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Re: today....Judy---

This is also the reason I have such a problem with the proliferation of
antibacterial soaps and/or products with antibacterial agents embedded
in them...by constant use of these antibacterial products we are
actually weakening our immune systems, throwing out the good bacteria
that protect us while not necessarily killing off the really bad
bacteria that harm us. Just plain old soap and water for handwashing
along with vigorous mechanical scrubbing when you wash is enough for
most folks with healthy immune systems. Also, we really, really need to
stop using our hands to cover our mouths and noses when we sneeze or
cough...coughing/sneezing into the crook of your elbow or turning your
head away from folks is much preferable...this way the bacteria do not
end up on your hands where they are then passed on to everything and
everyone you touch.

Hills, IA  zone 5

 --- On Sun 06/12, Judy Browning < judybrowning@lewiston.com > wrote:
From: Judy Browning [mailto: judybrowning@lewiston.com]
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2005 19:12:39 -0000
Subject: Re: [CHAT] today....Judy---

Both actually. You can cause resistance in your own population, then
pass it<br>along to someone else through casual contact. My hand to
money, a doorknob,<br>or shopping cart to your hand for instance. An
elderly lady I knew claimed<br>she and her husband never got colds.
Their secret: Whenever returning home,<br>they immediately washed their
hands. Didn't take off their coats or touch<br>anything inside until
they washed their hands. If they had been shopping,<br>they washed again
after putting their purchases away.<br>Our bodies are protected by skin
that is very resistant to bacteria. Mucus<br>membranes in the eyes mouth
& other orifices is not. Most infection enter<br>the body through a
mucus membrane. Puncture wounds are dangerous because<br>they carry
foreign material through the skin. Immune system tends to<br>incapsulate
stuff like that, making a warm dark moist area for bacteria to<br>grow
ie abcess.<br>Some of the more toxic antibiotics can kill all of your

flora,<br>beneficial & not. When you get diarrhea from an antibiotic,
that's the<br>cause. The good bugs are gone too. Taking a little
buttermilk or yogurt a<br>couple of hours after a dose can repopulate
with a benefical lactobacillus.<br>I doubt you were totally sterile
inside. But there was probably very little<br>left.<br>----- Original
Message -----<br>From: "Donna" <gossiper@sbcglobal.net><br>To:
<gardenchat@hort.net><br>Sent: Monday, June 13, 2005 1:44 AM<br>Subject:
RE: [CHAT] today....Judy---<br><br><br>> So Judy-<br>><br>> You are
saying it is within a person, rather than a NEW bacteria we
have<br>to<br>> worry about?<br>><br>> I know a few years ago when my
system was whacked and I was always ill,<br>they<br>> gave me an orange
powder to mix with water. The nastiest stuff I ever<br>> tasted. I
didn't believe it at the time, but they claimed this was
going<br>to<br>> remove all bacteria and fungus from my system,
unfortunately good and bad<br>> types. I did get

better a week later, but still am not buying it did that.<br>><br>>
Donna<br>><br>><br>> > Chris, this is a soapbox invitation I can't
resist. Get ready<br>> > Resistant bacteria are getting more problematic
each year. Part of the<br>> > problem is the widespread use of
antibiotics! Especially with folks who<br>> > "save" a few pills from
their prescription & self medicate the next<br>time.<br>> > 1st course
of medication leaves a few of the most resistant germs, which<br>> >
then are the ones to multiply. When they next get a cold & take the
last<br>> > few, they expose more bacteria to the antibiotic without
killing them<br>and<br>> > build even more resistance in the "normal"
bacteria we all host.<br>> > I won't get started on physicians who
prescribe antibiotics for viral<br>> > infections, talk about
malpractice.<br>> > Then there is a woeful lack of handwashing in the
general public and<br>most<br>> > professions.<br>> > OK getting down
off the box.<br>> > too true

about the tetanus injection. That was something the ER
staff<br>made<br>> > sure of too.<br>> > Judy B<br>> > Z 6
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