Skip to comments.Antidepressant Microbes In Soil: How Dirt Makes You Happy
Posted on 08/11/2014 2:42:20 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin
Prozac may not be the only way to get rid of your serious blues. Soil microbes have been found to have similar effects on the brain and are without side effects and chemical dependency potentials. Learn how to harness the natural antidepressant in soil and make yourself happier and healthier. Read on to see how dirt makes you happy.
Natural remedies have been around for untold centuries. These natural remedies included cures for almost any physical ailment as well as mental and emotional afflictions. Ancient healers may not have known why something worked but simply that it did. Modern scientists have unraveled the why of many medicinal plants and practices but only recently are they finding remedies that were previously unknown and, yet, still a part of the natural life cycle. Soil microbes and human health now have a positive link which has been studied and found to be verifiable. Soil Microbes and Human Health
Did you know that theres a natural antidepressant in soil? Its true. Mycobacterium vaccae is the substance under study and has, indeed, been found to mirror the effect on neurons that drugs like Prozac provide. The bacterium is found in soil and may stimulate serotonin production, which makes you relaxed and happier. Studies were conducted on cancer patients and they reported a better quality of life and less stress.
Serotonin has been linked to such problems as depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder and bipolar problems. The bacterium appears to be a natural antidepressant in soil and has no adverse health effects. These antidepressant microbes in soil may be as easy to use as just playing in the dirt.
Most avid gardeners will tell you that their landscape is their happy place and the actual physical act of gardening is a stress reducer and mood lifter. The fact that there is some science behind it adds additional credibility to these garden addicts claims. The presence of a soil bacteria antidepressant is not a surprise to many of us who have experienced the phenomenon ourselves. Backing it up with science is fascinating, but not shocking, to the happy gardener.
Mycrobacterium antidepressant microbes in soil are also being investigated for improving cognitive function, Crohns disease and even rheumatoid arthritis. How Dirt Makes You Happy
Antidepressant microbes in soil cause cytokine levels to rise, which results in the production of higher levels of serotonin. The bacterium was tested both by injection and ingestion on rats and the results were increased cognitive ability, lower stress and better concentration to tasks than a control group.
Gardeners inhale the bacteria, have topical contact with it and get it into their bloodstreams when there is a cut or other pathway for infection. The natural effects of the soil bacteria antidepressant can be felt for up to 3 weeks if the experiments with rats are any indication. So get out and play in the dirt and improve your mood and your life.
You’re a piece of work!!!!
Is this why pigs seem so happy?
There’s just something about holding a handful of dark, moist, friable, compost-enriched soil in your hands - the weight of it, the internal warmth of the hungry microbes, the aroma - that just makes you feel good.
Snort some dirt and cheer the heck up!
When I was 5 years old , eating dirt just gave me Worms
Yeah. But I’m YOUR piece of work! :)
My Grandma said that we all eat a bushel’s worth of dirt before we die.
...along with Humble Pie, Crow, etc. LOL!
That is the perfect pic for this thread. Well done.
Friable. Fried would be good.
a pig like that always comes with an eye watering smell
Owning a piece of dirt from an acre on up can do wonders for your mental state also.
It’s nice to live on a piece of ground and not be packed in with people like sardines in a can. :-)
“When I was 5 years old , eating dirt just gave me Worms”
Didn’t anyone tell you that the brown stuff wasn’t dirt?
Mud Pies for desert tonight!
Dont remind me :-)
Yep, that’s what I was thinking!
I guess those starving Africans eating dirt are still going to die from starving but they are just so happy they just don’t give a crap.
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