Friday, January 30, 2009

Eat dirt. It's good for you

Nytimes talks about how dirt, germs and worms (yep, the intestinal kind) all help make us healthier. Hmm... not exactly what your mother told you! New evidence points to our hyper-active immunse systems need something to fight against. In the absence of nasty third-party threats, it can turn on itself...

Ironically, eating dirt is also labeled a psychological disorder, 'Pica.' I think this is just more evidence that the medical field has its head stuck up its own arse. 'Geophagy' is the term used for people who eat dirt.

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