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.

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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
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The good Earth certainly is just that!

    Bookmark   April 14, 2007 at 12:39PM
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