Discover how going outdoors and spending time in nature, from forest bathing to a walk in the park, provides a simple and powerful way to improve your health and well-being. What we all know on an intuitive level is a scientific truth: the simple act of going outside is good for us—really good for us. It has been shown to have a positive effect on a huge number of health conditions and issues, from diabetes to depression, anxiety to arteriolosclerosis. Down-to-earth and relevant, The Green Cure shows you that you don’t need a lot of fancy equipment or vacation days to heal your body and mind. An afternoon stroll among trees in the park, a dip in the ocean, or sinking your bare feet in the mud might change your life! Each chapter combines anecdotes, literature, and lore to create an accessible context for recent medical and scientific discoveries showing how nature can heal us. The book also includes “prescriptions” for how to use the information in realistic, easy ways, so you, too, can enjoy the beneficial shift within that simply going outdoors can bring you.