Wednesday, January 28, 2009

I'll Just Have the Double Whopper with Cheese, Thanks

Eating dirt can be good for you - just ask babies - International Herald Tribune: "And, indeed, accumulating evidence strongly suggests that eating dirt is good for you.

In studies of what is called the hygiene hypothesis, researchers are concluding that organisms like the millions of bacteria, viruses and especially worms that enter the body along with 'dirt' spur the development of a healthy immune system. Several continuing studies suggest that worms may help to redirect an immune system that has gone awry and resulted in autoimmune disorders, allergies and asthma."

1 comment:

Janet Rudolph said...

Good to know. I'll be having a Burger and fries today after I phone my doctor to tell him the news.