Have you hugged a tree today? No?! Well, you should, because it just might improve your health – according to a new book published this year, touching trees and being near nature could actually make you healthier and improve a wide range of health issues. In Blinded by Science, author Matthew Silverstone says he has proven that the vibrational energy of trees and plants gives us health benefits. Although it might feel a little hokey at first, hugging a tree sounds like a much better prescription than drugs and pills from your doctor.

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Silverstone wrote Blinded By Science to prove scientifically that the ways in which we live have a damaging effect on our health. This is something we know intuitively, but Silverstone set out to illustrate it with hard statistical data and facts. Silverstone says that the studies show children exhibit significant improvements in their psychological and physiological effects when they interact with plants. He also says that children function better cognitively and emotionally in green environments.

So how exactly does this happen? Through vibrations. Everything vibrates – talk to a physicist if you’d like to confirm. Apparently the vibrations of trees and plants have beneficial qualities, so even being in close proximity to them can boost your health. Silverstone also goes on to say that trees can improve many health issues such as mental illnesses, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), concentration levels, reaction times, depression and the ability to alleviate headaches.

Sounds like a good deal to us. We’re off to go find some trees. Can’t hurt right?

Via Natural News

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