By Dr. Mercola
When’s the last time 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.
Walking barefoot outside, with the soles of your feet free to mesh with the surface of the Earth – is an activity known as Earthing, or grounding.You are an electrical being – your body regularly produces positive charges, which can oxidize and harm you if excessive. The Earth’s surface is electrically conductive; it maintains a negative charge with its free electron supply continually replenished by the global atmospheric electrical circuit.
As reported in the Journal of Environmental and Public Health: