Diggin’ dirt’s good for grades

Tue. May. 10, 2016

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Research continues to confirm dirt’s good for you…  even eating it is okay.  Well, so long as you don’t over indulge!

good dirt!

There’s a certain bacteria in soil that reportedly raises serotonin levels in the brain leading to a more relaxed and happy kid (or adult).

The National Wildlife Federation reports that bacteria along with parasites and viruses help build strong immune systems.  Kids that are kept in an ultraclean environment are more likely to suffer from asthma and allergies.

The Garden is no place to stress for success but to soak up some sun and renew your Spirit” by Teri Knight

SO, get out there and GET DIRTY!!

More on dirt and health:

School gardens enhance academic performance

Physical and mental benefits to gardening

13 reasons why gardening is good for your health

Daily Mail article

 

 

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