Nature Therapy Resources

What is the Evidence for Nature as Medicine?

Everyone knows fresh air is good for you.  But did you know that exercising outside or in view of outside is more effective than exercising inside? Or that dementia gardens can improve memory? Or that PTSD and ADHD can improve with nature guidance?

How does nature work? Behavioral activation? Cortisol, vitamin D and serotonin level change? Phytoncide inhalation? Immune system desensitization?

The science of specific environments (blue or green, garden or meadow, VR or forest) is just being revealed.  But studying and then prescribing specific nature therapies is reasonable, smart and innovative.Below are some places, videos and organizations with which to learn more.

Key Nature Therapy SubSpecialties

Nature Therapy Related Organizations

Nature Therapy: A Video Primer for Clinicians

 

The Natural Power of Certified Organic Produce

as seen on Simply Living TV with Ashley Koff RD

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