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Your Brain On Nature: The Science of Nature's Influence on Your Health, Happiness and Vitality Paperback – May 1 2012

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (May 1 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118106741
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118106747
  • Product Dimensions: 13.8 x 1.6 x 21.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 386 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #246,980 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover

Think better. Think healthier. Think green.

The human brain is incredibly complex, but neuroscientists are discovering a key to optimal brain health that's ancient and remarkably simple: immersion in nature. In this surprising survey of the latest scientific research, Eva Selhub, MD, and Alan Logan, ND, detail how the human brain is inextricably linked to the natural world, and how we can benefit from enhancing that connection.

Offering an antidote for the technology-addicted, Your Brain on Nature offers scientifically proven, nature-based methods for reducing your stress, improving your cognitive powers, and boosting the efficiency of your exercise. Selhub and Logan persuasively demonstrate that the human bond with nature is vital, from where our children play, to the food we eat, to our faithful animal companions.

A fascinating look at the effects that both nature and technology have on the brain's functioning and one's overall well-being, Your Brain on Nature delivers an urgent message about restoring health and balance in an increasingly IT-dependent world.

About the Author

Eva M. Selhub, MD, is a Clinical Associate of the Benson Henry Institute for Mind/Body Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital and an instructor in medicine at Harvard Medical School. She is the author of The Love Response has been published in medical journals and featured in national publications including The New York Times, USA Today, Self, Shape, and Fitness.

Alan C. Logan, ND, is a naturopathic doctor, scientist, and independent researcher focusing on nutritional medicine and ecotherapy. He is currently invited faculty in the mind-body medicine courses in Harvard's School of Continuing Medical Education. He is the author of The Brain Diet.


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Great catch phrases like "step out of the blogosphere and into the atmosphere" and prescribing Vitamin G (for Greenspace). Both Eva Selhub and Alan Logan do a great job with researching their material. There were plenty of studies they refer to, throughout.

It is a compelling read, and I will try to get outdoors more often as a result of reading it.
What would make the book better is a solid summary in the final chapter, capturing the important things that a reader should be doing. It could have been prescriptive, at a finer level - not just telling me to get my Greenspace for the day (good advice, but remind the reader prescriptively with smaller chunks of how with alternatives... grow a bonsai in my office, put up pictures of trees in my cubicle, walk in forest on weekends, walk to a window overlooking a park every 2 hours, eat lunch on the grass once a week (in the spring/summer/autumn)...)

Quick, enjoyable read. Interesting material. I was just looking for a little more "a-ha" that I did not find (most of the concepts are well covered in other books on happiness, meditation, health...).

Good quick read non-the-less.
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This book should be required reading for everyone! Anyone with EMF sensitivities will benefit from reading this book, and everyone else should take note on what the modern world of tech is doing to our everyday world.
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Information packed. Phenomenal gathering of scientific studies. I can only read a few pages at a time. It is wonderful that science is gathering this information. We all need nature - more than we realize.
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If you want to understand the effect that nature has on your brain this is the book. The brain continues to amaze me and this book is definitely worth purchasing.
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