Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Live naturally. Too much Hygiene does more harm than good. (Third of a Series)

Dr Abe V Rotor
 Living with Nature School on Blog
Paaralang Bayan sa Himpapawid (People's School-on-Air) with Ms Melly C Tenorio
738 DZRB AM Band, 8 to 9 evening class Monday to Friday
 In medicine, the hygiene hypothesis is a hypothesis that states that a lack of early childhood exposure to infectious agents, symbiotic microorganisms (such as the gut flora or probiotics), and parasites increases susceptibility to allergic diseases by suppressing the natural development of the immune system. In particular, the lack of exposure is thought to lead to defects in the establishment of immune tolerance.
The hygiene hypothesis has also been called the "biome depletion theory" and the "lost friends theory" 
Doctors prescribe cleanliness and sanitation as a way to healthy living. The prescription of some doctors includes avoidance of certain food and environmental allergens.

Recent studies question the validity of Hygiene Hypothesis. By cleaning our children constantly, discouraging them from getting dirty, pumping them full of antibiotics every time they get sick, using anti-bacterial soaps, and the like - we are not encouraging their immune systems to develop fully. The Westernized lifestyle makes them more susceptible to allergic conditions.

Children raised on farms around animals have lower levels of allergy and asthma than their urban counterparts - those unexposed to pets, confined in day care centers, and spotless homes.

To what extent does nature provide immunity? Fortunately as children grow to maturity, particularly so under natural environment, they acquire the defense the body systems need against a host of health problems from allergy to physiologic and pathological diseases, albeit adaptation to emotional and psychological stress.

A natural disinfectant in the market.  Actually you make one from calamansi, garlic, tanglad, pandan, and of course from natural vinegar.  Dilute one part to 5 parts water. Wipe or spray to repel ants, destroy bacteria and molds, etc.   
  • Ever wonder what it means to enjoy childhood outside of the confines of air conditioned room?
  • Many children look forward to the first rain in May.
  • Boy scouts and girl scouts look forward to the next jamboree.
  • Athletes participate - and are not merely spectators - in field games.
  • Develop those muscles while you are young.
  • Grow tall naturally, not by taking growth hormones.
  • Shake off those lazy bones. Keep your blood pressure and pulse rate normal and steady the natural way.
  • Walk. Run. Meet sunrise. Stay and watch the sun set. Be active physically. Have outdoor hobbies.
  • Go and live with Nature. She is the best doctor, teacher and friend.~

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