Why dirt is good mary ruebush
Why Dirt Is Good: 5 Ways to Make Germs Your Friends by Mary RuebushThe archetypal link between dirt and guilt, and cleanliness and innocence is built into our language, says journalist Katherine Ashenburg. But Dr. Mary Ruebush counters that with the fact that Western civilizations obsession with antibacterial soaps and our quest to be clean all the time is actually making us sick. Why Dirt is Good is a fun look at the plus side of dirt and germs. Complete with cartoons, the book features irreverant yet medically sound advice that illustrates how we can become healthier by exposing ourselves to a bit of dirt and germs. Divided into four parts, the book will explore through text and cartoons: Part 1 Dirt = good, antibiotics = badPart 2
How your immune system really works How the immune system develops in children
Part 3 What a germ or bug is trying to do to prolong its life in the presence of antibacterials and antibioticsPart 4 What you can do to make your immune system healthier
Why Dirt Is Good: 5 Ways to Make Germs Your Friends
Download the free Mommy Nearest app and start exploring. That concept has always struck me as odd—why would babies resort to their sense of taste rather than sight, sound, touch and smell which seems superior when it comes to exploration? Watching my sons at the park during their early years, it amazed me to see them put a fistful of sand or dirt in their mouths as if it were a banana at mealtime. Turns out that there is increasing evidence that shows eating dirt is actually good for you. The kids with a greater amount of bacteria in their homes were also less likely to wheeze and were less likely to have environmental allergies. Hygiene hypothesis is the speculation that the reason Americans have so many allergies is because we are, quite simply, too clean. Kids are kept in such sterile environments that they never build up immunities to common allergens.
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