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Earthing: The Most Important Health Discovery Ever?

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  902 ratings  ·  142 reviews
The solution for chronic inflammation, regarded as the cause of most common modern diseases, has been identified! And it is not blueberries. It is something right beneath our feet-the Earth itself!


Throughout most of evolution humans walked barefoot and slept on the ground, largely oblivious that the surface of the Earth contains limitless healing energy. Science has discov
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Paperback, 272 pages
Published April 2010 by Basic Health Publications
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Jodi
Mar 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: health-books
When I first heard about this concept I was very sceptical. I am a big supporter of orthomolecular and nutritional medicine and the not-very-popular idea of treating the causes of disease and not just suppressing symptoms with drugs...but earthing just sounds so completely eye-rollingly nuts at first!

After watching a half dozen videos on the subject made by experts and reading about the same number of articles on earthing, I was quite intrigued but still far from convinced of its scientific meri
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Terri
Feb 10, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: spiritual
"People sometimes report feeling a tingling sensation in their body the first few times they are grounded at night. It is not unpleasant... You are simply feeling the Earth's natural, healing energy coming into your body." (!)

I am suspicious when a book is also trying to sell a product like these grounding mats, and then they anecdotally tell you how terrific they are for healing the world using the mats they profit from. Hmmm.

You know what, save your money, walk around barefoot all summer (like
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Diane  Holcomb
Aug 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
My landlady pet-sits her son's dog on occasion, for weeks at a time. This part-wolf, part-German Shepherd snarled, barked, and growled at me, teeth bared and hackles raised, whenever I stepped outside. Frightening.

And then the dog started hanging out on the lawn. Earthing. And it became so mellow, it refused to come inside at night.

I'm no scientist, but this activity works. It calms the nerves. When I've been in front of the computer too long, absorbing those electromagnetic rays that muck aroun
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Jeff Maziarek
May 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I first heard about "Earthing" about a year ago when I read a very interesting article about the subject. I finally decided to buy the book and am delighted that I did. While some may say there isn't enough scientific evidence yet to conclude that being grounded to the Earth provides health benefits, the authors do share quite a bit of clinical data that supports their claims. To me it just makes intuitive sense that the Earth, with its wealth of negative ions that constantly stream from its sur ...more
Ryan
May 15, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This book is a compilation of 10 years of research on grounding or earthing, which is direct contact with the earth by actually touching the earth (barefoot) or using a grounding modality (bed sheets). The negatively charged earth is teaming with free electrons that immediately absorb free radicals from the body reducing inflammation, which is at the heart of most health problems. Earthing also protects against EMF exposure; so talking on your cell phone outdoors while grounded will eliminate po ...more
Angela A. Wix
May 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book caught my eye months ago. I added it to Goodreads. I library borrowed it. I let it use up space on my counters, in my backpack, in my car. I didn't read it. I returned it. I checked out the book again. I almost returned it, but then my naturopath told me to get grounded. So I took the late-fee hit and read it with my feet planted in some grass and dirt. And couldn't stop reading or earthing. I've noticed subtle improvements in my allergies. I slept a full deep sleep for the first time ...more
Claire
Oct 17, 2011 rated it really liked it
This book was lent to me by a friend---it opened up a whole new field of thought and presented many exciting ideas. One of the writers is a cardiologist and psychotherapist at Manchester Hospital who practices integrative medicine and has used earthing devices with great results. Definitely something to read if you're interested in non-invasive, "down-to-earth" solutions to insomnia, inflammation, and pain from illness or exercise!
John Murphy
Dec 08, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic book! So simple and yet so deeply profound. What a difference this will make in the world. I highly recommend it.
Giovanna
Sep 24, 2015 rated it did not like it
I've been walking barefoot and sitting in the grass my entire life. I even hike barefoot half the time I hike. My favorite pair of shoes, when I have to wear shoes, is a pair of handmade sandals made of leather and brass - 100% conductive materials.

That said, I'd heard several years back of this baffling thing where they gave barefootedness a name - "Earthing". In my opinion, from someone who's been doing it for the 42 years I've lived on this planet in this lifetime, I find it to be a not-new
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Kati
Feb 12, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: spiritual
The first half of this book is really interesting. It is based on the idea that our health is markedly influenced by free-radicals which, if unchecked, can cause many of the most pervasive health problems that Western medicine is trying to overcome (e.g. arthritis, heart problems, stress, lack of sleep, etc.). The authors propose that a simple, inexpensive way to guard against these health risks is to spend 20 minutes a day in a 'grounded' state, either by walking around barefoot outside or by c ...more
Deborah Blair
Jul 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
THIS is an important book!!! When did we get away from walking barefoot and the benefits there of? I have continued to walk barefoot for years - and a known to amaze friends and shock others as they see me snow walk - - - and I have known the benefit of sleeping outdoors for years . . . BUT WHAT about the rest of the time? And what about for most folks?

Clinton Ober and a medical doctor have put together a great, easy to read book on the physical benefits of being grounded. They look at a variety
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York
Aug 01, 2010 rated it it was amazing
A great book for showing the complete healthy lifestyle doesn't just include food but it is everything we do.
Delia
Jun 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"We live on our planet. But we have insulated
ourselves from it--and at great cost. As a society, we are hurting and
unhealthy, and we have been that way for quite a while. The health
statistics indicate that we are no longer the hardy, red-blooded folks we
used to be. We stress our bodies to the breaking point. We eat the wrong
foods and don't exercise."


"People have been led to believe that national
health insurance, more doctors, and greater use of high-cost, hospital-based
technologies will improve
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Mattias
May 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I know, this is not a romance Book and I usually dont rate these books.

This book blew my mind, it was fascinating and it has helped me a lot with diseases.

