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Is Dirt the New Prozac?

In this article in the Huffington Post, Dr. Larry Dossey revisits the link between exposure to the microbes in dirt and self-reported happiness. Bacteria commonly found in soil, Mycobacterium vaccae, have proved to stimulate the same areas of the brain as common antidepressants, such as Prozac.
 
 

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  1. I believe we beat the Huff Post to the punch on this one . From July 15 http://microbeworld.org/index.php?option=com_jlibrary&view=article&id=894

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