also boost your immune system and heal your adrenals? A growing body of research is now demonstrating that exposure to nature or its elements can result in beneficial effects, including but not limited to improved cognition and psychological well-being, lowered blood pressure, reduced stress, adrenal fatigue, positive immune health, and faster healing.
“One day spent in the wilderness increases the number of our natural killer cells in the blood by 40 percent on average. If you spend two days in a row in a wooded area, you can raise the number of your natural killer cells by more than 50 percent,” states Clemens G. Arvay in his book, The Biophilia Effect. What is more impressive is that research shows that those who spent just one day in the forest will have more natural killer cells in their bodies for seven days after, even if they did not go back during that time.
Additionally, a technique named earthing, also known as grounding, can promote health. It is based on scientific research that demonstrated that connecting to the earth’s electrical energy supports physical well-being. In particular, it has an impressive positive effect on lowering inflammation.
Earthing can be very simple and affordable, and it can be achieved in many ways: standing, sitting, lying, or walking with direct skin contact with the ground. It is as simple as finding a piece of earth or going to the beach, kicking off your shoes, and spending twenty to thirty minutes in contact with the earth. There are also earthing products such as shoes and bedsheets as a convenient alternative to maintain contact with the earth during work, rest, or sleep.
Isn’t this wonderful news?! I hope this inspires you to go for a daily walk outdoors - and if it's too cold where you live, you can instead buy indoor plants or watch nature videos on YouTube.
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Dr. Toni is a Best-selling author, Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP) & Registered Herbalist in San Diego, California. She holds a PhD in psychology, and a Clinical Herbalist Certificate, an HHP certificate and is a Certified Trainer in the Success Principles. In private practice as a HHP she has been influenced by a variety of clinical modalities and orientations, and by the diverse life experiences of her clients. Toni’s approach to healing is holistic & transpersonal. In her work, she integrates the principles of Eastern and Western nutrition, herbololgy, energy medicine, Buddhist mindfulness and personal counseling to assist others in working through their physical or emotional blocks to attain optimal health.