Earthing

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Have you ever wondered why walking on the beach barefoot left you energized yet calm? Or how being  barefoot on the grass felt so good?

The earth provides so much for us by way of food and water, but did you know it provides us with its natural healing power? When we are barefoot and touch the Earth’s surface we re-connect with the Earth’s natural energy. Its called “Earthing” or being grounded. I read an article “Wearing These Can Sabotage Your Health” by Dr. Mercola about Dr. Oshman’s research into grounding and Dr. Oshman states “When you are grounded, there is a transfer of electrons from the Earth into your body. And these free electrons are probably the most potent anti-oxidants known to man.” Being grounded naturally discharges and prevents chronic inflammation in the body.

Most of us don’t walk around barefoot or even touch the Earths surface anymore. Or if we do, its not often. Through practically all of human history we as humans maintained contact with the earth. We walked barefoot, and slept directly on the ground. Today we live and work mostly insulated from the Earth. We wear rubber shoes, sleep in beds off the ground, live in houses made of wood, work in high rise buildings and we rarely go barefoot outside. We are disconnected. We are deprived of the Earths healing powers.

Earthing offers a simple remedy for the disconnect and its a simple as walking barefoot outside, swimming in the ocean, or sleeping or relaxing indoors on a conductive device designed for indoor use. When you re-connect to the Earths natural surface charge, you restore a natural electrical state in your physiology. We must connect. When we do, there can be many benefits. They include:

reduced inflammation and pain
reduced stress
increase in circulation
increased energy
better sleep
accelerated healing from surgery and injury

“The ground below is alive with natural energies. It always has been and always will. We are electrical beings living on an electrical planet. The movement of nutrients and water in our cells is regulated by electrical fields and each type of cell has a frequency range in which it operates. Your heart, brain, nervous system, muscles, and immune system are prime examples of electrical subsystems operating in a bioelectrical body. The fact is all of your movements, behaviors and actions are energized by electricity.” – Earthing by Clinton Ober, Stephen T. Sinatra, M.D. , Martin Zucker.

The Earth is calming, healing and strengthening. We know the Sun provides us with vitamin D and plants provide us with various minerals and vitamins that are essential to our health. The Earth gives us electrical nutrition in the form of electrons. by Earthing you are able to return your body to its natural state to better self regulate and self heal. It shifts the nervous system from a stress dominant sate to a much calmer one. It replaces an electrical deficiency to reduce inflammation – a common cause for disease.

The Earth is here for your taking. So the next time you go outside, let your bare feet with their rich network of nerve endings feel the Earth below you. In fact, do it as much as possible to benefit from the natural healing power of our beautiful planet.

LOts of LOve,

Lauren

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A Mushroom For Your Nerves

As I write, I am drinking this lovely therapeutic Lion’s Mane tea. I’m a mushroom lover. I have been for many years. Although this is only one of the many I consume for health, I’m so excited the benefits of mushrooms have become more public! 10 years ago people thought I was crazy when I mentioned the health benefits of mushrooms for the body. But now they are popping up all over the health industry. I believe the more mushrooms available to the public, the better.

Lion’s Mane is a nutrient dense mushroom and is approximately 20% protein. It can help support the nervous system, memory and mood. Generally you can find it in whole form ( but not available in most grocery stores), capsule, tinctures  or powdered form (which is how I am drinking it in my tea).  

Below is a great blog by Four Sigma Foods on Lion’s Mane and it’s benefits. It also happens to be the tea I’m drinking. There are many therapeutic teas out there but mushrooms are some of the top superfoods today. I hope you will recieve the benefits mushrooms can offer and here is one way you can get Lion’s Mane.

http://www.foursigmafoods.com/four-sigma-foods-101-lions-mane-mushroom

LOts of LOve,

Lauren

FAST eating can SLOW your metabolism

Are you a fast eater? With the hustle and bustle of getting kids off to school or heading out the door for work, chances are, it’s true! But eating fast is not good for you. When you eat a meal fast you are putting your body in a physiological stress response -meaning the sympathetic nervous system dominance. This increases cortisol and insulin levels in the body shutting down digestion and assimilation of your food. Also it slows the metabolism down. When these hormones ( insulin/cortisol) are released in excess, it signals the body to store fat, weight, and not build muscle. In addition it can cause symptoms like digestive upset such as GURD, bloating and fatigue just to name a few.

If you have been eating fast for awhile, slowing down will take some practice. Sit down when you eat, take a few deep breathes before you begin and this will help the body to relax. When the body is in the relaxation response, its working at optimum level.

So the next time you have a meal, take a few more minutes to enjoy it and SLOW down. Your body will thank you!

LOts of LOve,

Lauren