Josie ByzekMost gardeners and beach bums agree nature has a restorative effect, whether it be from plunging our hands into the soil or plunking our butts on the sand. But what if being in direct physical contact with the earth actually makes us healthier?

That’s the big idea behind grounding, also called earthing. The theory is that our wired environments’ positive electrical charge (AC) isn’t good for us, so we should connect directly to the earth’s negative field (DC). And if we can’t get outside t