Clint grew up on a farm in Montana where daily life existed in balance with Mother Nature. His childhood days were spent chasing cows, baling hay, and walking the long rows of beets and beans pulling weeds while barefoot. 

Of this time, Clint notes, “Everything was about the Earth.” Many of Clint’s friends were from the Native American reservation. He noticed that most things they did were different from what he was told was “normal.”

One time, his friend’s mother told him to remove his shoes when they got home from school. “They will make you sick,” she said. 

Clint vividly remembers when the sister of his friend became very ill with a bad case of scarlet fever. Her grandfather dug a pit in the ground and placed her in it. He built a fire near the pit and sat nearby. The girl stayed there for a few days and then arose, much better. 

It was only later in life that Clint realized that everything his friends' parents did was based on a much greater knowledge of Nature than he was ever taught.

In the early 1960s , Clint moved to the “big city” and was hired for a position in the fledgling cable television industry. He quickly realized that cable was the future of television and enthusiastically dove into learning all aspects of the business. He organized marketing campaigns, climbed poles, drilled holes, sunk ground rods, and ran the wire to install cable systems in many homes throughout Montana.

After a few years, Clint was hired as the National Director of Marketing for a Denver company that quickly grew to become the largest cable television company in the U.S. (It was eventually acquired by AT&T.)

In 1972, Clint started his own business that specialized in developing cable television systems, as well as broadcast television and microwave communication properties. It soon became the largest provider of cable television marketing and installation services in the country, installing cable in millions of homes. In an age before the internet, 

Clint helped pioneer the first-ever cable modem and distribution through personal computers of news reports from news agencies around the world. He was closely involved in the early development of programming and marketing for the cable and telecommunications industries, working with the top visionaries who created Cable News Network (CNN), Home Box Office (HBO), and other major cable networks. 

Clint was successful in every way possible, until 1993 when his health crumbled. 

One day in 1998, Clint was sitting on a park bench in Sedona watching a passing parade of tourists go by. Clint looked at their shoes and he realized that people from all over the world were wearing running shoes with thick rubber or plastic soles. He mused that all these people were insulated from the ground (himself included) and the electrical surface charge beneath their feet. He started thinking about static electricity and wondered if being insulated like that could have some effect on health. This was the moment that changed everything. 

Clint thought back to his years in television and cable. Before there was cable, there was a lot of “flecks” or “white noise” or “snow lines” that interfered with the television picture. It's the same as the radio interference crackle and pop that happens when you’re driving in or near a power line. To stop this interference, the cable companies ground and shield the entire cable system in every home to prevent extraneous electromagnetic signals and fields from interfering with the transmission carried through the cable. This not only provides the viewer with a perfect picture, it prevents the signals from within the cable system from disturbing police radio or TV station transmissions.

Wondering to himself if being disconnected from the earth might affect humans in any way, Clint went back to his hotel room and picked up his voltmeter to try to answer the question. (A voltmeter is an instrument that measures the electrical potential differences between the earth and any electrical object, or any two points in an electrical circuit.) 

Clint attached a 50-foot wire to the voltmeter and ran the wire out the living room door and attached it to a simple ground rod he stuck in the earth. Then, he started walking around the hotel room and measuring the electrical charges being created on his body as he moved. 

What he found to be most interesting was the amount of electromagnetic field (EMF) induced potential (in volts) on his body increased every time he went near an electrical appliance in the living room and kitchen - except the fridge and his computer tower - which were grounded. This made a lot of sense to him as in the communications industry they grounded electronic equipment to prevent interference from EMFs. 

Next, Clint went to the bedroom and lay down on the bed. His body registered with the highest level of EMFs yet. Why? The bed was up against a wall full of hidden electrical wires. He wondered to himself if all these electrical fields could be affecting his ability to fall asleep as he had been having a really difficult time with that lately. 

With his curiosity piqued, the following afternoon he headed out to the hardware store and bought some metallized duct tape. He laid some tape on the bed to form a grid, took an alligator clip and attached it to one end of the duct tape. He then connected a wire to the clip and ran it out the window, fastening it to a ground rod sunk in the earth. Clint lay down on bed on top of the grid and noted that the voltmeter registered his body at nearly zero, meaning he was in sync, or grounded to the earth and was not being affected by EMFs. 

All of a sudden, Clint woke up and realized it was the next morning. He had fallen asleep with the voltmeter in his hands and had slept through the entire night. Clint hadn’t slept through the night for years without taking pain pills due to chronic back pain as a result of back surgeries. 

He wasn’t sure what it all meant yet, but he slept on the grounded grid for the next few nights. Each night he fell asleep easily and slept through the entire night without needing medication to help.

Clint started searching for information about grounding and health and didn’t find much. There were a few anecdotal stories about Native Americans that were folklorish in nature and some information about barefoot enthusiast societies. He found considerable information about electrostatic discharge and how people working on computer components and electronic chips had to be grounded in order not to damage any of the components electrically, but it didn’t link anything to the health of the person doing the work. He consulted with a few electronics experts to ensure that sleeping “Earthed” as he was starting to call it was safe, and was reassured that it was. 

After coming to the conclusion that no one - in modern day - had researched the grounding/health connection, Clint started reaching out to the scientific community. No one took him seriously and his enthusiasm was always met by blank stares of indifference, laughter, or a negative response. Clint drove out to California in search of a University to back a grounded study. 

After repeated rejections, Clint decided to fund his own study to get the ball rolling. After a successful anecdotal study of 60 subjects was published in 2000, a retired anesthesiologist in Southern California who was interested in electric field research, stepped up and said he’d like to prove Clint wrong. The first pilot study was conducted and instead of Clint being proved wrong, he was validated.
Clint's Message To You
"After years of observing the effect of Earthing on people, I know with absolute certainty that most everything going on in the body is different when you’re not grounded, when you are disconnected from the Earth, like most people today.

The way to live is to be connected to the Earth - grounded as much as possible − because being connected is like pulling a switch that enables your body to function more naturally and efficiently. Your body works electrically. You are a bioelectric being and you need connection with your natural electric source — the Earth’s electric energy. It establishes the most natural state of your electric body. It nourishes every cell."
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Earthing can be life-changing. It is one of the most simple and important things you can do for your health, and probably the easiest lifestyle change you can make in your lifetime.

My message is very simple: get grounded, and stay grounded for a lifetime.
- Clint Ober