I’m breaking up with hand sanitizer.
You heard me right, I’m done with it. My daughter sent me a Rich Roll podcast last week and his guest, Dr. Robynne Chutkan discussed the importance of our microbiome and how western societies are overdoing it with our squeeky-clean-living. Folks, we have been bubble wrapping our immune systems and the results of our efforts are the opposite of what we hoped for.
According to the data, developed nations have washed, sanitized, filtered, purified, medicated and bleached their way into a whole host of health problems including asthma, allergies, IBS, auto immune disorders, anxiety and much worse.
And this was BEFORE Covid.
I don’t know about you, but I pretty much tried to live a super-sterile life this past year. But now that I’m vaccinated “the gloves are off”..the latex that is.. it’s time to get down and dirty again which is the basic thrust of Dr. Chutkhan’s work: LIVE DIRTY- EAT CLEAN.
While I’m not suggesting you lick the handle on your grocery cart today, I am encouraging you (especially if you have kids) to read one of Chutkhan’s books or listen to the Rich Roll podcast in your car. Rich is an UBER liberal, “earth man” and some of the issues brought up are very controversial, especially now that we’ve been through this pandemic, but I like to give everyone a full and fair hearing; disagreement on specific topics is not an across the board disqualification.
I learned a lot.