Uny & Rocky Earthing/Grounding Testimony Part I
A bit of background...
Our very humble home is a VERY old 'farmhouse' of 900 square feet that was moved to it's present location in 1900. Electricity probably wasn't added to this house until the 1930-40's? (and much of the wiring IS "original"), but we had a few grounded outlets added and the circuit-breaker box rewired approximately 10 years ago. Even though the grounded outlets test 'okay' for grounding/earthling, we are sure we may have all kinds of 'electrical noise' throughout the house and wiring, so we opted to use a grounding rod instead of the outlet plug (although I do use a wall ground/plug for the EMF shield I have on the monitor and the Earthing mat).
Me/Uny -- I am only 5'1" tall and have a horrible time keeping my feet on the Earthing mat to determine it's effectiveness. If I lower my chair so that both feet are flat on the floor/mat, the chair is at it's lowest setting (which puts the keyboard just below my nipples, lol). If I raise the chair a bit so that it's comfortable to type (and I'm not gazing up at the monitor like a grounded bird looking up into a tree), only my toes and the balls of my feet come into contact with the mat/floor. I've never been able to sit in 'adult furniture' comfortably, as my feet simply don't reach the floor. Hence I typically sit with one leg (or the other) tucked under the other on the seat of the chair and one foot on the chair base (or I sit comfortably on the chair 'indian style' with neither foot on the chair base or the floor). When you've been sitting like that since you were a child, it's definitely a tough habit to break. I keep trying to 'sit like a grown-up', but unless I can someday afford customized 'shrunken furniture'....well, still, I'm training myself to keep my toes on the mat whenever possible.
I am also one of those people that consistently "kill wrist-watches" and have experienced random unusual & unexplainable 'electrical nonsense' throughout my life (I'm frequently shocked with plugging/unplugging appliances & changing light bulbs; I used to occasionally interfere with antennae radio/tv reception , and my brain/mind is "wired" so that I typically have several 'thought lines' running at the same time). I am an extremely vivid dreamer (many times remembering multiple-dreams) and am highly intuitive & empathic. I've always had a high 'resting pulse rate' (even when I was young and very 'in shape'). Basically, I'm just "high wired" (with likely a few short circuits, lol); so I suspected my experiences with grounding might be different from the norm.
Rocky & I have no "issues" with insomnia (other than the typical/random 'just can't seem to get to into a sound sleep' nights). I do have times when my brain is racing so intensely that I can't get to sleep and my dreams reflect the same (typically this is when I'm in a state of stress with issues I can't resolve...so my brain races to find the answer/solution even when I'm sleeping; and I 'dream the stress' while my subconscious attempts to 'dream the solution'). Lady's Slipper is always VERY beneficial (a total miracle, actually) for those times. Onward to the good stuff!
We got 2 Earthing bands (ankle) and the grounding rod/cord on 6/5, but realized we hadn't ordered a splitter :( We were so anxious to get started that we decided to 'share the connection' while we were sleeping by Rocky using it for 4 hours and then setting the alarm and switching off to me in the middle of the night for the last 4 hours. We both had the bands on our ankles. Rocky didn't notice much of anything; I noticed that my sleep seemed oddly 'scattered & disrupted' (which I chalked up to my electrical strangeness, since I expected I might have a period where my body was "rewiring itself")
We received our sheet (thank you again, you-know-who-you-are, for such a glorious & wonderful gift!) a couple of days later, hooked it up, used it one night, and then got hit with a few days of very severe thunderstorms (heavy lightning). Since lightning has struck near enough to this house in the past that it has blown light bulbs, we opted to plug in the sheet only when we were sure there was no possibility of thunderstorms (which meant we basically only used it for naps). Since then we've used it regularly (except for a couple of nights with heavy storms). So basically we've been Earthing/grounding nightly since around 6/10.
What have we experienced?
--My resting pulse rate dropped after 3/4 days of sleeping on the Earthing sheet from a very consistent 100 beats per minute to a very consistent 80 beats per minute.
--I have small nickel-sized cluster of tiny red/blue spider-varicose veins on the outside of the joint of my left knee (the leg I most commonly 'tuck up under me' when sitting at the computer, of course). The discoloration has diminished substantially, and instead of seeing a 'cluster of tiny veins', I now can see only two veins clearly.
