Germs, Germs, Germs...

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  1. Mikel G Roberts profile image77
    Mikel G Robertsposted 8 years ago

    I was in another thread and found this being said and...



    Opinions?

  2. skyfire profile image71
    skyfireposted 8 years ago

    Well we have immune system and sometimes we do resist while others simply can't. One of my office colleague is from village and he was used to the worst water(full of germs and all) as there are no purifiers there. But later when he moved to new zealand got used to clean water and now he resists to drink the water from his village. He found out that now he's not feeling well after tasting that water(but many people are well strong and alive drinking that water). I guess immunity is like habit sometimes.

  3. tantrum profile image59
    tantrumposted 8 years ago

    My theory is ,the dirtier, the healthier.

    When my daughter was a child ,I let her be in contact with animals, dirt, everything and didn't care much about washing hands and stuff.
    I do the same with myself. I seldom wash vegetables or fruit, I touch animals and don't wash my hands, etc.
    I'm never sick, my daughter either.

    1. Misha profile image71
      Mishaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Ditto. Yet I do wash fruits known to be treated with pesticides. Or hands if they were in contact with chemicals. smile

      BTW I stopped using soap or shampoo about half a year ago, and my skin and hair never been healthier tongue

      1. tantrum profile image59
        tantrumposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        well, chemicals are not something 'natural'.
        but I think 'natural' germs are healthier than soap and detergents.

        1. Misha profile image71
          Mishaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Absolutely smile

  4. Mikel G Roberts profile image77
    Mikel G Robertsposted 8 years ago

    Hmmm I may be on to something....

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    Tammy Lochmannposted 8 years ago

    My kids rarely get sick because of proper hygiene.  I have to get on my husband because he does things that are really gross.  I don't even think washing dishes by hand is sanitary. 

    Maybe because I am a Nurse that makes me a little more cautious.  I have all those antibacterial wipes and the alcohol hand sanitizer.  My daughter likes to call it magic soap. 

    We do need to expose our bodies to germs this makes us immune to them.  But...we have to nourish and exercise our bodies accordingly or they attack because we are weak.   Exercise and proper nutrition are important so I totally agree with you on the points that you have made.

    I am exposed to super bugs everyday at work.  MRSA VRE and I have never gotten sick because I take care of myself.  Last week all three of the people that I work with came down with the flu and I didn't (the buggers came to work with it not knowing that it was the flu until they tested positive for it the next day).  I really believe that I didn't get sick because I take care of myself.

    Good subject sorry I got so long winded there.  There is evidence that being exposed to elements dogs/farm animals/pollen does help to foster a healthy immune system.

    1. tantrum profile image59
      tantrumposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yes.But I think if both of us were in the middle of the jungle without any hygienic stuff, you would get sick ,and I wouldn't.

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        Tammy Lochmannposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Tantrum, I hope to never have to experience that. LOL

        1. tantrum profile image59
          tantrumposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          lol
          I wouldn't want to take care of you !
          lol

          (joking! )

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            Tammy Lochmannposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            I am not a good patient I pity anyone who would have to take care of me big_smile seriously

            1. tantrum profile image59
              tantrumposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              so we'll never go to the jungle together!
              I'll keep that in mind ! lol

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                Tammy Lochmannposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                too funny I am laughing out loud really.  Nice to meet you!  I would gladly look after you in the jungle or anywhere else but....only if you keep me laughing.  ...  big_smile

                1. tantrum profile image59
                  tantrumposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  Nice to meet you too !
                  I hope I could keep you laughing. Nothing more healthier than laughs, apart from 'natural' germs !
                  lol

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                    Tammy Lochmannposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                    Thanks...Laughter the best medicine  ha ha how original is that...but true you know!  big_smile

  6. prettydarkhorse profile image64
    prettydarkhorseposted 8 years ago

    wearing clothes in three days hehe, you become smelly

    washing hands before eating is a must or with sanitizer, or after bathroom,

    hand to mouth always touching is a NO NO specially for children

    I think that being safe and clean is an advantage, practice it and then you gonna be used to it

  7. Dame Scribe profile image60
    Dame Scribeposted 8 years ago

    Hi Tammy, nurse here too. Also, it's been found that being in a too clean environment (let's say, home tongue ) then entering a dirty one, also exposes one to germs and infection. One does have to keep a certain level of exposure. True. smile

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      Tammy Lochmannposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Right,  You have to be exposed to a certain degree.  Like don't lick your fingers after you have just split a raw chicken.  big_smile  I don't over-use the antibacterial stuff.  You know as a nurse that we are exposed the most horrendous germs out there.  Simply put, I try to take care of my self inside and out and I rarely get sick.  A bottle of wine now and then never hurts either.  LOL

  8. rebekahELLE profile image87
    rebekahELLEposted 8 years ago

    we do need to be and are exposed to germs daily. that doesn't mean we need to be sloppy.

    what some would consider basic hygiene isn't for others, maybe they were never taught or didn't care. it might help to compromise on some things, but good luck, personally I couldn't live with a slob.

    mikel, what you say makes sense. it's already been established that babies and young children need to be exposed to germs to build their immune system. we have used anti-bacterial lotions and soaps to the extreme.

    our bodies, our minds are amazing, the more we learn about them, the more we respect and value their function and abilities, the more we care, I believe. some basic education might help this guy. turn on the discovery channel, go to the library, learn.  smile

  9. Ivorwen profile image71
    Ivorwenposted 8 years ago

    At my house, we use the look and smell test.  If it looks clean and smells clean, it can be used again.  It I put everything that has been on the floor in the wash, I would never do anything but laundry.

    With five little boys in the house, anything found on the bathroom floor goes in the wash.  However, I don't take germs too seriously.  If someone is sick, we work to strengthen the immune system, so that we get over it quickly, not just avoid it, to be exposed again later.

 
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