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Sunday, June 17, 2012

I have recently run across info on Earthing..something I had never heard of until recently. This morning I read an article by Dr. Mercola regarding aspirin use and part of it included advice abut earthing. I thought it so interesting, I am sharing that part here. Here is the full article link:

Here is the section I was interested in:

How Earthing can Affect Your Blood

Earthing may actually be one of the best-kept secret strategies for preventing blood clots. In its simplest terms, Earthing (or grounding your body) is what occurs when you walk barefoot upon the Earth. There is a transfer of free electrons from the Earth to your body. And these free electrons are probably some of the most potent antioxidants known to man. These antioxidants are responsible for the clinical observations seen in Earthing experiments, such as:

Beneficial changes in heart rate
Decreased skin resistance
Decreased inflammation

Earthing has been shown to produce a number of health benefits, including decreasing pain and inflammation, improving sleep, and even slowing the aging process. One very important discovery, and one of the most recent, is that Earthing thins your blood, making it less viscous. This discovery could have profound implications for cardiovascular disease.

Virtually every aspect of cardiovascular disease has been correlated with elevated blood viscosity.

Earthing experts Dr. Stephen Sinatra and Dr. James Oschman measure blood viscosity using a method called zeta potential, which is a measure of how quickly your red blood cells migrate in an electrical field. When you ground to the earth, your zeta potential quickly rises, which means your red blood cells have more charge on their surface, forcing them away from each other.

Earthing causes your blood to flow more easily and your blood pressure to drop.

It follows then when your red blood cells become more electro native they are less inclined to stick together and form a clot. They actually repel each other similar to two magnets with the same pole.

Blood clots don't have to be very big to form a mass that could kill you instantly (such as pulmonary embolus), so this is an important part of lowering your risk for heart attack, stroke, and multi-infarct dementias, where you start losing brain tissue due to micro-clotting in your brain.

This is what many physicians erroneously believe low-dose aspirin is doing for you, and why it's so widely prescribed. The problem is, as you have seen from the studies summarized above, science just hasn't been able to prove that aspirin does what it was intended to do. Rather, studies show that aspirin has several dangerous side effects.
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    What an interesting blog! There is so much to discover about our bodies, isn't there? When man was put in the garden of Eden, he certainly wasn't given a pair of shoes. Earthing makes sense.
    2113 days ago
    Thanks for sharing this information. I hate shoes - one because my feet are so darn big that I usually have to wear men's shoes, but two, I just love how the ground feels on my bare feet - even when it's muddy ! Now I know when I go for a walk or run outside it's perfectly ok to skip the sneakers and keep my feet in contact with the ground .... I just may have to start having regular pedicures ! emoticon
    2115 days ago
    Well, now we know what shoes are depriving us of! Besides causing our arches to drop and pain, they are actually depriving us of essential elements of the earth! Very informative article. Thanks for sharing. emoticon
    2141 days ago
    I love this, and I love going bare-foot! Now I have even better reason to do so, thank you Asta. I also agree, Jehovah made this earth perfect for us, and there are so many things we have yet to discover. In the new system we will have so much more to learn about our wonderful earth.

    Love and Hugs, -Rose emoticon
    2142 days ago
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    Asta, I had read about this back when Mack was back in the hospital with multiple blood clots in his lungs (from his accident).
    I've known most of my life that walking barefoot in good earth (not pesticide covered grass, not places full of prickly or stickery stuff) like organic soils, beach sands, or open fields and such has a very good effect upon the human body. Reading all of this science behind it only makes me appreciate it even more so! Mack isn't so impressed - but we'll see - he may come around to this understanding one day.
    I just think it's so awesome that Jehovah God has truly provided everything that could be needed for our health and well-being! It's too bad that so many of man's 'creations' and inventions and progress do so much harm to us - but no one sees that until years later when they question the increase of some disease process or something.
    2176 days ago
    Wow that sound very interesting. We are more connected to the earth than most people give the Creator credit for. After all he formed man from the ground. Thanks for sharing.
    2192 days ago
    Very interesting, thanks!
    2193 days ago
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