--Rocky has had a droopy/lazy (left) eye for quite some time. A few years back he was 'initially diagnosed' with a carotid artery blockage on the left side (the doctor heard a bruit via stethescope at his annual VA physical). He was told to have an ultra-sound and that they'd likely recommend surgery & a stent :::eyeroll:::). We opted to work on it naturally. It was still present at his next physical, but at his last two physicals the physician has been unable to 'hear' the blockage via stethescope. So we're sure he's made progress. I don't recall noticing exactly when his eye started drooping, but I've always assumed it was due to a 'lack of flow' (blood/oxygen) to that area, and the blockage was at least partially responsible. After about a week of nightly Earthing/grounding, his eye is no longer drooping at all, and appears completely normal.
--For quite a few nights, I experienced very odd sleep -- it seemed I was sleeping deeply, but I kept coming 'in & out' of the sleep. This has gone away totally, and I feel like the Earthing process may have been "rewiring" my odd wiring & electrical circuits. Rocky has experienced very sound sleep and we both awaken feeling more rested.
--Waking up. You know how when the alarm goes off and you slap the snooze a few times, you crawl out of bed and have that 'lag time' (with brain fog or not) before you actually feel truly awake and alive? That is gone. Now when we wake up, we ARE awake. YAY.
--I never realized I'd developed a wee-bit of joint pain (say a 1/1.5 on a scale of ten). Now that I've noticed it, when I first wake-up, my joints (particularly hands/fingers) are kind of 'creaky & cold'....and then they 'thaw out' in 30-60 minutes. How did I notice it? After a few days on the sheet, it was gone (but I didn't notice that, because I'd never noticed I had it)...but when we unplugged the sheet one night for a thunderstorm, the next day when I woke up, it was back. And I thought "huh? - why do my hands feel so achy?" And then the light-bulb came on & I remembered they had 'always' felt that way until I 'woke up' completely. So, add to the list...the joints in my hands no longer ache at all in the morning.
And that's always 'something to note' - that when something 'creeps up on us slowly', sometimes we don't usually realize it's happening until it's 'big'...and in the case of some poisons, we never realize it at all! (example: I'm now easily able tell between organic & non-organic produce by smell & taste...but when that's all I ate, I never tasted the chemicals/poisons).
--Sleep breathing & snoring. Rocky's night breathing has always been very odd. It's not like sleep apnea; rather it's a short/sharp intake and long quiet exhale (through the mouth)...but the oddness is typically very rhythmic. It never seems like he's breathing enough air in and the exhaling is very shallow. He always snores when on his back. His breathing rhythm is now totally normal & very deep (and much more through his nose), and he can sleep comfortably on his back without snoring. He says my night-breathing is quieter :)
--When we started our healing journey, Rocky had PAD (peripheral artery disease...likely caused by a lifetime of heavy smoking, and other toxic eating/lifestyle choices). Before we opened the forum, we noted that this was something he had healed (because after changing his diet and doing some aggressive cleanses, etc., he never exhibited the symptoms of lower extremity pain anymore). But since we've opened the forum/Apothecary, we've both been seriously 'off our game' (as in not doing regular/consistent maintenance cleanses and juice-fasts...but not 'off our game' like eating crap/toxic/junk foods! Although I admit we've not been nearly as strict about our "meat/dairy only for 'seasoning'" rule - and we've had 'meat/dairy meals' a few times a month occasionally). And :::sigh::: Rocky has always been lax on his liver flushing and water drinking (I'm constantly nagging about "dehydration!"). So, the PAD has crept back.
When reading how Earthing decreases inflammation (arterial inflammation) and increases the Zeta potential of our blood (causing it to be less 'clumpy', thinner, and more free-flowing), we decided to do a lil' test . How much physical exertion would induce the symptoms of PAD (pain in the lower extremities) before & after Earthing? Doing a stair-step test on our front porch, it took 60 steps before he felt the cramping/pain in legs. After Earthing for approximately three weeks, it took 105 steps before he felt the same level of pain. That's a 43% improvement!
--When we replenish the negative electrons that our bodies are designed to have daily, we are first 'filling a void' (like drinking water if we're dying of thirst in the desert), and then once we're filled (and remain filled), we'll see even more benefits as our body starts working with (and depending upon) the fact that it has a vital 'nutrient' that's it's never had. Afterall, we ARE electrical bodies, and without enough of (and the right kind) of natural electricity, it's the same as being dehydrated & malnourished (maybe worse). Apparently these negative electrons DO indeed reduce inflammation throughout the body and arteries (by "quenching" free radicals), and they DO increase the Zeta potential of the blood (causing it to clump less and be thinner and smoother/faster flowing)....as stated in the Earthing book.
