The increased use of consumer electronics and gadgets – radio, television, computer, cell phones and other related appliances – has brought with it negative side effects on users’ health.
However, man has ignored a very vital means of improving his health, walking bare foot on the ground. Mr. Adjei Quaye, health campaigner and naturopath, who made the assertion in a health forum in Lagos said there are natural remedies from herbs and even the ground to bring succour to ailments.
Quaye said there are several man made item that deprive man from getting the much needed electrons from the earth. They include raised beds, synthetic mats, vehicles, synthetic carpeting, baby prams, footwear’s, vinyl covering the floor and even mattresses. He said that the human race is largely being bombarded with electronic gadgets all the hours of the day.
“If you were not using cell phones, someone would be calling, thereby polluting the whole atmosphere with electromagnetic waves. These waves affect our system and these electrons ionise the chemicals that enter the body and turn them to free radicals, which reduces the body’s immunity status.”
Quaye, also physical sciences lecturer at the University of Cape Coast said, “The body is like a ‘system’ made up of organs like the kidney, liver and others, then tissues, cells, molecules, atoms, nucleus and electrons. From the electrons, is produced a magnetic force.
Assuming a liver has 10 electrons, and the free radicals have taken five, it means the immune system gets weaker. So, the issue here is how to get back the lost electrons.”
He said it is all about the general wellbeing of the human body, adding that when the immune system is attacked by free radicals, the body defensive mechanism is compromised. But when the foot is placed on the ground and following the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics, energy moves from one place to another, electrons begin to flow to occupy the places where there is shortage.
It flows from the ground to the body for rejuvenation and there is also a healing process. Quaye revealed that to get replacement of the lost electrons, which is synonymous with boosting the immune system, the bare foot should be placed on the floor for as long as possible.
He said studies have shown that in children, for example, those who walk barefoot recover more quickly in case of ill health than those who don’t.
The benefits of going barefoot Pointing out that since the nerves of our organs (eye, liver, kidney, pancreas, etc) terminate in our palms and under the feet, Quaye said man is most likely to activate an organ like the kidney to function well by going barefoot, thereby giving it a natural acupuncture. Insomnia and arthritis patients, He said have shown positive results just by walking barefoot.
The incidence of fibroids, breast and prostate cancers and other disorders may reduce drastically by walking barefoot. He advised that it is a healthy practice for a pregnant woman to go barefoot.
As the activity of walking barefoot increases such other benefits as better sleep, lower stress, more calmness, relief from migraine and headache, reduced cancer incidence, improved blood pressure and improved fertility and sexuality can be attained.
He claimed that, while normalisation of the body’s biological rhythms could be attained, he however warned that diabetic patients should be careful when walking barefoot to avoid cuts.
Quaye said there are several man made item that deprive man from getting the much needed electrons from the earth. They include raised beds, synthetic mats, vehicles, synthetic carpeting, baby prams, footwear’s, vinyl covering the floor and even mattresses. He revealed that health focused manufacturers are making mattresses with magnets to improve blood and oxygen flow in the body.