The Earth’s negative potential can create a stable internal bioelectrical environment for the normal functioning of all body systems. Connection with the earth is important for setting the biological clocks regulating diurnal body rhythms, such as cortisol secretion.”
There is growing research showing that this connection to the Earth’s surface plays a vital role in preventing disease and as well as offering a host of benefits.
The scientific theory behind the health benefits seen from this simple practice, is that since the Earth has a greater negative charge than your body, you end up absorbing electrons from it. This is one of the most potent antioxidants we know of and may have an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effect on your body.
It’s thought that the influx of free electrons from the Earth’s surface will help to neutralize free radicals and reduce both acute and chronic inflammation, which is at the root of many health conditions and accelerated aging.
Another invaluable benefit of earthing is this: when your body is grounded, researchers write, “its electrical potential becomes equalized with the Earth’s electrical potential through a transfer of electrons from the Earth to the body.” This, in turns, offers an ‘umbrella” of protection against the electromagnetic fields that are now found everywhere in our environment.
Studies suggest that benefits such as pain relief and stress reduction may occur in just 30-80 minutes of barefoot time a day; a simple and free detoxification practice.