Ever heard the old adage let’s get some fresh air in here? It's what we say when the house feels stuffy, or when we're sick. But how does that jive with the hundreds of commercials advising us to kill germs in our house with disinfectant?
Doesn't opening a window invite germs inside?
Yes, and that's good news!
What used to be an old wives' tale is now re-emerging as science, as we start to really understand the holistic nature of the bugs that live around us and inside of us.
In my post last week, I shared an infographic that encourages us to rethink the bugs that live inside us, which are collectively called the human microbiome. New research in this field is showing that more than 99% of the bugs that live inside us are not harmful, and in fact, they're beneficial: aiding our digestion, metabolism, and particularly our immunity.