Human beings once had almost constant contact with the Earth by walking barefoot, bathing in natural bodies of water, and sleeping on the ground.

Fast-forward to the twenty-first century, and most of us have lost touch with the simple act of touching the earth daily.

This chronic disconnection from the earth can make people feel ungrounded, flighty, or out of touch with the natural world.

So, what does this have to do with anxiety?

According to new research, getting “grounded” via direct contact with the ground or natural water may be a powerful natural remedy for occasional anxiety, sleeplessness, and more.

Here’s the scientific explanation of how grounding works.

We tend to think of the human body as a biological entity, which is partly true.

However, our brains, nervous systems, and heart all function through electrical impulses.

The earth is also electrical and provides its inhabitants with a rich source of negative electrons, which act as antioxidants.

Some researchers have nicknamed these negative electron antioxidants “vitamin G.” The “G” stands for “grounding.”

Modern humans also receive many positive electrons from electronic devices such as computers and other technologies.

Researchers believe our intake of positive electrons now far outweighs our intake of negative electrons, which can create imbalances in the body’s electrical system leading to:

  • Anxiety
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Cardiovascular events
  • Chronic pain
  • Inflammation
  • And other ailments

The solution? Try walking around barefoot for 20-40 minutes a day.

Studies have shown it can help improve various aspects of mental and emotional well-being while helping reduce stress.

You can also purchase various grounding devices to use indoors while sleeping, exercising, and working.

Now get out there and put your bare feet on the ground while you can! 🙂