Have you heard of Vitamin G? It’s been called “the most important health discovery”, yet most people don’t know about it.
It’s NOT a nutrient found in food, drinking water, sunshine, or pills.
It IS freely available for no cost, has zero side effects, and no chance of overdose.
AND it boasts an impressive list of health benefits from reducing chronic inflammation to boosting your emotional well-being.
So, what is this mysterious “new” vitamin and how can you get your hands on it?
The “g” in vitamin G stands for “grounding”, and you get it from walking around outside barefoot—also known as “earthing”.
Sound too good or too simple to be true (the best things in health usually are).
Then fasten your seat belts, because there are dozens of published studies proving the long-term health benefits of reconnecting skin-to-ground with the earth’s surface.
But…how does it work? Whom can it help? And how do you know you’re getting enough Vitamin G?
Read on to find out everything you need to know about this incredible FREE source of natural medicine.
How does “earthing” work?
Even though the concept of “earthing” may sound like a hippy dippy metaphysical trend, it is based in the sciences of human biology and earth science.
Let’s start with the human biology part.
What many of us don’t know is, our bodies are as electrical in nature as they are chemical.
Your nervous system, heartbeat, and brain all function through electrical impulses.
If you have ever experienced an electrocardiogram (EKG), for example, you know that diagnostic test works by measuring the electrical impulses of your heart.
When any of these natural impulses are disturbed, your body’s communication system suffers and disease manifests.
Now, onto the earth science piece
The earth is also electrical in nature and provides us with an unlimited supply of health-promoting and grounding negatively-charged electrons. These electrons act as antioxidants.
You know that amazing feeling you get when you walk outside after a thunderstorm? That soothing feeling comes from an increase of negative ions in the air from the electrical storm.
Human beings are electrically positive and our earth is electrically negative, put the two together and you create a harmoniously balanced circuit.
How cool is that?
Who can Benefit from Earthing?
In a word: everyone!
Because most of us work indoors, wear shoes, and sleep on mattresses raised up above the ground we rarely come into direct contact with the earth.
Even if you spend time outdoors on the weekends hiking or bike riding, you likely have a thick sole between you and earth’s surface.
Add to this the amount of time we spend on screens and other electronic devices (all of which radiate a positive charge), and you can see why everyone living on-the-grid will benefit from the skin-on-ground time.
Now let’s “dig” a little deeper, and look at how getting grounded can help you avoid and even reverse acute and chronic disease.
Vitamin G, earth’s perfect antioxidant helps fight chronic inflammation and more
Much of earthing’s healing capabilities stem from its antioxidant effect on your cells.
The main benefit of these electron-antioxidants, apart from their anti-aging power, is their ability to help reduce inflammation which is a leading cause of over 80 chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.
It’s ironic that we place so much value on antioxidants in pills or anti-aging creams, when the best, and most affordable source could be right under our bare feet!
Earthing helps reverse insomnia
This is HUGE. The CDC reports over 70 million American suffer from sleep or wakefulness disorders with over 30% of adults banking less than 6 hours a night.
Insomnia, and other sleep issues, are one of the main causal factors behind chronic disease that I see in my practice. And sleep medications, with all their scary side-effects, are hardly a long-term solution to insomnia.
According to studies like this, connecting with the earth, either via walking barefoot, swimming in the ocean (salt water is electrically-charged), or using a grounding device that connects your bed to the earth, reduces night-time output of cortisol (your stress hormone that keeps you up) and resets circadian rhythm.
The same study also found that subjects reported a reduction in pain and stress levels as a result of the decreased cortisol output.
Earthing can reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease
Seeing as heart disease is the #1 killer of men and women in the United States this a HUGE benefit to consider.
This study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, concluded that grounding/earthing increased the surface charge of red blood cells, thereby reducing their viscosity and clumping.
The authors of that study stated that earthing appears to be one of the simplest yet most profound ways to help reduce cardiovascular disease. I would tend to agree.
This is just one study of many correlating the cardiovascular benefits of getting grounded on a regular basis.
How to get enough Vitamin G
The best, cheapest, and easiest way to get your daily dose of Vitamin G is to walk around barefoot in the grass, dirt, mud, or even concrete, for 20-40 minutes a day.
If that seems like a lot, try breaking it up throughout your day. Kick off your shoes before walking to the mailbox, while you’re gardening, or playing with your kids in the backyard.
If you live near the ocean, you can get grounded by swimming in the sea or walking on the beach.
If neither of these options are feasible, you can also purchase grounding devices for your mattress, office chair, or car at radiantlife.com. They even have a grounding yoga mat!
With all our modern stresses and chronic ailments, it is so refreshing to see how a simple, pleasurable activity like earthing can restore core aspects of your health AND prevent our nation’s most deadly diseases.
The benefits to your cardiovascular health and inflammatory response ALONE should be enough to send you running off into the sunset barefoot.
It also proves the point that the best things in health (and in life) are usually the simplest.
Enjoy your “Vitamin G”!