Jones Smiles - April 2018


Have you ever fallen asleep on the beach after swimming in the ocean? If you have, then you know it’s the most restful and relaxing sleep imaginable. You might have thought it was just the result of warm sunlight and vacation vibes, but research suggests you may have been experiencing the effects of a practice called “earthing.” Earthing, sometimes referred to as “grounding,” helps bring our bodies into a natural balance. The theory states that our bodies naturally develop a positive charge. As leading nutritionist Dr. John Briffa explains, “During the normal processes of metabolism, the body generates what are called ‘reactive oxygen species,’ which are commonly referred to as ‘free radicals’ ... Free radicals lack sparks of energy known as ‘electrons.’” When a molecule lacks electrons, it gives off a positive charge. An unbalanced positive charge contributes to inflammation, which can then cause many chronic diseases, including heart disease. You should balance your natural positive charge with a negative charge. How can you safely expose yourself to a negative charge? Just let your skin touch the earth.

Earth gives off a mild electric charge, with plenty of electrons to balance out our overabundance of free radicals. There has yet to be a large-scale scientific study about the benefits of earthing, but current research is promising. One study published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found earthing helps reduce blood viscosity, which is a major factor in cardiovascular disease. Another study in the Journal of Inflammation Research showed that earthing might speed up healing. Firsthand accounts from individuals who practice earthing often report lower stress levels, increased energy, and better sleep. Many people who practice earthing make it a point to walk outside barefoot on grass, soil, or sand at least once a day. You have to be careful where you walk, as you don’t want to get cut on sharp rocks or broken glass. An alternative to walking barefoot is to use an earthing pad, which can imitate the negative charge of our planet inside your home. Earthing is quickly gaining a following in the health community. If you are looking for a natural way to improve your overall health and sleep better, why not try taking a walk? Just remember to leave your shoes behind.


Truly the best dental experience ever! From the first consult to the cleaning and whitening product, I have been blown away with the entire operation. The front desk greets you with a smile and your first name. The hygienist staff takes the time to explain everything, and they’re acutely aware if you have just the slightest hint of discomfort. The dentist is top-notch as well as friendly and welcoming. I am very thankful for Jones Smiles and their staff. I wouldn’t change a thing, except maybe open a Jones Smiles in every county! –JEN H.

promptly led into my room to begin my procedure. I get treated special every step of the way, and when I leave, I am reminded by everyone to have a great day! I recommend Jones Smiles to everyone I meet, for any dental needs. It’s worth the drive to me!


Never would I have expected a dental appointment be a pleasant experience. You would have thought I was their only patient. Now, after three months of extensive dental repair, I am still happy to go see Dr. Jones and his great staff!

I live in Lawrenceville, so driving a little ways to the dentist might seem strange to some, but Jones Smiles is worth it! My appointment always starts with an enthusiastic, personal greeting, and I love it! I feel like I am with family here. Then I am


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