A romance books cant help me when I struggle with a disease but this one did. So five-stars, I hope many more hear about Earthing!
Janet
Mar 27, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: health
Willing to give it a shot for my old arthritic dog.
Iona  Stewart
Sep 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This is an important book. Implementing its suggestions could vastly improve your health, perhaps be life-saving.

Earthing/grounding is a natural method by which we can prevent or relieve many, perhaps all, health challenges.

When we connect with the Earth, our body “becomes suffused with negative-charged free electrons abundantly present on the surface of the Earth.” Our modern way of life has created an electron deficiency in our bodies, thus disturbing both our immune system and all other body
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Nothanks
Aug 16, 2011 rated it really liked it
Have you ever noticed how refreshed you feel after spending a weekend barefoot outdoors? This is a pretty revealing book about the role of electromagnetism on the body. Becomes redundant towards the middle. Content stays fresh if you are willing to skip about 50 pages through the somewhat repetitive testimonials. This book has convinced me how essential to good health electrically grounding humans and animals is. The general premise of this book is that most health problems stem from inflammatio ...more
Whole And
Aug 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
"Earthing" is a must read for anyone interested in optimal health. Don't wait for a health condition to pick up this book but if you are in a health predicament, spend as much time as possible on your bare feet connecting to the healing power of the earth.

Read the book for the scientific understanding, for Clinton Ober's incredible story but ultimately it's simple, ground yourself as much as possible every single day. You will make the connection as to why you feel so much better when on holida
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Jennifer Cusumano
Nov 27, 2013 rated it liked it
Here's the thing about books like this:
The testimonials are too many and too all encompassing so that it makes the average reader doubt that "Earthing" can do all those things for all those people, seemingly for every illness out there.
That said, I have no doubt that the writers and researchers are right on the money with their hypothesis. The research is fascinating and we should all sit up and pay attention to what is going on around us. We are all duped into thinking that we need all this Tec
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Steven Magee
I tried the technique with a copper cable that had a 100,000 ohm resistor in it and connected to a non-electrified ground rod in my back garden. I got a really bad back that was followed by heart arrhythmia. I had to stop in the end as the heart arrhythmia was getting really bad. I tested the earthing cable by plugging it into my radio antenna connection and found that it was filled with radio frequencies! The effects of connecting yourself into a bad grounding connection are documented as "Stra ...more
Mark Dimon
May 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"..a simple and forgotten fact: that the Earth beneath our feet contains great healing energy and that connecting ourselves to this energy is immediately beneficial as well as intuitively and remarkably simple.."

Through the years, on occasion, I'd ruminate memories of simpler.. healthier times. Times when I wasn't so physically bogged down with sickness after disease after malady.. times when I FELT good.

This book has made me realize how truly disconnected from Mother I have been for so many yea
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Deirdre
Mar 30, 2015 rated it liked it
Interesting idea but there isn't enough critical commentary about it for me.

Electricity is everywhere in our lives but we've lost connection to the ground and it's grounding effects by wearing shoes and walking on concrete, this book posits that we would be well served by grounding ourselves while sleeping in particular, and they cite many cases but it'z all anecdotal.
Jen
Dec 10, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Convincing and interesting read. I like the concepts. Offered some studies that are pretty impressive and other theoretical connections that I could see being valid. Lots of testimonials, but didn't feel too preachy and sales-driven. I will definately be thinking more about this when the nicer weather rolls around.
William
Feb 21, 2014 rated it did not like it
This book is a sales pitch with all research provided by the people selling earthing products. The research the authors provide uses about three pages for the nearly 200 pages of testimonial. It is free with purchase of Earthing products.

Suggested title rewording... Big Placebo Catches Big Pharma: Brochure Becomes Book.

Edgars
Oct 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Sandra
Feb 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Took me awhile to read this since a large majority of it is testimonials of the effectiveness of earthing. I read a couple articles on it online and decided to see if the book was more informative than the few articles and memes I had seen online. And it was. They do some small test trials but nothing big. I am sure we all remember being children and we wonder why we had so much more energy then, got sick less often and had clearer complexion. I'm sure running around barefoot all over "God's gre ...more
Debdanz
Sep 02, 2018 rated it did not like it
Am having a hard time knowing what to write about this book. Part of me says snake oil/too good to be true, part of me wants to run out and buy earthing products for everyone I love. I don't know enough about physics to know if the science is sound. Mathematically, though, it seems to be me if it worked, everyone he helped would have told 10 people and they would have told 10 people and by now no one would be ungrounded and everyone would be healthy by now.
I do know I love to walk barefooted, bu
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Paige Gordon
Nov 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book offered a fascinated look at the history and science behind Earthing, or Grounding as it’s more commonly known. It delves fairly deep into the technical aspects of it (which I really enjoyed) and has a ton of stories from people who have had their lives changed through the simple act of reconnecting with the Earth. It is a really interesting read on a topic that I am now thoroughly set on learning more about. Definitely recommended!

Favorite Quote: “Health care, as it operates today, is
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Susan
Feb 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Found out about Earthing during a morning talk show that I typically listen to. Was wondering what "grounding" oneself entailed and could it really bring the benefits that were mentioned by the caller. The book is interesting and clearly explained to me how Clint Ober started his journey in learning more about the benefits of being connected, regularly, to the Earth. The potential to significantly lower inflammation and so easily is very intriguing. Have purchased (through Amazon) a Grounding ha ...more
Kristen
Mar 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
A friend of mine told me about Grounding/Earthing and was really impressed with the benefits she saw personally. I was fascinated by the concept and was talking to another friend of mine who is really in-tune with holistic and alternative medicine. She had an extra copy of this book and sent it to me.

I found the book to be well-written and easy to understand. It's a really easy concept to understand, but they made sure to give the science behind it. There seems to be still a lot of learn about
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