nature is medicine: the science

I’m a big proponent of nature as a prescription — for mood, for stress, for immune resilience. It’s one of the core principles of both my practice and my profession.

(Here’s the replay video of the Vitamin N session of my Immune Resilience Action Series.)

Below is a big list of resources supporting this prescription, which I will continue to update.

Start here:

Nature is medicine

Greenspace

Gardening as connection

Looking at Nature counts

More ideas about getting your nature fix during quarantine

Great books

Physician resources

dr. orna’s immune resilience action series

Health is all about resilience.⁠ ⁠

When I discuss this with my chronic disease and mental-health patients in clinic, I explain that resilience it’s about reacting without flaring, feeling without falling apart. Resilience means being able to rebound appropriately in the face of a stressor.⁠ ⁠

This is a time full of stressors. And even if the current pandemic’s first wave may be flattening, we’ve got more waves ahead.⁠ ⁠

To get us ready, I’m offering a deeper dive: Dr. Orna’s Immune Resilience Action Series. ⁠ ⁠

It’s a 10-week series of live discussions about supporting physical and mental/emotional resilience with ACTIONS.⁠ ⁠

Each week we’ll will dig deeply into one tip from my Immune Resilience Action Guide. I’ll explain what each point is, how it works, why it matters — and answer your questions live.⁠ ⁠

The Tuesday evening series starts at 6 p.m. PDT on May 5. Recordings will be available for those who can’t attend in person.⁠ ⁠

Now is the time to build and maintain our resilience. Let’s use the approaching summer to TAKE ACTION so we are prepared to ride the next wave.⁠ ⁠

Click here to register for the Immune Resilience Action Series. I look forward to talking with you on Tuesdays!⁠ ⁠

— Dr. Orna⁠ ⁠

P.S. Want to get a head start? When you register for the series you’ll automatically get my Immune Resilience Action Guide. Print it out, give it a read, post it someplace visible like your refrigerator. It’s our roadmap for the coming weeks.⁠ ⁠

P.P.S. These talks are intended as general health education and are not a substitute for medical care. Please consult your doctor before making any changes to your health regimen. If you’re in Oregon and would like to customized recommendations, please schedule a telemedicine appointment here. If you’re in another state, please get in touch and we’ll see what we can arrange.