You might ask how sanitization affects our MINDS, BODIES and our PLANET?
Here are a few ways:
- If you are using harsh soaps and detergents to clean your body or your house, the chemicals from these cleaning agents eventually wind up in the ocean or in the ground- water. Therefore, having a negative impact on our PLANET.
- If you are cleaning your body too often with harsh soaps and detergents, then you are washing off the beneficial bacteria which is also known as your MICROBIOME. This microbiome is found on your skin and in your gut. Your microbiome is part of your immune system and as Emilia De Force Ph.D (Microbiologist who worked on “Into the Gyre”) clearly states, “In my opinion, every level of health care will at some level be related to microbiome”. The advertising industry has once again programmed us to believe that all bacteria are the enemy and to over wash and over sanitize. To the point that there are now companies like www.AOBIOME.com who are created a spray to put DIRT or the bacteria in DIRT back onto our bodies! And of course it comes in a plastic container!
- How does over cleaning affect our MINDS? Well the health of your gut is connected to health of your brain. The death of healthy bacteria has now been linked to depression.
What can you do? Buy soaps like Dr. Bronners, which are made of oils. Create soaps and shower gels at home! There are so many DIY websites like www.wellnessmama.com and www.thisoriginalorganiclife.com , that it can be a fun activity with the kids or alone!
And, when in dirt, don’t wash! I let my little ones play in the dirt and eat right after knowing that they will be eating some beneficial bacteria. I hope that we don’t get to the point of having to spray healthy bacteria back onto our bodies!!
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