DUE TO THIS ACTION, EARTHING WILL INCREASE THE BIO-AVAILABILITY OF HERBS, FOODS & JUICES AND INCREASE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF CLEANSES & FLUSHES! I CANNOT SCREAM THIS LOUDLY ENOUGH!
Folks, every successful natural healer throughout time has known that it is all about "the flow". Adequate flow (from the smallest of microorganisms & cell to the largest of organs), is the foundation of life, health & healing. Dr. Schulze added Cayenne to the Brain Formula and what did he learn? That with the added flow the Cayenne provided, people were experiencing a measure of symptom relief from the Ginkgo in 4-5 days instead of 4-5 weeks. Just think how much MORE effectively Cayenne (and other natural foods/herbs) will heal our body when we're replenishing our 'electrically dehydrated body' while supporting & increasing the 'flow' through every cell & organ via Earthing!
'Connecting ALL the dots? Earthing daily means that every herb & protocol will be more effective - and that likely means a huge savings of effort, time and....?...MONEY! Which means the Earthing sheets, mats, etc., are more than just an expenditure, they're a true investment (and a money SAVER in the long run). Because it also means you'll likely be needing less herbs along your healing pathways. (And no, I'm not getting paid to say that, and I'm not getting a kickback on products you buy).
Btw, in case you hadn't already deduced it...?...Earthing for at least 8 hours daily is now officially a part of the Incurables Program and every protocol on this forum.
If you can't afford the Earthing Bed Pad (what most of us are calling a "sheet"...which is really a 'strip of sheet'), or the even better deal which includes a mat, a sheet, and all the testing gizmos ('The Earthing Premium Starter Kit')...then look through the Earthing Bands and Accesories, and get a couple of ankle/wrist bands, a grounding rod or cord to go with them (that plugs into the ground of your wall outlet...and a outlet tester), and a splitter. 8 hours a day...MINIMUM :)
And that (basically) concludes our Earthing Testimony Part I, based upon the first few weeks of using the Earthing sheet nightly.
Healthiest of blessings,
Unyquity (and Rocky53, too - of course).
--And if that's not enough, then there's "the cat". Since my mom's horrible "crash n' burn" and resulting disability (due to psych-drugs & benzodiazepines), she's been living with her sister...and we're taking care of "the cat" (note: we are both animal lovers and have always had cats, dogs and all kinds of critters :)
But this cat :::eyeroll::: can only be classified as a cat because it looks like one - NOT because it acts like one. This poor animal is morbidly obese (we affectionately call him "the Lump" or "speed-bump")...but a better name would be Lipoma (because he is a fatty benign tumor). Even though we feed him well below the amount of food (organic, of course) he should have for his weight, he never loses weight. I've never seen such a lifeless animal, particularly not a cat (he doesn't even move when bugs flitter around him, and once we saw a mouse walk totally around him...and even when the mouse got to the front of his face, he didn't even swat at it). The one thing he will do is jump up on our bed in the wintertime to sleep by Rocky (we have a waterbed, so it's warmer than the floor). Whenever Rocky is in the bed in the wintertime, the Lump is always next to him. But he rarely jumps on the bed in the summertime.
Enter the Earthing mats & sheet.
The mat is under my desk (he rarely comes under the desk), but now there've been a few times when I've found him laying on mat...and even odder, there's been a couple of times when he's walked under the desk and actually plopped himself down and pushed my foot/feet out of the way! (if you knew this cat, you'd be "awed"). But even odder yet? He jumps onto the bed all the time now (in the summer), but he doesn't lay by Rocky. He lays at the foot of the bed on Rocky's side where the sheet is under the covers.
Any difference in "the Lump" since he found the mat & sheet and started Earthing? YES! He appears to have lost several pounds; he's now much more "brighter eyed"; he walks around the house much more (and he does more 'talking'). Last night we were sitting on the front porch talking and saw him pawing at the door to get out (something he rarely does, cuz he's a major fraidy cat, too). We let him out (normally we'd have to pick him up and put him in the grass to get him to go into the grass - because he's 'afraid of the grass' and afraid of any passing cars (he generally refuses to go onto the grass). But last night he came out onto the porch, marched right down the stairs past us (while we gaped), and then proceeded to wander through the grass by the house until he'd wandered nearly 20 feet away from us!
I'm tellin' you true, this Earthing thing just might change this Lump back into a real cat!
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