I'm in a funk today and wondering if this might help a little…
Watch these short, interesting videos that explain Earthing, or ‘Grounding', including what it means and what some of the health benefits are.
Dr. Joseph Mercola, osteopath and author of his popular wellness site, was interviewed on the Dr. Oz show. The topic is “All Natural Cures Your Doctor Thinks Are Crazy”.
When the first video stops abruptly, just click on the next link. I tried to embed them into this post but it wouldn't let me.
- Earthing part 1: Why We ALL Should Connect to the Earth (NOT in a “New Agey” way)
- Earthing part 2: Not Convinced about Earthing Benefits? See it with Your Own Eyes
- Earthquest TV Show on the Benefits of Earthing
- Where to find for Earthing products
Dr. Oz concludes the interview saying that he probably won't buy Earthing products yet, he wants to look into it more, and Dr. Mercola tells him, “Well the good news is that you don't have to use these Earthing products, you can get the same benefits from walking barefoot on the ground!”
This makes me want to run out and find the small patch of ground where the snow isn't right now, even if it is freezing out there — it's February in Michigan after all. Yesterday we had the funeral I told you about on Monday, which was absolutely beautiful by the way, and I just got the call that an uncle passed away this morning. So maybe getting outside on the ground will help the funk I'm in today. Or maybe I'll just go crawl into bed on my Earthing sheet and pull the covers up over my head instead…
If you've tried Earthing products, let us know what you think. 🙂
Dr. Wendy Menigoz, DN says
98% of all my patients use earthing products. I use the earthing technologies along with an electrical energy technique called frequency specific microcurrent (FSM). The FSM causes advanced healing and the earthing sheets remove pain and cement the FSM results. The patients receive remarkable results. People were never created to be disconnected from the earth. Humans are the only living creatures that have effectively removed themselves from the healing power of the planet. Sounds crazy, but electrical energy medicine is the medicine of the future!
Sorry – I have to post this again to get follow-up comments in my e-mail!
I’m a recent plantar fasciitis sufferer, and have to wear decently-supportive footwear in order not to have a recurrence. Any way to deal with this permanently? I always walked barefoot before, and I do miss it – especially for my 2.5 mile walks on the road (asphalt,) but also around our 2.5 acre plot of land. Help, anyone?
My husband had the same problem and wears prescription (special made) inserts for his shoes. He’s not someone who goes barefoot a lot but he does like his stocking feet in the house. I’d like to know if there is a holistic solution as well.
I would love to walk outside barefoot, even take my 2 mile walks around our road (asphalt) barefoot! But a year ago I developed plantar fasciitis, and since then (even though it’s pretty well gone,) I have to wear shoes with great support or my arch starts hurting again. How can I deal with this permanently so that I can start going barefoot again?
Valerie H says
According to the Earthing book, a concrete basement or garage floor count as being in contact with the earth, as long as it isn’t insulated. I’m in NW Chicago burbs. I do have concrete basement and garage floors. There is no way I’d be able to tolerate 20 minutes of barefoot contact with that floor outside of summer. However, I have thought about using a metal bowl (something conductive) and making a warm foot bath with sea salt. That would be grounding. Don’t do it during a lightening storm. Neither my laundry room nor my garage feel quite like a spa setting though LOL.
Hey Kelly… We’ve been sleeping on the half sheet for about a year. At first, it seemed almost magical — deep, restful sleep, waking naturally about 6 a.m., less aches and pains and I felt fantastic. Then, after a few months, I didn’t. We tried the grounding rod outside in the soil, no difference. I’ve not been able to figure out what changed. I still have it on my bed and don’t really know if it helps or not. I struggle with sleeping, I’m struggling with weight gain/thyroid issues and I’m just plain tired all the time.
I pray that God will wrap His loving arms around you and help you through this time.
Thanks Liz, and I’ll ask about this when I interview the guy before I write the post I mentioned. 🙂
The whole premise of earthing makes sense to me. Nature intended us to be connected to the vibrations of the earth. Wearing rubber soled shoes breaks that connection. Add in being “fried” all day by everything WiFi and now our bodies suffer. I’m on a budget, so the earthing sheets were out for me, but because I’m in CA, I go outside for 10 minute breaks and wiggle my toes in the grass. Sometimes I only think of it once a day, but sometimes 2 or 3 times. I do feel like I sleep better on those nights I connected to the earth.
