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Nature, Our Medicine: How the natural world sustains us
Find out how connecting to nature can boost your health and heal our planet
Join mother, nature lover and family physician, Dr Dimity Williams as she explores the most important relationship we have - our connection with nature.Incorporating science, history, stories, and alternative cultural knowledge, Dimity makes the case that caring for nature is essential for our wellbeing. And, for all life on Earth.Uncover the links between planetary and human healthDiscover the benefits of time in nature for your body, mind and heart Learn how to go forest bathing and create your own nature prescriptionFind out why nature play is so important for childrenLook to the philosophies of First Nations peopleRecognise your inherent biophilia, or love of the living worldSee how we can heal ourselves and our planet at the same timePraise for Nature, Our Medicine
"Nature, Our Medicine is a live-changing proposition. It takes us through the rapids of our high stress world to the calming balm of nature."
"A comprehensively researched, powerful book that will leave no reader in doubt of the inextricable link between our health, our wellbeing and humanity's life support system - Earth."
Dr Eugenie Kayak, Enterprise Professor in Sustainable Healthcare
"No surprise that Dr Dimity Williams brings her nurturing nature as a compassionate GP, a wonderful mother and nature lover to this honest, heartfelt and healing book. Through her scientific expertise, life experience and common sense, she doesn't sugar coat the challenges but also leaves the reader hopeful with practical solutions from making space in our lives for nature, inspiring the next generation, and even writing nature prescriptions for her patients. Immerse yourself in its pages like one of the beautiful forest baths Dr Williams describes."
Dr Grant Blashki, Lead Clinical Adviser, Beyond Blue, Associate Professor in Global Health University of Melbourne
"With an engaging and unique blend of medical knowledge and passion for the natural world, Dr Williams reminds us we are not above nature, but that our health is intimately connected to that of the planet and all living things...and that we ignore this at our peril."
Associate Professor Marion Carey, Public Health Physician
About the authorDr Dimity Williams has worked as a family physician for 25 years and in environmental advocacy with multiple organisations. Dimity is an alumna of the Centre for Sustainability Leadership and founder of Doctors for the Environment Australia's Biodiversity Special Interest Group. Especially interested in how time in nature supports children's wellbeing, she is a co-founder of the Kids In Nature Network. Dimity envisions a world where all children have every opportunity to experience, love and look after nature.