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Get Outside and Dance Barefoot

Apr 20, 2018 05:28PM
by Jerry Bailey

Earthing or grounding is a simple, inexpensive way to decrease daily stress and slow our brain, and body, down. The process of grounding can be done simply by walking outside barefoot, closing your eyes, and taking in deep, slow breaths. Grounding can be done anywhere—in your yard, in the forest, on an outcropping of rocks, in the lake, or even standing on the beach by the ocean. It’s all about taking the time to slow the body down so you can transition from a stressful, fight-or-flight state to a calm, relaxed state of well-being. In today’s society, we are more busy than we’ve ever been in history. Technology, which was supposed to make our life more leisurely, has actually caused more stress and disconnect. We’re now dealing with phone addictions, less community and more isolation, and an immense amount of electromagnetic frequency, blue tooth and Wi-Fi pollution. Thankfully, earthing is beneficial in relieving some of the harmful effects that come from this magnitude of stress.

Emerging research has shown that earthing can help: Reduce inflammation and chronic pain Improve sleep and reduce snoring Increase energy Lower stress by promoting calmness Normalize your circadian rhythm Decrease blood pressure Relieve tension and headaches Improve hormonal states Protect your body from electromagnetic frequencies

So simply put down the phone, turn off the TV, take off your shoes, go outside, stand in the grass, close your eyes and…breath. While you’re at it, don’t forget to dance!

Dr. Jerry Bailey practices functional medicine at Lakeside Holistic Health in Coeur d’Alene, ID, and Liberty Lake, WA. He uses acupuncture, nutritional guidance, functional metabolic testing, blood and hormone testing, herbal medicine, exercise guidance, detoxification and chiropractic to aid his patients in recovery and wellness. For more information, visit

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