Picking Your Nose And Eating It May Be Good For You - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 4 Old 04-26-2013, 12:47 PM - Thread Starter
 
mamazee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: US midwest
Posts: 7,500
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
This is for those of us with toddlers/young children whose fingers seem to be in their noses all the time. Maybe it isn't as horrible as it seems?

Kind of light news, and something I've heard suggested before, but interesting anyway.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/story/2013/04/25/sk-picking-your-nose-may-be-healthy-eating-boogers-snot-130425.html
Quote:
Despite everything you may have heard from your mom, picking your nose and eating what you find may have some health benefits, according to a biochemistry professor at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon.

"By consuming those pathogens caught within the mucus, could that be a way to teach your immune system about what it's surrounded with?" is the hypothesis Scott Napper posed to his students.

What do you think? Does this make the nose-picking bother you less?
mamazee is offline  
#2 of 4 Old 04-26-2013, 02:11 PM
 
pokeyac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Bay Area, Ca
Posts: 3,488
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 17 Post(s)

I think it's wonderful that someone is studying this!  So interesting.  I do believe that being exposed to germs and bugs and such builds a strong immune system.  I don't want to see nose-picking, but if you do it during private time, I think it's fine.  Great story!




Married to a wonderful woman since 2010. Baby boy C arrived in June 2013!

Check out our User Agreement.
pokeyac is online now  
#3 of 4 Old 04-30-2013, 10:41 AM
 
contactmaya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 2,068
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 24 Post(s)

It does sound logical.

contactmaya is offline  
#4 of 4 Old 05-14-2013, 02:40 PM
 
tracyamber's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 3,616
Mentioned: 140 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 51 Post(s)

WHAT!

tracyamber is offline  
Reply

Tags
News

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off