In the first episode Dr. Suzanne Bartlett Hackenmiller offers practical advice on keeping ourselves and our families healthy and strong through simple and enjoyable interactions with the natural world, wherever we live - especially during virus outbreak and social distancing.
Read more in Dr. Suzanne's recent article about the powerful immune boosting effects of spending time outdoors.
Suzanne Bartlett Hackenmiller, M.D. is an OB-Gyn and Integrative Medicine physician who resides in Cedar Falls, Iowa. She completed OB-Gyn residency at Western Pennsylvania-Temple University in Pittsburgh and is a fellowship graduate of the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine. She is board certified by both the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American Board of Integrative Medicine. She holds additional certifications in herbal medicine and is a certified forest therapy guide. She currently serves as medical director for the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy and as medical advisor for the organization, AllTrails.
She is the author of an award-winning children’s book about autism called “A Friend Like John, Understanding Autism,” and speaks nationally and internationally about autism, integrative medicine, and nature therapy. Her book, “The Outdoor Adventurer’s Guide to Forest Bathing”, by Falcon Guides was released in July, 2019.
Suzanne and her husband Joe are avid outdoor enthusiasts and lead workshops combining outdoor adventure and the mindful practice of forest bathing.
She has been quoted and featured in numerous publications and radio programs on the subject of integrative medicine and nature therapy, including Prevention Magazine (October, 2016; August, 2017), WebMD, the Boston Globe, Prevention Australia, the New York Times, American Airlines American Way Magazine, Iowa Public Radio, Wisconsin Public Radio, BBC World, Women’s Health, Forbes Magazine, among others.
More information is available at her website, www.IntegrativeInitiative.com.
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