For Centuries people have found "Gardening" a pleasant experience.
Of course up until just a few decades ago in the US it was critical to GROW and Enjoy Fresh Garden Crops for survival. In today's Fast paced World of materialism many have lost the the Opportunity to Enjoy the few hours per week communing with nature and groveling in the Dirt.
( a much better place to grovel)
I have done some research that may encourage more "moderns" to enjoy the pleasures of getting Exercise and Providing Fresh food for the Table and quite possibly add to your Cash Flow.
Article ONE: Save on Psychiatric Bills
Contact: Chris Lowry
University of Bristol
Getting dirty may lift your Mood
Bacteria found in the soil activated a group of neurons that produce the brain chemical serotonin
Treatment of mice with a ‘friendly’ bacteria, normally found in the soil, altered their behavior in a way similar to that produced by antidepressant drugs, reports research published in the latest issue of Neuroscience.
These findings, identified by researchers at the University of Bristol and colleagues at University College London, aid the understanding of why an imbalance in the immune system leaves some individuals vulnerable to mood disorders like depression.
Dr Chris Lowry, lead author on the paper from Bristol University, said: "These studies help us understand how the body communicates with the brain and why a healthy immune system is important for maintaining mental health. They also leave us wondering if we shouldn’t all be spending more time playing in the dirt."
Interest in the project arose after human cancer patients being treated with the bacteria Mycobacterium vaccae unexpectedly reported increases in their quality of life. Lowry and his colleagues reasoned that this effect could be caused by activation of neurons in the brain that contained serotonin.
When the team looked closely at the brains of mice, they found that treatment with M. vaccae activated a group of neurons that produce the brain chemical serotonin. The lack of serotonin in the brain is thought to cause depression in people, thus M. vaccae’s effects on the behavior of mice may be due to increasing the release of serotonin in parts of the brain that regulate mood.
The new research supports this hypothesis, but future studies will be designed to determine if M. vaccae, other bacteria, or pharmaceutical compounds have antidepressant properties through activation of this group of serotonin neurons.
So what is Keeping out of the Garden?
Here is another Good reason
It has been Shown that a few minutes daily can really increase a Male Sexual potency up to 38%
READ THIS ARTICLE
For some reason, in recent times, it seems the Garden Clubs around the country are full of Women. Not a bad thing, but come on fellas, lets get away form the BOOB tube and on your knees out in the garden. (BOY that could be a double Meaning statement) and enjoy an increased appetite..(there you go again)
All kidding aside, we have been able to live a comfortable life for 4 decades Saving Money, staying Healthy and making a few extra Vacation dollars enjoying the wonderful World of Gardening
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