25 Nov Soil Therapy
Soil therapy shows the need to get back to giving children a childhood where their microbiome (gut flora), their innate immunity is at one with nature.
Digging around in mud exposes children to soil micro organisms that strengthen their immunity. Children are spending less and less time outdoors, deficient in vitamin D and a microbiome that is too sterile. Diversity is key to the development of a healthy microbiome, studies show that three hours is the minimum time that should be spent outdoors. Better executive focus and concentration is shown when children play on grass, compared to Astro surfaces.
Children and adults alike need real time outdoors being grounded, and even better getting properly muddy!