In Step with Nature
This blog excerpt was taken from our store: Healthy & Grounded. To read the entire article please click here.

Hippocrates was a Greek physician who lived from approximately 460 - 375 BC. He believed all forms of illness had a natural cause and in many cases a natural cure. He is widely considered to be the “father of medicine.”
quote by Hippocrates about illness
I wonder if Hippocrates would consider our growing disconnect from the natural world to be one of those small, daily sins? I suspect he would. Even something as basic as the shoes we wear can separate us from the healing powers of nature.

Every system in our anatomy runs on signals from the brain, as part of our natural electromagnetic field. The Earth also has an electromagnetic field, and continuing scientific research has shown that direct, conductive contact between the human body and the surface of the Earth initiates countless health benefits. Our bodies thrive on and are stabilized by the Earth’s electrons.
Women walking barefoot in the grass in the fall with colorful leaves on ground
When we wear shoes made with synthetic materials, like vinyl with rubber or polyurethane soles, we lose our most fundamental connection with nature: walking barefoot on the ground.

In 2015, a group of accomplished doctors published a study on the effects of grounding, and noted: “Dominant lifestyle factors such as insulating footwear... separate most humans from direct skin connection with the Earth’s surface. Our modern lifestyle has taken the body and the immune system by surprise by suddenly depriving it of its primordial electron source.” (PMID: 25848315, James L. Oschman, Gaétan Chevalier, Richard Brown, 2015)
quote by oschman, chevalier and brown
Genuine leather shoes, like traditional moccasins with natural leather soles are a way to reclaim our relationship with the planet and make a healthy, grounded connection.

Bastien’s authentic Indigenous moccasins are made with velvety-soft moose hide and contain zero man-made components or materials. Crafted in the custom of time-honored artisanship, they are designed as durable “barefoot” shoes to keep in step with nature.
bastien industries earthing moccasins with fringe

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