‘Getting Dirty’ May Help Depressed

‘Getting Dirty’ May Help Depressed

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gardening"People who suffer from depression could benefit from getting "dirty," according to new research. Bacteria found in soil has the same uplifting effects as those produced by anti-depressant drugs, the study, published in Neuroscience, found." … It also stimulated the body’s immune system, which gives credence to the "hygiene hypothesis" that says a rise in conditions like asthma and allergies could correspond to the modern Western household’s emphasis on cleaning and hygiene. (Channel 4 – Britain)

COMMENTS

  1. Maybe this is why I so strongly feel “the need” to work in my flower garden from early spring until late in the fall–even though I’ll be 79-years-old this week and my balance is GONE.