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The Body Show: Forest Bathing

Forest Bathing
Colby Takeda

Forest bathing.... wait, does this involve soap? Not so fast, there is no water involved, unless it comes from the sky. This Japanese tradition has been studied and found to reduce stress, improve the function of the immune system, and to be beneficial for a variety of health reasons, and all it takes is a step out in nature. Certified forest therapy guide Phyllis Look is in the studio, sharing the evidence behind the movement of getting back to our ancestral home.

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In 1999, Dr. Kozak came to Straub Clinic and Hospital where she currently works as an internist specializing in preventative health, travel medicine, women's health and wellness. She is a graduate of the Medical College of Pennsylvania and did her residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr Kozak has also spent time in medical clinics in Australia, Peru, Zimbabwe, India, Puerto Rico, Indonesia, the Philippines and Cambodia. She studies Cambodian language and sponsored the Kozak Ohana School in Kompong Thom, Cambodia. A woman of varied talents, she is a member of the Oahu Civic Orchestra since 2000 and studies voice.
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