The Positive Benefits of Negative Ions (July 2021) – Dr. Sebi's Cell Food - Dr. Sebi's Cell Food

The Positive Benefits of Negative Ions (July 2021) – Dr. Sebi's Cell Food

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People have been enhancing their health by walking barefoot since the dawn of history. You might be familiar with the uplifting feeling you get when stepping on grass, or feeling sand between your toes.

Earthing, or ‘grounding,’ is when your skin is in direct contact with the Earth, a simple practice that fights inflammation and alkalinizes your body. Best of all, grounding is free and can be practiced by anyone, anytime, anywhere.

Positively Charged

“We are talking about an expression or an electrical connection with life. That electrical connection is what brings the message that gives you the ability to make a decision that is equitable and good.” - Dr. Sebi

Grounding is a bioelectric connection between your body and the Earth, via your bare skin. Grounding happens when we walk barefoot, garden with bare hands, or touch a tree. But how does it work?

Positive ions are atoms with a positive charge. They’re produced naturally by wind and dust, as well as by pollution and human-made electromagnetic devices like computers, printers, copiers, smartphones, and TVs.

Positive ions are found in higher concentrations in cities, offices, and industrial zones, and are absorbed directly into our bloodstream from the air. In the body, positive ions become free radicals, causing oxidative damage, inflammation, and a more acidic pH. They can contribute to:

  • Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Asthma
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Low energy
  • Migraines
  • Mood swings

Getting Grounded

Negative ions are atoms with a negative charge; they’re found in higher concentrations in natural environments like beaches, forests, mountains and waterfalls. Our health improves when we’re exposed to negative ions, this is why we feel great at the seaside where they are abundant.

The Earth’s surface has a limitless supply of negative ions, and grounding is one of the best ways to absorb them. When our bare skin comes into contact with the ground, negative ions are transferred from the earth into our bodies - and positive ions are transferred from our bodies into the earth.

Dr. Sebi taught us that we are bioelectrical beings - our brain, heart, and cells need a negative bioelectric charge to function. This is why negative ions recharge us. Just as we thrive from alkaline electric foods, because they enhance our cell’s ability to conduct bioelectric energy, we also thrive when we’re connected to the earth’s bioelectric charge.

To ground yourself, simply take off your shoes and touch the natural ground with your bare feet, for example, in your garden, a park, beach, or forest.

The Health Benefits of Grounding

  • Alkalinizing: Absorbing negative ions into our body neutralizes the acidic free radicals we’re exposed to from food and the environment.
  • Antioxidant: Negative ions function like antioxidants in the body, fighting free radicals and oxidative stress.
  • Anti-inflammatory: Free radicals create inflammation and have a positive charge; when we ground, they’re neutralized and transferred out of the body towards the earth’s negative charge.
  • Calmer Mind: Negative ions deliver oxygen to our brain, helping us achieve calmer mental states, allowing our minds to function more efficiently in a state of balanced alertness.
  • Cell Rejuvenation: Negative ions energize mitochondria - the powerhouses of our cells. They improve cellular function and revitalize our muscle tissue and organs.
  • Improved Sleep Quality: People who are grounded experience lower cortisol (the stress hormone) levels during nighttime, leading to more relaxation around bedtime and ultimately better sleep quality.
  • Improved Immune Function: Increased negative ions in the human body correspond to increased antibodies in the blood and enhanced immune function.
  • Reduced Depression & Stress: Negative ions are natural antidepressants and one of the main reasons it feels so good to be outdoors.

Down to Earth

Our ancestors were constantly grounded - in the modern world we’re constantly un-grounded.

Combine a delicious Sea Moss Gel Smoothie with a barefoot walk in nature for an enhanced grounding experience that boosts your immune system and recharges your batteries.

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