Wednesday, 12 January 2011
Dr Mercola interviews James Oschman on earthing, the importance of going barefoot and hydration. This is VERY interesting and informative.
The most important factors - diet, exercise, vitamin D and grounding!
Grounding restructures the water in our bodies.
There's a huge difference between standing outside barefoot and standing outside in shoes. The best grounding activity is to put bare feet in seawater; also the sand at the beach is grounding. Seawater is a great electrical conductor. The higher up you are, the more separated you are from the surface of the earth (e.g. in a high rise building) and the bigger the implications for health. High rise buildings can be redesigned so that people are grounded so that the electrons from the earth can flow into the body. Grounding whilst sleeping of course makes a huge difference - that's why it feels so good to sleep outside on the earth. Of course that is not always possible and you can obtain grounding sheets.
Mercola on aging and telomeres:
"I kind of like to view those theories of aging that you mentioned as really more of an accelerated aging because there is this basal rate of aging that even if you’re doing everything perfectly, you’re going to age. That’s believed to be related to telomere shortening.
..I really do believe very strongly that within the next decade or two, we’ll have some clinically proven approaches to actually increase the length of our telomeres which is essentially the same as reversing aging. You will grow younger if your telomere is lengthened. At least that’s what it shows in the test tube. The evidence seems pretty compelling which is pretty shocking if you think about it...
I think ultimately, we are getting close to the technology where we actually develop the ability to lengthen our telomeres which, I’m sure you’re familiar with it, believed to be one of the primary causes of aging. But until we’re at that level, we need to keep ourselves and our tissues healthy and this transfer of free electrons is one way to do it."
from Wikipedia "A telomere is a region of repetitive DNA at the end of a chromosome, which protects the end of the chromosome from deterioration."