So, many of you that take the time to read either my Posts or my Comments, know I'm always harping on Herbs instead of Medication. You also know that I pay close attention to Studies from around the world.
I have a group called, Gardening For Sanity. Besides gardening techniques and tips. There's a large post about Herbs and which ones help with Depression and Anxiety and pain etc.
A woman found a Bacteria in soil, just our regular garden soil. The name of it is, Mycobacterium Vaccae, or M. Vaccae.
She works with cancer patients. The bacterium actually lessoned the feelings associated with cancer, and is believed it may help to cure certain cancers.
Now wait..... This is the Group for... Depression right? Please continue reading.
A man from I believe England took it a step further. He injected the bacterium into mice. Then placed the mice in water. Mice hate swimming and become very stressed. But.... these mice that were swimming, were calm and had no anxiety about being in the water.
The bacterium was studied even further. Serotonin is the main hormone that is possibly missing in a depressive persons mind/body. But.... this M. Vaccae actually TRIGGERS the body to release Serotonin into the bloodstream.
The Mycobacterium Vaccae is all over everyone's soils. Its been studied how good people feel after working in a garden. It was believed it was from being part of nature, stretching and accomplishing something. Which is possibly a big part of it.
But now, its believed we receive that M. Vaccae that helps with anxiety and depression and certain cancers, right from soil itself.
Pretty cool huh?
Pulled out the cabbage & planted more spinach.I remember last year all these white butterflies appeared in one to days, whatever they layed. Gone my radish leaves overnight.I met a gentlemen at CT same thing happened to his cabbage, white butterflies.I will be prepared next year!I bought another Rosemary plant. Garden centres have some good deals now. They also had lemon grass!Hugs!
https://www.madinamerica.com/2018/07/professional-delusion/This article touches on the debate between bipolar meds and trusting your psych dr vs seeking alternatives. Theres alot to take away from it, but what stood out to me the most was that theres alot of agreement that there is no such thing as a "chemical imbalance" in your brain? An upset in neurotransmitters are cause for a manic episode,...