Humans, just like electronics, perform better when grounded

“The Earthing Movie: The Remarkable Science of Grounding” is directed by Sundance Award-Winning filmmakers Josh and Rebecca Tickell (The Big Fix, FUEL, etc). This is a feature-length documentary based on their viral short film entitled ‘Down To Earth,’ that reveals the scientific phenomenon of how we can heal our bodies by doing the simplest thing that a person can do…standing barefoot on the earth. The winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary at Dances With Films Festival, the film shares the Tickell family’s journey with the healing power of grounding, aka earthing, and the people they met and learned from along the way; featuring grounding pioneer Clint Ober, author Deepak Chopra M.D., actress/activist Amy Smart, author/activist Mariel Hemingway, cardiologist Dr. Stephen Sinatra, renowned healer Dr Joseph Mercola, engineer and physicist Gaetan Chevalier, PhD. and many others. Over 20 peer-reviewed studies have shown that Grounding (Earthing) reduces inflammation…one of the most damaging internal biological processes that leads to chronic disease. So get out there and put your feet on the ground, and/or increase your grounding time indoors with grounding products. Your body and mind will thank you! Read up on all the studies and research at: and

For those who don’t have the time to watch the video, here is a link to one of many studies that show the benefits of grounding.

Earthing: Health Implications of Reconnecting the Human Body to the Earth’s Surface Electrons


I’ve heard grounding is good. It’s recommended to walk barefoot more. Only downside to grounding is being caught in a thunderstorm ;0.

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I agree grounding is good but not during a lightning event but what about the effect the residual voltage, AC and DC, that often rides on the ground system in our homes?

The ground in our homes is not the same potential as the Earth. Ideally it would be but it’s not.

So true. The final 3rd of my US Air Force career was as a Combat Communications Officer. We would deploy with 8 or 9 large pieces of radio systems (some very large antennas), satellite and digital multiplexing equipment. All powered by large generators spread out over acres. Everything on the site was tied together with bare copper wire and hundreds of ground rods. We had to have a maximum difference between the ground grid and real ground of no more than 10 ohms. It was not always easy to achieve, it depended upon the soil. Large tanks of water helped.

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Ideally you want to bury a grounding rod in the Earth and run it to any earthing/grounding devices you have in your home.

Do you mean separate from the two rods code states and that I already have? A bit impractical for me. I’ll take my chances with the house ground.

I’m confident that my dual rods are better connection to Earth than walking barefoot on the ground.

It’s actually against National Electrical Code, for good reason, to have separate grounding electrode systems. Everything tied together.


They would not care about a separate conductor to ground that did not carry current. Just like grounding an antenna, which is a very good idea :wink: On 2nd thought, since the antenna connects to a power radio, they should also be tied together. I’d have to lookup the code to be sure.

I completely agree regarding separate grounds for the electrical system is a big no no.


Where I live, You need two grounding rods separated by at lease 6 feet to the main panel. You have to bond the pipes and neutral wire at the main meaning tying all that to ground. Also you have to ground the main water pipe coming into the building not more than 5 feet from the entrance to the main. Also you have to bond the hot and cold water pipes plus the gas pipe at the water heater. That’s code where I live. The code does not want any pipes in the building to somehow get energized and you get shocked when you touch it. I was a electrical contractor for many years.

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Anyone comment on why putting your own grounding rod etc. and attaching to the ground of the hifi (which therefore, in the uk at least, means you are tying the house electrical ground to your own ground) is a Bad Idea?

As long as you tie it all together you’re OK. Problems arise when there are separate ground rods or other grounds like water pipes NOT tied together, they will likely be at a different potential, meaning not equal voltage.

Multiple grounds rods is a good idea especially where the soil is dry or sandy as it doesn’t conduct well. More grounds tied together gives the entire system a better path…to ground.

It’s also a good idea to clean and seal the connectors once a year or so. Many contractors will install them and tighten them but not necessarily clean them or seal them from the elements. A better ground is a great way to improve your system.

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Thanks, I often did it as a teenager for shortwave radio, and audio, but often see folks saying it’s a no no.