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Nature Is Medicine

Exploring how the simple act of spending time outside can solve so many of life’s problems


A grassroots movement of physicians are prescribing time outdoors as the best possible cure for a growing list of ailments. Can they really convince big health care that free medicine is the way of the future?

Emma Veidt

A slow walk through the woods has psychological and physiological benefits—and it could teach you a few things about hiking, too.

Ecologist Chris Morgan sensed that nature had healing powers. But it wasn’t until he tried forest bathing that he understood them.

Research makes a strong case for taking your practice into the wild as the weather warms—or at least your backyard

Can a grassroots movement of physicians convince big health care that free medicine is the way of the future?


A new app called NatureQuant harnesses the latest research to track and rate your time outside. Next up: determining how much you need.


Oregon voters have opened the door to treating mental illness with substances like ketamine and psilocybin. In a peek at the future, our seeker attends a backwoods retreat where patients get help from a powerful combination of drugs and the outdoors.


New studies confirm that spending time outside can ease physical symptoms

Outdoor time with your partner is more than just fun—it can be the key to a superstrong bond


The more time you spend outdoors, the more nutritious your food choices may be

The scientific evidence is overwhelmingly clear: spending time outdoors boosts your brain function. So what are you waiting for?