Health and Wellness

The Roots of Health

Meredith Rhodes Carson

The Roots of Health – Earthing with Martin Zucker: Part 1

Have you ever been to the beach? Have you noticed that when you’re out walking on the beach or wading in the ocean that you feel amazing? Maybe it’s because you’re outside inhaling some fresh air or getting some much needed vitamin D, maybe it’s because you’re on vacation and you suddenly don’t have a care in the world. Your daily stressors are gone. Or MAYBE, for the first time in years, you’re actually touching the Earth.

My guest today tells me that the way we live our lives today – we might as well be walking around on stilts, we’re completely disconnected from the Earth, and it’s negatively affecting our health. Martin Zucker is the co-author of a book called “Earthing: the most important health discovery ever!

Martin and I review what Earthing is, how it’s rooted in ancestral health, chat about what makes us so disconnected from the Earth today, about how we can go about re-connecting ourselves to the Earth, about why we would even want to do that, and about how long it takes to reap the benefits of Earthing.

Bottom line is this: you might be able to decrease pain & inflammation, regulate your hormones, and improve the quality of your sleep simply by touching the Earth.

I’ve invited Martin to be back with us next week to discuss some of the real science behind Earthing

Martin’s Bio:

Martin Zucker has written extensively on natural healing, fitness, and alternative medicine for more than thirty-five years. He has co-authored or ghostwritten more than a dozen books during that time. His latest is Earthing:The Most Important Health Discovery Ever! (Basic Health Publications, 2014, second edition), co-authored with Clinton Ober and cardiologist Stephen T. Sinatra, M.D. His previous books include Move Yourself and Reverse Heart Disease Now (both from John Wiley & Sons, 2008, 2006), Natural Hormone Balance for Women (Pocket Books, 2002), The Miracle of MSM (Berkley Trade, 1999), Preventing Arthritis (Berkley Trade, 2002), and The Veterinarians’ Guide to Natural Remedies for Dogs/Cats (Three Rivers Press, 2000).


Zucker has written hundreds of magazine articles on a wide variety of health topics and contributed to Smithsonian, Readers Digest, Los Angeles Times, Cook’s Magazine, Vegetarian Times, Muscle & Fitness, Men’s Fitness, and The National Enquirer. He is a former Associated Press foreign correspondent who worked in Europe and the Middle East.