The Science of Grounding: How Earthing Improves Sleep and Reduces Inflammation
We are joined by the innovator behind the Grounding Movement and CEO of Earth FX Inc., Clint Ober. He is known for the Earthing movie and the author of Earthing: The Most Important Health Discovery Ever. We dive into the benefits of grounding and how it can help the body relieve inflammation. We go over science around grounding the tools we can use to help us ground effectively. In this episode we discuss:
- The science behind why inflammation is reduced when you’re grounded
- How grounding can improve sleep
- The explanation behind why we feel better in nature
- The effects of grounding on pain
- How to practice earthing
- Clint’s work with installing grounded floors in special needs classrooms
The earth has its own energy and you’re like a little battery, so when you touch the earth you charge your battery up. -Clint Ober
Tune in to learn easy methods to add a grounding practice into your daily routine and all about the benefits.
Clinton Ober is CEO of Earth FX Inc., a research and development company located in Palm Springs, California. He first learned of grounding when installing Cable TV systems in Billings, Montana in the early 1960’s and continued working with grounding in different capacities. This led to to an increased awareness of need for proper system grounding. Following a health challenge in 1995, he retired and embarked on a personal journey looking for a higher purpose in life. During his travels, he noticed people wearing plastic and rubber soled shoes that insulate the body from earth. He wondered if no longer being naturally grounded could affect us. The question led to an experiment that suggested grounding alone reduced chronic pain and improved sleep. Thereafter he developed a working hypothesis: Earth grounding the human body normalizes functioning of all body systems (Corollary: The body utilizes the earth’s electrical potential and free electrons to maintain its internal electrical stability for the normal functioning of all self-regulating and self-healing systems). Over the past twenty years, he has supported a host of research studies (Earthing Institute) that collectively demonstrate that grounding alone reduces inflammation and promotes normal functioning of all body systems.