The Science Of Going Barefoot

The kind of soles you have on your footwear may have a major impact on your well being. How is that possible you say? Those soles are probably made of plastic or rubber and are basically an insulator.

James Oschman PhD has shown (see that the earth acts as a huge reservoir of electrons and when we walk on the ground with bare feet or when we wear natural materials on our feet such as leather these electrons are able pass freely into our bodies. These free electrons are a natural anti-oxidant.


Grounding to the earth by going barefoot is documented to provide the following benefits:

  • improves sleep
  • reduces inflammation (and there is a close relationship between inflammation and virtually all chronic disease and even the aging process itself)
  • reduces pain
  • causes a rapid shift from sympathetic to parasympathetic nervous system thereby promoting relaxation
  • helps the heart by improving heart rate variability
  • reduces blood viscosity and  improves blood pressure & circulation
  • accelerates healing of injuries
  • reduces the primary indicators of osteoporosis

Grounding may also improve:

  • thyroid function
  • heart arrhythmia
  • autoimmune conditions such as lupus, multiple sclerosis, & rheumatoid arthritis

I have personally experienced major improvements in jet lag blues after 30-60 minutes of grounding with my bare feet on a lawn. Best of all it is fun and absolutely 100% free of charge!




May there be peace in our hearts.

May there be peace for all humanity.

May there be perfect peace on earth.


I appreciate your comments and feedback.

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About Dev Khalsa

Welcome my friend! My name is Dev Sarang Khalsa and I am a visionary scientist, yogi, master kinesiologist and entrepreneur. I have a passion for following the path of the heart.


  1. Can I use a grass patch in my home for the same effect? If I make a wood structure and put dirt in it and grow grass is it the same effect as being on the Earth?

  2. dev your truely an interesting character. i live in montreal canada and i am currently endeavoring to establish a self sustainable community outside of montreal, with a heavy influence online to spread the message. we currently have 60 acres and the project is coming along smoothly.

    you definately come off as a role model to someone like me, and i hope its not to imposing, for me to say, id like to meet you in person.

  3. Hi Dev, thanks for another great article. I remember hearing something a long time ago about jet lag and walking around barefoot after a flight for 30 mins or so helping. I wondered if it was also linked to reflexology points and the fact that barefoot the points get massaged much more than with shoes? We are big proponents of going barefoot in our family! Best wishes, Gabriel

    • Hi Gabriel

      Try massaging those reflexology points and then compare the result with just putting your bare feet on the grass and walking. Let me know what you think!


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