Are you or someone you know a sufferer of NDS? Fortunately a remedy is easily acquired before the condition becomes critical.
NDS, or Nature Disengagement Syndrome, strikes many of us from time to time.
City dwellers, couch potatoes, and office workers are the most common sufferers of low nature levels.
Although, hunters, anglers and other outdoorsmen have also reported brief, intense episodes of NDS from time to time, especially immediately upon returning to civilization after periods of “Nature Normalization Therapy” (e.g., hunting, fishing, camping, canoeing, etc.).
Studies have shown that such perceived symptoms from frequent nature participants are actually normal and a sign of a healthy outlook on life.
It is the real NDS sufferers – those people who rarely bike or walk down wooded paths, don’t hunt or fish, don’t get regular doses of star-filled skies or campfire aromas, exercise their muscles by hiking, and so on – who are of concern for serious NDS complications.
If you know anyone who you think may have low nature levels, please do them and yourself a favor. Take them to your nearest medical treatment facility – also known as a national park or state park. You could help raise their N.E.L.s (Nature Engagement Levels).
Who knows, you might even save someone’s life…or at least put a smile on their face.