On the few occasions we have rain, or I just don’t want to go outside (which is often lately because I had a snake slink past my feet the last time I was earthing! That’s a little too much nature for me, thanks!), I use my grounding wrist band. (I think it was only $19) I bought it with an extra long cord and use it on my foot as I play on the computer. I’ve noticed when I don’t use it, sleep becomes less restful. However, my best grounding comes from sitting outside, but I figure my wrist/foot grounder is better than nothing and it sure as heck is better than seeing a snake!!
You’re in my thoughts and prayers, Kel! Hang in there!!
I live in the Pacific NW and consider myself pretty crunchy. However, I think I’ll save my money and just go walk in the woods barefoot.
I bought the earthing kit which includes a mat and the sheet. My kit came with a tester. I hooked it up and my sheets are grounded properly. I have not noticed a difference. I also wear a QLink pendant.
I visited my holistic dentist yesterday. (She knows Dr. Mercola personally) I spent some time in the waiting room talking to a woman who is having a lot of health challenges. She also bought the earthing sheets. I mentioned it to my dentist and her staff member. They each have earthing products. My dentist thinks that the product that might be the most useful is the rod that sticks in the ground and a wire sent up from that to the sheets, etc… Perhaps the ground wire in our homes isn’t as effective.
Because I don’t notice a difference, I feel like I’m being superstitious by using it. I am not a scientist. I was willing to try it when I read the chapter in the book that had thermal scans of people before and after using it. Mark Sisson did a post on this. I read through the comments. A lot of people who called themselves scientists said this is malarky. There was a post from a physicist who said that the more physicists study, the more mysterious things become. Essentially, “There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”
Dr. Wendy Menigoz, DN says
We use the earthing sheets and products in our clinic and almost 98% of my patients use them. If you still are not feeling anything after a week or two, I would suggest using the grounding rod. When patients don’t get results, this is our first suggestion. Something to do with the connection in your home electrical system.
With your earthing kit, you should have received a tester. After sleeping on the sheet all night, while you are in direct skin contact with the sheet, test your skin in the morning and see if the green light comes on. It definitely should after sleeping on it for 8 hours. If no light on your skin, something may be amiss with your cords or the little rubber square that you snap the cord to.
We had a gentleman who wasn’t getting any results with the grounding rod. He took it out of the ground and moved it over several feet and remarkably he started to feel a difference. Why? Wish I could tell you. Dr. Oschman suggested perhaps some type of electrical/magnetic grind on the earth. No one knows. Hope all this is helpful. If you have any questions feel free to e-mail me. I love sharing information about earthing!
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I think just being outside in the sunshine – on a warm day would do it for me! Barefoot or not!
You have a good point. I’ve never been much of an outdoor person, because I’ve never liked the heat and humidity of summer in the east. But the times when I have spent time outside, for example going to the pool, putting a blanket on the grassy ground, spending the day swimming and sunning, there’s always been a sense of well being at the end of the day that I’ve never experienced from anything else. Is the sun, or is it a combination of the sun and my feet touching the earth? Who knows, but i like the way it makes me feel!
Come to Virginia Kelly. It is supposed to be in the 70’s today. Warm sunshine does it for me.
This fascinates me! I don’t think I’ll buy any special products at this time, but I am going to try walking outside barefoot when the weather gets a bit warmer. I’d be interested to hear about others experiences with this too.
I too am intrigued by earthing, but I’ve bought so many “special” things lately I don’t want to spend on one more thing… so I found some DIY earthing devices! I can’t remember the exact website, but search DIY earthing and see what you find. I do remember that they are all very simple, and that the only thing that has stopped me is the frozen ground (because most require driving a grounding steak into the, well, ground). I have really upped my Vit. D this winter and spent a lot more time outside and I think the fact that I STILL feel a little funk that I never ever feel in the summer (when I go barefoot or wear flip flops only) proves that I need grounding! Or proves it enough to make me try it…
I commented about a week or so ago when you said that you were expecting your Earthing sheet to come in the mail. I had mentioned that I was experiencing all of this low level inflammation and just gave the heads up that it seems to be part of the healing process for some people. I am really curious too how others are faring…
After a month of earthing I am doing great! Better than ever and all that low grade inflammation has cleared up. I am sure curling up with an earthing sheet would be a wonderful thing when stress comes. I had a very stressful week last week and I just spent more time in bed than ever. I came out of it with flying colours and now feel better than ever. May you feel so supported through your trials.
Thank you for such sweet words.
i been walking barefoot outside in the summer for years now. i love to do it. i have been pretty healthy since i made a diet change about 5 years ago. i like doing it but haven’t noticed any health differences i would associate with it. i will not be buying anything associated with “earthing”.