It’s been a while since I have reblogged something for Throwback Thursday. This is a sort of reminder to me because I have been lazy and not taken the cats out too much these last few weeks.
I believe the concept of Earthing was introduced in a book called Earthing: The Most Important Health Discovery Ever! I have not yet read the book but I read several articles about the subject and watched a documentary called Grounded. As best as I understand it, when we are disconnected from the Earth, like we are in our homes or while wearing most shoes, we build up free radicals in our bodies that cause inflammation. That leads to a long list of other health problems. By taking our shoes off and touching the Earth for 30 to 60 minutes a day, we allow a free exchange of electrons that can neutralize these free radicals and restore health. Even just standing on unpainted concrete, like a driveway or sidewalk, will allow an exchange of electrons.
I had been wearing minimalist shoes for over a year but decided I needed to…
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We never heard of earthing but outside is a non-starter for us since Sister Zoe is deathly allergic to flea bites.
I never bought the earthing mat like I wanted to but that might be an option.
My human never goes barefoot, and she probably should. She’s too worried about stepping on something icky! I guess she’s not very grounded. Me? I love being bare-pawed outside.
I just read a book called “Eat Dirt.” In it, he explains how our over sanitized society causes more health problems then it prevents. I would say stepping on something icky might be a good thing.
I have a friend across the “big pond” who uses an earthing mat all the time; I should look into one,especially since winter isn’t conducive to “bare foot” in de land oh trout !! 🙂
I think that’s a good idea.
It is 20 degrees right now so I will not test this for a few months at least 🙂
I don’t blame you. Earthing is one thing, freezing is another.
I’m barefooted all the time I’m at home. As for being outside barefooted, one can pick up parasites that way, though it definitely is a liberating feeling to have grass underfoot or dirt, for that matter.
I think parasites usually happen from something you eat. I have read that this overly clean world that we live in contributes to many health problems.
Here;s some information on that…: https://www.who.int/intestinal_worms/resources/en/teacher_eng.pdf
Not a pleasant story.
I think the risk is situational. (It seems pooping people is the big one! LOL! At least where people are doing it indiscriminately.)
Do you and the guys still earth?
Chris and Frank and get out a couple times a week. Smoking has not gone outside. I don’t think he would let me put a harness on him.