This is a slight tangent but definitely related. A few years ago on another forum I came across a thread on grounding and earthing. I went down the rabbit hole and started looking at some high powered de-ionizing machines that fill the air of your room with negative ions to balance the positive charge we build up with our modern indoor/electronic/rubber soled shoe lifestyle.
Bear with me here: At the same time at work, our operator for our electromagnetic discharge machines, that uses water and a 0.01" diameter brass wire to cut steel abruptly quit. I learned that side of the business until a replacement could be found. Interestingly, I found that the machines also use de ionizing pumps to maintain a negative charge on the water that flushes around the steel and brass as it cuts. This keeps the electricity flowing and keeps the cut accurate by keeping the water negatively charged/non-conductive-if it got a positive charge the cut would be inaccurate by a few 0.0001" and scrap the parts. It was so ironic as I was seeing in action the same things I was seeing in some YouTube videos by a Japanese negative ion medical researcher who kept metal rods from oxidizing using negative ions vs. an untreated rod in another closed container that would rust. His directly applied this action to the human body as well and our free radicals/reactive oxygen. The negative ions we should be pouring into our body would bind to these positive free radicals instead of allowing them to run amok in our guts/bodies causing inflammation
Anyway, it all seemed so coincidental so I bought what I thought to be a good quality de ionizer and swear it helped me feel better running overnight. I wasn't having any UC/CD symptoms at the time so I'm definitely NOT making any claims about
that except all the science shows that being negatively charged SHOULD help with our disease and my little experiments turning off the de ionizing machine and measuring the conductivity of the water showed how quickly rust/oxidation starts occurring when the electrons weren't flowing.
Anyway, with my latest setback this month I actually ordered a grounding sheet for my bed that plugs into the ground of and electrical outlet. I know that's getting way too out there for most probably, but I have seen positive effects from the ion generator, so it's worth a shot IMO.
35 years old
Diagnosed 2009 proctosigmoiditis, 2010 Crohn's colitis, 2011 ileocolitis
Symptoms since 10.2007
Cannabis infused coconut oil 3X/wk
Pentasa, 2-4g/day, 6mp 50 mg/day(ish)
Rowasa enema every other night
99.98 pc pure DMSO one teaspoon every week(ish)
Sodium butyrate, Body Bio brand, occasionally
VSL#3 DS cancelled by insurance