Friday Links – Organic Milk for Asthma, Virus Sculptures, Exercise
Organic Milk Might Lower Kids’ Risk of Developing Asthma
When pregnant women ate only organic dairy products and their babies did the same until they were two years old, this study found those children had 36 percent lower rates of allergy march disorders than kids who consumed conventional dairy.
People eat organic food because they want to limit their exposure to pesticides and other chemicals used in conventional agriculture, but these results mark the first major research showing an actual nutritional benefit to this type of diet as well.
Related, the Asthma Mom family eats mostly organic – or at least sustainably grown – food as much as possible, and I know firsthand how hard it is on a tight budget. I’ve written some organic shopping and cooking pointers for other publications before, but in light of this study I’m considering a series on the subject here. Any interest? Let me know.
Swine Flu Virus - Photo by Luke Jerram
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Working Out to Decrease Asthma Symptoms
We know regular exercise is good for peace of mind and overall health, but now some research shows regular exercise may help adult asthmatics attain better control. Read the whole thing, though, because “[t]he study had a number of limitations.”