It was once thought that bacteria outnumber human cells 10 to one. Recent evidence from National Geographic suggests we carry 40 trillion bacteria, mostly in our digestive tracts, versus 30 trillion cells making up our bodies.
In 2008, the American Society for Microbiology, reported there is beneficial cooperation and synergy between the two groups making up one healthy human microbiome or ecosystem.
Thus, we should not be at war with germs, since, largely, “they are us”.
Per Philip M. Tierno, Jr, PhD, Clinical Professor, Department of Microbiology, New York University Medical Center, in his book, The Secret Life of Germs:
“Germs in the normal human flora can prevent establishment of pathogenic germs in our bodies and provide us with nutritive materials. Therefore, we must never entertain the notion that all germs are bad and should be eliminated. That is neither possible nor desirable. Because germs are ubiquitous (including in and on human beings), we must learn to live with them. Hence our protective strategy should be focused on reducing the risks of infection.”
Fighting Infection Not Ourselves
Since EPA-Registered chemical disinfectants work as pesticides by poisoning microbes, using such products with related exposures can harm the delicate human microbiome and our health in addition to killing germs on surfaces.
There is a better way.
We can fight infection without harming ourselves by using chemical-free TANCS® Dry Steam Vapor which destroys germs in 3-5 seconds of surface contact while not harming humans or the trillions of “allied” cells which make up a healthy human body.
The evidence is clear: protecting the human microbiome (our own cells plus those of beneficial microbes living on and in us) is a key to health. Health Intentional Cleaning® using the peer-reviewed MondoVap® and Ladybug® technology is the best way to fight against infection, not ourselves.
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