Is Dirt the New Prozac?

Is Dirt the New Prozac?

Imagine – you are feeling so depressed that you visit your doctor and request a prescription for a mood elevator.  Instead of writing a prescription for Prozac or a similar antidepressant they advise you to get dirty.  It has been said microbes in dirt tweak the same neurons that are stimulated by Prozac. Your options are an expensive drug plus its possible side effects, or gardening, yard work, or a romp in the park. Your doctor, it turns out, hasn’t gone round the bend. They are actually up-to-date on the latest scientific findings about how the natural environment affects our brain function. Read more from Dr. Larry Dossey, Physican of Internal Medicne and Huffingtonpost.com:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-larry-dossey/is-dirt-the-new-prozac_b_256625.html

 

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