At the Nova Institute, we look at the whole picture, the entire lived experience that influences health. Our work examines the full spectrum of health, healing, and flourishing through many lenses—including nature, art, nutrition, planetary health, integrative medicine, primary care, light, social determinants, lifestyle, post-traumatic growth, and more.
Proper nutrition is good for the whole body, and what happens in the gut affects the brain and mental health. And food that is sustainably grown is good for both people and our planet.
We are examining the social determinants of health — the drivers and inequities of well-being and their root causes — so we can find solutions and develop measures that inform smart policies and promote health, healing, and flourishing for everyone.
Methodologies that are the gold standard for evaluating pharmaceuticals aren’t always appropriate for studying multi-component therapies or exploring the interwoven factors that influence health.