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Old 10-28-2008, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Some place very cold
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Ohiogirl81 is right.

We became afraid of germs and insects when the corporations began to brainwash us. They want you to buy their soaps and pesticides. God forbid your animal ever has a flea or tick or an ant crawls into your kitchen. Kill them all. Kill all those little pests.

Kill the weeds on your lawn, the bugs in your trees. Get lots of shots. Give your pets lots of shots. And then when everyone of us dies of cancer, the doctors and drug companies get rich.

Woofers
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Old 10-28-2008, 03:06 PM
 
Location: NW Arkansas
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I am hearing that distancing ones-self too much from all germs is not healthy. Everyone needs to build up a resistance to germs, not eliminate them all !

I have a sign on my front door that says, " Come in relax,converse. Our house does not always look like this, sometimes it's even worse."
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Old 10-29-2008, 05:15 AM
 
Location: Florida
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We grew up with the phrase
"Ya gotta eat a peck of dirt before you die"
Most vaccines are small (or killed) amounts of what 'germaphobes' try to avoid.
Save money, boost your immune system against a much greater number of germs..........eat dirt.
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Old 10-29-2008, 08:26 AM
 
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Save money, boost your immune system against a much greater number of germs..........eat dirt.
Old Cold.....I like that about eating dirt. I read a study a while back about kids who were raised playing in dirt etc..and kids who were raised inside and the kids raised inside had higher amounts of asthma and autoimmune disorders when they got older.

They theorized that the kids that played in the dirt immune system's were exposed to staph and other natural pathogens when they were playing outdoors where as the kids raised inside when they got older their immune system's went into overdrive when exposed as their immune system's didn't recognize these pathogens as natural.

We're constantly exposed to staph in the quadrillions all over us from head to toe since we left our mothers womb at birth. I trust my life long immune system (T- Cells and Macrophage's) as good old soap and water has always been fine for me.
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Old 10-29-2008, 03:36 PM
 
Location: In a delirium
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I'm not a germaphobe. We wash our hands after using the bathroom, while cooking, and before eating. Of course, we wash our hands after gardening, changing diapers, and the like. Just the normal times. I really don't worry about it. As my grandmother says, everyone needs a peck of dirt. I also believe you've got to build your immune system somehow - just don't be stupid.
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Old 10-29-2008, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I'm so sick of all the "germaphobes" out there. It seems you can't even buy regular soap that isn't full of antibacterials. Heck even most dish soaps have it now. I wash my hands after using the bathroom, after yardwork and after handling raw meat. I haven't died yet. My house is cleaned well 2 times a year/ winter and spring. I'm not even that anal about those 2 times, it all depends on how busy I am.

I live by the saying:

"Life is too short to spend every minute cleaning."

I stopped getting the flu shot every year and since then I haven't gotten sick all the time.
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Old 10-29-2008, 08:54 PM
 
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You are right, it is hard to find the non-bacterial fighting soap. Just plain old soap!! I am not real anal either, grew up in a house full of animals when I was a kid. And I know I did not wash my hands before dinner always like mom nagged me to do. And I am still around.

Coincidence I have a relative who is a super neat freak who sterilizes everything in her home. And her kids are alway sick. We do not, just regular chore cleaning, and my kids are very healthy... I also do not drag them to the doctors if they have a sniffle either though. Unless I hear something going on in the lungs or a real bad cough we get through it with hot liquids and OTC stuff.

I do have to say though, the bugs going around seem to be a lot nastier than when we were little. (70s)
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