Clint Ober … Earthing Howard Straus’ guest Jan. 23, 2012 on The Power of Natural Healing. Clint Ober, a pioneer in the communications and cable television industry, discovered by chance in 1998 that being in direct physical bare skin contact with the Earth is important for health. He knew from his background that connection with the Earth is the essential stabilizing factor for communication and cable systems. All such systems are grounded, that is, connected to Earth’s stabilizing surface energy via a ground rod. Since 1998, Clint has relentlessly pursued scientific research and produced a dozen studies showing that Earthing or grounding — as he often calls it — has a profound and positive impact on human physiology and health. He also developed simple and convenient Earthing systems that allow people to ground themselves when inside their homes and offices and reap the benefits, such as less pain, better sleep, and more energy. Mr. Ober has documented his amazing discovery and pursuit of scientific validation of the profound health benefits of Earthing in the award winning book, Earthing:The Most Important Health Discovery Ever? (Basic Health Publications, 2010), co-authored with cardiologist Stephen Sinatra and health writer Martin Zucker. The book “Earthing” received the prestigious Nautilus Award shortly after being published and was named Book of the Month in April 2011 by the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians.