cool article on MSNBC (warning: science content)

michelle_co(z5 CO)April 13, 2007

Excerpted from the article:

Soil bacteria can boost immune system

Harmless bug works as well as antidepressant drugs, study suggests

Exposure to friendly soil bacteria could improve mood by boosting the immune system just as effectively as antidepressant drugs, a new study suggests.

Here is a link that might be useful: read the article

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
morz8(Washington Coast Z8b)

Michelle, Thanks. A lot of have said forever that gardening keeps us sane - now we have science behind us :)

It's stopped raining this morning, maybe I'll be able to get outside and get my dose of soil bacteria. I'm just wondering if I actually have to eat dirt, or if I'll absorb the bacteria through my knees as I crawl around weeding.

    Bookmark   April 14, 2007 at 11:49AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

The good Earth certainly is just that!

    Bookmark   April 14, 2007 at 12:39PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Have roses, need someone with shovel to take them home...
After the last garden move, I swore it wouldn't happen...
Rose thorn infection update
For those who missed the last thread on the subject,...
Do you ever rearrange the rest of your life around roses?
Hi folks I obviously love growing and talking about...
nippstress - zone 5 Nebraska
Do growing conditions affect fragrance *types* in your experience
... I mean like making a clove-smelling rose smell...
DA Coupon codes
Hi, I have the following coupon code and was wondering...
annofpa zone 6b
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™