Grounding to the Earth
Laura Bruce

Grounding to the Earth

Reconnecting Our Bio-Electric Field



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from The Earthing Institute website ...

Throughout time, humans have sat, stood, strolled, and slept on the ground – the skin of our bodies touching the skin of the Earth. Such ordinary contact has served to transfer the Earth’s natural healing energy into the body. Human lifestyle has disconnected us and makes us vulnerable to inflammation, pain, stress, poor sleep, and sickness.

Earthing, also known as grounding, is the discovery that reconnecting to the Earth restores a timeless link to Nature that revitalizes the body, reduces pain and stress, and improves health, sleep, mood, and appearance. Reconnect and experience the healing benefits of Mother Earth.

Earthing is accessible to all; as simple as walking or sitting barefoot outdoors. If that isn’t an option, you can use indoor grounding products that generate the same benefits conveniently while you sleep, relax, or work.

Earthing represents a health breakthrough, an effortless lifestyle add-on with surprising, and often dramatic, healing results. A simple concept, yes, but a profound one.

Earthing Institute - A New Health and Healing Frontier

At the Earthing Institute we envision the day when every human being (and pet) on this planet will be grounded throughout their daily life. When that day comes, grounding will be considered as important for health as good nutrition, sleep, exercise, and a positive mental attitude.

The Earthing Institute is here to further the research regarding the health benefits of being connected to the Earth (grounding), to serve as the repository of information about grounding the human body, and to disseminate this knowledge throughout the world.

Vitamin G − G for ground

You get vitamin D when your body receives energy from the sun above. The Earth gives you energy as well, from below, that contributes to health in a big way. This energy is based on an unseen and virtually limitless supply of sub-atomic particles called electrons. Constantly replenished and stimulated by the sun, lightning, and the deep-down molten core, they vibrate at different frequencies and give our landmasses and oceans a subtle negative charge.

Some people feel this charge as pleasant tingling or warmth in the feet when walking outside. Think of it as a kind of electric nutrition, or natural electricity, or vitamin G, as some people call it.

This natural planetary charge keeps the bioelectric machinery of global life humming in rhythm and balance — for everything that lives on the land or in the sea. Both animals and plants have a constant electric connection with the Earth.

Except for most humans...

Humans are disconnected: Here’s why

Unlike other creatures in Nature, and your own ancestors, modern human society is disconnected. You get little or no vitamin G.

  • Past cultures were connected when they slept on animal hides (leather). Such routine living grounded them. We sleep on elevated beds. Many of us live and work in high rises, well above the ground.
  • In past civilizations, humans walked barefoot or with footwear of leather. Today, we generally do not venture out barefoot except as kids romping in the yard, or when we’re on holiday at the beach.
  • Over the last half-century, shoe manufacturers replaced traditional leather soled shoes that allowed the Earth’s energy to pass through and up into the body. Now, 95% of shoes have synthetic soles that block the energy.


Image courtesy of James Oschman

Benefits of Vitamin G -

  • Reduces/eliminates chronic inflammation.
  • Reduces/eliminates pain.
  • Improves your sleep. One doctor who has been recommending Earthing to his patients for 10 years said this:
    • “The first feedback I usually hear from a patient who just started Earthing is, 'best sleep I’ve had in years'.”
  • Improves blood flow to nourish your entire body with vital oxygen and nutrition.
  • Improves your vitality. You look and feel better.
  • Decreases stress in the body.
  • Reduces hormonal and menstrual symptoms.
  • Reduces muscle tension and headaches.
  • Accelerates healing from trauma, injuries, and sports/exercise activity.
  • Protects the body against possibly health-disturbing electromagnetic fields (EMFs).


Earthing Research Summary

Never before in history has there been an accumulation of information related to the surprising healing energy of the planet we live on. Ongoing scientific research is slowly revealing the dynamics of why people feel significantly better when grounded and why the benefits are so broad. The studies, along with review articles and commentaries can be accessed in full on our research page.

Earthing: Health Implications of Reconnecting the Human Body to the Earth's Surface Electrons

Even the NIH is beginning to get a clue about the benefits of connecting to the Earth -

Environmental medicine generally addresses environmental factors with a negative impact on human health. However, emerging scientific research has revealed a surprisingly positive and overlooked environmental factor on health: direct physical contact with the vast supply of electrons on the surface of the Earth. Modern lifestyle separates humans from such contact. The research suggests that this disconnect may be a major contributor to physiological dysfunction and unwellness. Reconnection with the Earth's electrons has been found to promote intriguing physiological changes and subjective reports of well-being. Earthing (or grounding) refers to the discovery of benefits—including better sleep and reduced pain—from walking barefoot outside or sitting, working, or sleeping indoors connected to conductive systems that transfer the Earth's electrons from the ground into the body. This paper reviews the earthing research and the potential of earthing as a simple and easily accessed global modality of significant clinical importance. Products

Our Mission is to educate the world about the importance of reconnecting to the Earth to restore and maintain our natural state of health. We conduct research, create awareness, and design and develop state of the art products that help restore our lost connection to the earth’s abundant ground energy.

As a company, we aim to restore the body’s natural ground state by syncing to the natural rhythms of the earth. We envision a future where everybody understands how essential it is to be connected to the earth in order to restore and maintain health. We encourage you to learn more by watching the Earthing Movie

"The earth’s surface has a virtually limitless supply of mobile electrons that gives the ground we walk on (as well as lakes and oceans) a natural negative electric charge. When you touch your body to the ground, it dissipates static electricity and extraneous environmental electrical charges that are on you. At the same time, you receive a charge of energy in the form of free electrons and your body synchronizes with the natural frequencies of the earth." ~ Clint Ober

Bottom line - Get Down, on the Ground - Every Chance You Get!