Discussion Topic: Let Them Eat Dirt...?!
"In the 150 years since we discovered that microbes cause infectious diseases, we’ve battled to keep them at bay. But a recent explosion of scientific knowledge has led to undeniable evidence that early exposure to these organisms is beneficial to our children’s well-being. It turns out that our current emphasis on hyper-cleanliness and poor diets are taking a toll on our children’s lifelong health."--B. Brett Finlay and Marie-Claire Arrieta, authors of "Let Them Eat Dirt".
Consider these: Are microbes always bad for us? Is there such a thing as an "over-sanitized" world? How do we make healthy feeding and lifestyle choices? Let's come together and share our views at Baby Café this week.