Free Medicine already exists!

How nature can be used to benefit our health.

With ever growing technological progress, and man’s dependence on that progress, some people have alienated themselves from our human roots, and the health benefits that comes with our history.

Heritage for all

Whether your roots lie in Europe, Africa, the Middle East or the Americas, we all share one thing in common. That being our universal heritage of living as one with nature. According to Time Maps.

“Before the coming of farming, people gained their food by foraging for nuts, berries and insects, hunting wild game, large and small, and fishing.”

They also went on to state that this was our lifestyle up until roughly 10,000 BCE.

“…in which most ancient people followed this mode of life, is long gone. It disappeared in the millennia following 10,000 BC.”

This provides us with context of where we came from, and can assist us with finding common ground with one another in a world that is ever so divisive. It also shines light on the fact that we evolved with nature, ergo, it gives us reason to believe that a life without nature is like an incomplete puzzle.

Consider the following, according to Universe Today, homo sapiens came to be around 200,000 years ago.

“While our ancestors have been around for about six million years, the modern form of humans only evolved about 200,000 years ago.”

If we use our brains, we’ll see that we’ve been around for 200,000 years, and our agricultural lifestyle originated about 12,000 years ago. So that means for 188,000 years, humans were hunter gatherers.

2,017 CE+10,000 BCE= 12,000 years (roughly)

200,000–12,000= 188,000 years (roughly)

In other words, 94% of our history as a species was a seemingly never ending play date with our friend mother nature.


Alienating our heritage

With the explosion of modernized cities and machines, our lives have quickly lessened in being directly reliant on nature.

This is a positive in many ways, however, 94% of our species history was completely dependent on nature.

In other words, humans are giving nature a cold shoulder, going from being ruled by her, to now being her biggest threat. With so much of our history being entangled with nature, we probably haven’t evolved as a species to cope being away from our most natural state.

Like I said earlier, we have reason to believe that life without nature is similar to being an incomplete puzzle.


Free Medicine!

After some research, my hypothesis of humans needing nature to be healthy, has at least some truth in it. According to the Department of Environmental Conservation, a huge array of health benefits come with immersing ourselves in nature.

By no means is this the same as modern medicine, nor should it be considered as effective. However, considering the average American spends 5 hours a day watching TV, there’s no excuse for at least trying these government backed statistics.

Especially considering how these statistics reveal methods of how we can boost our health for free, using our oldest friend, nature.

The following is a list of some of the benefits that comes with spending time with nature according to the Department of Environmental Conservation:

  • Boosts immune system
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Reduces stress
  • Improves mood
  • Increases ability to focus, even in children with ADHD
  • Accelerates recovery from surgery or illness
  • Increases energy level
  • Improves sleep

Conclusion

At the end of the day, no one can force you to do anything with this information. But if you want a free way to improve your health, both physically and mentally, this is the easiest way.

Also consider, with the complex American health care system, medicine can be incredibly expensive for some people. Instead of waiting to be impaired, and require medicine, why not take some preventative action, to avoid needing it in the first place.

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