Modern medicine has enabled people to live longer lives, but what have we lost in turning our backs on traditional ways of healing? Today, heart disease is the number one cause of death around the world. An estimated 17.3 million people died from cardiovascular diseases in 2008, representing 30% of all global deaths. Although we often associate these conditions with industrialized countries, and indeed more than a third of Americans are considered obese, surprisingly over 80% of these deaths … [Read more...]
Narayan Dhakal, PhD is an Independent Environmental Expert. Originally from Nepal, his research focuses on the traditional values of plants and animals and the ecological and socioeconomic context in which people live. He has developed and leads an experiential learning program in the human dimensions of wildlife conservation in Nepal.