Why we Exist

Research shows that our space contributes to more than 30% of any cure.
Our interior space triggers the brain’s healing processes.
— Roger Ulrich, Journal Science, 1984

  • It has been estimated that as much as sixty percent of all illness may be linked to or influenced by enviromental triggers. 01

  • Exposure to toxins - such as heavy metals, pesticides, industrial compounds and other pollutants - is a causative factor for many types of cancer, Parkinson's disease, conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and chemical sensitivities, and is suggested to affect diverse conditions. 02

  • Cancer statistics alone are alarming; enviroment may account for as much as 80% of cancer case. 03

  • Psychosocial care can be defined as services and interventions that enable patients, their families, and health care providers to optimize biomedical health care and to manage the psychological, behavioral, and social aspects of illness and its consequences to promote better health. 04

  • An enormous amount of research literature associating toxin exposure to disease has been published, and current estimates suggest that between $568 and $793 billion is spent in the U.S. and Canada every year on toxicity related diseases. 05

  • For children and families, treating the pain, symptoms, and stress of cancer enhances quality of life and is as important as treating the disease. 06

  • 15% of children are diagnosed with anxiety, 10% of children are diagnosed with depression, 15% of children are diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) 07

  • Incidences of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and brain cancer in children have increased 30% and 21%, respectively, between 1973 and 1997, and strong associations exist between these cancers and exposure to environmental toxins. 08


01. Kazak et al., 2005
02. Sherer et al., 2002; Racciatti et al., 2001: Olmstead, 2000; Silkworth and Brown, 1996
03. Lichtenstein et al., 2000
04. Institute of Medicine, 2008
05. Muir and Zegarac, 2001
06. IOM 2015 Comprehensive Care for Children with Cancer and Their Families
07. DeMaso & Shaw, 2010
08. Buckley et al., 2000: Daniels et al., 1997: Meinert et al., 2000: Rothman et al., 1997; Webster et al., 2002