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Become Healthier by Interacting with Nature

 

 

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“Nature makes us nicer as well as calmer.

It may also make us nicer to ourselves.”

Science is proving what we’ve always known intuitively: Nature does good things to the human brain. It makes us healthier, happier, and smarter.

 

Imagine a therapy that had no known side effects, was readily available, and could improve your cognitive functioning at zero cost. It exists, and it’s called “interacting with nature.”

For a delightful overview of this subject, check out this article by National Geographic:

This Is Your Brain on Nature

My thanks to Mimi Guarneri, MD, FACC, ABIHM, president of the the Academy of Integrative and Holistic Medicine for the above quotes from her most recent newsletter.

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