Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Is Dirt the new Prozac?


Extremely interesting article about how microorganisms can help increase levels of serotonin and may treat depression.  I find this extremely interesting.  Scientists have speculated for a long time that living in a cleaner environment has increased the incidence of allergies, but here is some real proof as to why.  Occupational Therapists have used gardening for decades as a practical way to help people with depression, and now there is scientific proof that this is real.

The takeaway:  Play in the dirt to improve your mood, and let your kids make mud pies to prevent allergies!

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