November 29, 2005 | David F. Coppedge

Ecotherapy: Nature Is Good Medicine

The British Medical Journal, according to EurekAlert, says, “Getting close to nature is good for you.”  Ecotherapy is the fancy new buzzword for “restoring health through contact with nature.”  What are the benefits?  Improving quality of life, healing emotional problems, learning practical and social skills and the obvious one: better health through exercise.  Doctors and nature organizations should confer on policies that recognize the “interdependence between healthy people and healthy ecosystems.”

Great idea, but they seem to be lacking a theory to explain it.  Here’s one: meditating on creation brings our hearts closer to the Creator, the Wonderful Counselor and Prince of Peace.  This theory was proposed many places in the Bible.  Read, for example, Psalm 104, Psalm 111, and Psalm 148.  Many pioneers of science tested this theory and found it solid: Johannes Kepler, Robert Boyle, and Antony van Leeuwenhoek, to name a few.  Here’s a practical theory everyone can test.

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