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Why Keeping Little Girls Squeaky Clean Could Make Them Sick

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Why Keeping Little Girls Squeaky Clean Could Make Them Sick.

 

There's a growing body of research showing that children exposed to lots of germs early in life are less likely to develop allergies, asthma or autoimmune disorders as they grow up. Whitney Blair Wyckoff. SHOTS. NPR. 02/03/11.

 

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Janey Willis

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I just had to post this one because the picture is hilarious! :lol:

 

As far as the gist of the article, HUM - I rolled around in the mud, worked on a farm and got really dirty as a kid. But then there are always exceptions.


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Janey, when I read this article and saw the picture of the girl I just thought that could have been me! I'm a twin and my sister never ever got dirty but my mother used to despair with me because I was a tomboy and played in the mud and climbed trees etc so my clothes were always stained etc. Girls do wear trousers more today but I always wore a dress and still managed to get into a state and have allergies, asthma along with SSc.

 

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Post kidney transplant, one of the things I am not allowed to do is garden because of the bacteria in the dirt. I was the same as Buttons as a child, frustrated my mother to death, who wanted a little girl she could dress up.

 

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This reminds me of a documentary on asthma that I watched about a year ago.

 

It was mentioned that, statistically, asthma is almost unheard of among children brought up on farms.

 

Craig

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Haha that picture is too cute!

 

My husband told me about one of these studies, they had an article about it in the science magazine he reads all the time, and per him if they say it is so then it is so. But I to was no girly girl growing up, we had horses and all sorts, and my favorite thing was making mud cakes with a dusting of dry dirt for icing. I too have allergies and two autoimmune diseases, so not sure about the validity of these studies. I sure have changed though if I get anything on me now I have to go take a bath and change clothes. :P

 

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:happy-day: I was a total tom-boy when I was growing up! I'm very fair skinned, and as a child they used to think I was a different colour, as, my baby blonde hair would be brown,my skin covered in dirt...like I was a muck magnet!

 

I had allergies to drugs and hayfever, awful nose-bleeds and caught everything going! Chicken pox twice, measles 3 times, shingles all by the time I was 8! Mumps at 10. Had a smallpox vaccination..and got it much to the surprise of my doctor and had to be treated for the disease I was supposed to be protected from!.

 

But strangely, my son whose now 20, has NEVER had any of the childhood diseases,even when been surrounded by outbreaks at school! Our doctor, when I asked him said id probably passed my immunity to them in utero to him...just hope I haven't passed the sclero defect to him too :mellow: but he inherited the awful nose bleeds from my dad and I.

 

So, I guess it could be a myth, but have to say kids are swaddled now-a days a bit of "muck" does them good!

 

Hugs,

 

Lynn

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Sweet,

The contents of my wine glass is unknown! That was several, several years ago and a group were here at the house "partying". Someone had a camera and we started taking pictures of stuff. So unfortunately, I don't remember. :lol: I posted it in celebration of ISN's anniversaries.


Janey Willis

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(Retired) ISN News Director

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Well- it could be that farm kids just live in places with less air pollution. And in fact, less exposure to the things spread in crowds.

I traveled starting at age 5 to places where there was leprosy, TB and every other known plague of mankind. I spent that first year "exposed" (I know because I came down with many strange diseases) to most of them. And my older sister started school at the same time and shared all her usual childhood illnesses she picked up with me. That first year, I was constantly sick.

Could have be building a strong immune system- after that first year, I was pretty free from most of the sicknesses that came around.

Hmmm- maybe that was the problem. My immune system couldn't stand the boredom and lack of challenge and entertained itself with reacting to me in general..........

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Love the photo of that little girl, Janey!! :terrific:

 

I was once leading a young rider on a rather 'jolly' pony across a very muddy field. The pony launched itself in the air, knocking me flat on my face and dumping it's rider on the ground at the same moment. When we scrambled to our feet and looked at one another, we both resembled the child in the photo!! :lol:


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:terrific: Hehe enjoytheride, maybe that is the case with the immune system. I am in general easily bored so no surprise with my immune system LOL

 

Jean

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