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Let them eat dirt : saving your child from an oversanitized world / B. Brett Finlay, PhD, and Marie-Claire Arrieta, PhD.

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  • ISBN: 9781616206499
  • Physical Description: xiii, 288 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2016.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages [263]-274) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Part one: We are more microbe than human -- Children are microbe magnets -- A newly discovered organ: the human microbiome -- Part two: Raising babies and their microbes -- Pregnancy: eating for two? Try eating for trillions -- Birth: welcome to the world of microbes -- Breast milk: liquid gold -- Solid foods: a growing diet for microbes -- Antibiotics: carpet bombing the microbiota -- Pets: a microbe's best friend -- Lifestyle: microbe deficit disorder -- Part three: Collateral damage -- Obesity: the world is getting heavier -- Diabetes: microbes have a sweet tooth -- Intestinal diseases: fire in the gut! -- Asthma and allergies: microbes keep us breathing easy -- Gut feelings: microbiota and the brain -- Vaccines work! -- Bugs as drugs.
Summary, etc.: 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.
Subject: Medical microbiology.
Bacteria > Health aspects.
Pathogenic microorganisms.
Children > Health and hygiene.
Immune system.

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