Let Them Eat Dirt

In this Nourishing Conversation, I discuss Power Habits to support healthy immune responses in children with Dr. Blossom Bitting, ND.

Modern society’s fear of infection has resulted in foods being pasteurized, irradiated, and processed. We’ve also been encouraged to fear the bugs around us, use antibacterial soap, sterilize our environments, and teach our children to avoid their natural instincts that result in them putting everything they touch, including dirt, in their mouths. These instincts help to naturally supplement probiotics and encourage healthy digestive tracts. Children who grow up in “sterile” environments are more prone to allergic conditions such as asthma and eczema.

Luckily, there is a growing awareness of the important relationship between microbes and human health. We can no longer take these invisible-to-us bugs for granted.

Considering we are only 10% “human”, it may be worth the time and effort to get to know the bugs in and around us that are essential to our survival and wellbeing and what we can do to keep them happy.

“All disease begins in the gut.” Hippocrates

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Naturopathic Doctor

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