Let Them Eat Dirt: Saving Our Children from an Oversanitized World by B. Brett FinlayLet Them Eat Dirt: Saving Our Children from an Oversanitized World by B. Brett Finlay

Let Them Eat Dirt: Saving Our Children from an Oversanitized World

byB. Brett Finlay, Marie-Claire Arrieta

Paperback | August 26, 2016

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“A must-read for parents, teachers and any healthcare provider for children, Let Them Eat Dirt takes you inside the inside tract of a child’s gut, and shows you how to give kids the best immune start early in life.”—William Sears, M.D, co-author, The Baby Book

Our over-sanitized world threatens children’s health, but parents can change their environment into one where they’ll thrive.

Babies and young kids are being raised in surroundings that are increasingly cleaner, more hyper hygienic, and more disinfected than ever before. As a result, the beneficial bacteria in their bodies is being altered, promoting conditions and diseases such as obesity, diabetes, asthma, allergies, and autism. As Let Them Eat Dirt shows, there is much that parents can do about this, including breastfeeding if possible, getting a dog, and avoiding antibiotics unless necessary—and yes, it is OK to let kids get a bit dirty.

Professor of Microbiology at the University of British Columbia and a world leader in how bacterial infections work. Finlay's research has been widely published and reported on worldwide, including in Nature, Scientific American , and on BBC and NPR news. He has won several prestigious awards including five Howard Hughes International...
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Title:Let Them Eat Dirt: Saving Our Children from an Oversanitized WorldFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.75 inPublished:August 26, 2016Publisher:Greystone Books Ltd.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1771642548

ISBN - 13:9781771642545

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book! Just finished reading this book and I found it easy to read and refers to research being done in regards to immune systems and getting dirty! I'm expecting my first child and I found this book gave some good tips on how to ensure you are giving your child the best bacteria and environment that you can.
Date published: 2017-09-22