Sandy Feet Lifestyle
1. Get your Feet in the Sand as much as possible. Earthing means walking barefoot on soil, grass or sand (any natural surface), or even just sitting on the ground. Early studies are showing that the health benefits come from the relationship between our bodies and the electrons in the earth. The planet has its own natural charge,and we seem to do better when we’re in direct contact with it. Electrons drawn into the body from the earth neutralize damaging free radicals and by extension reduce disease-related chronic or acute inflammation. In one investigation, participants slept on a special mat that had a connection to a grounding device outside the house. When compared to the ungrounded participants in the same study, the grounded ones showed significant changes in key biomarkers including serum sodium, potassium, magnesium, iron, total protein and others.
A review published in the Journal of Environmental and Public Health looked at a number of studies that highlight how
drawing electrons from the earth improves health. In one, chronic pain patients using grounded carbon fiber mattresses slept better and experienced less pain.
Another study found that earthing changed the electrical activity in the brain, as measured by electroencephalograms. Still other
research found that grounding benefits skin conductivity, moderated heart rate variability, improved glucose regulation, reduced stress and boosted immunity.
One particularly compelling investigation, published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, found that earthing
increases the surface charge of red blood cells. As a result, the cells avoid clumping, which decreases blood viscosity. High viscosity is a significant factor in heart disease, which is why so many people take blood thinning aspirin each day to improve their heart health. Another study in the same journal found that earthing may help regulate both the endocrine and nervous systems. Search Dr. Jack Kruse and Dr. Steven Sinatra for more information on the benefits of earthing/grounding.They stress the importance of getting outside and grounding ourselves because of the enormous amount of electromagnetic fields (EMFs) generated from satellites, radios, tvs, WiFi, cell phones, etc.
People have historically been close to the earth, and it’s only relatively recently that we have been so keen to remove ourselves from nature. You intuitively know what to do - watch kids rip their shoes off and walk barefoot in the grass, watch how people will pay enormous amounts of money to be able to live next to large bodies of water. Remember how nice it feels to walk along the beach barefoot. Large bodies of water seem to give off the negatively-charged electrons to help us reduce our free-radicals and reduce oxidation as well. There is just something about floating in the sea that is so healing. If you live in colder climates - bring home an Island Attitude. Set up a corner in your home or basement with beach sand, a comfortable beach chair and hangout with your feet in the sand to recharge. I am blessed to live in Tampa Bay with access to beaches and water every day.
2. Eat a High Fat Ketogenic Diet. If you eat the foods you were designed to eat, your body can function the way it was designed to function and can be self-regulating and self-healing. This will result in more energy and more health. Prepare and execute a plan to get from the way you eat today to the ultimate diet for your health. Human Beings were designed to eat whole natural foods. Because of our current environment (high levels of EMFs, chemicals, toxins) we need to eat a high fat diet with low to no carbohydrates and moderate protein for optimal health and performance. It helps to drink a gallon of cold water a day. (Similar to recharging a battery.) Jump to the Food/Diet Page.
3. Regular walking, as little as half an hour a day, can reduce cancer risk, improve cardiovascular health, improve lymphatic health, moderate weight and prevent diabetes. In addition, walking improves blood oxygenation, circulation, and immune response, removes toxins, and relieves stress. I walk an hour every day at sunrise.
True, we can get many of these exercise benefits by using an indoor treadmill at the local gym. But without being outdoors in a natural
environment, we miss out on many of the mental health benefits that are proven to increase when we spend time in nature.
For one thing, even if we enjoy it, going to the gym tends to be a chore. It’s just something we have to cross off our list. On the other hand,
walking in nature is about being in the moment, rather than trying to achieve something. Even more importantly, we are surrounded by fresh oxygen-rich air and beautiful scenery, rather than gym smell and flatscreen TVs. And there’s no membership fee.
Walking also creates physical and emotional rhythms. Unlike running, which is by definition rushed and high impact, walking is gentle and
nourishing. We have an opportunity to work through the day’s events. In addition, even a light stroll releases endorphins. Most importantly, we breathe deeply.
As we walk, our breathing starts to synchronize with our motion. We experience a sense of expansion and freedom. Ultimately, walking becomes more than just exercise; it becomes a form of healing, removing our stress and replacing it with well-being on every level.
I think we would be hard-pressed to find a better win-win situation. By walking, we exercise our muscles and cardiovascular system,
improve our mental health, reduce stress and support our overall wellness. And of course, simply taking our shoes off seems to multiply those benefits by allowing us to synchronize with the earth’s natural electric charge.
