Can bioteaming improve your well being

The theory of Biophilia, put forward by Edward Wilson, author of Journey to the Ants, suggests that human well-being and health is dependent on our relationships with the natural environment. New clinical research by Howard Frumkin of Emory University in Atlanta seems to back this up.

In, Do animals induce a sense of wellbeing? we read how In a paper published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine in 2001, public health scientist Howard Frumkin of Emory University, Atlanta, reviews the evidence for the health benefits of four kinds of contact with the natural environment: contact with animals, plants, wilderness and viewing landscapes.

Frumkin also pointed to research which showed that:

  • Pet owners have fewer health problems than non-pet owners.
  • Patients waiting for dental surgery experience a clinically significant drop in blood pressure after staring at fish in an aquarium for 20 minutes.
  • Children with autism who were allowed to play with dogs became more verbal and engaged with therapists.

Perhaps there is a whole new dimension to bioteams as yet unexplored - stretching its focus from how teams can learn from nature's best teams to how human communities of all forms can co-exist to mutual benefit with nature in the broadest possible sense?

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