Post sponsored by Juil.*
Well if you’ve been following PTF for any length of time you know my woes with shoes. Be it tall shoes, short shoes, wide shoes or even teeny tiny shoes. OK, I may or may not of felt the need to toss out a spheal more or less Dr. Seuss style just then. Let’s move on.
I was granted the opportunity to receive a pair of Juil women’s sandals to facilitate my review.*
“Juil earthing shies cleanse your body of stress and toxins in the form of free radicals. The benefit is simple – you feel better.”
How many of you remove your shoes just to feel the grass, sand or water beneath your feet? I do. I love the feeling of cool grass under my feet on a warm day, or the squish of the sand and water mixture between my toes as I stroll along the beach.
Juil believes the calm you feel when experiencing the feeling of the earth beneath your feet without the hindrance of shoes has a bit of science behind the theory.
The short version – “Studies have shown that maintaining a direct connection between our bodies and the Earth’s surface is beneficial to our health.”
The long version – “In our everyday lives, we’re exposed to toxins and stress. Toxins include anything from breathing polluted air, to carrying our cell phones around. Stress can come from anywhere – work, school, friends, or family. Exposure to these stresses and toxins leads to a buildup of free radicals in our bodies. These free radicals attack healthy cells and cause inflammation which, oh, by the way, is the root of almost all medical ailments. Fortunately, we have the Earth, a giant magnet with endless supply of electrons. If we stay connected, these electrons are absorbed to neutralize and release the harmful free radicals from our bodies.”
Why should you and I become connect with the earth?
“Free radicals” occur in our bodies when we are exposed to toxins, pesticides, and generally anything that is toxic to our tissue (now-a-days, it’s more things than not). Over time, free radicals build up in our bodies. In order for them to become stable, the radicals must find an electron to “connect” themselves to. Where are these electrons then? Beyond the sources found in certain foods, vitamins, etc., we have an abundant source of electrons right beneath us in the earth. If we fail to connect ourselves with these sources, radicals attack our healthy tissue to rob the cells of their electrons. The result? A high potential for infection and inflammation, among other ailments.
· Dr. Carol Davis (Professor Emerita – University of Miami Miller School of Medicine)
How can connecting to the earth help you and me?
Over time, factors such as stress, man-made electromagnetic fields, toxins, infections and poor diets can contribute to chronic inflammation, which is known to contribute to many types of chronic disease. Inflammation and the free radicals it creates can be partially quenched by fruits, vegetables and other nutrients in a healthy diet. But what else can we do to help ourselves? Well, it turns out that our earth’s surface carries a natural, bountiful source of electrons that our bodies also need. These electrons have a balancing effect on our nervous systems and quench free radicals as well. Essentially, when we connect directly with the earth’s surface, electrons rising from its soil or sand will enter our bodies and turn the “negatives” we build up day-to-day into “positives.”
· Dr. Daniel Chong (Naturopathic Doctor)
Exactly how can Juil earthling shoes help me make the connection?
While the easiest way to stay grounded is to walk barefoot, that’s not always possible, fashionable, or appropriate. Most footwear insulates your body from making a connection with the earth, but the copper “dots” in Juil earthing shoes act as a conduit and allow you to stay truly connected and balanced.
I received my new Brio women’s sandals in Magenta a few weeks before my trip. Honestly when I opened the box and realized the thickness of the sole was considerably less than what I had imagined. I doubt radar began to go off. I’ve always had problem finding the correct shoes for myself. The color was attractive and the sole looked interesting. The next step (pun intended) was to put them to the test and break them in so to speak; all before my trip to Chicago.
The first day was more or less what I had expected. My feet were tired and swollen by the end of the day, which almost made me not want to give them another go the next day. But I’m nothing if not stubborn (gasp my children will laugh because I’m very stubborn) so the sandals and I had a go for round two.
Day two was better but still feeling the pain of the lesser amount of sole depth I’m used to and my feet were still swelling.
Day three, I was amazed at the end of the day my feet were not tired and no swelling in sight!
The big test came in the form of me wearing them into town for a full day of shopping. Yes, a full day (don’t worry I brought along back up shoes just in case). Can I get a big ole “OH YEAH” for Juil! My feet were sitting pretty at the end of the day after traipsing around the concrete floors of the supermarket, feed store and various other stops along the way.
So needless to say the Juil Brio’s made it into my suitcase for the Chicago trip! After a full day of walking around the Navy Pier (yes this was an athletic shoe event) a cruise and then walking around the park. I was able to go out on the town to the local House of Blues in comfort; and not one peep from my over worked feet. I was very tired don’t get me wrong. But my feet were not in the least amount of pain.
So this Baby Boomer Grandma will be awarding Juil a big thumbs up and shout out for my new favorite go to summer shoes!
Stay connected with Juil and order online and enjoy Free shipping and Free returns all the time!
Below is a discount code you can try, I’m not exactly sure when it expires (sorry). Keep and eye on their Facebook page for discounts; I’ve seen two in the past month.
Use code GLEAM20 at checkout for 20% off.
Photo credit* some of the photos above are directly from the Juil site the rest are solely Passport To Frugal’s and my not be copied. The facts that have been set in italics are directly form the Juil site. All experiences were my own and have not swayed my opinion of Juil in anyway.Pin It
Happy Holidays Bonnie~ aka LeahSay (LeeSay one word).
*Note facts and pictures may/may not be taken from the above mentioned site(s) or supplied by myself.