I have recently come across this book: "Earthing: The Most Important Health Discovery Ever" on Amazon, here is an excerpt from the Amazon page:
Throughout most of evolution humans walked barefoot and slept on the ground, largely oblivious that the surface of the Earth contains limitless healing energy. Science has discovered this energy as free-flowing electrons constantly replenished by solar radiation and lightning. Few people know it, but the ground provides a subtle electric signal that maintains health and governs the intricate mechanisms that make our bodies work-just like plugging a lamp into a power socket makes it light up. Modern lifestyle, including the widespread use of insulative rubber or plastic-soled shoes, has disconnected us from this energy and, of course, we no longer sleep on the ground as we did in times past.
Earthing introduces the planet's powerful, amazing, and overlooked natural healing energy and how people anywhere can readily connect to it. This eye-opening book describes how the physical disconnect with the Earth creates abnormal physiology and contributes to inflammation, pain, fatigue, stress, and poor sleep. By reconnecting to the Earth, symptoms are rapidly relieved and even eliminated and recovery from surgery, injury, and athletic overexertion is accelerated.
The book gets rave reviews and there seems to be a lot of paraphernalia connected with the theory such as earthing mats to sleep on, place under your computer etc. (as so often springs up around these theories) I was wondering if anyone has any thoughts about this practice, has ever done it or has a feeling it is just one more thing in the long list of 'miracle cures' that are so often bandied around nowadays?
SECOND QUESTION: In connection to Earthing, (but I do not think it is mentioned in this book) and something I would be very interested in following up on is something I read somewhere about very small organisms which lives in the soil and are able to migrate into our bodies through the soles of our feet when we stand barefoot on the ground and is (apparently) very beneficial to our health. I cannot remember where I initially read about this though.
Has anybody read anything similar and if so, could they provide any more details?