Health and Wellness

The Roots of Health

Meredith Rhodes Carson

The Roots of Health – Earthing with Martin Zucker, Part 2

This is Part 2 of my interview with Martin Zucker… if you have yet to hear that one, you can catch it here.

It’s electricity 101. You ground your outlets to protect yourself and your appliances from stray voltage. It’s exactly what it sounds like. Your wiring is connected to a rod that is embedded into the Earth outside of your home. The Earth is the largest reservoir of electrons that we know of… and excess or leaky voltage will dissipate safely toward the ground. And It’s well established that human beings operate bio-electrically – electro-cardiograms are standard practice for measuring the electrical output of our hearts. It’s also not a far stretch to see that all living things on Earth evolved in direct contact with it. How does the energy of the Earth influence our biology? Seems like it would be easy enough to test, right?

Last week, Martin Zucker helped to shed some light on the idea that grounding ourselves, or Earthing, might be a giant missing piece to our health puzzle. I’ve asked him back to talk about some Earthing research and case studies.

To review – the theory is that we’re electron deficient when we don’t touch the earth – and that this electron deficiency stimulates inflammation in our bodies.

Martin and I discuss the challenges that scientists face when studying Earthing, a few scientific studies that support the health benefits of Earthing (Chevalier, 2014; Ghaly, 2004), we talk about Earthing & exercise, how Earthing shields you from manmade electrical fields, about why people don’t know about Earthing, and about how this information can shape the future of our communities.

Science is beginning to support this theory of Earthing and thusfar, any re-connection to the Earth’s energy is positive.  Many people have experienced remarkable health improvements from connecting themselves back to the Earth.

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.