Why does gardening make us so happy?

UK scientists suggest that a type of friendly bacteria found in soil may affect the brain in a similar way to antidepressants. See article here.

000_0495Lead author, Dr Chris Lowry 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,” he added.

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