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Your health and that of the planet are two sides of the same coin. Feel better and live in synergy with the world around you. Enjoy wellness through nature.

What is EcoMedicine?

EcoMedicine shows that the health of our planet and of our bodies are two sides of the same coin.
Being with plants, animals, clean air and water, and eating and growing unprocessed foods can heal what ails us as specifically and prescriptively as can medication can. 
Explore the most cutting edge research on nature and your health, and get our actionable tips you can start using today to expand your wellness and self-care, improve your immune system, reduce inflammation and feed your microbiota.   As you do, your power to improve the planet’s health develops, expands and helps others.

Learn more about EcoMedicine: get our take-home messages every week, read the most recent EcoMedicine blogs, and learn why EcoMedicine is an essential prescription

EcoMedicine = Better Health Where You and Your Environment Meet

Why Nature Sounds Are Good For Us

Babbling brooks, twittering birds, rustling leaves… these are just a few of the wonderful sounds that nature can bring us. Maybe even just thinking about the rush of the ocean waves or the sound as the breeze moves through tall grass has already gotten you feeling a little bit more

7 Ways the Use of Hydrotherapy Reduces Stress

I think it’s fair to say that most of us would love to learn more natural, simple ways to reduce our stress! Might I suggest looking into hydrotherapy? Hydrotherapy (or “water cure”) refers to the therapeutic use of water to stimulate the body’s healing force. Many beneficial changes take place

3 Reasons to Get Close to a Tree

Who doesn’t love a good tree? We can climb them, sit under their shade, and enjoy their beauty as they change throughout the seasons. We see and pass by a lot of trees in our lives as we walk down shaded streets, hang out in the park, or even tend

How to Get the Benefits of Exercising in Nature

By now, you’ve probably heard the news (unless you’ve been living under a rock): exercise is good for you! And if you’re a regular on this blog, you’ll also know that nature is good for you too. (That’s what ecomedicine is all about!) So it might not surprise you to

What is Regenerative Agriculture?

You’ve probably heard of sustainable agriculture. But have you heard of regenerative agriculture? Welcome to another installment in my “What is EcoMedicine?” series, part of my goal to create a compendium of well-researched scientific blogs on the various kinds of ecomedicine out there. Since there are so many kinds of

Digital Distraction: 3 Reasons To Ditch The Phone and Get Outside

Digital addiction is a real thing — and something those of us who grew up without connected devices would have never imagined. Sit inside and stare at a screen alone rather than play outside with our friends? Not in a million years. But babies entering the world today may see

Culinary Medicine and EcoMedicine Connect Through What You Eat

Dr La Puma with Dr Oz

Plants, Entrees, and Autonomy: Make Yourself Happier with How You Live: A University of Chicago Invited Lecture

Write A “GreenRx”… Dr. La Puma’s Keynote Talk to MDVIP’s Annual National Meeting

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