Visit local farms!

Interesting piece from the New York Times on how exposing children and pregnant mothers to farms (and all the healthy bacteria and microbes that are present there)... can help build early budding immune systems.  Scientists say this exposure is correlated with lower incidence of allergies and asthma.  

There is lots of interesting research emerging in the idea of promoting the health of our "microbiome" or the massive collection of bacteria, fungi and other microorganisms that share and actually help to run our bodies.

See the article here