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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.

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EcoMedicine = Better Health Where You and Your Environment Meet

3 Natural Solutions to Anxiety

That pounding heart, sick-feeling gut, quickened pulse: anyone’s who has ever suffered from anxiety knows those awful feelings. (And I’d venture to say that those of us who hadn’t suffered from anxiety previously might have gotten a taste of it this past year during the coronavirus pandemic!). But there are

What is Surf Therapy?

What if I told you that catching a tasty wave isn’t just a great way to hang loose—it’s also a bonafide therapeutic technique that can help reduce symptoms of depression, stress, PTSD, and more? Welcome to another installment in my “What is Ecomedicine?” series, part of my goal to create

What is Sound or Music Therapy? What are Soundscapes? 

What if I told you that the right kind of sound or music could reduce pain and stress, help with symptoms of depression and schizophrenia, improve the social skills of children with autism, and even aid folks with dementia? Welcome to another installment in my “What is EcoMedicine?” series, part

What are Care Farm Best Practices?

You may have heard of care farms before, especially if you read last year’s popular blog on care farms. It’s a fantastically innovative idea bridging health and nature that I think we’ll see a lot more of in the coming years. But when a farm environment is also offering therapeutic

How to Reduce Stress Naturally with the California Poppy

I think it’s fair to say that stress is a problem for almost everyone these days! And if you’re anything like me, you’re always looking for natural ways to reduce stress and bolster your health. One surprising natural stress reliever you might not know about? The California poppy. (And no,

What is Healing Breathwork in Nature?

What if I told you that a specific kind of healing breathwork could boost your immunity, help you process pain and trauma, reduce your anxiety and stress levels, help you overcome your addictions, improve lung functioning, and generally improve your joy, happiness, confidence, and self-esteem? Today, we’ll be asking and

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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