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Apr 15, 2022

For most of human history, we were closely connected to the earth, spending a great deal of time barefoot and in physical contact with nature. However, around 1960, the use of plastics in shoes, carpets, and other products started to become widespread, thereby creating a barrier between our bodies and the earth. 

Over the past six decades, another trend has emerged: a significant increase in autoimmune disorders and other inflammation-related health conditions. While the two trends may not initially seem to be related, several studies have indicated that by re-establishing our physical connection with the earth through a practice called “grounding” (or earthing), we may be able to reduce inflammation and access a wide variety of benefits. 

After health challenges drove him to retire from his career in the cable TV industry at age 54, Clint Ober embarked on a journey to heal his body and find a higher purpose in life. Recalling his childhood in the 1950s – when spending time barefoot was far more common – Clint began to explore how the disruption in our natural state of being grounded to the earth could impact our health. In Episode 90 of The MINDSet Game® podcast, Clint discusses:

  • The science behind grounding and how physical contact with the earth affects various processes in the body, thereby reducing inflammation, alleviating pain and stress, and enhancing overall well-being
  • How various studies conducted on subjects ranging from premature babies to elite athletes have demonstrated the power of grounding
  • Practices and products that can help you incorporate grounding into your daily life

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Learn more about the science behind grounding and how you can ground indoors with indoor grounding devices designed and produced by Clint Ober. These products are similar to the devices that were used during the research studies that were conducted on the benefits of grounding:

DOWN TO EARTH is a fascinating 15 minute documentary that chronicles the fascinating discovery of grounding and provides a quick but thorough overview of the science and benefits. This documentary gives an excellent introduction to the concept of grounding.

Winner of the Audience Choice Award for Best Documentary Film at the 2019 Dances with Films Festival in Hollywood, CA, THE EARTHING MOVIE chronicles the fascinating true story and the impressive science behind the awe-inspiring discovery of grounding — what many have called 'The Most Important Health Discovery of All Time'.

THE GROUNDED is an inspiring full-length documentary film chronicling the astonishing healing transformation of one man and his profound impact on the residents of his small hometown in Alaska. Filmed and produced by renowned National Geographic wildlife filmmaker, Steve Kroschel.

Presented by 8-time Tour de France winning team doctor Dr. Jeffrey Spencer, D.C., this 3 minute video highlights Dr Spencer and his team as he discusses the vital role grounding played in accelerated wound healing and athletic recovery. Jeff explains why he believes grounding was a major contributing factor to his team's several Tour de France victories.

The grounding patches used for wound recovery in this video are available in the Ground Therapy Patch Kit

Medical thermography (infrared imaging) is used by doctors and scientists to photograph inflammation and poor circulation in the body. The 20 medical thermography case studies documented in this clinical research study provide before and after thermography images showing the elimination of inflammation and return of normal circulation after grounding. Each case study also includes a summary of each patient's original issues and the life-changing improvements they received after grounding.

Get a quick overview of the results of the extensive scientific research conducted on grounding. Then dive deep with easy-to-read summaries of 12 of the over 20 impressive peer-reviewed research studies.