Our Planet, Our Health
If our bodies are to be healthy, the planet must be healthy as well. An environment in balance offers human beings clean air, potable water, nutritious food, and countless other gifts. Scientists tell us that time spent in nature has healing powers and we suspect that our forests and oceans contain as-yet undiscovered nutritional and pharmaceutical assets. But the health-threatening consequences of pollution and resource shortages are increasingly revealed in the planet we have mistreated, and as climate change unfolds, these will surely worsen. Finding solutions is a shared responsibility and health systems, scientists, indigenous leaders and chefs are among those stepping forward with their insights and ideas. What integrated approaches can support both human and planetary health?