Nature Can Give Big Pharma the Slip in 2024

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The more we learn about the poisons being given to us by big pharma under the guise of being good for us, the more we realize it’s all a scam. Instead, we can help keep ourselves healthy, and the first step is to start working with nature in proper minimum intervals.

According to a study from Dr. Rachel Hopman, a neuroscientist at Northeastern University, it doesn’t take much work. To start, just 20 minutes three times a week out in nature can jump-start our cognition, memory, and well-being. However, she cautions, “We found that people who used their cell phone on the walk saw none of those benefits.” This is because our mind goes into a state called “soft fascination,” or essentially mindlessness without meditation.

Secondly, we need at least five hours a month to be spent somewhat secluded, like in a city park. A 2005 study out of Finland shows that with at least five hours a month in nature, people are less stressed and happier with life. With more frequent and prolonged time in nature, the benefits were even stronger.

Going further than that, in 2014, they tested subjects in a city center, a city park, and a secluded park. Unsurprisingly, people in seclusion received the most benefits from the experiment, with the city park yielding positive results but significantly lower levels. Naturally, those who went to the city center saw little to no relief.

The final one is the hardest for most people, and that’s to spend three days going off-grid with nature and unplugged. A tent or cabin with a close companion (or solo) is the best way to go. Spotty cell reception, lots of trees, and wild animals are key. The more remote and away from it all, the better it is for your mind.

A large part of the reason for so much help coming from nature comes from what Hopman calls fractals. These complex patterns are repeated over and over again in various sizes. Things like trees, branches, leaves, sticks, etc., all fall under this category. Unlike the basic flat and plain buildings many of us see all day, these scenes simply make our minds bored while nature keeps our brains continuously working.

It might seem overwhelming, but unplugging for that break becomes something that you don’t stop dreading and instead start embracing. This is why some of the most successful people are consistently out on retreats and trips to the middle of nowhere. They know full well the peace and mental growth that unplugging brings.

Some have even put a name to it – ecotherapy. It turns out just embracing nature may allow you to cut ties from most of what Big Pharma has to offer.