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Trees Mend Us: The Unexpected Health Benefits of Trees

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Hello, my name is Verla and I want to help you get healthier. I am a retired Registered Nurse with a Master's in Health Science. I believe that going outside to be close to trees can change your life. And that you can do this for free with a simple plan. I will explore the science of tree air, share it with you, and together we will let the Trees Mend Us.

After a recent diagnosis of Systemic Lupus (SLE) I sold my suburban home in Burlington, Ontario and moved to my small hometown, Pine Falls, in the boreal forest of Manitoba.

In my spare time I am a board member of the Pine Falls Hospital Foundation and a board member of the Interlake Regional Health Authority's Local Health Involvement Group. I understand and support the current health system. I also think that there is more mystery in health than we currently acknowledge. In particular, I believe the research that says: the more time you spend near trees, the better you feel.

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Stay Warm While Getting Your “Nature Fix” in the Trees

Stay Warm While Getting Your “Nature Fix” in the Trees

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    Connections between trees and health are growing. We are waking up to health benefits of trees. Investigative reporter Florence Williams’s famous headline now makes sense: “Take Two Hours of Pine Forest and Call Me in the Morning” In her book “The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier and More Creative”, Williams describes and […]

Proof Trees Give Boost When You Are Feeling Low

Proof Trees Give Boost When You Are Feeling Low

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Anything from a stroll in the park to a run through woodland can have a positive effect on people suffering from depression and anxiety according to national public health surveys in Scotland. “It seems that woodland and forest seem to have the biggest effect on helping to lower mental health problems “says Scottish researcher Professor Richard […]

Cross Country Ski to the Health Benefits of Trees

Cross Country Ski to the Health Benefits of Trees

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If the day is fine, any walk or ski in the woods will do. The health benefits of being close to trees include: improved health and happiness. Trees make us live longer and feel richer. The family home is  “ski in – ski out.” We strap on the cross country skis at the back door […]

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