Earthing: Healing Power Beneath Your Feet
During my many years in medical practice I have seen remarkable advances in technology that give physicians unprecedented ability to save lives. However, if you were to ask me about the most impressive breakthroughs, I am positive one of my answers would surprise you. It has nothing to do with high-tech at all. It is the very Earth you live on. Literally, the ground beneath your feet.
Do you recall walking barefoot along wet sand at the beach or on a field of dew-moistened grass? Do you recall feeling some tingling in your feet or legs, or a sense of warmth or well-being rising up into your body? That sensation is the result of direct barefoot contact with the surface of the Earth, which brims with natural, subtle energy.
In What is "Grounding" or "Earthing"?, we introduced the basics of “Earthing,” or “grounding”1: the process of connecting with the earth’s primordial, healing energy to help reduce inflammation and ultimately improve health by promoting electron balance in the body. In this article, we provide a more in-depth explanation of the potential cardiovascular benefits of grounding, looking specifically at the profound effects on the autonomic nervous system (ANS), heart rate variability (HRV) and blood viscosity/zeta potential.
Since grounding (as we know it today) is so new to medical science, and doctors have only recently started tapping into grounding's potential health benefits, people all over the Internet have questions about grounding (a.k.a. "Earthing"). We hope to help answer some of them on this page.
I’m Integrative Cardiologist and Anti-Aging Specialist Stephen Sinatra. I think out of the box when dealing with health issues. That means I use what works best - conventional medicine, food, supplements, mind/body strategies, natural healing methods - to get the best results.
For 40 years, I’ve applied the latest technology to save lives in emergency situations and utilized common nutritional supplements to prevent emergencies and protect ailing hearts and bodies. Medication and surgery are critical, but overused, and not always necessary.
Whether you are 45 or 85, I have a wealth of information and practical tips to share that will help you look and feel younger, stronger, and more energetic, a state of life that should be the rule and not the exception.
I became certified in nutrition so I could teach patients to eat smart and supplement smart. I can teach you as well, because what you learn will benefit your heart, your weight, your brain function, and your overall health.
I became certified in bioenergetic psychotherapy so I could counsel patients about the mind/body connection. I can advise you as well, how to defuse the lethal danger of stress in daily life and about the importance of finding joy and happiness.
I’ve learned from great healing experts and from my own clinical experience, and to think independently. As a result, I dismiss things I learn along the way that no longer ring true. Such as that cholesterol is the main cause of heart disease. That’s utter baloney.