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

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

  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 […]

From The Pharmacy of Nature: Tree Air Medicine is Yours

From The Pharmacy of Nature: Tree Air Medicine is Yours

See trees with new eyes.  Tree air is loaded with beneficial bacteria, essential oils, and disease preventing phytoncides (oils that trees give off to protect themselves from germs and insects).   Diana Beresford-Kroeger in   “Arboretum Borealis”  says: Tree aerosols are anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibiotic,  antifungal, antiseptic and analgesic.   Trees are a natural pharmacy.  Healthy air floats away […]

Trees and The Land, Old Friends

Trees and The Land, Old Friends

  Indigenous elders talk about trees in the context of the land. David Suzuki and Dave Courchene talked and laughed in Sagkeeng, Manitoba. From September 9 to the 12th, scientists and elders listened to each other’s points of view. Elders say health, and health of the land are bound together.  Western medicine is beginning to […]

See the Forest and The Trees

See the Forest and The Trees

Can city dwellers get the health that is in wild tree air? Lead researcher Marc Berman looked at tree canopies in Toronto, Canada. The answer is yes.  Trees decrease disease, increase our life expectancy, and up our net worth. Specifically, eleven  (11) more average sized trees per city block resulted in decreased disease conditions: equal […]