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Why Doctors Should Consider Prescribing 'Nature' to Patients

Doctors in Africa aren't prescribing nature just yet but CEO of EpiAFRIC, Dr Ifeanyi Nsofor thinks they should be, when relevant. In 2018, doctors in Shetland, Scotland, first began prescribing nature to patients for treatment of Non-Communicable Diseases such as mental illness, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and chronic stress. Nature, as prescribed in Shetland, entails outdoor activities including counting the birds in your garden and visiting the national nature reserve and discover rare and endemic plant species.

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