Healthy Home - and Longevity
The Healthy Microbiome and your Environment
Are we too clean - Dr. Jessica Green has a brief discussion on our environment and why we want bacteria in our home. Managing the magic of microbes, Jessica Green | PhD at TEDxPortland | may/2012 (1) Over sanitation is becoming a real issue, as most people do not understand the biology of our world.
Dirt is good: it is our world and we are part of the
Microbial Genome. We are more obsessed with cleanliness than ever: we use antibacterial cleansers, we keep our
children away from dirt, and we give out antibiotics with little regard for long-term effects. But in the process we are altering our microbiota, the microbes that live on and inside us. And it's causing us to be sicker.
Dr. Claire Fraser has a good youTube video TEDx Talk on why we need bacteria (microbial genome) in our homes ...
Are we too clean? How changing a body's microbes leads to illness | Claire Fraser | TEDxMidAtlantic | october/2014
The human organism (if you think you're Human?) is actually two organism at the same time. We are 30 trillion plus cells working together, and another 30 trillion plus bacteria working to support the host. The Gut Microbiota, is now being treated as its own organ. "The Good Gut" (3) Also, new understandings of the microbiome such as: Mind-altering microbes | Elaine Hsiao at TEDxCaltech | February/2013
The current thinking is that by cutting ourselves off from the microbial genome around us weakens our own biological defenses. It is increasingly evident that human diseases are most often related to lifestyle, and should in theory be preventable. The stress of modern life, our reduced physical activity, and our consumption of Manipulated and Processed foods, and of chemicals, including pharmaceuticals, all contribute to our decreasing resistance to disease.
For example, there are approximately 200 thousand - 1 million microbes floating in 1 cubic meter of air. Daily we breathe about 11 cubic meters of air. This
Garden in the Air follows us
everywhere and is very important. If you randomly disinfect everything, then you leave room for the
Weeds to grow.
The 20th Century Environment -
On the bright side, our understanding of how we live together has given us better health in several ways. We have eliminated childhood diseases. The development of waste removal and treatment, and clean water have eliminated many harmful bacteria from our food chain. Higher education has improved our understanding of the environment. Modern refrigeration and food safety laws allow us to be safer. The Uniform Building Codes (UBC) has improved the safety of the manmade structures around us.
The modern industrial world produces 80,000 chemicals that get into our environment. According to the US government, only about 200 have been tested as carcinogens. In 1991, the government did set standards within the EPA, but testing is only done when warranted. (4)
The Modern Home
Our home is a sanctuary and with the UBC, our houses, and buildings are safer. NTSB has improved travel safety and individual safety. Organized governments have provided protection and safety for its citizens.
One in three seniors will fall down every year, and this is a reality. (5) Therefore, your home needs to be cleared of obstructions and add support devices as needed. Exercise in order to maintain lean muscle mass is important to maintaining cognitive function avoiding delirium.
Anti Aging Nutrition for any Age
High density nutritious foods are the primary effort of every living animal on this planet. Even plants must seek nutrition and fertile soils with a living
microbiome - soil health, to thrive. Humans are no different, as we sometimes forget why we eat. We carry our own microbiome - guts
and are seeking
Energy for survival, and
Nutrition for growth and disease control.
Supplying the body with proper nutrition is our reason for eating.
... D. S. McGerk | april/16. What's Cooking?: The Meat and Potatoes of Human Evolution
... Dr. Jeanne Sept | july/13.
Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human ... Dr. Richard Wrangham | february/13.
The rise of Omega 6 fats, and where did the Omega 3's go from our food sources
... D. S. McGerk | may/16