I just stumbled across a video that really got me excited. I almost dismissed it since the title sounded very esoteric. But the fact that they are talking science got me interested.
It is about the concept of earthing/grounding yourself, meaning that you exchange electrons with the ground, which is what we hardly ever do since we are living in houses, sleep in beds and wear plastic shoes all day. Given that a huge amount of processes in our body, including brain activity are bio-electrical, this is quite impactful. Just note, that every other animal on the planet is constantly grounded.
How impactful this state of being non-grounded can be on our health, is shown in the video by astonishing, peer reviewed results from a growing amount of papers (video link below). I read through some of the papers and I got very excited.
I wanted to wait with this post until I have some results to show for, but I am only 3 days in and the results are already mind-blowing. Yesterday, on day two, I had so much energy throughout the day I continued working until late in the evening just because I loved the motivation I had. It’s also been the first day in a long time that I didn’t crave a nap after lunch.
And then I had the best sleep I had in forever. Usually I ALWAYS wake up at night and can’t fall asleep for an hour or two. Today, I slept 7 hours straight. It was amazing.
As a quick summary, I took propecia for 6 years, had a crash with all the neurological and sexual symptoms and recovered from most of them by exercise and meditation. I have still a low libido and sensitivity and the one thing that didn’t recover at all since the 3 years I crashed was sleep. So you can understand why I am so excited.
To hopefully get you excited, too, other effects that have been shown by research are reduced inflammation, heart-rate, blood pressure and cortisol levels (the producer of the video recovered her libido which was attributed to recovering from adrenal fatigue)
Now if you think walking outside barefoot for two hours is something you can’t incorporate into your day, I fully agree. I couldn’t sustain that either. Luckily, grounding yourself is very easy, since every socket in your house has an earthing. So you can get an earthing mat, lie on your couch and be grounded while watching TV in the evening. I have my feet on a mat writing this article and I have one spanning my bed so I am grounded all night. I even saw earthing mousepads on amazon so you can ground yourself during work without being the weirdo barefoot guy.
These earthing products are pretty expensive on amazon, but you can easily do them yourself. I got a conductive fleece (https://www.yshield.com/en/yshield-shielding-fleece-ncv95-lf-width-95-cm-1-meter_167_1098/), some cables and electric plugs from the local recyling point and set my and my girlfriends home up with a couple of mats and bed covers. If you search earthing DIY on youtube you’ll find plenty of videos how to do it.
I’ll update here on any progress or non-progress over the following weeks. Of course I hope my libido will improve some but if it’s “just” the sleep I’ll be very happy.
All the best to you,
And kind of a summary video of the quite long one: