Dirt Is Good

Dirt Is Good

The Advantage of Germs for your Child's Developing Immune System

eBook - 2017
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"From two of the world's top scientists and one of the world's top science writers (all parents), Dirt Is Good is a Q&A-based guide to everything you need to know about kids & germs. "Is it OK for my child to eat dirt?" That's just one of the many questions authors Jack Gilbert and Rob Knight are bombarded with every week from parents all over the world. They've heard everything from "My two-year-old gets constant ear infections. Should I give her antibiotics? Or probiotics?" to "I heard that my son's asthma was caused by a lack of microbial exposure. Is this true, and if so what can I do about it now?" Google these questions, and you'll be overwhelmed with answers. The internet is rife with speculation and misinformation about the risks and benefits of what most parents think of as simply germs, but which scientists now call the microbiome : the combined activity of all the tiny organisms inside our bodies and the surrounding environment that have an enormous impact on our health and well-being. Who better to turn to for answers than Drs. Gilbert and Knight, two of the top scientists leading the investigation into the microbiome--an investigation that is producing fascinating discoveries and bringing answers to parents who want to do the best for their young children. Dirt Is Good is a comprehensive, authoritative, accessible guide you've been searching for"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2017
ISBN: 9781250132628
1250132622
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: text file
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Jun 19, 2017

Our daughter had severe ulcerative colitis (inflammation of the large intestine, also known as the colon) and had to have her large intestine removed. I wish I would have known that children get microbrobes from eating dirt. I would have planted a garden and not cared if she got dirty from playing in the dirt.

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