Getty Images Driving to work yesterday, I heard a story on NPR about scientists studying the "hygiene hypothesis." The thinking behind the hypothesis goes like this: Developed countries have detergents, sanitizers, and machines to clean things in ways humans have never cleaned things before. We also don't hang out around livestock like our ancestors did Back In The Day. Children who grow up in these super-clean environments lose contact with good old-fashioned GERMS, tricking their bodies into thinking every microbe in town is hazardous. Thus, their adorable little immune systems go berserk: #eczema #allergies # asthma Are we too clean ? Please join me at Praying with Grace to reflect and comment on how our faith might be too sterile, as well. Do children need to suffer?
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I love the site www.WholeNewMom.com for the ways in which it has allowed me to satisfy my sweet tooth since I've gone gluten-free (and more recently anti-candida). What a great site! If you are, like me, dealing with health issues that have forced you to navigate a whole new way of looking at food, you will love what Adrienne offers on her site. I've found it to be a wonderful resource with great print-ready recipes that really do taste great (don't get me stated on how many e-books I've downloaded only to find the recipes taste like cardboard). Adrienne has a nice team of bloggers and contributors that are tackling the same sorts of things I am--and maybe you are, too. If you are gluten-free and still crave some sweets, or if you or someone you love has allergies that restricts the sort of cooking you can do, you will love what you find at www.WholeNewMom.com ! Today I am going to try making the grain-free lemon squares:-) Thank you, Adrienne