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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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How to Recover Health, Hope, and Happiness with the Help of Trees

How to Recover Health, Hope, and Happiness with the Help of Trees

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  This post is about how to recover health, hope, and happiness with the help of trees. I am a nurse and a patient: a fit 65 year old with Lupus and Raynaud’s Disease. Getting any diagnosis is like striking a match. Once struck, the match does not light again. There is no going back. […]

Use Trees Not Drugs to Prevent Heart Disease:  Mother Trees Are Hot

Use Trees Not Drugs to Prevent Heart Disease: Mother Trees Are Hot

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  Science is hot on trees. Connections between trees and health are growing. Trees are the new drug. Trees might be more effective than statins in preventing heart disease and stroke. Aruni Bhatnagar, is a medical professor at the University of Louisville, Kentucky. He is leading the Green Heart Project. Eight thousand trees (8,000 big […]

Add Walking Poles For Amazing Tree Time Health

Add Walking Poles For Amazing Tree Time Health

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I am over 60 and like the stability of four legs. I have lupus and arthritis. When I use the walking poles I feel like I am flying. I don’t go on any walks without my poles, they’re like a part of me. I love my hiking poles for that.    Walking poles are also […]

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