Of course it is undeniable that sanitation and antibiotics have helped humans globally, but the unintentional consequences of the ‘friendly fire’ and collateral damage from this attack on germs in the last 50 years has also undoubtedly created new “super bugs” resistant to all but the most potent antibiotics.
We have seen a steady increase in the incidence of asthma, allergies and skin problems to unprecedented levels.
Also noticeable is the increased predisposition to chronic diseases such as diabetes, chronic fatigue syndromes and irritable bowel syndrome, to name just a few.
You might think that your cough, cold or sinus congestion needs an antibiotic. It probably doesn’t as most colds, bronchitis and sinus infections are caused by viruses. Antibiotics do absolutely nothing for viruses in case you are wondering.
I would advise you to think twice before using those hand sanitizer, soap, tissue, or gel marked “antibacterial ” as these products are generally not regulated and might make claims that could be considered misleading and unreliable.
Use good old soap and water whenever possible instead.
Try to minimize the friendly fire of the good bugs in your life to increase your overall health.