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Australia’s Fires: A Planetary Health Case Study

January’s issue of The Lancet Planetary Health had a feature on the Australian fires. In this week’s blog I’m going to highlight some of the features of this article and the Australian fires, which so clearly demonstrate how the health of our planet and our health are so closely linked. If you're not sure what… Continue reading Australia’s Fires: A Planetary Health Case Study

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Little known benefits of nature for our health

The evidence A paper published this week in The Lancet Planetary Health combined much of the evidence of green space and health (in a systematic review) and found that increasing amounts of residential green space was significantly associated with a reduction in all-cause mortality. Importantly their study identified the presence of a dose-response relationship with… Continue reading Little known benefits of nature for our health

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The EAT-Lancet Commission report through a blue lens

Earlier this year the EAT-Lancet commission published their findings of a sustainable diet that could support the nutritional needs of our growing population whilst preserving our planet, this was called ‘The Planetary Health Diet’. I wrote a blog on it. A follow-up from some of the authors of this commission paper was released recently and… Continue reading The EAT-Lancet Commission report through a blue lens

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Who else wants to get healthy whilst helping our planet?

I think I’ve always been fascinated with nature and how the health of our species, the planet and all the other creatures which call our world home are connected. Yet, as with many things, as much as I delve into this huge topic and become more passionate and educated about it, I have tried to… Continue reading Who else wants to get healthy whilst helping our planet?

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Planetary Health Diet

You might have seen in the news or published in the Lancet this week, a report from the EAT-Lancet Commission, revealing the ‘planetary health diet’. This was no mean feat to produce. It involved 37 scientists of numerous specialities from 16 countries in a coordinated effort to develop proposals which meet planetary and human needs.… Continue reading Planetary Health Diet