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“Mycobacterium vaccae is a natural soil bacterium which people likely ingest or breathe in when they spend time in nature,” says Dorothy Matthews of The Sage Colleges in Troy, New York, who conducted the research with her colleague Susan Jenks.
Previous research studies on M. vaccae showed that heat-killed bacteria injected into mice stimulated growth of some neurons in the brain that resulted in increased levels of serotonin and decreased anxiety… “This research suggests that M. vaccae may play a role in anxiety and learning in mammals,” says Matthews. “It is interesting to speculate that creating learning environments in schools that include time in the outdoors where M. vaccae is present may decrease anxiety and improve the ability to learn new tasks.”
God made us originally to all be in harmony with nature, and all things work together so why wouldn’t it make us healthy to be out in nature? People are SO worried about germs, so the end result is that they are so sterilized, that they die before people who do get a little dirty. Bacteria is good for us! Thanks for finally coming around scientists! One more reason we should all get out of the city and onto the land!
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