EP 813 Are Dirty Kids Healthier?
November 8, 2016•41 min
Learn why kids should play in the dirt and what other simple lifestyle changes can encourage healthy bacteria in our bodies.We usually try to protect ourselves from germs, but recent studies have shown we might be overdoing it, especially when it comes to children. So, parents and grandparents, if you're worried about obesity, diabetes, asthma or other health problems in your little ones, you may want to hear what B. Brett Finlay, PhD, has to say. Dr. Finlay is the co-author of the new book, Let Them Eat Dirt: Saving Your Child from an Oversanitized World. Find out why kids should play in the dirt and what other simple lifestyle changes can encourage healthy bacteria in our bodies. This book will change the way you look at dirt and food and will give you the information you need to help the kids in your family have a healthier start in life. Also in this episode, Dr. Roizen talks about the latest health headlines that YOU need to know. Bonus!6 Surprising Ways to Live Longer