Grounding and earthing are becoming more and more mainstream by the day, but it wasn’t always this way for the man who brought the practice into existence. What was the process of taking grounding away from the fringes, and into a more mainstream lifestyle? What does grounding do for our bodies, immune and nervous systems? How does the invention of plastics directly link to the health problems so many people are facing? On this episode, I continue my conversation with grounding pioneer, Clint Ober. He shares on what his grounding studies taught him, how grounding actually works and how we can all adopt it into our lifestyles.
The body is conductive, so if you want to shield it from free radicals, you don’t shield the environment, you shield the body.
We live in an elevated, sympathetic state. There is so much noise and so many things in our modern existence that trigger our flight or fight response. EMFs are an example of this noise, and without grounding, they will damage our bodies.
Animals in the wild don’t have the health disorders because they are grounded. Domesticated animals are prone to the same illnesses as human beings because they too are not grounded.
At the start of this episode, Dr. Clint shares how he went about the process of getting studies to support the idea of grounding, and the resistance he faced from mainstream experts. We talked about how the nervous system relates to grounding, and why the practice is so necessary in this day and age. We also talked about how grounding beginners can adopt the practice into their daily lives.
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Grounding should be a front and center protocol for all things health because it can be applied to so many health issues plaguing our society. When we ground ourselves, we take the stress off your immune systems, and undo the chain reaction that sets off chronic inflammation. If we are grounded, EMF and free radicals, won’t be able to penetrate our bodies, we will actually deflect it. In order to undo the effects of all the toxicity we’re dealing with, we need to have more redox potential by introducing more free electrons in our bodies. It’s as simple as spending some time in nature and getting grounded as much as possible. It can change and save lives.
Clinton Ober is CEO of EarthFX Inc., a research and development company located in Palm Springs. He first learned of grounding when marketing and installing Cable TV systems in Billings, Montana in the early 1960’s. A decade later, he formed Telecrafter Corporation and built it into the largest provider of cable installation services in the United States. This company specialized in proper grounding of cable installations for safety and signal stability. In the 1980’s, he turned his attention to the developing computer industry and partnered with McGraw-Hill to distribute live digital news services, via cable, to PCs. This led to the development of the first cable modem and an increased awareness of the 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 reduced pain and improved sleep. He developed a working hypothesis: Grounding normalizes functioning of all body systems (Corollary: The body utilizes the earth’s electrical potential to maintain its internal electrical stability for the normal functioning of all self-regulating and self-healing systems). Over the past eighteen years, he has supported a host of research studies that collectively demonstrate that grounding reduces inflammation and promotes normal functioning of all body systems.