22 Jun '12, 7pm

Adding Dirt to Your Diet | Care2 Causes: In an age of hyper clean, researchers are wondering if all the hand san...

Adding Dirt to Your Diet | Care2 Causes: In an age of hyper clean, researchers are wondering if all the hand san...

In an age of hyper clean, researchers are wondering if all the hand sanitizers, anti-germ wipes and cleansers we use are actually making us more sick in the long run. Increasing evidence is pointing towards autoimmune disorders, like multiple sclerosis, and common allergies being associated with a lack of naturally occurring microorganisms inside our gut and our daily diet. In fact, that perfectly shiny apple and triple-washed lettuce sold at your grocery store is hardly recognized by your immune system as food. The human body is actually meant to be exposed to a varying degree of dirt to keep defenses active and strong and the properties in dirt have historically established baseline levels of microorganisms in the body that ensure our cells don’t overreact to foreign invaders. Eradicating these necessary and helpful microorganisms, or killing them altogether with hyper s...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/adding-dirt-to-your-diet.html

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Big Food Gets Punched by Health Site | Care2 Causes

Big Food Gets Punched by Health Site | Care2 Ca...

care2.com 22 Jun '12, 8pm

Foremost, large food and beverage companies now have an undeniably influential presence on the global health stage. Whethe...

The Decolonization Diet Project is Teaching Volunteers to Eat Like Native

The Decolonization Diet Project is Teaching Vol...

care2.com 01 Jul '12, 4pm

Can you give up cheese, tomatoes, and beer in exchange for dandelions, sun chokes, and valley grasshopper for a year? Frea...

Coming Soon: A World without Penguins | Care2 Causes

Coming Soon: A World without Penguins | Care2 C...

care2.com 25 Jun '12, 4am

The threat of extinction hangs over penguins. Care2 bloggers have written about the precipitous drop among the Adélie and ...

Update on Blue the Dog | Care2 Causes

Update on Blue the Dog | Care2 Causes

care2.com 23 Jun '12, 1am

Some disturbing and disappointing news comes from Elephant Butte, New Mexico where Blue, an Australian cattle dog lives. I...

URGENT: Keep Horse Slaughter Out of the U.S. | ...

care2.com 25 Jun '12, 3am

Wish I could sign the petition, but my canadian postal code is not recognized in the zip code section. First time this hap...

Tell Congress: Military Working Dogs are Not Eq...

care2.com 22 Jun '12, 6am

They go above and beyond to demonstrate their intelligence, loyalty and bravery. They refuse to leave the sides of their f...

PETA Says Duluth Zoo Negligent In Deaths of 13 Animals | Care2 Causes

PETA Says Duluth Zoo Negligent In Deaths of 13 ...

care2.com 23 Jun '12, 11am

Extreme weather events are taking their toll on animals in zoos, sometimes with tragic results. Earlier this week, after T...

Pitbull Chained to a Wall Stops a Murder & Now ...

care2.com 23 Jun '12, 6am

Written by Tammara Rosenleaf of Montana I’ve been rescuing pit bulls for about five years. When I was in Texas, it was an ...

Current House of Reps Most Anti-Green in Histor...

care2.com 22 Jun '12, 6am

Yo, Rudy. "George Soros is 20X wealthier than the Koch brothers and has contributed (illegally in som cases I may add) far...

120-Year-Old Animal Sacrifice Ends After 12 Year Battle | Care2 Causes

120-Year-Old Animal Sacrifice Ends After 12 Yea...

care2.com 22 Jun '12, 6am

Every year, Rajo Sankranti (a mass festival in Odisha, India) is a feast day for the villagers of Srirampur and its neighb...

Mother Dog Shot After Giving Birth - Hero's Healing Hands | Care2 Causes

Mother Dog Shot After Giving Birth - Hero's Hea...

care2.com 25 Jun '12, 6am

In a moment that embodies the very worst that man can do, a nursing mother dog was shot once in the head and again in a hi...

United Airlines Pressured to Resume Shipping Animals for Research | Care2 Causes

United Airlines Pressured to Resume Shipping An...

care2.com 23 Jun '12, 4am

Although United Airlines doesn’t ship animals for research, the airline now has to reconsider its stance due to a merger w...

Being Poor in the US Shortens Life Expectancy By 5 Years | Care2 Causes

Being Poor in the US Shortens Life Expectancy B...

care2.com 24 Jun '12, 12am

A recent survey revealed that the US ranks poorly among industrialized nations as far as health care and economic opportun...