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Earthing: an Easy Way to Reclaim Health and Vitality

Jul 01, 2024 12:00AM ● By Jack Cincotta, M.S.
Earthing, also known as grounding, involves direct skin contact with the Earth, such as walking barefoot. This simple practice offers profound health benefits often overlooked in modern society. The Earth’s surface is rich in negative electrons, which help balance the body’s electrical charge, promoting overall well-being. Research highlights several benefits of earthing:

Reduces Inflammation and Pain: By neutralizing free radicals, earthing acts as a powerful antioxidant, alleviating symptoms of inflammation and pain.

Boosts Immune Function: Grounding enhances immune responses, aiding quicker recovery from injuries and improving overall immune health.

Enhances Mood and Sleep: Studies show that earthing can lower cortisol levels, improving stress management, sleep quality and mood.

Supports Cardiovascular Health: Earthing has been linked to decreased risk of heart disease by reducing blood viscosity and lowering stress levels.

Integrating earthing into daily life is easy and rewarding. Slip off the socks and shoes and spend time barefoot outdoors, or use grounding mats indoors. Aim for at least 30 minutes daily to experience the most health benefits.

Jack Cincotta, an AADP board-certified holistic health practitioner and AFPA-certified holistic health coach, is located at  N4147 W. Water St., Sullivan. For more information, call 920-650-7674, email [email protected] or visit