IHT: Eating dirt can be good for you

Happy Chinese New Year!

I’ve always wondered about the saying – lak sup jia, lak sup tua – and now it seems there is science to support what the wise Hokkiens have known all along.

IHT: Eating dirt can be good for you

Which also makes Wells’ War of the Worlds extraordinarily prescient….

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One response to “IHT: Eating dirt can be good for you

  1. Some societies eat grub as delicacies. But parasitic worms present a different proposition. With excessive pollutants in the air, soil and water, the dirt we encounter in our living quarters and surroundings may not be the same stuff that comes out of Old Macdonald’s Farm. Eat the wrong stuff and we will be groaning with “ee-i-ee-i-oh’. Sound for stomach ache!

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