One of the most potent and powerful antioxidants freely available to everyone has been placed directly beneath our feet.

Mother Earth is a stronghold of negatively charged electrons that serve as powerful antioxidants and are just waiting to be utilized.

Being in direct contact with the earth is highly beneficial to our health and minimizes the consequences that exposure to potentially disruptive electromagnetic fields cause. And, let’s face it, our bodies are exposed to a wide spectrum of electromagnetic radiation from numerous sources on a daily basis. Computers, TV’s, radios , mobile phones, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, power lines and other electrical appliances are all guilty.


“Grounding” or “earthing” as it is called, is the act of walking and placing bare feet or other body parts directly against the earth. This can be done on grass, sand, concrete (as long as it is not painted or sealed in any way), dirt and even ceramic tile.

Chronic inflammation and most common modern diseases are the result of too many “free radicals” in the body. Many people suffer as a result and the simple act of reconnecting with Mother Earth could be the simple, free solution and missing link to curing it.

Free radicals are molecules that are unstable so they seek to stabilize by bonding with healthy molecules or cells. This in turn causes damage to cells or to DNA contained within the cells damaging healthy tissue.

Free radicals are not our friends. These rogue molecules play roles in everything from aging to autoimmune diseases and the development of cancer. Each day every cell in the body is attacked 10,000 times by these destructive villains. That’s a lot of warfare going on inside. If we are not giving our body the defense it needs to fight off these free radicals, disease is the end result.

Antioxidants work in part by quenching free radicals. The natural foods Mother Nature provides supplies us antioxidants. They are free radical destroyers. But we can also get them from her by absorbing electrons directly through the skin when coming in contact with the Earth. The rich nerve endings in our feet make them the ideal conductors of these health building electrons.

We absorb free electrons from the earth by sitting or lying down directly on the earth. 

Our ancestors did not have to go out and “earth” themselves because their natural activities required them to do so. Many even slept directly on the earth…silently benefiting from it.

Because modern lifestyles no longer demand outside “survival” tactics, our bodies are showing the negative effects of lacking this earthly “electric” connection.

Without this connection the cells in our bodies are not able to balance the positive charge which results from things like electron-deficient free radicals.

In other words, earthing is nothing new. Mankind has been “earthing” forever. However, we were not aware of the powerful effects and subtle electrical signals the body received that helped our bodily systems function at peak performance. At least, not until more recent times.

Getting our needed supply of negatively charged electrons from Mother Earth helps boost our immune system and goes a long way towards relieving anxiety and stress.

So, the next time our immune system seems compromised and we feel a bit stressed, anxious and/or depressed, all we need to do is head outdoors to the beach, park or a favorite patch of earth. Once there, we need to remove our shoes and tap directly into Nature’s natural protective source by bathing our feet generously in it.

Our immune system will thank us for it.

There is abundant proof that Mother Earth provides all her children with free, valuable antioxidants that boost immunity. These powerful warriors aide in healing us emotionally, mentally and physically. But we must make the effort to connect with them.

Even though it is the least expensive and easiest to obtain, this natural storehouse of electrons and subtle electrical fields is essential to the smooth operation of our circulation and immune systems. It is proving to be the most effective antioxidant available and its free!

It’s all part of a adopting a preventive approach to personal health…

“Wellness Wake Up Call”     can help you do just that…

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