Friday, March 31, 2017

Friday Farming: Blog Mirror; Beef-The secret reason why ranchers are so happy

From Beef:

The secret reason why ranchers are so happy

Secret?  Well if that's a secret, it's one that apparently I was in on, as I've said the same thing here on more than one occasion, as for example:
Lex Anteinternet: The caged tiger isn't happy? Mixed news on the medical front.
 Farmstead, Pennsylvania.  The life many left for life in cities.
I sort of feel that this story;
Lex Anteinternet: The caged tiger isn't happy?: Heard in an interview of a doctor regarding depression: "Major depression is unheard of in hunter gatherer societies".
is related to this one: 
As per a new study published online Dec. 11 in the Journal Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders, high stress could increase risk factor for many cognitive functions that can lead to the Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Gayatri Devi, a neurologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, said the latest study shows link between high stress levels and chances of developing diseases like Alzheimer’s.
From the Northern Californian.
Truth be known, we were evolved to live out in nature. But we've developed our society to live indoors, with indoor occupations, which is deeply unnatural.  Or, as Beef states:

However, despite these worries, it turns out people who work with the land are in an occupation that lends itself to happiness.Is it the fresh air? Being your own boss? Managing livestock? Building something from the ground up? Growing plants from the soil? What is it that makes farmers and ranchers so good natured, even in the worst of times?
Now, I can't take credit for knowing everything revealed in the article, for example:
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, which makes you relaxed and happier.
Now, I know that in our deeply urban society, this will be translated by many into "so spend the weekend in the park!"  And indeed, that'd be better than not doing that. But at the end of the day, the glass and steel world we've made is operating against us.  Your nature would rather see you in nature, every day.

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