Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Wellness Wednesday

Baby Feet
Dirt is good for you.  I recently listed to a podcast (An Organic Conversation) with featured speaker Dr. Stephen Andrews of the University of California at Berkeley, a soil scientist and natural resources educator.  Dr. Andrews spoke of a study that showed people who came in contact with soil had healthier immune systems than those who didn't. 

Mind Body Green also reported on a study showing that children who suffer from allergies and asthma are typically children who were protected from "dirt."  That is, the dirtier a child's early years were, the better his or her immune system is like to be.  Squeaky clean is not necessarily best for baby.

Bottom line:  spend more time crawling around with your children - especially in the garden - and less time cleaning.

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