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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

The Benefits of Rosemary, Thyme, and Mint for Your Garden and Health

You’ve probably heard of mint, rosemary, and thyme, but you might not be aware of all the health benefits these popular herbs provide. They can be used in medicinal and regenerative ways that supercharge your health, making them a great addition to your plate and garden. Mint There’s nothing like

Understanding the Interconnectedness of Health and Nature

In the modern era, it can be easy to feel more connected to our cell phones and computer screens than to the world outside. But that might not be beneficial to our health. Our wellbeing is connected to nature in more ways than you might imagine. Multiple fields of study

10 Underrated Ways to Make Your Garden Organic

Organic is more than just an adjective to describe an ideal version of gardening or produce in a grocery store. It’s the practice of improving biodiversity and your own health through eco-conscious gardening practices. However, there’s probably a lot of organic gardening practices that you’ve probably never considered, such as

Your (Kid’s) Brain On Nature: Tips For Getting Kids Outside More

Kids these days don’t spend as much time outside as they used to. While you might write this off as a complaint made by those who don’t understand how hard it is to tear a child away from an iPad, there may be some truth behind it. Your kids’ brains

When Should I Plant My Garden?

As a long-time gardener, a question I often get is, “When should I plant my garden?” I’m glad when people ask me this. Too often, new gardeners don’t plan out their garden strategically and won’t be as healthy and productive. By knowing more about your soil, location, when and how to

Everything You Need to Know About Vitamin D and Your Health

Here comes the sun–and you might want to make sure you spend enough time in it! Why? While there are a variety of benefits from sunlight, one of the most talked about is how sunlight supplies vitamin D. Vitamin D is a popular topic of conversation for a good reason;

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

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