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Raise Your Serotonin Levels and Decrease Stress By Digging in the Dirt

The scientific term for healthful bacteria that soil contains is Mycobacterium vaccae – a non-pathogenic form of bacteria found naturally in dirt. This amazing form of bacteria can increase serotonin levels that keep your mood upbeat and help reduce allergies and other physical disorders which arise from the “clean-obsessed” society in which we live.

Serotonin is a chemical which acts as a neurotransmitter in the brain – meaning that it signals messages from one area of the brain to another about your health and mental well-being. Continue reading

Achieving Mind and Body Wellness from Your Garden

As a child, if you ever helped a parent or grandparent with the care and tending of a garden, you know what memories can be created from the experience. The very act of gardening – communing with nature – can provide an experience like no other. Then, enjoying the harvest can reinforce what you’ve helped to create.

Digging in the rich earth, planting the seeds and then watching the delicate green sprouts take root is an awesome thing to behold. Then, eating the fresh vegetables or using herbs in cooking or for medicinal uses can take your experience to another level. Continue reading

Creating a Naturally Simple Wellness GardenAs the world becomes more and more complicated, it seems that we humans are looking for more ways to simplify our lives. Gardening can be a great way to relax and simplify your life by growing some of your own food and growing medicinal plants and herbs that may be able to relieve pain and other symptoms you might have.

Some people might strive to have an expanded wellness garden that features a pond and wildlife, including fish. Others may be perfectly happy tending to a few plants in a container garden. No matter how large or small the garden, there are ways you can simplify the plan.

People may also plan their wellness gardens according to their specific needs. For example, if you’re pining for a place to go and get away from it all, read a book and listen to water and nature sounds, you’ll want to incorporate a water feature and a quiet, comfortable place to relax and be alone.

If you see yourself growing plants and herbs that will be concocted into medicinal mixtures, you’ll be more interested in the medicinal herbs and plants that fit your particular needs. Here are a few ideas about how to plan your wellness garden so that it’s simple, but contains benefits especially for you. Continue reading