This Week In Wellness

TWIW 94: Forest day cares improve the microbiome

Episode 94
18, Jan, 2021
}8 Minutes

Show Notes

This Week In Wellness day cares in Finland have been able to improve the microbiome and therefore immune system of children in just one month by replacing their floors with lawn, forest undergrowth and planter boxes.

When compared to other urban day cares where the kids play on pavement, tiles or gravel the forest childcare kids showed an increased in their immune markers in their blood (such as T-cells) in just 28 days.

https://www.sciencealert.com/daycares-in-finland-built-a-backyard-forest-and-it-changed-children-s-immune-systems

https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/6/42/eaba2578

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