What we're talking about in this episode!
- Understanding the major role food plays in brain development and function
- Breaking down the overwhelming science behind plant medicine and healing
- How to develop a healing relationship with plants to receive massive health benefits
- Emotional and spiritual ways that you can connect with plants and nature
- Viewing nature as a symbiotic relationship to encourage mutual gratitude
While living in a big city can be great, it can sometimes feel like you are trapped in a concrete jungle, with no access to the beautiful healing power of mother nature. Dr. Maya Shetreat is passionate about tapping into the healing power of nature and helping her clients create a natural oasis in the heart of an urban city.
Dr. Maya is a neurologist, herbalist and urban farmer who harnesses the power of natural medicine through nutrition, herbs, essential oils and getting back to nature. An advocate for terrain medicine, earth-based programs and transformational healing, Dr. Maya’s work has taken her all the way to the Indigenous tribes of Ecuador in her search for ultimate healing.
By exposing yourself to germs and microbes, eating fresh food from healthy soil and getting out into nature, Dr. Maya believes you can heal your body far beyond the possibility of what most doctors even think about. Learn why sanitary environments aren't always a good thing, the scientific benefits of being surrounded by nature, and why you shouldn’t feel silly for hugging a tree.
If you are curious about how we can leverage the healing power of plants on a day to day basis to get emotional, spiritual and overall health benefits, Dr. Maya is your woman. She is explaining all of the varying degrees of plant healing and how you can incorporate the lessons she has learned throughout her research to help yourself get back to nature and on the road to healing.
Have you experienced any of the physical and mental benefits Dr. Maya describes resulting from connecting with nature? Share your story in the comments below!
“I kind of came back to my love and connection for nature and kind of applied it, and allowed myself to apply it, in all of its glory.” (11:05)
“We have thought for so long that being clean and not dirty is the best way to live, and it turns out that getting out into nature has such powerful health benefits, and getting dirty actually and being exposed to all those germs and microbes is critically important for our health on many levels.” (14:43)
“It’s really this profound number of things that really if you looked, no medication or drug could do all of those things. But nature does that for us.” (21:53)
“Essential oils are just another way that we interact in this very very deep way with plants.” (26:48)