This Horticulture Magazine article describes a study done on cancer patients. The treatment involved exposing patients to a bacteria (M. vaccae) which affected their cancer symptoms and had the added benefit of affecting their depression. Basically, people who were exposed to the bacteria noticed changes in mood, cognitive function, and vitality. So go ahead- read the story, and then step outside for a little depression cure. Come on people, Let's Get Dirty!
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