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!


Lady Farmer said...

I'm with you! I'd rather be outside getting dirty in my garden than stuck inside cleaning, anyday!

Lisa said...

Ha! I knew it!

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