Electricity, Health and Grounding
Thank you for a wonderful site with great content.
I am new to holistic healing but very concerned about the harmful effects of electricity. I did some research on the net and came across a site about static electricity and car sickness.
I would like your opinion on the effects of static electricity on the human body.
Thank you for your time.
What a timely question! I've been looking into earthing lately and am in the process of reading Earthing The most important health discovery ever? by Clinton Ober, Stephen Sinatra, M.D. and Martin Zucker. I purchased a grounding mat to experiment with.
From what I've read and heard from the authors and David Wolfe, earthing is our natural state and is especially helpful for inflammatory conditions and general health.
It's been shown to have a positive effect on blood viscosity. With thinner blood comes less risk of heart attack and stroke. Plus it's easier for the blood to circulate and carry oxygen and nutrients throughout the body.
Some people are more sensitive to the effects of electricity and EMFs than others. Doctors don't usually look for this as a cause of their health problems and it can result in a lot of suffering. This certainly seems like an easy and inexpensive way to guard and improve health for everyone.
The book contains testimonials of people with hormonal issues, autoimmune diseases, dis-stress, sensitivities, allergies, circulatory problems and slow healing wounds who have all gotten positive results with grounding. Most telling is that it's used with top athletes to help them recover quickly from fatigue and injuries.
It appears that it takes at least 30-40 minutes of grounding for the healing response to start. Some people notice improvements after one session. Others take several.
So perhaps since these issues respond to grounding, then at least part of their causes may be due to our disconnection from the earth? I've always held the view that the closer we live in harmony with nature and the way our body has adapted to it, the healthier we will be, so this all makes great sense to me. I know that when I am outside touching the earth with my bare feet it seems to 'wake them up'.
As far as grounding in an automobile - that is a little more tricky. Rubber tires and asphalt roads insulate us from the earth and prevent grounding. So from my understanding, using a metal strip that touches the road won't help unless it's a dirt, gravel, or cement road.
Even then, your seat would still have to be grounded to the metal frame of the car. This isn't a full ground. Long distance drivers who use a conductive seat pad report less stress and fatigue when driving.
Hope this helps. There is still a lot more research to be done. This is just the beginning.
Readers: If you have experienced results from grounding, more questions, or helpful tips, please share in the comments section. Thanks.