Doctors’ standings on micro flora (microbial ecosystem) damage from over-washing hands and surfaces. Washing our hands without replenishing the good micro flora on our body can result in our skin being vulnerable to pathogenic infections. It’s just basic microbiology. There are good micro-organisms and bad micro-organisms and, we need them both to have a balanced microbial ecosystem, otherwise the imbalance can cause devastating results, as these doctors explain. We often
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that each year roughly 1 in 6 Americans (or 48 million people) gets sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die, all of food-borne diseases. Germs is the common term which refers to bacteria and viruses. Germs can live on every surface and therefore it can also be moved from surface to surface such as from a farm worker through a production
Only 1 out of 3 people clean their car interiors once a year. That leaves 66% of the car driving population with dirty car interiors. How many of those cars actually cleaned are truly clean, like disinfected clean? That’s a pretty sad statistic for something we spend so much time in, second to our home or work. As a matter of fact, AAA conducted a study which reveals that the
Finally, a scientific thread connecting bacteria and romantic love. Bacteria, especially probiotic (good) bacteria is our passion here at Team Prōtëkt but, it will always only stand in the shadow of our passion for love. Today is the day you discover that the two work together. These microscopic cupids or deal-breakers may be what’s turning you on or off. “We’ve found that microbes actually drive the majority of our how
Can bacteria and viruses live on and in my jewelry and will a hand sanitizer hurt my jewelry? These are the questions we are hearing more and more of and it it is obviously something on everyone’s mind right now. Beyond the basic questions of: Am I using the right type of soap? Am I washing my hands too much or too little? Should I treat my jewelry with special
Taking internal probiotics is really good for you, especially if you are a first timer. Your intestines are filled with trillions of bacteria of which there are some that are bad (pathogens) and the rest that are good which are called probiotics. The good bacteria is good and essential for your digestion. With the traditional American diet being so poor, most people often have poor bacteria in their guts (intestines).
Public restrooms bring shivers down our spines. They’re not always well-kept and they’re used by a lot of strangers throughout the course of a day, so, naturally they’re full of bacteria and germs. But what if you learned that germs like Salmonella, Staphylococcus, and E.coli are closer to you every day, right in your own home, in your back pocket, and under your purse? There are germs and viruses lurking
As we walk through our daily environments, we’re surrounded by exotic creatures that are too small to see with the naked eye. We usually imagine these microscopic organisms, or microbes, as asocial cells that float around by themselves. But, in reality, microbes gather by the millions in biofilm to form vast communities. On a different note, biofilm is essentially the nearly indestructible apartment complexes they live in. Furthermore, there are