OTTAWA, Ontario, June 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Can you remember the last time you ran barefoot through a field or laid in the grass to look up at the clouds? What about the last time you slipped off your sandals and got sand between your toes or dipped your toes in some warm, soft mud?
This activity is known as "earthing" and, believe it or not, it has powerful health benefits, says Nathalie Beauchamp, D.C., IFMCP. Dr. Nathalie is an Ottawa-based doctor of chiropractic and certified functional medicine practitioner with the Institute of Functional Medicine whose latest book is Hack Your Health Habits: Simple Action-Driven, Natural Health Solutions for People On the Go! She says something as simple as kicking off your shoes can lead to improved sleep, reduced inflammation and chronic pain, reduced stress, improved energy and a greater feeling of well-being.
"Earthing works by connecting you to the healing energies of the ground, thereby neutralizing free radicals and reducing chronic inflammation in the body," she explains. "It sounds a bit far-fetched, but it works. Even short periods of time engaging in this activity yield significant health benefits, whether it is on sand, rock, dirt or grass."
In an interview, Dr. Nathalie can talk about earthing and other healthful ways to enjoy the summer. For example, she can share:
- Ways shoes inhibit the Earth's natural flow of electronics as do as rubber, leather, plastic and polyester – which are found in the majority of the apparel we wear
- Dos and don'ts for barbecuing including the importance of cleaning the grill!
- Why the sun is not your enemy but practicing "safe sun" is a must. Did you know that 60 SPF sunscreen is only 2 percent more effective than 30 SPF in blocking UVB rays?
About Dr. Nathalie Beauchamp
Dr. Nathalie Beauchamp, D.C., IFMCP, is an Ottawa-based doctor of chiropractic and certified functional medicine practitioner with the Institute of Functional Medicine. She is also a public speaker and a TV and radio personality. Dr. Nathalie has owned the Santé Chiropractic and Wellness Centre, in Ottawa, for 23 years. She is the author of Hack Your Health Habits: Simple Action-Driven, Natural Health Solutions for People On the Go! Other books by Dr. Beauchamp include Jump Start Your Health: Get Focused, Get Results, Permanent Weight Loss Solution, and Wellness on the Go – Take the Plunge – It's Your Life, co-written with Andree J. Benson.
She is a former natural bodybuilder and figure competitor.
She has talked about health and wellness on the radio and television; written about it for a variety of publications and has a YouTube channel. She is also the founder of the weekly "What The Hack?! Podcast," in which she interviews other health experts on a variety of topics.
Dr. Nathalie's mission is to empower people all over the globe to take control of their health naturally and lead happy and productive lives.
SOURCE Nathalie Beauchamp