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Enough Already about Germs!

Loretta LaRoche
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Sep 09, 2010 at 10:27 AM 0 comments

Think you have nothing to worry about? Rest assured that some magazine, newspaper or TV talk show will inform you about something you had no idea existed, even in your wildest dreams. You could literally scare yourself to death from the minute you wake up till you go to bed. In fact, beds can be the source of all kinds of problems. You could have an infestation of mites, invisible creatures that when seen under a microscope look like small aliens. They can be the source of allergies, rashes and more. You’re supposed to buy a new pillow every six months in order to stop the mite colony from taking over your house. I remember having the same pillow till I got married. It’s amazing that I’m still alive to tell the tale.

That’s just the tip of the iceberg. Bacteria of all kinds have become the topic du jour. No matter where you are, you can find an ad for a cleanser to use to help you avoid being contaminated by the latest germ. Some people wash their hands so often that they have to go to the dermatologist to get treated for eczema, a condition that is based on dry skin. So now you’re not infected, but you look like an alligator.

Children are even getting into acting like pseudo-physicians. Kids used to call a cut a boo-boo, now they might explain that it’s a small puncture wound that might need an antibiotic. It’s a miracle that my grandmother lived till she was 95. When something fell on the floor, she would pick it up, wipe it off on her apron, and then eat it.

As a nation we don’t walk a moderate path when it comes to health information. Sun screen—defined as a protection from skin cancer—was used to such a degree that now we are being told to get at least 15 minutes of sun a day in order to get sufficient doses of vitamin D3. This particular source of D comes from the sun and helps create bone density. Yes, you can also get it from supplements and some foods, but the bottom line is a little sun is not the problem. It is too much sun. Soon, it will be impossible to leave the house without first encasing ourselves into a protective suit that has been completely sterilized. Become aware, alert and informed, but don’t become obsessed, it could be the death of you.
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