Experts disagree about most things in life. Experts are paid to be cautious, pessimistic and risk-averse. On the subject of Coronavirus, there are experts predicting massive sickness and death. Still, the vast majority of Americans are healthy, and there are plenty of experts with evidence of the natural world’s power to combat sickness and disease. One such expert is Clemens G. Arvay. In his recent book The Biophilia Effect, Arvay cites many such experts, whose research suggests an entirely different approach to protecting ourselves from illnesses, both physical and mental.
One such expert is Professor Roger Ulrich, who proved in 1984 that simply viewing greenery and trees through a hospital window reduced post-operative complications and reduced the need for painkillers. Contact with plants is healthy and restorative. Plants around us can heal without having to be processed into salves, teas, extracts or tablets. Exactly, scientifically how they do this is the subject of Arvay’s book, and his message couldn’t be more timely right now.