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WALKING BAREFOOT Why Might Be an Essential Element of Good Health When's the last me you kicked off your shoes and reveled in the feeling of the Earth under your feet? Been awhile? It may sound hard to believe, but engaging in this simple pleasure could give your health a much-needed boost. O en it is the case that engaging in ac vi es that feel good on an intrinsic level really are good for your health -- like the feeling of the a ernoon sun warming your bare skin. Walking barefoot outside, with the soles of your feet free to mesh with the surface of the Earth – an ac vity known as Earthing, or grounding -- is another such case. I have been personally intrigued with grounding for nearly seven years and have been seeking to ground myself most of the me. This is a fascina ng leading-edge concept, and I would strongly encourage you to carefully read the featured ar cle for more details. You are an Electrical Being, and the Earth's Surface is Electrically Conductive You are an electrical being -- your body regularly produces posi ve charges, which can oxidize and harm you if it is excessive. The Earth's surface is electrically conduc ve; it maintains a nega ve charge with its free electron supply con nually By Dr. Mercola replenished by the global atmospheric electrical circuit. As such, as reported in the Journal of Environmental and Public Health: "It is an established, though not widely appreciated fact, that the Earth's surface possesses a limitless and con nuously renewed supply of free or mobile electrons. … Moun ng evidence suggests that the Earth's nega ve poten al can create a stable internal bioelectrical environment for the normal func oning of all body systems. Moreover, oscilla ons of the intensity of the Earth's poten al may be important for se ng the biological clocks regula ng diurnal body rhythms, such as cor sol secre on." There is growing research showing that this connec on to the Earth's surface plays a vital role in preven ng disease and offers a host of benefits from improved sleep to pain relief. The problem, of course, is that while humans have historically spent much of their days with their bare skin next to the Earth (both while walking and sleeping, including on animal skins, which s ll allow electrons to enter the body), today this vital connec on has been lost. Page 12| Abby's Magazine -

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