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