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I was first seriously exposed to the concept of grounding when I was apprenticing in Shamanism at the Church of Earth Healing in Athens, OH.  If you are going to be blasting off into other dimensions on one sort of shamanic journey or another, a solid grounding in this physical reality is necessary.  Over the 20 years I have been studying and practicing healing, each school or teacher described grounding in a slightly different way.  Most described a common sort of presence in the here-and-now and a subtle energetic and spiritual connection to the earth.  After 4 years as a student and 10 years teaching at BBSH, I had plenty of not-so-subtle experiences of grounding.  Grounding came to mean a tangible surge of pleasant and powerful energy that would fill my body, especially my lower belly (tan tien).
However, despite years of doing grounding exercises, I was not prepared for the simplicity and elegance of the teachings about earthing that are now emerging.  Firstly, researchers have begun to accurately describe grounding from a scientific perspective.  This can be mostly summed up in one sentence: earthing supplies the body with electrons.  As Dr. Thomas Levy has said, all antioxidants supply the body with electrons, and all toxins steal electrons from the body.  If you haven’t seen any of the videos by Dr. Levy, this might be a good time to view some of those.  So, in essence, the earth offers a limitless supply of electrons, which operate as antioxidants and help neutralize just about any poison.  As we know, antioxidants are one of the primary treatments for damage due to radiation exposure.
Earthing can be accomplished simply by standing on the earth barefoot, swimming in a natural body or water, or, indoors, by using specifically designed grounding mats that are connected to the earth by a grounding wire.
Here is a summary of some recent research into the health benefits of earthing:
David Wolfe gives a live demonstration of grounding:

Catalyzed by the extreme tragedy Japan, I set about finding out how to protect myself and my family from radiation.  As the nuclear crisis has been unfolding, it became increasingly obvious that this information was vital to millions of residents of Japan – and to the rest of the world as well.  Though some of the information in this blog may be disturbing, my purpose is not to scare anyone, but to empower individuals, families and communities to take responsibility for their own well being.  I hope you will find this information useful.

The Japanese government continues to repeat the dishonest mantra that radiation exposures and contamination of food and water are below safe limits.  However, the closer we look at the facts of the Fukushima nuclear accident, a very disturbing picture emerges.  Individuals with geiger counters have discovered readings way above official numbers in places, such as this playground not far from Tokyo which had a reading well over 6 microseiverts per hour.

We have been hearing reports from a friend in Ibaraki Prefecture of schoolchildren showing symptoms of radiation sickness, including diarrhea, vomiting and swollen lymph nodes.  This is now being confirmed by the internet media in reports of children having symptoms such as nosebleeds, diarrhea, and fatigue.  I have heard anecdotal reports of nosebleeds from Tokyo all the way to Hokkaido.

This is deeply concerning for the Japanese people, especially children who are more vulnerable to radiation poisoning.  However, it is not only the Japanese that face this danger.  Arnie Gunderson reports that radioactive ‘hot particles’ from Fukushima are being measured in Seattle at about half the rate as Tokyo.  Radioactive material has been found in produce from California and milk from across much of the United States.  We are assured by the FDA and EPA that it is all within safe limits, but the fact is that there is no safe limit for radiation – it is all damaging.  We will not know the full extent of the damage from this disaster for decades – we are still learning from Chernobyl – but, in the meantime, there is plenty we can do to protect us ourselves from this very real and present danger.
Most of the suggestions to follow are worth doing regardless of nuclear accidents, as they are supportive of vibrant health in general.  The current long emergency of nuclear contamination only makes this more important now than ever.  I’m going to do a series of blog posts, each one covering different aspects of holistic radioprotection.  Below is an index.  Links will become active as I update.  I’ll keep updating as I am able to research and process the info I come across.  I hope that you find the information useful and that it supports you in living a long, healthy and spirited life!
All the best to you,
Jonathan
The Chelators:
  • Fruit Pectin!
  • Microalgae: Spirulina, Chlorella, Blue-Green Algae
  • Cilantro

Antioxidants & Supplements:

  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin D3
  • Astaxanthin
  • Glutathione
  • Suphurophane
  • Sodium Alginate
Radioprotective Herbs:
  • Turmeric
  • Ginger
  • Ginseng
  • Rosemary
  • Holy Basil
  • Miso
  • Saurkraut
  • Tsukemono
  • Natto
  • Non-Dairy Yogurts
Radioprotective Minerals:
  • Iodine
  • Selenium
  • Potassium
  • Magnesium
  • Calcium
Cruciferous Vegetables & Broccoli Sprouts:
  • Broccoli Sprouts
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower, Cabbage, Mustard Greens,
  • Daikon Radish
Miscellaneous:
  • Mycoremediation
  • Phytoremediation
  • Bioremediation via Bacteria
Consciousness, Intention and Mind-Body Therapies
©Jonathan T. Bessone
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