My Three Pillars of Health - Earthing - Shungite - Hydrogen Water


Are you a health-conscious guy or girl in your 'middle years' like I am? 

I often feel slightly off my peak, especially if I haven't been following my normal routine as closely as I'd like. Life is busy. My personality type has me planning the day ahead, but as in life, things don't always go to plan. Curve balls of a sick kid, business problem, or unexpected task requiring my time and energy often mean I now need to 'cram' everything else into a shorter time period. See, I am far from perfect! Even though I am around this health and well-being space and know what can support me in being at my best, I still struggle with our modern world's challenges.

Today, I want to explain the three essential pillars that I use each day to be nice to myself and my body after all the demands I put on it.

They are protecting yourself from EMFs with Shungite, reconnecting with the Earth using Earthing mats, and feeding my body with hydrogen water. These practices aren't just trends; they're backed by science and have the potential to help you feel great and live your best life. These are in no particular order of greatness, just how I felt to write about :) 

Understanding EMF Protection with Shungite and why you should consider adding Shungite into your life.

What are EMFs?

EMFs, or electromagnetic fields, are invisible areas of energy produced by all electrical items, including power lines, Wi-Fi, mobile phones, TVs, solar systems, and now even fridges, toasters, and vacuum machines. I mean, really? Do we need 'smart' toasters in our lives, or can we live without these EMF intrusions in our homes? In our modern, electrified world, we are constantly exposed to these fields, whether they are EMF from power (voltage) or radio frequencies from our mobiles. 

Health Risks Associated with EMFs

Research suggests that long-term exposure to EMFs can lead to a variety of health issues, including sleep disturbances, headaches, stress, brain fog, constant coughing and even more severe conditions like weakened immune function and increased risk of certain cancers. If you have any concerns about your health, I recommend that you seek advice from your medical professional. Symptoms from prolonged EMF exposure can happen subtlely, meaning you may not even notice that your body is showing signs. 

Introduction to Shungite

Shungite is a unique, carbon-rich mineral found in Russia. Shungite has been used for centuries to purify water and protect against negative energy. There was even a time that, as a Russian solider, you would have been executed if you weren't carrying a piece of Elite (Also known as Noble Shungite or Type 1 Shungite) in your water flask, so great was the risk of developing gut issues when out on war duties. Now Shungite is being studied for its EMF Blocking and harmonizing function. Shugnite is unique in that it can block or absorb EMFs, but it also produces its own frequency that is believed to act upon man-made and damaging frequencies and make them more bio-compatible. 

How Shungite Protects Against EMFs

Shungite contains fullerenes, which are powerful antioxidants that can absorb and neutralize harmful EMFs. You can help to create a protective shield around yourself by placing Shungite near your electronic devices or wearing it as jewellery. The strong frequencies coming off Shungite can turn these man-made frequencies into vibrations that are better for our bodies to handle. Regina Martino is a geobiologist and bioenergy expert who leads research in this area. She has an excellent book, 'Shungite', which is well worth a read. 

Ways to Use Shungite for EMF Protection

  • Wearable Shungite: Shungite pendants, necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings.
  • Home and Office: Place Shungite stone in the form of pyramids, spheres or eggs near electronic devices like computers, WiFi routers, and smart televisions.
  • Personal Spaces: Carry a small Elite Shungite stone in your pocket or purse. Especially when travelling long distances by car or by air. 
  • Mobile Phones: Place a Shungite phone plate on the back of your phone as I do. Many members of our Grounded Kiwi community have found that using a plate on their mobile has dramatically reduced the feeling of tingling or weakness in the fingers. 

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Embracing The Connection to the Earth for Better Health, Well-being and Protection

What is Earthing?

Earthing, also known as grounding, involves reconnecting with the Earth's natural energy by direct contact with the ground, such as walking barefoot or using an Earthing mat, earthing pillow etc.

