Sleeping And Fishing Grounded

After meeting clint, I had obtained one of his prototype mattress pads and started sleeping grounded. The difference was profound. My wife and I were both able to fall asleep faster. I still use that same pad to this day. I wrote about sleeping grounded in my health newsletter in 2002, and a number of my subscribers obtained a bed pad for themselves. Some took the time to give me feedback afterward and said it had made a difference in their lives.

In times, as I became involved in some of Clint’s research projects and heard the feedback from people whose heart functions had improved, the exciting potential of Earthing as a tool against heart disease started to crystallize.

I travel a good deal, giving lectures and attending medical conferences, and sleeping in hotels has always been problematic. Later on, when Clint designed some portable models, we were able to sleep grounded on the road just as we did at home. Now I never leave home without my pad, and I’m always looking for opportunities to walk barefoot.

For years, I used to suffer with flare-ups of psoriasis, a common inflammatory condition of the skin. It would appear on my lower legs and elbows. I had always noticed that whenever I would go bone fishing off the Florida coast-a favorite recreational pursuit of mine-the psoriasis would virtually disappear for weeks afterward. I attributed that to the healing influence of being out in the sun, the Vitamin D, the minerals in the saltwater, and time off from the daily stresses of a busy cardiology practice. In bonefishing, you spend hours casting for fish with a fly rod while walking on white sand flats knee-deep in crystal clear water. After meeting Clint, I realized that there was another reason for the improvement of the psoriasis. I was grounded, barefoot in saltwater that is highly conductive. As I was fishing, I was simultaneously giving myself a treatment. Now that I ground myself at night, the psoriasis is virtually gone.

Bob Tolve, an old fishing buddy of mine from Scarsdale, New York, shared an interesting story with me after I told him about Earthing. Bob is sixty-three, my age, and has been in the construction business for may years. When he started out as a young man, he worked for a while with a crew of older carpenters from Norway. He recalled them telling him that if he wanted to last in the business he should do as they do: first thing in the morning go out and walk barefoot on the wet Earth. That would take away the aches and pains of the profession, they said. Bob never forgot the story.

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