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Grounding, A Natural Phenomenon

Grounding Was A Natural Phenomenon for Our Ancestors

Grounding was as natural as breathing for people that lived on the land. Lost to us living in cities and high buildings, it is a growing health trend today. For our ancestors, and for many mammals that roamed the Earth, grounding was, and still is, a natural part of everyday life.

Our Ancestors and Grounding

Before the invention of rubber-soled shoes, insulated housing, and skyscrapers, human beings lived in direct contact with the Earth. Our ancestors would walk barefoot and sleep on the ground, allowing them constant access to the Earth’s natural electric field.

It’s important to remember that our bodies are conductive. Like all animals, our bodies can absorb and transmit electricity. By walking barefoot, our ancestors could absorb the Earth’s free electrons. According to some theories, this flow of electrons might have helped neutralize free radicals and reduce inflammation.

Moreover, this connection with the Earth extended beyond physical health. For many indigenous cultures, the Earth was seen as a source of life and healing. They recognized the connection between their health and the health of the Earth, integrating earthing practices into their daily life and rituals.

Mammals and Grounding

Observation of mammals in the wild gives us further insight into the potential benefits of grounding. Animals that live in close contact with the Earth are less likely to experience many of the chronic health issues that are common in modern human societies. While there are many factors contributing to this, including diet and lifestyle, the natural grounding that these animals experience might play a role.

Consider the example of grazing animals. They spend their lives in direct contact with the Earth, walking barefoot and sleeping on the ground. Some researchers speculate that this constant grounding may contribute to their general health and longevity.

Even domestic pets benefit from grounding. Some pet owners have noticed that their pets seem to prefer sleeping on the ground or on conductive materials that connect them to the Earth.

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Reconnecting with the Earth

In our modern world, we’ve largely lost our direct physical connection with the Earth. Rubber-soled shoes, elevated buildings, and city living have created a barrier between us and the Earth’s electric field.

However, the growing grounding movement is testament to a collective desire to reconnect with our roots and tap into the potential health benefits of the Earth’s electrons.

By incorporating grounding practices into our daily routine—such as walking barefoot in nature, gardening, swimming in natural bodies of water, or using grounding products—we can begin to reestablish this lost connection.

Just as our ancestors and fellow mammals naturally connect with the Earth, we too can reconnect and potentially improve our health and wellbeing in the process.

The fascinating study of grounding opens up a conversation about how our lifestyles have changed over time, and the impact this has had on our health.

While grounding should not replace conventional medical care, it could serve as a complementary practice that helps us get back in touch with nature, ultimately leading to a more holistic approach to health and well-being.

It’s a gentle reminder of our inherent connection to the Earth, a connection that our ancestors and many mammals have never lost. Grounding is a natural phenomenon, and is as natural and as old as breathing itself…