Forget what you think you know about mental health treatments: Gwyneth Paltrow and the Goop tribe are here to teach you and the medical industry otherwise.
According to a post recently published on the superstar’s site, all one needs to do to cure their depression, arthritis, insomnia and countless other medical issues is simply spend some time outside with their shoes off and get into ‘earthing.’
“Earthing therapy rests on the intuitive assumption that connecting to the energy of the planet is healthy for our souls and bodies,” a recent post written by a Goop staff writer begins, adding that even Gwyneth Paltrow herself is a fan.
“Several people in our community (including GP) swear by earthing — also called grounding — for everything from inflammation and arthritis to insomnia and depression.”
The treatment, also known as grounding, is also favoured by My Kitchen Rules judge and Paleo enthusiast Pete Evans.
According to advocates like Paltrow and Evans, there are health benefits to having a physical connection with the Earth’s surface — for example, by walking barefoot or sitting on the grass.