factory. The bad news is that our Western lifestyles mean that we spend most of our lives insulated from its highly beneficial antioxidising effects. Our offices, homes, even our shoes are made of substances like rubber, plastics, wood etc that all serve as insulators or are at the very least not conductive in nature.
In short it is very hard for us to take in enough antioxidants to neutralise the over free radical production that many of us experience due to the body not winding down the inflammation response.
When we connect with the Earth by placing our skin in contact with it the negatively charged free electrons immediately flood our bodies neutralising the free radicals. Just half an hour with your bare feet on the earth a day will produce a beneficial effect.
Aches, pains, arthritic conditions, cardiovascular problems, slow healing from injury, and many other chronic conditions and diseases have been shown to be helped considerably by Earthing. Our Earth is the best antioxidant there is. All we have to do is connect with her.
For more information go to www.earthinginstitute.net.