We are in charge of our health, and when it gets sick, it’s often our fault. To stay as healthy as possible, you have to take control of the circumstances you live by. If you keep getting sick over and over again, it could be that you’re doing something wrong. It can be frustrating to get over one flu or cold just to catch another. Recurring colds are often a sign from your body’s that it needs more attention, and perhaps a little extra care.
It is possible that you need more bacteria around you. Stay away from the antibacterial hand sanitizers, wipes, and other germ-killing cleaning products. Frequent exposure to the common microbes actually helps to keep the immune system strong and healthy.
Most antibacterial-labeled hand and body sanitizers contain alcohol or chlorine, things that kill bacteria and additional dangerous bacteria-killing chemicals like triclosan or triclocarban. Your body needs some bacteria to maintain a balanced environment on the skin. According to the FDA “following simple hand-washing practices is one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of many types of infection and illness at home, at school and elsewhere.”