Practically all animals in nature eat soil, ground, mud or clay. Also, our ancestors ate a lot of soil. One reason is, that in harsh times they had to use poisonous plants as nutrition and clay can bind with toxins and then make an exit via the colon and the kidneys. Clay forms a kind of a net where toxins accumulate. Another reason is, that eating dirt gave our ancestors an access to benefial soil based microbes.
One average human consists about 39 trillion bacteria and other microbes and 30 trillion human cells. The number of bacteria varies greatly among individuals and can be as high as 50 trillion. From birth, our microbes become as personal as a fingerprint. Necessary microbes are living on our skin and on mucosa. Despite their enormous number, it’s been estimated that our microbes weight only 1,5 kilograms.
Person’s own microbes are fighting against disease-causing bacteria and our normal fluorine regulates many body functions. The imbalances in your own normal fluorine is associated with, for example, obesity, risk of diabetes and cancer.
You know, they are so vivid in my mind, those lazy summer days from childhood. We collected bugs to our amazing bug show (all were released before bed time), cycled with butterflies and foraged for wild berries. We were continually rooted with the earth, tasting and testing everything. Eating different flowers, digging up worms, eating apples with our “wormy” hands and trying to get a glimpse of rabbit or squirrel. We didn’t even know what were socks or shoes.
Kids of today close curtains and fight virtual monsters in our clean, disinfected and sterilized homes. At the side, they eat processed sugary foods, that destroy their teeth and cause obesity. What do we teach them as parents? Do we let them get dirty, roll down the grassy hill or kiss frogs in the hope of a prince?