Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Contact with Soil Can be Beneficial
HT to Tea at Trianon.
"...A strain of bacterium in soil, Mycobacterium vaccae, has been found to trigger the release of seratonin, which in turn elevates mood and decreases anxiety. And on top of that, this little bacterium has been found to improve cognitive function and possibly even treat cancer and other diseases. Which means that contact with soil, through gardening or other means, is beneficial. How did this discovery come about? "
Read more here.
No wonder gardening makes me happy!