Can special shoes help you get in touch with the earth?I went to high school in LA with a girl-let's call her Brianna-who never wore shoes. We're talking at school, at parties, you name it-she was always barefoot. It's the sort of thing you could only get away with in California (can you imagine what would happen to you if you always went barefoot in New York or Chicago? Shudder .) And she seemed like a really happy, free person.
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So when I read about earthing-the belief that going barefoot puts you in direct physical contact with the earth's magnetic field, which in turn, helps improve your health-I wondered if Brianna was onto something all along.
Proponents of earthing, also known as grounding, claim that exposure to the earth's electrons neutralizes harmful free radicals that trigger inflammation and carries health benefits that range from reduced stress to less pain and a better night's sleep.
Right about now you're probably either rolling your eyes or thinking, "Huh?" It does sound "out there,"Read More »from Will Going Barefoot Make You Healthier?