As you have learned from my blogs (and potentially other medical sources), our globe the Earth is an ecosystem, based on natural laws - only. So is our health and disease, respectively. Accordingly, nature is the very best remedy for our health and well being. Read on to learn more about…
Cathryn Beluga from Palmetto, FL, asks:
In the mobile home park we live, the Home Owners Association does not appreciate sitting outside on your property in lawn chairs, etc. Maybe they care about skin cancer?
As a former professor of ecology, and doctor of natural medicine now, I can tell you that any kind of nature (including your immediate vicinity in the mobile home park you live) is extremely important for your health.
Just as Dr. Max Gerson, late renowned U.S. cancer specialist and personal physician of Nobel Prize laureate Dr. Albert Schweitzer put it straight:
“Stay close to nature, and her eternal laws will protect you.”
Scientifically validated, inter alia, by the results of a recent study elaborated at the University of Queensland and its ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (CEED) in Australia, recommending a minimum dose of nature which may reduce the risk of developing high blood pressure, depression, heart disease, stress, anxiety and mental disorders, etc – just to name the leading chronic ailments in this country.
Even if you do not live in the countryside, according to their research, 30+ minutes visit per week in green spaces like, e.g., an urban park can cut the risk of depression by 7%, and high blood pressure by 9%.
Similar results of a study elaborated at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland, in cooperation with the University of Aberdeen, according to which physical activity and outdoor play in a natural environment can not only be helpful for short- and long-term health and well being, but “improve academic success and reduce obesity”.
How good that Florida’s Manatee County, where you live, has no less than 40 natural parks. Not to talk about the natural preserves of this state. And Florida, by far, is no exception among the 50 U.S. states.
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