11: Exposure to Bacteria from Nature May Benefit Children's Gut Microbiota and Behavior
As a nature-based therapist, you’ve probably already seen the effects of nature programming in your patients: improved motor skills, lower stress levels, and even greater self-confidence. But what about the invisible benefits? Can nature-based therapy improve a child’s internal, physical health?
In this episode, we’re diving into a groundbreaking study on the impact of nature exposure on a child’s gut microbiota. You’ll learn how the gut microbiome affects a child’s physical, cognitive, and behavioral health. You’ll also hear how it can significantly improve a child’s stress levels. Plus, you’ll get to hear how these findings affect your practice and patients.
- How your gut microbiome affects a child’s physical, behavioral, and cognitive health
- The relationship between your gut microbiome and serotonin levels
- How this study impacted the subjects’ connection to nature and stress levels
- Whether or not weekly programming is enough to impact children’s outcomes
- Why you should treat children holistically and consider internal and physical health when addressing behavioral health
- How to access resources to help you in your own nature-based practice or business
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