The Dirt Cure Plan

Bring healthy germs back into your home with this simple plan!

The Dirt Cure Plan

By Toni Gasparis

We are all extremely germ conscious and are constantly sanitizing our kids and ourselves. But cleaning too much gets rid of both the good and bad bacteria on our bodies which can lead to allergies and other chronic health issues. Help your family live a stronger, healthier life today by going back to the roots--literally--and adding a little dirt back into your life with this plan.


Watch: How The Dirt Cure Can Help Kids’ Health

Discover the Clean 15

The way that many fruits and vegetables are grown these days involves tons of pesticides and other chemicals to keep the bugs and dirt off. But letting fruits and veggies grow in the ground in a natural environment is what gives them added nutrients that are healthy for our bodies. Make sure you add these 15 foods into your diet to build up your immune system: avocado, corn, pineapples, cabbage, sweet peas, onion, asparagus, mangoes, kiwi, eggplant, grapefruit, cantaloupe, cauliflower, sweet potatoes, and papaya.

Remember: You should always wash your produce before eating if you buy it from a grocery store. However, make sure you are not scrubbing them clean, as that can destroy the protective outer layer of microbes that are beneficial to our bodies.

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