Medical Reports

Trying It Out For You: A Salt Cave (aka Halotherapy)

  Halotherapy is simply the inhalation of aerosolized dry salts… …which is quickly becoming a very popular new therapy added to many spas.   These salt therapy lounges can be very beautiful, with gorgeous Himalayan salt wall features and flowing loose salt over the floors to give the appearance of a salt cave, while plain old sodium chloride crystals (table salt, basically) are aerosolized into the room’s air for inhalation. These spas claim that halotherapy can improve respiratory allergies, fix chronic dermatologic skin issues like atopic dermatitis and psoriasis, and even decrease the frequency of upper respiratory infections.   But …

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Grounding To Release Chronic Issues

    For the last 4 weeks we’ve talked about how grounding helps with acute issues, like: decreasing your muscle tension and soreness deepening your sleep supporting your heart function boosting your metabolism and balancing your hormone function… sometimes overnight!   So when we talk about grounding, it’s usually because there are instant perks: immediate pain relief instantaneous release of muscle tension immediate boost to energy and mood immediately improved blood flow, etc…   But did you know that grounding is actually even more helpful in chronic conditions — disabilities or illnesses that need support over a lifetime? This is …

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Grounding To Balance Your Hormones

Hormones are the signs in your body telling each organ system how to function together.   Hormones are all about the interplay between organ systems and keeping the entire human body safe and functioning as one… that’s their role. So when grounding supports our hormone balance, it’s so exciting, because that means grounding is not just helping one specific organ system but instead it’s impacting how you feel and function as a whole. The classic example is how our gut interplays with our hormones. Conventional medicine is just starting to realize how gut inflammation and what we eat affects many …

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Grounding To Boost Your Metabolism & Lose Weight

  Directly touching the earth impacts your metabolic functions, and as I found out, can even help you lose weight.   The first study to look at the basal metabolic rate of grounding was published in 2010. In this study, half of the participants were grounded and half were sham-grounded in a double-blind placebo-controlled study. After grounding (or sham grounding) the patients for 40 minutes, all of the parameters of metabolic function immediately improved in all of the grounded patients, but that boost was not seen in any of the ungrounded patients. Heart rate increased slightly, respiratory rate increased, and …

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Grounding To Support Your Heart Health

If the heartbeat of the earth resonates powerfully with your brain (as we talked about last week) …imagine what the heartbeat of the earth does for your own heart!     Your cardiovascular system is entirely electrically based, driven by the electrical impulse of the heartbeat which in turn drives the circulation through your body. This relationship has been extensively studied for the effects of grounding. The first study I want to tell you about was a double-blinded, placebo-controlled study of 40 patients. They had electrodes connected to their feet, and half of them were grounded for one hour (the …

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Your Brain On Mother Earth

  There is a beautiful relationship that our brain has with the energy of mother earth. This helps support everything our brain helps us to do — from enhancing our mood to maintaining a healthy weight to deepening our restorative sleep.   Most people believe that our circadian (day/night) rhythm is dependant on sunlight to set that pattern for us, but scientists have actually known since 1970 that the earth’s energy field has as much, if not more, to do with our sleep/wake pattern than even the sun. Here’s how:   Researchers built two underground isolation chambers that completely cut …

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Feel Immediate Relief With Grounding: Relax Your Muscles, Strengthen Your Bones

    Our musculoskeletal system, the bones, muscles, ligaments and joints that hold us together and allow us to function all day long, is the perfect conduit for grounding.   When you touch the earth outside, your entire body is instantaneously grounded and this is because your entire musculoskeletal system is conductive. The fact that our entire skeleton as well as the connective tissues that hold all our organs and soft tissues in place within our skeleton is a conductive conduit for healing is the basis for how and why grounding works. The first medical study to reveal this was …

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