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Your Brain on Nature: How to Fight Seasonal Depression

Cooler weather and the changing seasons can have a huge impact on your mental health, especially if have seasonal depression. But could cold weather cause more than just the winter blues? Let’s explore how your brain changes as the weather grows colder. Your Brain and Cold Weather As the weather

3 Underrated Ways to Spend Time in Nature + Improve Your Health

The results are in: spending time outside improves your mood, allows you to live longer and healthier, and can help you make (and remember) better decisions. But what exactly should you do outside? Figuring out what to do outside is a common problem for my patients when I prescribe a

Your Brain on Walking: Mental Health Benefits of Walking

Can walking transform your life and well-being? If the current body of research has anything to say about it, it might be time to take a hike! As part of the “Your Brain on Nature” series, we examined how nature walks can reduce anxiety and improve your physical health. Check

The Health Benefits of Morel Mushrooms

From the buzz around the Fantastic Fungi documentary to the portobello mushroom burger craze, mushrooms have been a popular topic of discussion. And the morel of the story is that no matter what mushroom you try, you will experience some benefits, particularly for your gut health. With that being said,

Kids & Their Devices: Healthy Ideas to Limit Screen Time

Adults and kids alike are spending as much as 50 percent more time using digital devices than they did two years ago. In our pandemic-altered digital reality, kids and teens have been most affected by the lure of the screen spending several hours a day using devices for school, socializing,

3 Healthy Snacks You Need To Try

Most people don’t include these three superfoods to their snack cupboard, even though they could have a major impact on their health. Next time you’re hungry between meals, grab for these three snacks instead of chips or candy. What three super snacks am I talking about? Read on to find

The 20/20/20 Rule For Protecting Eye Health

30% of the world is currently myopic (or near-sighted) and over 50% could be by 2050. In the United States alone, myopia has doubled in the last three decades. The rise of myopia is mostly due to spending more time online and less time in nature. Check out this one

Everything You Want to Know About Cannabinoids, But Are Too Afraid to Ask

The buzz around cannabinoid (CBD) may have you wondering if a CBD product could be effective for your health concerns. To make sense of the emerging claims around CBD products, it helps to know how these products are sourced, what the active ingredients are, and how they function in the

5 Easy Hacks to Supercharge Your Mental Health Walk

We can all agree the last couple of years have been stressful. In fact, anxiety levels are up over 25% since 2019. As with many conditions, nature can help heal our anxiety. That’s why my team and I set out to create a free program for anxiety. It includes a

5 Nature Places You Need to Check Out This Month

Want to make this month the best one yet? Instead of adding more tasks to your to-do list or more events to your calendar, add more nature to your life. Nature holds a variety of physical, cognitive, and emotional health benefits and while there are plenty of studies to support

This Natural Anxiety Remedy is a Must For These Influencers

If you’re feeling stressed, anxious, or frustrated, you should turn to nature. Yet so few of us actually do. Instead, we turn to social media, food, work, Netflix, and everything which hinders our connection with nature and ourselves. How would you feel if you replaced one hour of Netflix with

Try This Easy 5 Step Lavender-infused Honey Recipe

Lavender and honey not only make life sweet, they also can improve your physical and mental health. From helping improve your immune system to regulating blood sugar levels to improving your quality of sleep, these two have a lot to offer. So why not combine them into a lavender-infused honey