Free radicals are involved in the process known as inflammation, which is part of the healing process.
These rules are generally defined in a data dictionary or are implemented through data validation software.
‘Earthing’ or ‘grounding’ has been getting a lot of attention of late in certain communities, so about a week ago I decided to take a look. Some people believe this is not good for health and wellbeing. These compounds appear to be important, at least in part because they have the ability to attack and destroy unwanted things within the body including bacteria and viruses.
And then some earthing kit that I’d ordered arrived in the post and I’ve been using ever since (primarily an earthing mat which I put my feet on when I work).
OK, so the near miraculous resolution of my foot and ankle troubles could have been due to a lovely placebo response.
Half the pads were properly earthed and the other half while the other half were “sham” grounded (not actually earthed).
Most grounded subjects described symptomatic improvement while most in the control group did not.
While my ankle and foot pain (and ingrowing toenail) resolved, my elbow pain did not.
This does not in any way disprove my foot/ankle improvement was not a placebo response, but the likelihood of it being placebo is diminished by the experience with my elbow I think.
If the body has a positive charge on it, earthing allows electrons to flow into the body where, in theory, they can neutralise overblown free radical and inflammatory damage.