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cool article on MSNBC (warning: science content)

Posted by michelle_co z5 CO (My Page) on
Fri, Apr 13, 07 at 14:27

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

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RE: cool article on MSNBC (warning: science content)

  • Posted by morz8 Z8 Wa coast (My Page) on
    Sat, Apr 14, 07 at 11:49

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.

RE: cool article on MSNBC (warning: science content)

The good Earth certainly is just that!

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