Farm Dust Reduces Allergies in Children
By Grit Staff | Oct 6, 2015
Have you ever heard the saying, “A little dirt won’t hurt?” As it turns out, a little dirt may actually help. A recent study shows that children who grow up on dairy farms tend to have healthier immune systems and are less prone to allergies and asthma. In the study, using mice as subjects, scientists demonstrated how children who are not exposed to mold, pollen and animals common on a farm are more likely to suffer from allergies and asthma because their bodies did not become accustomed to dust and other allergens early in life. Find the Rural Blog post and a link to the study at The Rural Blog.
Train Children to Hunt, Forage, and Identify Plants
Our world has never introduced more technology into our individual lives, offering our children so many roadblocks to natural learning. That’s why it’s so important that parents make a concentrated effort to train our children in almost-forgotten skills of plant identification, foraging and harvesting wild game. Not only do traditional skills provide learning that cannot […]
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