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Playing in dirt (or VC) making you happier and/or smarter

Posted by PeterK2 (My Page) on
Mon, Mar 5, 12 at 19:59

http://www.redwormcomposting.com/news/high-on-compost/#comments

Links inside Bentleys post to other articles. Basically certain bacteria in soil once absorbed can increase seratonin in the brain.

http://blog.nwf.org/2011/03/it%E2%80%99s-in-the-dirt-bacteria-in-soil-may-make-us-happier-smarter/

Not too suprising I guess as so many of our body functions rely on bacteria anyway, it's something we've evolved with.


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RE: Playing in dirt (or VC) making you happier and/or smarter

This sounds like yet another study that confirms what we already knew... or perhaps explains why that "quick trip to the worm bin" turns into the entire Saturday, and a happy one at that! :)


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