Hygiene Hypothesis

​I’m often a little self consious of how dirty my kids get, especially when they are around families who keep their kids in an immaculate, pristine and clean condition. My two eat sand, walk barefoot and if they happen to jump in a grimy puddle while we’re out… that’s what the towels in the car boot are for.

The hygeine hypothesis is that we are so clean nowdays that our kids are missing out on crucial microbes important for their immune system. This is linked to the increase in allergies, eczema and asthma.

Also, our over use of antibiotocs have upset the natural balance of bacteria in our systems. While I do believe antibiotics are life saving and crucial, I think they should only be taken when there is no other alternative.

Here’s a little article I liked on the topic.

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1251240768278251&id=534902313245437

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