Benefits of Earthing

The concept of bringing the Earthing connection inside was discovered in the early 2000s. Since this time, many research and scientific studies have been completed. As with anything 'natural' and not able to be patented, there is less money and, hence, studies completed than we would like. Grounded Kiwi has a research page with some of the latest research and links if you would like to carry on your path to the discovery of this true life-changing practice. Also, be sure to check out our review page. We are gathering thousands of feedback from Kiwis and Australians using the Grounding mat to improve their lives. 

As with starting any new practice, we always recommend consulting your medical professional before starting, especially if you have current health concerns. However one of the best things about Earthing is that it is completely natural. If fact, why don't you take a breather from reading my blog and head outside. Just remember to take the shoes off.

The studies to date have shown promise that Earthing may;

  • Reduce Inflammation: Helps reduce inflammation and pain.
  • Improves Sleep: Promotes deeper, more restful sleep.
  • Enhances Mood: Reduces stress and boosts mood.
  • Boosts Immunity: Supports and strengthens the immune system.

The Science Behind Earthing

Scientific studies have shown that the Earth's surface has a negative charge, and direct contact allows free electrons to transfer into the body. These electrons act as antioxidants, neutralizing free radicals and reducing inflammation. We are actually positive beings, and our activities during the day, from being active, from the clothing we wear and the surfaces (carpet, desks, cars) we use every day, meaning we build up a static charge. And if this energy is not discharged, we will continue to carry it around with us until we touch something more negative than us. 

How to Incorporate Earthing into Your Daily Routine

  • Outdoor Activities: Spend time barefoot on natural surfaces like grass, sand, or soil. Damp grass or walking the wave line at the beach is my favourite. 
  • Earthing Mat: Use a Grounding mat indoors, especially during sleep. All we need to do is hop into bed and go to sleep, which provides us with 8+ hours of Earthing support.
  • More Daytime Earthing: Add an Earthing desk mat or floor mat to your workspace. The more time earthing, the better; you can't do too much.

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The Power of Hydrogen Water - Water is life!

What is Hydrogen Water?

Hydrogen water is simply water infused with molecular hydrogen (H2), a potent antioxidant that can combat oxidative stress in the body. Unlike regular water, which comprises hydrogen and oxygen molecules (H2O), hydrogen water contains an additional dose of hydrogen gas, which is believed to offer unique health-promoting properties. Now, this might seem complicated, and perhaps you are thinking you need to be a scientist to achieve this. The good news is that it's super easy with our Hydrogen water bottle. Simply press the 'go' button, wait 5 minutes and you're good to go!

Potential Health Benefits of Consuming Hydrogen Water

  • Reduces Oxidative Stress: Neutralizes harmful free radicals naturally.
  • Improves Metabolism: Enhances energy levels and metabolic function. 
  • Supports Cognitive Function: Boosts brain health and reduces mental fatigue.
  • Promotes Longevity: Potentially slows down the aging process.
  • Cellular hydration: Hydrogen water is more easily absorbed at a cellular level, promoting efficient hydration for cell health. 

Scientific Evidence Supporting Hydrogen Water

Numerous studies have shown that hydrogen water can significantly reduce inflammation, improve metabolic health, and even enhance athletic performance. Its antioxidant properties are particularly effective in protecting cells from damage. This is why I have added hydrogen water to my daily practice. It seems like something we can all do to help protect our bodies and their systems from the constant bombardment of modern life. 

Are these wellness practices suitable for everyone, regardless of age or health status?

My three pillars of optimal health - Earthing mat, Shungite, and hydrogen water - are generally safe and beneficial for individuals of all ages and health statuses. However, we are all completely unique. We are all human, but we all have many influences, which can mean what's good for me may not be good for you. It is recommended to consult with a healthcare provider before incorporating any new wellness practices, especially for those with specific health conditions or concerns. Listen to your body and take note of any changes for the better or worse. 

Grounded Kiwi is all about using nature to help us live at our best. If you have any questions about the information provided in this blog, please do reach out to the team. 

As always,

Happy Earthing, 


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