Holistic Health: How to Foster Nature Connection for Holistic Healing | Nicole Apelian

Holistic Health: How to Foster Nature Connection for Holistic Healing | Nicole Apelian

When I was on the History Channel’s show “Alone” on Vancouver Island, I was living in the wild, living only on wild foods, living intimately with nature. I felt so healthy, so well, so vibrant! That is because that type of living is what we are designed for.

We’re all still hunter-gatherers at a genetic level. We haven’t grown out of that, or caught up to our thoroughly modern lifestyles. Evolution doesn’t work that quickly. We’re not meant to be living in nuclear homes, without our extended families. We’re meant to live in community. Both with each other and with nature. We’re meant to live outside, not inside walls.

Of course, it doesn’t necessarily work for everybody to live this way on a daily basis. I’m not suggesting we all go live in the woods. That doesn’t make sense for us in our modern society. But I am suggesting we look for ways to reconnect to nature and use that connection as a lifeline to holistic health.

Excerpted from a talk by Dr. Nicole Apelian at OAND (for health care providers), this discussion is pertinent to folks from all walks of life.

Watch and listen to all five videos in the Holistic Health series from Nicole Apelian here on YouTube.

Read the corresponding blog post at: How to Foster Nature Connection for Holistic Healing | Dr. Nicole Apelian https://buff.ly/2YVcvzL

Read all blog posts in this series at: Holistic Health Series Archives | Survive and Thrive with Nicole Apelian https://buff.ly/2X9oVDv


  1. 乇volve Outdoors on April 21, 2021 at 5:03 pm

    I remember reading Last Child in the woods when it came out, Still have it on my shelf. Great lecture Dr. Nicole!

  2. Squirrel ASMR on April 21, 2021 at 5:09 pm

    Dr Nicole u r awesome

  3. Deb Smith on April 21, 2021 at 5:13 pm

    Good to hear from you

  4. mrs johnson on April 21, 2021 at 5:14 pm

    Good to hear this being emphasized. So many don’t realize how much we need nature. It’s been my healing go-to since I was a child. It always seemed to heal from deep within. Now, in my grief from the most difficult loss, it seems to be the only thing that helps. I feel so fortunate to have it. I wish all can know nature’s healing power.

  5. Squirrel ASMR on April 21, 2021 at 5:27 pm

    Omg u were the one that went to steal the bear’s fish right? 🤣

  6. deeptriton on April 21, 2021 at 5:27 pm

    I breathe better in the woods.

  7. Clarissa Villarreal on April 21, 2021 at 5:31 pm

    I’m diabetic need help.. Can you send a list of what to eat or a tea I can buy or product you sell to help me. Please let me know.

  8. Hannah Block on April 21, 2021 at 5:36 pm

    I get so depressed and moody if I don’t get out to the mountains on a regular basis. Also, eating primal and meditating have been key to healing/management of my autoimmune issues which were triggered by a very stressful event in life.

  9. Rosie Cotton on April 21, 2021 at 5:37 pm

    I am so grateful for your nerve pain salve. Thank you so much! Now I just need to get my mom to try it. She thinks because the prescription topicals she has tried don’t help much that yours won’t work either. Yup, she’s stubborn. lol

  10. Rosie Cotton on April 21, 2021 at 5:43 pm

    Vitamin N, love it!!!

  11. LIFE REALITY Let’s discuss this M.figueroa on April 21, 2021 at 5:46 pm

    How much for your book ? I’m in the same group. My grandpa was the local bushman 🙏🏼👍✊🏻

  12. Queensryche on April 21, 2021 at 5:50 pm

    My favorite alone person

  13. Brenda Grundeen on April 21, 2021 at 5:54 pm

    Okay, yes😃 I’m so glad you reminded me, Dr. Nicole! And it’s very refreshing that you have a PH.D. and have lived in diverse cultures around the globe. I have not been to Africa or Mongolia, but appreciate your deep and real insight and education.