28: The Healing Power of NATURE with Dr. Melissa Sundermann, DO

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Feb 17 2023 • 38 mins

Nature! Don't you CRAVE it? I sure do.

Today's guest is Dr. Nature herself - Dr. Melissa Sundermann, DO - physician at Canyon Ranch in Lenox, MA. Those of us that are nature lovers have always felt the innate healing power of spending time outdoors. Today you'll hear the science that is now validating what we've always known in our heart . . . and gut (as you'll discover ;).  From green spaces to blue, Dr. Sundermann shares why and how nature heals both mind and body.

By following her true passion, she's been able to blend her medical training with mind-body medicine and certification in Lifestyle Medicine,to land her DREAM job at Canyon Ranch in Lenox, MA!

Dr. Sundermann walks (and runs) the talk, creates adventure anywhere she goes, and may even be found running out in the snow before the sun comes up. As she says, "there's no bad weather, only inappropriate clothing". She's got some get up and go! She not only tells us the science behind spending time in nature, but shares great resources such as books and apps that will help you get back out there and connect with Mother Nature.

I created a booklist for you on Bookshop.org - an online shop that gives to brick and mortar bookstores (and a little to me) if you buy from the list. You can check it out HERE: https://bit.ly/Bookshop_Nature

You can connect with Dr. Sundermann on IG & LinkedIn:
IG: https://www.instagram.com/motivatormelissa
LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/melissa-sundermann-do-dipablm-226819146

Check her out at Canyon Ranch!
https://www.canyonranch.com/integrative-wellness-approach/experts/dr-melissa-sundermann

Interested in Culinary Medicine? Great! Here are a few resources for that.
https://culinarymedicine.org
https://lifestylemedicine.org/project/culinary-medicine-curriculum
https://www.uofmhealth.org/conditions-treatments/culinary-medicine
https://goldringcenter.tulane.edu

The Chef Doc! Dr. Colin Zhu (also mentioned in this episode) is killin' it with Lifestyle Medicine and teaching people the HOW of it all. Check him out here:
https://www.thechefdoc.app
https://www.youtube.com/@TheChefDoc

Anything else you want to hear about? Let me know! Send me DM on social. I genuinely want to provide (and translate) all kinds of great info for you.

You can find me:
www.vitaltransformationsllc.com
FB: https://www.facebook.com/VitalTransformationsLLC
Insta: https://www.instagram.com/vital_transformations_llc
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susiespell

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As always, thanks to Lemon Music Studio for intro and outro music.


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