You may or may not have heard of the practice called grounding, or earthing, which has become popular in the holistic health world recently. I had previously heard of grounding, but was unsure what it was. It definitely sounded a little strange at first until I met a couple of people who have used some of the electronic grounding products that are now available, and experienced positive results. Of course my curiosity and my experimental nature urged me to look deeper and see what this grounding thing was all about.
My investigations began with watching a couple of videos by David Wolfe, who is considered one of the world’s top authorities on natural health, beauty, nutrition, herbalism, chocolate, and organic superfoods. I must admit that after watching the videos by Wolfe on grounding the concepts definitely started to make sense to me, but I’m always cautious with these supposedly groundbreaking natural remedies. Sometimes it is hard to filter out the junk from the truly good products. I had to look into Wolfe’s background as he can sometimes come off as a spiritual hippie huckster, but I have always been impressed with his videos and the scope of his knowledge. I discovered that Mr. Wolfe’s accomplishments are impressive, and include a master’s degree in nutrition, and a background in science and mechanical engineering.
So what is grounding? In the shortest explanation, being grounded means being electrically connected to the earth.