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 […]
Trees Mend Us: The Unexpected Health Benefits of Trees
7 Health Benefits of Tree Aerosols
Canada’s medical biochemist, botanist Diana Beresford-Kroeger and Japan’s Dr. Quing Li, at Tokyo Nippon Medical School are the world’s leading forest medicine experts. Beresford, the first to write about tree aerosols, says tree “compounds are released like rockets into the air.” Tree air is loaded with antibiotics, antinflammatories, antiseptics, antivirals, and analgesics writes Forest Medicine […]
Your Trees, Your Health
Go outside and be with the trees. Feel your heart lift and your breathing slow. Your parasympathetic nervous system (the rest and digest one) resets you for calm. Your heart rate slows and your blood pressure lowers. Your worries fall away. Breathe in the health shield in the tree aerosols that float from the tree canopy.
“all good things are wild and free” (Thoreau)
Ready to reap all the unexpected health benefits of trees? As an active practicing Registered Nurse with a Master’s Health Sciences, I am looking forward to exploring the science of tree air to help you get healthier. As I learn I will share with you. And let’s have fun. Together let’s drink in the wild […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]