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The Over-Sanitization of Our Kids

From the Show: Wellness for Life
Summary: Science reveals that the things we thought we had to protect our kids from are the things that make them healthy: the bacteria, viruses, and parasites that are the stuff of dirt.
Air Date: 4/15/16
Duration: 10
Host: Susanne Bennett, DC
Guest Bio: Maya Shetreat-Klein, MD
Maya-Shetreat-KleinMaya Shetreat-Klein, MD, is an integrative pediatric neurologist with a medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Board certified in adult and child neurology as well as pediatrics, she completed the University of Arizona’s two-year Fellowship in Integrative Medicine, founded by Andrew Weil, MD, and now serves as faculty. She lectures internationally to medical professionals and laypeople on environmental health and toxins, and healing with food and nature. Dr. Shetreat-Klein lives with her family in New York City, where she runs Brainmending, her healing practice and urban farm.
Dr. Jason Jones has been a practicing Chiropractor and advocate for natural health and healing since 2000. Dr. Jones owns and operates a very successful family oriented private practice in Elizabeth City, NC. In addition he is the host of the very popular podcast, Healthy Families Made Easy, on iTunes, Stitcher, and Soundcloud, where he interviews health experts on a regular basis to teach families how to grow healthier together. He loves being active from running half marathons, marathons, obstacles races, martial arts and functional fitness. Dr. Jones also deep passion for nutrition and teaching others to live their very best lives and speaks regularly to groups and organizations to get the message of natural health out to the masses.
  • Book Title: The Dirt Cure: Growing Healthy Kids with Food Straight from Soil
  • Guest Facebook Account: https://www.facebook.com/drmayashetreatklein
  • Guest Twitter Account: @DrMayaSK
The Over-Sanitization of Our Kids
As our culture becomes more germophobic than ever, new science reveals that the things we thought we had to protect our kids from are the things that make them healthy: the bacteria, viruses, and parasites that are the stuff of dirt.

Dr. Maya Shetreat-Klein's new book, The Dirt Cure, explores the groundbreaking research about why DIRT can heal kids’ ills -- from eczema and ear infections to anxiety and ADHD -- and how keep your healthy kids (really, truly) well.

Dr. Shetreat-Klein joins Dr. Susanne to reveal the three principals that are critical for a healthy child:

  1. Germs: Children’s immune systems no longer get exposed to enough bacteria and other microbes that prime the immune system to be healthy.
  2. Soil Sourced Foods: Nutrient-dense food infused with sunshine, fresh air, and clean water, rich with vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, and beneficial bacteria (all derived from the soil) provides integral building blocks from nature critical for children’s bodies and brains.
  3. Nature Kids who take walks in parks or play in green playgrounds have improved attention spans, lowered ADHD, have better test performance and are happier and calmer than their peers who spend their time inside. Spending time outside boosts children’s immune system function measurably.
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