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NYT: “Dirtying Up Our Diets”

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As a recent op-ed piece (“Dirtying Up Our Diets”) in the New York Times by science writer Jeff Leach points out:

“Increasing evidence suggests that the alarming rise in allergic and autoimmune disorders during the past few decades is at least partly attributable to our lack of exposure to microorganisms that once covered our food and us. … This research suggests that reintroducing some of the organisms from the mud and water of our natural world would help avoid an overreaction of an otherwise healthy immune response that results in such chronic diseases as Type 1 diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, “

So put some dirt back in your diet by buying food from community farmers’ markets!

Read “Dirtying Up Our Diets” at The New York Times.

 

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