Letter to the Editor - July 15: Nature’s free health care

A BIG thank-you to Preben Sorensen for his recent letter to the editor in the Advocate titled: Nature is your best friend.

I agree with his sentiments. As a culture our lives are increasingly focused at the screens of highly stimulating media devices, leading to health concerns.

Neuroscientists in Europe recently accused Google and the internet in general with spreading "digital dementia" caused by processes outsourcing human brain power and reducing brain function in such things as reading and concentration for all ages.

Nature, however, is an extension in our body's evolution.

Everything our body requires for health is found in nature.

Before modern culture sat down so much, our bodies got exercise by climbing trees for fruits or fun, chasing game or livestock and collecting water or emptying waste.

Interacting thoughtfully with wild and undomesticated spaces is the cheapest form of healthcare. It literally brings us alive.

Jonathan Cassell



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