We have ten microbes in our bodies for every cell, which means that we are basically walking bacteria farms, and that's what makes us healthy. As our knowledge of bacteria grows, we are beginning to understand the incredibly important role that probiotics play in our bodies. Anti-bacterials kill all bacteria indiscriminately, even the good kinds that your kids need to thrive. The microbes found in dirt help to train their budding immune systems to respond to bacteria and they populate their gut flora and perform a plethora of functions. Studies show that kids who grow up on farms or with dogs are 20% less likely to develop asthma thanks to the microbes that they are exposed to.
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