Let Them Eat Dirt
Saving your Child From An Oversanitized WorldBook - 2016
Microbiologists Brett Finlay and Marie-Claire Arrieta explain how the trillions of microbes that live in and on our bodies influence childhood development; why an imbalance of those microbes can lead to obesity, diabetes, and asthma, among other chronic conditions; and what parents can do -- from conception on -- to positively affect their own behaviors and those of their children. They describe how natural childbirth, breastfeeding, and solid foods influence children&#x;s microbiota. They also offer practical advice on matters such as whether to sterilize food implements for babies, the use of antibiotics, the safety of vaccines, and why having pets is a good idea.
Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2016
Edition: First edition
Branch Call Number: QR46 .F56 2016
Characteristics: xiii, 288 pages ; 24 cm