Environmental and Nutritional Tips to Improve Your Family’s Health
This feature highlights reports, studies, and feedback from families on efforts that can make a positive impact in our quest for health. Topics we cover in this issue are included below. We invite you to share material with us that you think would be of interest to our readers.
Topics featured in this article:
- Nutrition for gut immunity
- Tracking down a mystery tic trigger.
- Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker on Surviving Mold
- A fist bump instead of a handshake?
- Human resistance to antibiotics—focusing on a cause
A fist bump instead of a handshake?
Ever have that feeling after shaking hands with someone that you may have just exposed yourself to a cold or the flu? After this, it’s not always possible to find an excuse to quickly slip away and wash your hands. Research out of the UK to be published in the American Journal of Infection Control says that a fist bump only transmits 1/10th the germs that a handshake does. Could this start a new trend? Sure! Why not? Read ‘Fist Bump’ May Beat Handshake for Cleanliness.
Tracking down a mystery tic trigger
My son is going into sixth grade and has displayed motor tics since third grade. Teachers would tell him to stop his humming or sniffing but he would reply, “I can’t stop it.” He also has vocal tics.