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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 childrens 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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