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[__ Science __ ] Isn't This A Bit Much?

HeIsRisen2018

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I wash my hands all the time... But I still get sick. I'm so tired of being sick.. This is the second time this year and it's now moved into my lungs.

I'm so tired of being sick all the time...


Aww,.. I'm really sorry to hear that. :sad
 

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It's not yet proven, but there are indications that regular workouts that stress your endurance will boost the immune system. Might be worth a try. It seems to work for me.
 

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Hygeine is an interesting thing. Scientists had figured out something I believe they called the hygeine effect. As people showered daily, washed hands more, etc. we have become "too clean" and certain good microorganisms that come from places like the soil are not benefiting the microbiomes in our bodies as they should. We have gotten rid of many diseases this way, but have increased other immune system illnesses. People that work with getting their hands in the soil have been proven to live longer lives.

About brushing teeth...I have heard eating softens the enamel so it is a bad idea to brush teeth within an hour or eating as it ia thought to brush the enamel away. However, looking at studies like from Weston A. Price, brushing teeth has squat to do with dental health and that it is actually our diet. A lot of interesting reads and studies there, too.
 

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We did an experiment in school on public bathrooms.
We found very little bacteria on toilet seats, faucet handles, soap dispensers and etc.

Where we found the most bacteria was on the door handle going out of the restroom.

Also found a nest of bacteria under wedding bands on people's hands.

Best laid plans eh?
 

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Hygeine is an interesting thing. Scientists had figured out something I believe they called the hygeine effect. As people showered daily, washed hands more, etc. we have become "too clean" and certain good microorganisms that come from places like the soil are not benefiting the microbiomes in our bodies as they should. We have gotten rid of many diseases this way, but have increased other immune system illnesses. People that work with getting their hands in the soil have been proven to live longer lives.

About brushing teeth...I have heard eating softens the enamel so it is a bad idea to brush teeth within an hour or eating as it ia thought to brush the enamel away. However, looking at studies like from Weston A. Price, brushing teeth has squat to do with dental health and that it is actually our diet. A lot of interesting reads and studies there, too.


I actually shower every other day unless it's that time of the month for me. Too much showering (and I have also found that too long of showering) can cause dry and itchy skin. Interesting fact about the teeth brushing thing though, I actually didn't know that.
 
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Hygeine is an interesting thing. Scientists had figured out something I believe they called the hygeine effect. As people showered daily, washed hands more, etc. we have become "too clean" and certain good microorganisms that come from places like the soil are not benefiting the microbiomes in our bodies as they should. We have gotten rid of many diseases this way, but have increased other immune system illnesses. People that work with getting their hands in the soil have been proven to live longer lives.

About brushing teeth...I have heard eating softens the enamel so it is a bad idea to brush teeth within an hour or eating as it ia thought to brush the enamel away. However, looking at studies like from Weston A. Price, brushing teeth has squat to do with dental health and that it is actually our diet. A lot of interesting reads and studies there, too.
I question that a bit. People sure got sick a lot in previous years, say the 19th century, who as farmers and tradesmen were exposed to things.
 

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Yes, it's a good likelihood that the epidemic of asthma is partially due to the obsessive cleanliness that keeps kids away from antigens when they are very young.

Polio is a disease that happens mostly in societies that are very clean. In most places in the third world, kids are exposed to the virus while they still have some of Mom's antibodies in place. They have a small infection, fight off the virus, and are immune. That doesn't happen much in America, now. We have to substitute a weakened virus vaccine as a result.

It's healthy for kids to get dirty every now and then.
 

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I question that a bit. People sure got sick a lot in previous years, say the 19th century, who as farmers and tradesmen were exposed to things.
Not saying it is illness-proof. I mean, there are lots of nasty things that can be in contaminated soil and that can contaminate us given the right opportunity like toxoplasmosis, aspergillus mold, and valley fever to name a few. While these things can be fatal, they are not always. Although, some things in the soil are definitely beneficial microorganisms to the unique microbiome in our bodies.
 

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Hand sanitizers are probably better than soap for a lot of people. You'll see almost every teacher has a bottle of it. Public schools are pretty much virus-sharing institutions. And every surface is contaminated by kids who don't wash their hands.
 

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