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Nature Therapy

Nature Therapy Can Heal: Learn More!

What is Nature Therapy?

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?

Nature therapy describes the idea of healing our physical and mental illnesses by immersing ourselves in nature. We often find excuses to spend time outdoors due to our hectic schedules, but we can use nature to make ourselves healthier people.

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.

Nature As Medicine

What is Ecotherapy?

Like nature therapy, ecotherapy is one of those inscrutable buzzwords that is trending more and more these days. There’s a huge amount of misinformation and confusion surrounding this term, in part because many people using it seem to think that ecotherapy is interchangeable with nature therapy. But in fact, while

What is Forest Bathing?

Chances are you’ve heard the term forest bathing before, but you don’t know exactly what it means. If the term “forest bathing” conjures up thoughts of a nice porcelain bathtub smack dab in the middle of the forest for you, you wouldn’t be alone, but you’d also be slightly off

What is Nature Therapy?

The following is adapted and condensed in part from this published interview. Nature therapy (and nature-based therapy) are buzzwords that you might have heard being thrown around more and more these days. This cutting-edge field has remained out of the mainstream so far because people haven’t figured out what it

Nature therapy and virtual reality for pain relief during flu vaccination injections

Happy to have our letter on nature therapy and virtual reality for pain relief during injections for flu vaccination published in the Wall Street Journal: credit to Zoë Silverberg and Mark Silverberg Md @Sansum Clinic for their creativity and imagination, and dedication to pediatric health. More information on this pilot program on

National Spinach Day and the Many Healing Powers of Spinach

Finally, it’s everyone’s favorite holiday of the year: National Spinach Day! Spinach has gotten a bad rap for a long time, although it’s made a comeback recently as more and more people espouse this superfood’s many health benefits. So what’s the real story on spinach—average green or culinary medicine superhero?

The Surprising Health Benefits of Pineapple

Who can resist the juicy, vibrant flavor of a sweet and tangy pineapple? Apparently, not many of us—this prickly plant often ranks as one of America’s most in-demand tropical fruits. But beneath its rough exterior, the pineapple is hiding more than just flavor. There are many health benefits to eating

Culinary Medicine and Nature Therapy Connect Through What You Eat

Dr La Puma with Dr Oz

Plants, Entrees, and Autonomy: Make Yourself Happier with How You Live.

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

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