4. Seek out Bible-based teaching and worship. Believing in Jesus Christ is the most important decision you will have to make in your life here on Earth. It has eternal consequences! You can avoid an eternity in hell by simply believing in Jesus. If you have not already, start reading the bible, find a bible-based teaching, non-denominational church so you can learn about the history of the world, where we are in the time schedule detailed in the bible, learn about who Jesus Christ is and how God simply wants you to believe in him for eternal life with the Lord. Here is a link to a search tool provided by Dallas Theological Seminary so that you can search for a bible-based
church near you:
Here is a link to a great bible teacher's site, Bob Wilkin:
If you want to read and research the Bible on your own at home, I recommend the following books:
by Clarence Larkin by Bob Wilkin by Lee Strobel
Some healthful tips -- Keep your life in perspective by remembering -- you are a spirit (electromagnetic energy) that has a soul (mind, will, emotions) and lives in a human body while here on earth. Spend time with the Lord each day so that you can pray, express gratitude, cast off fears, listen for inspiration, resonate with God consciousness/energy. Use your new-found energy to let the Lord work through you in serving others. A healthy, energetic, clear-thinking individual can accomplish much for the kingdom of God and receive eternal rewards. Read your bible throughout the week and you will find new meaning to familiar passages and get clear guidance in your activities. Determine your purpose in life and make a plan.
5. Sunshine– Get a Dose Often
6. Share Life/Love with family, friends, community.
A very important component of a long and healthy life may be the connections you have with other people. John Cacioppo, a neuroscientist at the University of Chicago and coauthor of a book, Loneliness: Human Nature and the Need for Social Connection, studies research on how relationships affect physical health. He states social connections affect people's biology. He explains early in human history, our species's survival required the protection of families and tribes. Isolation meant death. The painful feeling known as loneliness is a prompt to reconnect to others. He goes on to say the following: Loneliness shows up in measurements of stress hormones, immune function, and cardiovascular function. Lonely adults consume more alcohol and get less exercise than those who are not lonely. Their diet is higher in fat, their sleep is less efficient, and they report more daytime fatigue. Loneliness also disrupts the regulation of cellular processes deep within the body, predisposing us to premature aging. Also, loneliness isn't necessarily a result of being alone. Think about a bereaved spouse and the college freshman going away from home for the first time. They can be around a lot of people but feel completely isolated. In humans, perceived isolation is so much more important than physical isolation. Just like hunger and thirst and pain, loneliness signals something important for the survival of your genes—the need for connection to other individuals. We connect with others in three basic ways, but each person has his or her own comfort level with those connections. Humans have a need to be affirmed up close and personal; we see this most often in marriage. But people who don't marry may find meaning elsewhere. We also have a need for a wider circle of friends and family, but we all know that close family connections can be a mixed blessing. And there's a need to feel that we belong to a larger group. Many of us tend to ignore the collective part of social connection until there is an insult or threat. An example is how, right after 9/11, Americans felt very close to one another. There was a harmony and helpfulness that was really quite surprising.
I believe we have an inner desire to connect to something bigger than us. To me, that is God and my relationship with Jesus Christ. Congregating with like-minded believers at least once a week is a healthy practice. Using your skills, abilities and talents to serve others is a life-enhancing situation for both parties. Strive to love others and be loved. Our heart emits the most powerful electromagnetic field in our body. It is continually sending signals to every cell in our body and beyond. Scientific measuring devices can track this energy out to about 5 to 8 feet because that is the limit of the devices, but our strong energy goes much further. When our mind creates a thought and it is mixed with emotion, a strong feeling results and the heart emits a strong electromagnetic energy that changes us and our worlds. For more information on this watch my YouTube video that goes into more detail: Click here for video
7. Exercise/Move your Body -- In addition to walking every day, I use a Vibrational Plate exerciser, I swim, I do Kettlebell exercises, lift weights (best way to build more muscle), and I ride my bicycle when I can throughout the week. One important reason to get your body in motion is to help move the lymph in your body, which is the largest circulatory system. Blood is 1/4 of your fluid system, lymph is 3/4. Blood feeds, Lymph cleans, Nerves move the body. All are important. Deep breathing, such as taking a deep breath, holding it for 4 seconds, then puckering your lips to blow it out, will help move your lymph. Exercise also raises your body temperature, which has been proven to increase your production of FOXO3, which is responsible for many anti-aging and health benefits.
