Our relationship with bacteria

Another very important thing I didn’t write about earlier is bacteria.

Over the last ten years or so we’ve all gotten terribly afraid of them, and that’s no wonder. We hear all the horror stories about what can happen, if we eat a raw egg or at a not so clean kitchen, or if we say hello to a bird or a pig or go to a hospital.

From all the stories we hear, one should think that we are going to die the moment we’re hit by a bacteria, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. We actually need bacteria; the good kind that is.

Each and every one of us has several pounds of bacteria in his/her body, and if we want to stay healthy, we have to create a good environment for our bacteria. As long as we do that, our bacteria will keep us healthy.

Bacteria first become a problem the moment we treat them wrong.

Have you ever wondered why you’re supposed to take all the pills when you’re getting antibiotics? Antibiotics kill all the bacteria, the good, the bad and the ugly. If some of the good bacteria survive a treatment, that’s not a bad thing, but if some of the bad bacteria survive, they get resistant to antibiotics over time. So if you stop taking your pills after half a package because you feel fine, there will still be bad bacteria in your body, and once they are resistant, we are no longer able to treat the disease this bacteria causes. We actually do have diseases that could be treated with antibiotics earlier, but now we can’t any more.

The second part of the story about multi resistant super bacteria, are those huge concentration camps for pigs, cows, poultry and even fish, we have all over the world. We treat the animals wrong and feed them wrong, and to avoid that they get sick we give them antibiotics all of the time, which kills their good bacteria and opens the door for bad bacteria.

The third part of the story, are all those hand sanitizers and other disinfecting remedies we use today. When we hear about all those people dying of resistant bacteria in our hospitals, it’s not necessarily because they don’t clean the hospitals good enough; it’s because they’ve run out of ways to kill those bacteria. That’s a very bad thing.

In our everyday lives we don’t need to sanitize our surroundings. It’s actually better we don’t

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