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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? All of the above?
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. Here’s a primer I wrote about Culinary Medicine and Nature: Foods That Work Together: it’s one of the most popular pieces published in the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine.

Nature As Medicine

What Are Blue Spaces?

Blue Spaces offer more than a fun day at the lake or hanging ten at the ocean. They offer a variety of health benefits and visiting blue spaces should be part of a healthy routine, but what exactly are they? Blue spaces are bodies of water and areas near bodies

How to Grow Your Own Food in 2022

Did you know people who spent time outside during the pandemic felt less anxious than those who were housebound? Could that have been the 20 million new gardens that were planted and harvested? Could you have one next year? Yes you can! In this gardening guide, we’ll go over what

Spend More Time Outside in 2022 With These 6 Nature Activities

As we approach a new year, many people are considering ways they can become healthier. While you might focus on how you can eat healthier or workout more, there may be a pillar of health you’re missing: going outside. Adding nature activities to your 2022 plans might improve your health.

5 Natural Ways to Improve Your Sex Life

You might not one to admit it out loud, but you also can’t ignore the truth; your sex drive has taken a dive and you don’t know why. You’re likely embarrassed, confused and upset. Try not to be. It’s a common issue, but one with many easy nature fixes. These

4 Health Benefits of Gardening

Spending time in nature makes you happier and healthier. But do you want to supercharge your time in nature? Then you should consider gardening. There are many ways gardening improves your health, from reducing stress, improving cognition, and giving you the freedom to grow healthier foods in your own backyard

Fall Herbs To Grow In Your Garden

Gardening is often thought to be a spring or summer activity. But in many regions, you can garden in the autumn too. Plants, such as these three fall herbs, are great to grow in your garden this September–and to add to your plate throughout the fall and winter months. Rosemary,

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

Key Nature Therapy SubSpecialties

Animal Assisted Therapy

Blue Care

Care Farms

  • CareFarming UK (Care Farming UK)
  • Current Status and Potential for Care Farms (NJAS – Wageningen Journal of Life Sciences)

Culinary Medicine

Ecotherapy

 

Green Care

Forest Walking/ Shinrin-Yoku

Nature Deficit Disorder

Therapeutic Horticulture

Executive Summary

 

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