You should incorporate interval training in your exercise routine. Push your body to go at its highest level for 30 seconds, then spend time recovering, then do another 30 seconds high intensity. This sprint-like routine mimics if you were to see a tiger on your path and you would take flight quickly, something our bodies were designed to do very well. Just 15 minutes gets you the benefits.
The lymphatic system is made up of a network of vessels that carry a clear fluid called lymph throughout the body. Lymph fluid serves two important purposes -- carrying fat-soluble nutrients to the cells that bathe in the fluid and removing cellular waste and delivering it to and through lymph nodes, like a sewer system. The cellular waste travels to the liver for processing and then on to the kidneys, skin, colon and lungs for elimination. There are certain exercises that can promote healthy movement of nutrients and waste throughout this lymph system in the body. Bouncing on a Rebounder 20 minutes a day is very helpful, as well as the following exercises:
Neck Rotation. You can perform this exercise seated or standing. As you inhale, slowly turn your head to the right to a count of five. Pause for one second and then exhale, bringing your head back to center for a count of five. Repeat on the left side. Do five repetitions on each side.
Another way to stimulate the lymph system is to take a hot shower, followed by a cold shower and alternate back and forth three times. Also, gentle massage is very helpful to getting the lymph moving. Always drink some extra water after a massage.
8. Words are Powerful. Be mindfull of what you are saying. When I was raising my two sons, I did not allow the "S" word to be spoken in our home - I did not allow anyone to say "stupid". I believe that is the most destructive word that most people speak, and some speak it all day long. I taught my family to speak positive, powerful words. Words communicate, they deliver information, express feelings, express beliefs, inspire others, give guiding protection, teach, and so forth. It is amazing that puffs of air should be so powerful. Words create lasting works of art, mission statements, daily plans, life plans, relationships. They exercise a wholesome power over our souls, not to control but to form and to teach, to bring our lives to the point where we may speak the truth and thereby engage in the work of thought. And if our souls are shaped by words, then words can give adequate expression to what is in them. Indeed, words are just the thing we need to be human, beings made in the image of God. Spoken words carry powerful energy and can bring powerful energy into your life and home.
One of the most powerful things to do is to write out a personal mission statement. Be specific. Write down what type of person you are/will be, your guiding principles, what you will accomplish in your lifetime. Think about the end of your life and what you want to do and accomplish between now and then. What do you want to be known for, how do you want to treat others. From that you can break down some simple steps or goals and write those down and carry them around with you. When waiting in line or other quiet times in your day, take it out and read it, out loud if you can.
Fill your mouth with Life, not Death. "Death and life are in the power of the tongue” (Proverbs 18:21). People die because of something said. Tongues can be weapons of mass destruction, launching holocausts and wars. Tongues can also be the death of marriages, families, friendships, churches, careers, hopes, understanding, reputations, missionary efforts, and governments. But people also live because of something said. The tongue can be “a tree of life” (Proverbs 15:4). Tongues reconcile peoples and make peace. “Blessed are the peacemakers” (Matthew 5:9). Tongues can make marriages sweet, families strong, and churches healthy. Tongues can give hope to the despairing, advance understanding, and spread the gospel. So, even though it is difficult, I try to consider my words before I speak and try to speak life. You can speak “sword thrusts” or “healing” (Proverbs 12:18). It will all depend on what’s filling your heart. Jesus said, “. . . out of the abundance of the heart [the] mouth speaks” (Luke 6:45). A critical heart produces a critical tongue. A self-righteous heart produces a judgmental tongue. A bitter heart produces a bitter tongue. An ungrateful heart produces a grumbling tongue. But a loving heart produces a gracious tongue. A faithful heart produces a truthful tongue. A peaceful heart produces a reconciling tongue. A trusting heart produces an encouraging tongue. So fill your heart with grace by soaking in your Bible. Soak in Matthew 5, or Romans 12, or 1 Corinthians 13, or Philippians 2. And be very careful taking in the words of death in the newspaper, on the radio, the TV, or the blog. Pray: “Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips!” (Psalm 141:3) The world is full of words of death. “The whole world lies in the power of the evil one” (1 John 5:19) who “was a murderer from the beginning. . . and the father of lies” (John 8:44). Let's not join him in his “restless evil” (James 3:8). For “we are from God” (1 John 15:19), and we believe in his Son, Jesus, “the Word” (John 1:1), “the truth and the life” (John 14:6), and who alone has “the words of eternal life” (John 6:68). Let's join him in speaking these. Today, make your mouth “a fountain of life” (Proverbs 10:11). Be “slow to speak” in general (James 1:19). Encourage more than you critique. Seek opportunities to speak kind, tenderhearted words (Ephesians 4:32). Say something affectionate to a loved one at an unexpected time. Seek to only speak words that are “good for building up,” that “give grace to those who hear” (Ephesians 4:29).Be a person whose mouth is full of life. “And now I commend you to God and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up” (Acts 20:32).
