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Six most common places where your hands pick up germs and bacteria

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(NaturalNews) Oh, those hand sanitizers, chock full of antibacterial ingredients that kill bad and good bacteria! To use them or not to use them? That is the question.

Maybe you could just carry around some rubbing alcohol in a small spray container, mixed with some water and a couple of drops of essential oils for fragrance. That will probably do the trick without killing your good bacteria, because it's almost impossible to avoid touching the most common places everybody else touches when you go out in public, or use public transportation, and when you pay cash for products and services.

Nobody wants to be a "germaphobe," and nobody has to be one; you just need to take a few precautions that make sense, and then boost your immunity naturally with vitamins, minerals and certain proven supplements, like oil of oregano (kills viruses), aloe, medicinal mushrooms, garlic, licorice root and cinnamon.

Good and bad bacteria – what's your 'poison?'

So, next time you see somebody near you sneeze, or you see them blowing their nose because they're all stopped up with a head cold, don't get paranoid. Next time you shake somebody's hand and then they tell you afterwards that they're fighting off some virus or infection, don't freak out and have some rogue MD prescribe you antibiotics, which also kill all of your good gut bacteria and make you more susceptible to getting sick.

Have faith in the human immune system, because it's a machine that knows how to do its job. All you have to do is protect your system while it protects you. It's actually good for your body to pick up some germs and bad bacteria here and there – that's how you build immunity to it, despite what Western medicine would have us all believe. What weakens the immune system the quickest are vaccines, flu shots, antibiotics, fluoridated water, genetically modified food, processed food, lack of exercise, and yes, those dreaded antibacterial hand wipes, lotions and gels.

It's time to create your own healthy anti-germ spray and take it around town with you, or else somehow avoid the six most popular places where your hands pick up germs and bacteria. Here they are:

1. Handles on grocery carts and carry baskets at stores

2. Handrails (like handicap rails) in bathrooms and at hospitals

3. Tray tables on airplanes

4. Handling money – cash or change

5. Door handles

6. Condiment bottles at restaurants, including ketchup, mustard, hot sauce, and the salt and pepper shakers

Here's the ultimate example of someone who gets sick from other people's germs and bacteria but can't figure out why. Picture this: A family of four (with two young kids) is about to go on a trip, so first they go to the grocery store to load up on bottled water and some snacks. The dad grabs a carry basket – the same one that somebody with a head cold just put back. The mom pays for the food with cash, and receives her change from the cashier who's been fighting off the flu all week, but isn't showing any symptoms anymore (she's still contagious). The kids run into the grocery store bathroom and touch the rails, the flusher, the sink handles and the door handle on the way out. Germs galore.

Next, at the airport, the family stops in the restaurant near the terminal and has breakfast. Pancakes and eggs served up with a smile. Mom uses the syrup bottle and the kids use the salt and pepper shakers. Dad handles the sugar glassware for his coffee. The couple that ate at that very table before them both had a throwing up virus the day before. Oops. Who knew? Next, Mom sits next to daughter on the plane, but Dad and son have to sit a couple of rows behind them, so Mom has the antibacterial wipes in her purse. Even though the wipes kill some of the bad bacteria they will come into contact with when they put down their tray tables, they also weaken their immune systems immediately by killing off some of the good bacteria that would have helped them fight off the cold and flu they're about to try to battle when they get to their destination.

Dad and son are without handy-wipes, and that's both good and bad for them. Although they are preventing weakening their immune system by wiping out good bacteria, they are being attacked by germs that are located in the single worst bacteria-laden place anywhere: the tray tables on airplanes. Unfortunately for them, airlines are not required to wipe down the tray tables, ever, so they don't. It's a horror story waiting to happen, and it happens to Dad and son. They both pick up germs that do survive for hours, sometimes days (up to a week, in fact), right under their very noses and hands, where they're eating processed food "snacks" made from junk science experiments and fed to health-ignorant travelers.

To make matters worse, soon the family will arrive at their vacation destination, and everybody will be sick, and they'll all go to some emergency room or 24-hour doc-in-the-box clinic, get prescribed chemical-based symptom quelling meds, and may not even enjoy the vacation they planned so well, because they failed to plan to protect their immunity.

Get smart. Watch what you touch in public. Look into natural immunity builders, and avoid antibiotics, anti-bacterial soaps, wipes, gels and sprays (especially those containing triclosan) at all costs.

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