Down to Earth

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The Body Electric

Human bodies developed in constant contact with nature. These days, especially in Winter, we spend most of our time indoors, insulated, through our floors and shoes,– from the earth’s surface – and this can effect our health. We are also bombarded by electromagnetic frequencies from computers, telephones, power lines.

Every living thing has an electrical charge. In your body, the movement of nutrients and water into cells is regulated by electrical fields.

Your heart, brain, nervous system, muscles and immune system are all electrical subsystems within your bio-electrical body.

The earth is like a giant battery (constantly replenished by solar radiation, lightning, and heat from the earth’s core), keeping biological systems like plants, animals, fish, and us in balance. Experts in biophysics and electrophysiology have discovered that the earth’s electrical energy maintains the order of our body frequencies.

We've Disconnected

Our bare feet rarely touch the ground, we wear insulating synthetic soled shoes, we sleep on beds off the ground. The low frequencies of the earth are caused by the motions of subatomic particles called free electrons, which have a negative charge and can move around – but they can’t move through insulating materials like plastic, rubber, wood, and glass – with which we are surrounded.


Your body, made mostly of water and minerals, is a good conductor, so free electrons on the surface of the earth can easily pass into and through the body, as long as there is direct skin contact with the ground.

Walk barefoot whenever possible, especially on wet grass or sand, or sit with bare feet on the ground. It’s warm enough to do this for fifteen minutes a day, well into Autumn/Winter.

You can also buy grounding pads for beds and computer stations.

Potential Benefits

  • accelerates recovery from intense athletic activity & relieve muscles tension
  • activate the parasympathetic nervous system (relaxation response)
  • protects against potentially disturbing electrical fields (EMFs) from technology
  • reduce inflammation & chronic pain, speeds healing
  • improve sleep & increase energy
  • lower stress & blood pressure
  • thins the blood & relieves tension headaches
  • lessen menstrual symptoms & normalise body’s biological rhythms