Ayşegül Karaali
Slovenia

I am just a curious person who likes nature and sports, hikes up to the mountains and jumps into the cold waters, runs in the forests and travels as much as possible. I am Aisha, a 23 year old Turkish girl, born and raised in Istanbul. Three years ago I moved to Slovenia with my little sister. We planned to stay in Slovenia for a year so that she could study and I could improve my English. After a while, I decided to continue with my studies in Slovenia. Started studying the language, and now I Iive and study in this beautiful country. I explore the country and its culture while still improving both English and Slovene. Here, I am going to share my stories with you. Join me through the adventure.

AISHA'S DIARIES Genel

BACK TO EARTH!

on
27/04/2020

Back to earth!

Have you ever worked with soil?

The smell of the earth, the chirp of the birds and indescribable peace.

I’ve been spending my days working in our garden for a while. I have new feelings rising in me, I almost found a part of me. From the moment I started working in the garden to helping my mother, I touch the soil with a sense of belonging and love that rises in me and I forgot the time. I enjoyed collecting the stones like a child and tearing through the grass. Every time I explore different wild seeds and insects that come out of the soil, I examine them with great excitement.

What a powerful therapy dealing with the soil I thought.

 

Natural Healing

Did you know that there’s a natural antidepressant in soil? It’s true. Mycobacterium vaccae is the substance under study and has indeed been found to mirror the effect on neurons that drugs like Prozac provide.

The bacterium is found in soil and may stimulate serotonin production (has no adverse health effects), which makes you relaxed and happier. Studies were conducted on cancer patients and they reported a better quality of life and less stress. Lack of serotonin has been linked to depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and bipolar problems.

I witnessed those working in the garden are generally more positive and happy people. We balance by spending time in nature. And now I am experiencing the actual physical act of gardening being a stress reducer and mood lifter.

The fact that there is some science behind it adds additional credibility to these garden addicts’ claims. 🙂

The presence of a soil bacteria antidepressant is not a surprise to many of us who have experienced the phenomenon ourselves. Backing it up with science is fascinating, but not shocking, to the happy gardener. Mycobacterium antidepressant microbes in the soil are also being investigated for improving cognitive function, Crohn’s disease, and even rheumatoid arthritis.

Resources: https://www.discovermagazine.com/mind/is-dirt-the-new-prozac

 

How Dirt Makes You Happy

Antidepressant microbes in soil cause cytokine levels to rise, which results in the production of higher levels of serotonin. Gardeners inhale the bacteria, have topical contact with it and get it into their bloodstreams when there is a cut or other pathway for infection. The natural effects of the soil bacteria antidepressant can be felt for up to 3 weeks.

Time to deal with the soil

When there are so many factors and causes of stress that strike us. we know that we have to return to the ground for our soul and body health. We want healthy food for our bodies and relaxing activity for our soul. so time to deal with the soil.

This is Where We Come From

“To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Modern Life Took Us Away From The Earth

The age we live in underestimates the work done with the body. it’s not just holy, it’s a way of living.Changing world conditions took us away from the earth

Developing technology and a new way of life is gradually changing people and changing world conditions took us away from the earth.

Only human beings can be healthy in harmony with nature. So what to do for those who live in big cities. Urban gardening brings us closer to nature in our homes.

You don’t even need a big garden for that. You can grow your own vegetables with vegetable seeds that you can germinate in small flower pots at home.

Let’s put your hands in the ground and feel its healing power, even make your own and loved ones happy by removing your vegetables from the soil.

 

You can watch our working times in our garden.

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