Are We Too Clean? The Dirt on Dirt
Thom McDade is a researcher at the Laboratory for Human Biology Research at Northwestern University. He studied 1,700 people from birth to 21 years old and found that kids who had more exposure to microbes (like those in mud) were less susceptible to the inflammation that causes heart disease and stroke. According to the researcher, “If our son drops something on the floor, we don’t really care if he picks it up and eats it.”
4. Nature can promote calm and ease symptoms of anxiety.