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Earthing: The Most Important Health Discovery Ever?

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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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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
Lance
Aug 02, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed the information from an electrical engineering standpoint and I equally appreciated Dr. Sinatra's scientific and medical contributions - these items gave the book credibility. I believe there is something to the idea - it makes scientific, engineering, and just plain common sense. And I respect Mr. Ober's years of research and dedication in getting the word out regarding this fascinating idea. However, because of the huge amount of testimonies in the book (perhaps over 50% of th ...more
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
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
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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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.
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.
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
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
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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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
Mindy
Sep 20, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I learned about this book from Wellness Mama Blog.

I can say that I was really excited to read it. However, after reading, I am a bit disappointed.

A good portion of the book is either super scientific stuff (I'm smart, but don't need all the scientific reasons behind it) or "testimonials" which I hold with a grain of salt.

They also talked a lot about grounding mats and sheets. I looked that stuff up and it's PRICEY. Not everyone can afford it.

The "meat" of the book, is in the appendices. And ve
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Michael  Gajda
Mar 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
More than interesting. A great story about how Earthing or Grounding oneself can possibly be the simplest way to make some major changes in one's life. It's practical, makes sense, and there's lots of believable and credible anecdotal stories to make the case that walking barefoot and/or grounding yourself or reconnecting ourselves with Mother Earth may be the best thing we can do for ourselves. Take off your shoes and go and sit outside and read this book. From the ground up.
Pippa Kirchmann
Oct 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book is a revelation.

I was a bit put off by the cheesy catch line "most important health discovery ever" but I think they might be right!!!

Just invested in a grounded bed sheet and have been walking barefoot for an hour a day as an experiment and have felt a noticeable difference in symptoms including headaches and brain fog. Amazing. And so simple! Makes perfect sense.
Brandon Wentland
Wordy

Poorly written, far to much fluff, too little science, and over hype of studies unpublished at time of book.

This could have been 50 pages of pure gold. Earthing has worked for me and my wife. Just wish this book was better resource...
Ellen
May 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Very interesting, could be helpful to some people.
Svetlana Kurilova
Mar 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
I am still sceptical about the proposed power of Earthing and a countless number of benefits (inflammation, headaches, PMS, circulation, etc) you might experience from going barefoot but I just want to believe it. We all think that in order for it to be a breakthrough discovery it has to be a very complicated research, but in reality often the most elegant solutions are the easiest once. I would like to see more peer-reviewed publications on the topic of earthing/grounding in upcoming years. It ...more
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