SOUND is also powerful.
According to Dr Leonard Horowitz, the 528 Hz frequency has the ability to heal damaged DNA. Dr. Horowitz learned the theory that 528 Hz frequency repairs damaged DNA from Lee Lorenzen, who was using the 528 Hertz frequency to create clustered water.
Clustered water is broken down in small stable rings or clusters. Our DNA have membranes that allow water to flow through and clear impurities. Because clustered water is smaller than bound water, it flows more easily through cell membranes and is more efficient in removing those impurities. The larger, bound water does not flow easily through cell membranes, and therefore the impurities remain and can eventually result in illness.
Richard J Saykally from UC Berkeley has explained that the structure of the water molecule gives it special properties and is essential for DNA’s function. Adequately hydrated DNA hold far greater energy potentials than dehydrated strands. Prof. Saykally and other genetics scientists from the University of California, Berkeley have proven that a slight reduction of energized water bathing genetic matrices causes DNA to fail energetically.
Lee Lorenzen and other investigators discovered that six-sided, crystal-shaped, hexagonal clustered water molecules form the supportive matrix of healthy DNA. He suggests that the depletion of this matrix is a fundamental process that negatively affects virtually every physiological function. Biochemist Steve Chemiski says the 6-sided clear clusters that support the DNA double helix vibrate at a specific resonant frequency – 528 cycles per second.
Of course, all these revelations do not mean that 528 Hz will repair your DNA in a direct way. However, if the 528 Hertz can positively affect water clusters, then it can help to remove impurities allowing your body to become and remain healthy and balanced.
9. Sleep. Get Enough, But Not Too Much. The average adult usually sleeps between 7 and 9 hours per day. I find that I usually sleep between 7 and 8 hours each night and wake up refreshed. You must sleep long enough to allow your body to rest and carry out its healing and regenerating functions. The most important hours for sleeping are between 10:00 pm and 3:00 am, so go to bed early, if you can. While detoxifying and transitioning into your new ketogenic eating plan, you will find that you require more sleep as you adapt, usually just in the first 3 to 4 weeks. Once you are in nutritional ketosis you will sleep soundly and relaxed and around 7 to 8 hours each night. People that wake up often during the night are usually experiencing unstable blood sugar levels. One of the benefits of burning fat as fuel instead of sugar (state of ketosis) is that your sleep improves. If injured or sick, you need to rest and sleep more. An appropriate duration and quality of sleep helps prevent diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity and depression. But be careful, because if you are sleeping too much it leads to greater depression and headaches.
10. Simplify Your Life. You may be great at and passionate about 9 or 10 things, but prioritizing and simplifying is best. You need to make time in each day to create health. By this, I mean that you need the time and energy to perform certain things that elevate your health, such as the 10 Principles outlined here. Try to establish a routine so that health will be a habit. Write it down in the beginning so you can prioritize and plan. For example: Wake up at 5:30 am; Spend some time reading the Bible; Go for an hour-long walk at sunrise and pray and express gratitude for God's awesome creation; Listen for inspiration; Get a dose of Sunshine; Get feet in sand/sit on beach/sit on grass and Experience the Present; Hydrate with clean water; Family morning responsibilities; Breakfast/Smoothie; Make Lunch to bring with you or bring Breakfast smoothie; Work; Make Dinner; Family time; Hobby time; Exercise; Chores; Expand knowledge through reading,listening to health discussions/research; Deep breathing; Sleep. Locate the best places to buy your fresh, organic greens, fruits, vegetables. Keep enough in your home so that you always have good choices to eat. Shop online for supplements, nuts, seeds.
If you are trying to fit in 5 Hobbies or 8 Activities it will not result in your best. Strive for your best health, best mind, best relationships, best spirituality, best play time, best life. Pretend you were hired to be the Manager of "your name". How would you advise yourself, what suggestions would you give to improve your life. Most of us realize what we need to do, we just need to take the time and make a plan. Without your health you will not enjoy all those extra activities, anyway. Hire help to maximize your time. Strip away the bad habits, the stress, the material things that drain your energy that you don't even use. Make a plan on ways you can serve others, share your wisdom and experiences to encourage and enlighten others. Organize and Simplify!
I wish the best for you and am praying that you improve your health and your life and some of these principles will aid you on your journey.