Monday, August 28, 2017

Health Benefits of Earthing

We are learning more and more these days that being able to find ways to relax, destress and calm ourselves helps us live happier and healthier lives. Meditation, exercise, massage, reading a novel, and being with a loved one are all ways to help us achieve this. More recently, an ancient technique called Earthing has hit the mainstream wellness scene.

Earthing, or grounding, is the practice of walking outside barefoot so your feet can make direct contact with the surface of the earth. This may seem different at first, but there is evidence that having your feet sink into the sand or feeling the movement of the grass beneath your toes can bring benefits such as decreased stress, inflammation and pain.

Earthing allows the exchange of positive and negative ions between our bodies and the earth. The body naturally produces free radicals (positive ions) to help combat anything unwanted inside of it, but too much of this can do more harm than good, causing excess inflammation in the body. When we connect with the earth (which holds a lot of negative ions) we actually, without knowing, transfer these ions between the ground and our bodies, reducing the number of damage-causing free radicals.

Throughout history, humans mostly walked barefoot or with footwear made of animal skins. They slept on the ground or on skins. They had contact with the earth many times a day—significantly more than we do today. We all know that the sun gives us warmth, light and vitamin D, and the earth provides us with fresh air, water, food, and a surface to live on. When your bare feet make contact with the earth’s surface, your body uptakes a natural and subtle energy. The earth produces a limitless energy supply of abundant free electrons which are electrically conductive. Our bodies, being bioelectrical in nature, are able to absorb this electrical energy that, in turn, will help balance our own internal bioelectrical environment for healthier functioning of bodily systems. Think about the last time you were barefoot with nature, and how it made you feel.

Earthing has amazing benefits. Here are some reasons you should make earthing part of your daily routine:
  • Decreases inflammation, and improves or eliminates the symptoms of many inflammation-related disorders
  • Reduces or eliminates chronic pain
  • Improves sleep in most cases
  • Increases energy
  • Lowers stress and promotes calmness in the body by cooling down the nervous system and stress hormones
  • Normalizes the body’s biological rhythms
  • Thins blood and improves blood pressure and flow
  • Relieves muscle tension and headaches
  • Lessens hormonal and menstrual symptoms
  • Dramatically speeds healing and helps prevent bedsores
  • Reduces or eliminates jet lag
  • Protects the body against potentially health-disturbing environmental electromagnetic fields (EMFs)
  • Accelerates recovery from intense athletic activity
Earthing is simple, basic, powerful and free. It has been regarded as a genuine missing link in the health equation—something with astounding potential to do much good for our health and humanity. It really doesn’t take much and can be done anywhere. Swim in the ocean or lake, garden with bare hands, lay on the earth, walk barefoot on the grass or sand and watch the body begin to heal.

If you would like to read more about the earth’s natural healing benefits, Earthing by Orber, Sinatra and Zucker is a must-read.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Radiation: Damaging Effects From Your Cell Phone and Other Technology By Addison Landry

Technology is with us everywhere we turn and the amount and complexity of what we encounter is growing at a startling rate. With so much attachment, ease and connection to our devices what we have failed to notice is the effects it has on our body.

I am going back to basics of the body’s physics to relearn the important premises that determines how our body reacts to our surroundings and its capacity for healing. The first premise is that the human body has an Innate Intelligence that is constantly adapting to its immediate environment, for better or for worse. The body is attracted to a wholesome, nurturing environment and is repelled by a negative or toxic environment. The second important premise is that each body has a field of energy that surrounds it and can “read” the environment for the purpose of maintaining it’s balance. Understanding that the body has an energy field that is constantly emitting and changing can now allow us to understand how the energy emissions (radiation) can affect our health and balance.

All technology we use emits some sort of electromagnetic radiation. There are electric fields that develop through the amount of voltage it uses and then there are magnetic fields that develop from the flow of electric current. These radiation fields are large so they can connect with wireless devices that we use, wireless devices need to be connected to a source to function and through these radiation fields it occurs. Our text messages don’t come from thin air. The higher the electric field or the greater the magnetic field, the stronger the electromagnetic radiation.

Currently almost everything is going cordless which means extra radiation to transmit information. The frequency used is getting higher. Mobiles phones, smart watches, computers, ipad’s, televisions, navigation systems, microwaves, smart meters, wireless network connections (Wi-Fi routers) honestly any electric device you use is producing a varying magnetic field which interferes with your body's frequency and energy field.

These signals interfere with our nervous system, confusing or distorting the messages to and from the brain. Radiation is damaging to the body and can cause symptoms that include: headaches, rashes, fatigue, mood swing, irritability and sleep disturbances. On a cellular level, exposed over long periods of time they also can cause “blow out “in your cells resulting in “holes” in the membranes causing inflammation. The higher the frequency, the greater the energy transmitted, the greater the damage.

The good news is there are ways in which we can protect our bodies from these harmful emissions to keep our body in balance and healthy.

• Use headphones when possible to keep the cell phone away from your head.
• Use speaker phone instead of Bluetooth to reduce radiation emissions.
• Earthing- connect with nature, walking bare foot in a park or on the beach, it reduces the ambient voltage from everyday electricity power sources.
• Unplug Wi-Fi when not in use.
• Purchase a Himalayan salt lamp.
• Unplug appliances when not in use.
Radiation protection: EMF cell phone protection chip can be placed on your cell phone, Wi-Fi, router and computer to protect you from the emissions.
Purple plates are used to protect the body from the negative radiation field.

The fact is electromagnetic radiation is all around us every day but we have never really seen how it can affect us long term. That is the perfect reason to protect ourselves and take extra precautions, because our health is too priceless not too.