Why you should let kids play in the dirt

Is our ultra clean modern lifestyle causing allergies?

It’s long been suspected that our kids are too clean these days and therefore aren’t building the immune strength of days gone by.
A new study has shown that dirt may not only build immunity but also build resilience, increase ability to deal with stress and reduce instances of irritable bowel.
The study was conducted by injecting mice with a common bacteria found in the soil and the results suggest they were less likely to develop stress-related IBS, reports Mirror.
This study adds further evidence that our modern standards of hygiene and general lowered rate of exposure to bugs may be behind the rise in childhood allergies.
The mice injected with mycobacterium vaccae were later discovered to have less stress response, which enabled them to cope better with what happened to them. They were also less likely to experience the symptoms related to IBS.

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