Crianças necessitam ficar sujas para serem saudáveis!
Children Need More Dirt to be Healthy
Saturday, January 02, 2010 by: E. Huff, staff writer
(NaturalNews) Researchers from the University of California, San Diego,
have found that children who are too clean are at a higher risk of
developing inflammation and disease. Normal skin bacteria that act to
balance immune response protect the body from overreacting to cuts and
other injuries. Excessive cleanliness is actually impairing children’s
natural healing function and putting them at an increased risk for
Published in the online edition of Nature Medicine,
findings are confirming that germ exposure is beneficial to young
children who need it in order to build immunity and prevent the onset
of allergies. Being too clean is now implicated in causing increased allergies in developed countries around the world.
Staphylococci, the bacterial species studied by researchers, was found to play a vital role in blocking inflammation.
It creates a molecule called lipoteichoic acid (LTA) that keeps skin
keratinocytes balanced and prevents them from creating too much
inflammation. As a result, a simple cut or scrape will not get overly
swollen in the presence of staphylococci.
Overuse of skin soaps, body washes, and hand sanitizers is eliminating this important bacteria,
leading many researchers to question hygiene methods that have become
commonplace. Children are being restricted from "dirty" outdoor
activities in the name of keeping them safe from germs, when in fact
these restrictions are causing them more harm than good.
Several groups in the United Kingdom, including Parents Outloud and Allergy UK, believe that the research
proves that children are being overprotected from germs and that
exposure to elements like dirt and sand is a good thing for them. Since
allergy rates have tripled in the UK over the past ten years, advocates
of germ exposure hope that the findings will cause many to reevaluate
their ideas concerning childhood health.
rapid rise in allergies, asthma, autoimmune disorders, diabetes, and
serious inflammation diseases are also being seen in the United States
where the sanitation
craze has also taken hold. Science has shown that the human body
maintains health because of the presence of trillions of different
microbes that keep each other in check. Antibacterial products and
other sanitation products can cause the growth of super-bacteria that
can cause serious problems.
Children who grow up on farms and
are exposed to all sorts of bugs, worms and natural elements have
demonstrably less allergies and autoimmune problems than urban children
who spend most of their time indoors. Playing outside barefoot every
now and again and digging in the dirt more often would do wonders for
the health of today’s youngsters.
Sources for this story include: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8…