Eat Dirt is a new book that has been getting a ton of buzz lately. Have you already heard about it? It’s about how to eat to repair and prevent “leaky gut syndrome” – a theory about the origin of many autoimmune disorders. Whether you believe this theory or not, I think the book some good takeaway messages:
- Ultra cleanliness/sterilization/antibacterial soap is not necessarily good for us.
- Probiotics are an important of our diet.
- Raw honey is good for you.
- Pets are good for you.
- Swimming in the ocean is good for you.
- Walking barefoot is good for you.
Those are all things I can get behind. As a scientist, I enjoyed reading anecdotes from research and case studies. As a mom and a postpartum doula, I think this is a great perspective for parents who try to sanitize their children’s worlds. It also reminds me of the article How to Get High on Soil – something I’m really into!
There are so many good ideas in this book – it would be hard to walk away from it without an idea or two that would make your life better at least in some small way. And I love a book with a good recipe section…curried cauliflower soup, sweet potato/beet hash and a cherry pie smoothie? Coming right up!
Check out the book Eat Dirt here.