Friday, March 25, 2011

Time to rant . . .

WARNING: This post may offend.  There, I said it, you've been warned.

Society today over-medicates and over-sanitizes the hell out of everything!  Do you ever wonder why people are so sick today?  #1, they eat crap "food", leading to an unhealthy body that can't fight off anything.  #2, they over sanitize everything, leading to antibiotic resistant bacteria.  Seriously, the commercial that states "never touch a germy soap pump again"??  REALLY??  What happens after you touch said germy pump?  YOU WASH YOUR HANDS!!!  If you're hearing a loud "bonk, bonk, bonk" that's the sound of my head hitting the wall, and the whooshing sound is me rolling my eyes.

I got the feeling last night that some people really thought I'm an idiot and probably a bad mother.  Why?  Because I let Kaiden get into everything.  Yes, even the Walmart shopping carts.  I know they are a fantastic source of bacteria, viruses, and probably fungi.  But before you judge (and sanitize yourself for even reading this), ask yourself this question:  how often do you get sick, and how often do you run to the doctor? Here - we don't.  Why?  Because we don't need to. We aren't just "lucky". For one, we eat FOOD, not FDA-approved non-food.  Read up on the paleo diet, don't take my word for it.  For another, holistic remedies are cheap and they WORK. And we rarely need them.

People get so grossed out seeing a kid chewing on something other than a toy.  Gee, where do you think their hands (and the toy) have been?  On the floor!!!  Right where you and the dog walked, after having been outside where the rabbits, squirrrels, birds and other animals poop all over everything.  But eeeeewwwww, GROSS, if they licked the floor.  Uh, same thing, there's just an extra middle-man.

And just for the record, yes, we wash our hands and practice good hygiene.  But don't expect me to sanitize everything.  Doing that is what helps people get sick in the first place.


My Little Wonders said...

Rant away! ;) Then again, I agree with you. LOL

Andrea G. said...

I totally agree. My husband has this co-worker that literally hand sanitizes using a really strong alcohol base every hour or so. Those types of hand sanitizers aren't only killing the "bad" bacteria, but they are also killing off normal human flora that actually protect us against invading pathogens.

Those early exposures to microbes are what our bodies use to create memory cell defenses against, as stated above, pathogens. Parents that "protect" their kids by not exposing them to germs are going to hurt them in the long run.

Ok now I've gone off on a rant of my own. I just wished more people realized this.