I'm seriously considering investing in an "Earthing Mat"... having been impressed by the writings of Dr Mercola and Dr Sinatra on the topic. Both emphasise that it arrests inflammation and is good for anyone suffering from Cardio vascular issues.
I had a double bypass two years ago and have been following the Pauling Protocols for nearly 2.5 years.
Dr Mercola says "Grounding helps thin your blood by improving its zeta potential, which means it improves the energy between your red blood cells. Research has demonstrated it takes about 80 minutes for the free electrons from the earth to reach your blood stream and transform your blood."http://articles.mercola.com/sites/artic ... ffect.aspx
Dr Sinatra, another respected (Web) Doctor is a champion of Earthing. What they say makes a lot of sense to me. https://www.drsinatra.com/boost-heart-h ... -grounding
I take Plavix... though I'd prefer not to, I'm persuaded by my Cardiologist that I should. I also take Cozaar and Lercanidipine.
I don't take Aspirin due to a mild allergic reaction to it long term.
I also take supplements, that you'll be familiar with, that "naturopath news" artcles say thin the blood:
Per day quantities -
Vitamin C - 10 grams
Unique E - 1 capsule 432mg
Ubiquinol - 1 x 50mg
Vitamin D - 1 x 5,000 IU
Pycnogenol – 1 x 100mg
Fish Oil 1 x (EPA 540mg, DHA 300mg) alternating daily with Flaxseed & Sunflower Oils - 1 teaspoon of each.
Koncentrated-K - 1 capsule per day
Surprisingly, I don't bruise easily... don't bruise often. I've had a gene test done and I'm a rapid Plavix metaboliser - and standard dose strongly recommended .
Dr Mercola says that "Grounding is contraindicated if you take Coumadin, as it may thin your blood too much."
However, Plavix has a very different action to Warfarin. And there doesn't seem to be a test that tells how thick or thin your blood is, if you are not on Warfarin.
Another quote from Dr S.
"Dr. Sinatra has been coaching a team led by Dr. Oschman in how to measure blood viscosity using a method called zeta potential. It measures the potential on your red blood cells by determining how fast they migrate in an electrical field. It turns out that when you ground to the earth, the zeta potential of your red blood cells quickly rises, which means your red blood cells have more charge on their surface, which forces them apart from each other.
This action causes your blood to thin and flow easier. It also causes your blood pressure to drop."QUESTION
(and I know it's not answerable with any degree of certainty)
Do you think I should go ahead and use an Earthing Mat? I'm scared stiff of getting a stroke. While any definitive answer is next to impossible, I’d very much appreciate your thoughts…