Let me start this article with a question for all you happy readers.
Who’s heard this term before? “It’s Not What You Say It’s How You Say It?”
All of you? Thought so.
With the advent of the global Corvid pandemic there have been multiple publications covering the topic of germs, immunity and children… both online and in real life.
In a written article published online the written word can be interpreted very differently to say, a comedian making the very same points.
It’s a case of understanding that different people can say the same thing but come across in totally different ways.
Professor Jack Gilbert is the director of the Microbiome Centre at the University of Chicago. He believes that exposure to microbes prevalent in the great outdoors can establish a stronger, more robust immune system in young people.
He believes that many parents are over sterilising the environments of their children – because they don’t understand why dirt is good for them.
Lets face it germs and dirt have always been a serious concern for anxious parents.
However, Professor Gilbert, co-author of “Dirt is Good: The Advantage of Germs for Your Child’s Developing Immune System” says there is no need to worry:
“Sterilising your home like a hospital could lead your child to have a severely hyper sensitised immune system leaving them open to allergies and asthma, even neuro-developmental problems.
Rescue a dog, let them eat food off the floor, play in the soil. Dirt is Good!”
Now listen to the late, great George Carling making exactly the same points about children, germs and the immune system.
I rest my point. Thanks for reading.
Author: Michael W