Let me first gross you out by saying we carry around approximately 3 pounds of bacteria in our guts every day. It’s good bacteria, the kind we need. But how nasty is that? Ewww.
There’s a huge debate out there about whether we should wipe out as many germs as possible (the germophobe camp) or whether germs are a good thing. (the tin foil hat camp) Some say that by using all kinds of antibacterial stuff, we’re creating a super germ. Others say that these germs are making us sick, so let’s kill them all.
Me? I have no idea. That’s why I’m asking you, our super-smart audience to help me make my mind up.
I am typically in the tin foil hat camp. I do not use antibacterial soap and I try to use mild alternatives such as vinegar for most of my cleaning. I do not flip out if my kid puts something in his mouth. However, when it comes to food preparation I am very careful to follow strict sanitary guidelines.