Shinrin-yoku (森林浴), forest bathing

In the text of the English translation of the Wikipedia page about Prof. Dr. Karl Hecht, the author of the book “Health-damaging effects of smartphones, radar, 5G and WLAN“, you can find a chapter about his personal scientific opinion about preventive healthcare:

“And he looks at the environment’s better use of natural opportunities like forest bathing and propagates those insights. Japanese researchers, for example, came to the conclusion that this can prevent cancer and strengthen the cardiovascular system.”

When one realises that wireless radiation creates harm to human health, and that the use of wireless radiation via Wi-Fi, cellphones, iPads, etc. creates cancer, heart disease, heart arrhythmia, atherosclerosis, etc. then you will understand that it is highly important to be informed how to support your physical, emotional and mental health, to prevent serious illness. Forest bathing, Shinrin-yoku, has been researched in Japan already from the eighties in the former century. Forest bathing has become popular world wide, because of its proven health benefits.


International Award Winning short film::

Leave your stress behind with this International Award-Winning short film. Forest bathing is the practice of taking a short, leisurely visit to a forest for health benefits. The practice originated in Japan where it is called Shinrin-Yoku (森林浴). Proven to benefit physical as well as mental health Shinrin-Yoku helps to lower heart rate, blood pressure, reduce stress hormone production, boost immunity and mood and improve overall feelings of wellbeing. Source

Studies, articles and books:

Springer Nature
Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine
The physiological effects of Shinrin-yoku (taking in the forest atmosphere or forest bathing): evidence from field experiments in 24 forests across Japan
Published: May 2, 2009

Shinrin-Yoku (Forest Bathing) and Nature Therapy: A State-of-the-Art Review
Published: August 2017

‘Forest Bathing’ Is Great for Your Health. Here’s How to Do It
Published: May 1, 2018

National Geographic
The secret to mindful travel? A walk in the woods
Published: October 18, 2019

NATURE connection guide
Top Ten Books Forest Bathing Books

What is a forest?

“The forest is more than a collection of trees. Trees exist in a web of interdependence, linked together by a system of underground channels. This network connects all trees and the system in a constellation of nodes and connections: young and old communicate and respond to each other by sending each other (biochemical) signals. Mother trees – majestic nodes, or hubs, that play a central role in the communication, protection and awareness of the forest – pass their wisdom on to their descendants, their seedlings, generation after generation, sharing their memories of what is helpful and what is harmful , who is friend and who is foe, and how to adapt and survive in an ever-changing landscape.” – Suzanne Simard (Professor of Forest Ecology at the University of British Columbia)

Forest ecology

Forest ecology is the scientific study of the interrelated patterns, processes, flora, fauna and ecosystems in forests. The management of forests is known as forestry, silviculture, and forest management. A forest ecosystem is a natural woodland unit consisting of all plants, animals, and micro-organisms (Biotic components) in that area functioning together with all of the non-living physical (abiotic) factors of the environment.

Cellphones, Forests and Airplane mode

Of course not anybody will take a cell phone into the forest: like humans, plants, mosses, shrubs, trees, the animals, birds and insects that live in the forest, suffer from the wireless radiation of active cellphones, of all wireless devices that you take with you. The radiation can be disabled by activating the so-called airplane mode. Information about the effects of wireless radiation, EMF, on all life forms: EMF-links.

City life: living in a forest of cell towers

And of course forest bathing is not enough to stay healthy, while living 24/7 in a by EMF radiated environment. In the video “Something is in the air – the cellphone radiation documentary” is explained that the radiation density in for instance cities, exceeds far the EMF radiation level limits. With other words: nobody is protected. Your health is in danger. ICNIRP guidelines are not realistic, and do NOT protect you. Despite that, governments adapt the ICNIRP guidelines, also WHO. Short video about ICNIRP: watch. Archive ICNIRP: read.

Attention! Each active cell phone, any kind of wireless device, also your printer, with turned on Wi-Fi and Data Usage, is in fact worse than a celltower. Routers with an active Wi-Fi are radiating with utterly high radiation IN your house. You can test this with for instance the EMFields-Acousticom2. Advise: go wired, use cables, use ethernet, and disable Wi-Fi on the router, your cellphone, printer, laptop, iPad. As soon as possible.

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