IN YOUR DAILY DOSE: today is research from the University of Zurich that demonstrates a link between gut microbiome and asthma.
MAKING CHANGES: Get exposed and forget about being superclean.
FACT OR FICTION: They’ve Been Around Since Dinosaurs Roam the Earth
In The News
Researchers from the University of Zurich have found that even non-microbial molecules from cats and cows may prevent your children from developing asthma and allergies. A sialic acid that is found in farm animals is effective against an inflammatory response in your lung tissue. The study actually asks more questions than it answers, but it does demonstrate a link between being exposed to animals and a reduction in allergies and asthma.
Daily Health Tip
Although manufacturers would like you to kill 99.9% of germs on your countertops - some of those germs aren’t nearly as bad as they are made out to be. Yes, you want the germs dead that causes respiratory infections or bad bacteria that triggers gastrointestinal damage - but no, you want to be exposed to other germs.
You and your children can make changes in your life by being exposed to animals and the soil in your yard. Dig a garden, pet the dog, go horseback riding, go for a hayride or a walk in the woods (watch for ticks!). Your objective is to get exposed to microbial and non-microbial proteins that support your immune system.
My faith shapes the way I speak. I choose words that convey my respect and affection for others. I promote peace and harmony.
My faith motivates me to take care of my wellbeing. I go to bed early so I can wake up rested and strong. I eat a balanced diet, and exercise daily. I manage stress by taking a warm bath or watching a funny movie.
Fact or Fiction?
They’ve been around for centuries, probably since dinosaurs roamed the earth. They usually carry disease and they multiply like rabbits.
You might not like them, they carry disease, but you have to admit they have some pretty interesting abilities. For instance, they can actually live for up to a week without their heads. They take in air through little holes in other body segments and only die because they can’t drink water. Also, it’s hard to drown the little buggers because they can hold their breath for up to 40 minutes. The world’s largest cockroach lives in South America and is six inches long with a wingspan of 1 foot.
Have a wonderful day!
Your Healthy Life America Team