Category Archives: Angi-aging

Grounding as ecotherapy

Many have known since the beginning of time that Nature, affectionately call “Mother Earth” – is rich with healing properties. And those healing benefits are free for the taking!
Not only can we access this healing by walking directly on the ground barefoot, but also when wearing conductive shoes (even on city sidewalks – concrete is just reconstituted sand and water and conductive to the earth). Once connected, one’s feet are able to get the amazing nutrients in the form of electrons back into our bodies. This is called “grounding” (also known as earthing). Recent scientific studies now show that being outside just inhaling nature’s natural fragrances and viewing greenery and trees can positively contribute to ones health and well being.

Forest Bathing
The Japanese long ago called it “forest bathing” — the mere act of looking at nature through a window proved beneficial. New books such as Nature Fix) and the just released NBC video lauding new research, attest to the healthful benefits.
So, get outdoors, take a stroll in a park or garden patch and breathe in what is your birthright. We believe literally being grounded is by far the best way to benefit even more so. We encourage barefoot tootsies making direct contact with the ground or wearing grounding footwear such as ours, called pluggz ( are even more advantageous, of course. And you’ll be super comfy and look great in the process!


How To Prevent Conference Fatigue:  How to stay grounded at your next conference, workshop, or long training.

conference-nametagLong days in chilly hotel rooms where you mingle with strangers (or friends), breathe in air conditioning, and stand for hours on end can be a mix of excitement and fatigue. You often leave these situations sick, tired, hoarse, overwhelmed, giddy, and just feeling a bit all over the place. Your feet often hurt, your digestion system out of whack, and even though you may be buzzing with new ideas, your whole body and mind are often just plain tired.

Here’s how to get through every conference taking with you the positive, but leaving behind the draining feeling, the sore feet, and (hopefully) the post-conference colds!

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You want a long and healthy life, right?

September is Healthy Aging Month, and that starts with nutrition, more important than ever, given our current world of toxins, depleted soils, processed foods, and chemicals. Eat right and you’ll have clear, glowing skin and eyes; shiny hair; wrinkle and sagging-free skin; healthy weight; good health; and more.

The nutrients in foods give our cells information on how to perform, so if unhealthy eating habits don’t affect you now, they probably will sometime in the future.


A super food has an ultra-high nutrient content, and is often known for playing a role in aiding health or the anti-aging process. These foods aren’t anything exotic; in fact, you can find most of them in any supermarket, and they can either be eaten or included in your favorite juices or smoothies.

There are many super foods, but here are just a few suggestions from us at pluggz:

    • Grapefruit

Grapefruit floods the liver, where health really begins, with nutrient-rich juice, keeping that organ in tip-top shape and helping it to burn fat.

    • Pumpkin

Just one cup is packed with Vitamins A and C, minerals, and carotenoids, fiber and phytosterols.

 Combine 100&  pure canned pumpkin with another super food, yogurt, for a powerful snack.

  • Kale

A member of the cabbage family, this vegetable has more iron than beef and is packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and omega-3 and 6 fatty acids, meaning that it boosts immunity, fights arthritis, asthma and some autoimmune disorders.

Kale can be steamed, boiled, stir-fried, or eaten raw. Click here for some yummy, easy recipes.

  • Blueberries

One handful gives you vitamins, minerals, flavanoids and antioxidants, boosting immunity, lowering inflammation and aiding in the anti-aging process. Eat them fresh or frozen; there are some very good frozen ones on the market.

If you’re 20-something, you’re probably thinking, “So what’s all this got to do with me?”  Remember, though, our bodies are brilliant machines and they remember everything; in our youth, nothing seems to have much affect, but things like frequent partying, skimping on sleep, eating poorly and getting too much sun exposure, among others, will only get us in our 50s! So it’s never too early to start thinking about it!


Pluggz is a footwear brand featuring proprietary grounding technology. Pluggz shoes give people a direct connection to the Earth when they walk on grass, sand, soil and even concrete. To view our complete line, please click here.