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Nature Therapy

Nature Therapy Can Heal: Learn More!

What is the evidence supporting the use of 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.

Write A GreenRX… presented to MDVIP’s Annual National Meeting

Culinary Medicine and Nature Therapy Connect Through What You Eat

Where it comes from, how it is raised, and how it acquires and provides nutrition, energy and protection. Click the Superfood/Superdoctor video below for more.

Dr La Puma with Dr Oz

Key Nature Therapy SubSpecialties


The Natural Power of Certified Organic Produce…as seen on Simply Living TV with Ashley Koff RD

Nature As Medicine

Exploring Natural Antibiotic Alternatives: Foods, Herbs, Oils

Exploring Natural Antibiotics: Protecting yourself against infection can be done naturally. But where do you begin? Foremost, if you suspect you have an infection (you’re coughing, expelling mucus, are feverish, etc.), now is not the time to experiment: You absolutely should be working with a doctor to treat the infection.

Natural Approaches to Living With Asthma

Natural approaches to living with asthma: all you want to do is breathe deeply and fully. You want to fill your lungs with oxygen and feel satisfied. You want to do it rhythmically and naturally, without gasping for air, without fear or panic. But for 7% of the U.S population

Nature Therapy for Young Parents

I recently had the privilege of presenting A Green Rx: Giving Your Family a Healthy Edge at Chadwick Village, a stunning independent K-12 school in Palos Verdes. On a 45 acre bucolic campus, created at the bequest of Margaret and Commander Chadwick in 1935, the school has always been interested

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