There are some important things for you to understand about your body and the world around you to really keep you safe – and why Chrisal is so important to you.
YOU AND BACTERIA
Recently we saw on the Oprah Show where a famous doctor took the time to point out that the problems with disinfectants – is that when you kill all the bacteria, the natural balance is disrupted, resulting in none of the “good” bacteria left to protect you from the bad ones… We applaud his educating the public that it is this “balance” of nature’s beneficial bacteria that keeps us alive in this world where every tiny square millimeter of any surface is teaming with life.
And, all these millions of species are competing for the resouces of food and area on your skin and in your homes and work places.
A YUCKY THOUGHT FOR MOST PEOPLE… Most people are squeamish about the thought of having bacteria on and in their bodies – which shows how most people have no clue about a simple fact that affects you and everyone’s health…
THAT AT LEAST 10% OF YOUR TOTAL WEIGHT IS MADE UP OF BACTERIA..! NORMALLY HUMAN SKIN HAS ABOUT 100,000 BACTERIA PER SQUARE CENTIMETER – and it may be startling, but each of us also house two to five pounds of live bacteria inside our bodies. Bacteria come in both good and bad varieties – that can be helpful or harmful. While the vast amount of attention is given to bad bacteria because of their potential for creating illness, humans share a necessary symbiotic relationship with many types of helpful bacteria. It is the non-pathogenic bacteria that are crucial to our very survival.
NIH researchers and colleagues at the National Human Genome Research Institute recently released a report finding that your “Your skin is crawling with hundreds of kinds of bacteria”, that there are up to 100 times more kinds of bacteria thriving in “vibrant communities” on and in healthy skin than previously known (up to 35,000 different spieces habitate our bodies). But these “bugs” aren’t diseases – they are part of us and we have to recognize that we are an aggregation, a mixture, of both human cells and microorganisms – bacteria that live on our bodies and coexist with us.
Once you start to understand how life fills every little nitch and cranny of surface our world has to offer, no matter if it is our bodies or your kitchen counter, you then will start to understand the awesome power that Chrisal has to offer you… and why it works so incredibly well. The core of all Chrisal PIP Probiotic Products are our beneficial probiotics that will help you cover, clean and protect every microscopic pore of every surface where you use Chrisal… no matter if on your skin or your food preparation counters, floors, bathrooms, pet areas or animal barns.
Once you understand the benefits of having probitic bacteria inside your body (remember the diareah that normally comes with taking anitbiotics that kill all the bacteria, not just the bad guys?), you then should realize that you need the same natural balance for all the trillions of bacteria on your skin, in your digestive tract, in your throat, and in every other part of your body.
HOW MUCH BACTERIA IS ON YOUR SKIN? There was a very interesting report from a researcher (Segre) who collected bacteria from 20 sites on the bodies of 10 healthy volunteers. These sites ranged from the webs of the toes to the navel to the fold between the eyes and reported that: “The skin is like a desert. It is mostly dry, but there are areas of your skin that are streams: These moist creases behind your ear and under your neck, for example, and in these moist areas there is a great density of bacteria living there,” Segre said. “There are also these oases, like in your nose or in your belly button, that have a huge diversity of bacteria. This may begin to explain why, while our skin is primarily dry, there is a huge diversity of bacteria that can grow on our skin.”
But like geographical deserts, the dry areas of our skin — such as the inside of the forearm, the palm, and the buttock — also teem with life. As deserts have fewer species than rainforests, so the dry areas of the skin have less diverse flora and fauna than moist skin.
Different body sites have different mixtures of bacteria, and that different people tend to have the same kinds of bacteria in the same body sites. “We found the bacteria in my underarm are more similar to the bacteria in your underarm, than my underarm bacteria are to my forearm bacteria,” Segre said.
That offers a clue to disease, because different skin diseases tend to appear in specific places on the body. “We are using these findings to start to explore how the microbiome (word for “THE HUMAN SKIN ALIVE WITH BACTERIA”) contributes to disease such as eczema or MRSA [methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus] infection. We know there is a contribution, but we think there may be even a greater bacterial contribution than we had previously appreciated,” Segre said.
NOT ALL ONE SIDED! But, that contribution is not one-sided. We tend to think of bacteria as germs that cause disease – but all the new findings show that a healthy crop of normal bacteria prevents disease.
“For example, 1.5% of Americans have MRSA in their nose — but they don’t show any signs of infection,” Segre said. “Maybe it is that the other bacteria are keeping the MRSA in check and not letting it grow and create an infection. Or maybe it is because the MRSA is changing between when it’s up in someone’s nose and when it causes an infection.”
In future studies, the researchers will compare the microorganisms living on healthy people to those living on people with diseases. “We want to see if there is a shift between what we find in normal individuals and what we find in someone with a skin disease” (Segre said). “Our results underscore that skin is home to vibrant communities of microbial life, which may significantly influence our health,” (Grice says in a news release).
THIS STARTS TO EXPLAIN WHY IT IS SO IMPORTANT TO HAVE CHRISAL PROVIDE A NATURAL BALANCE TO HELP CONTROL THE ENVIRONMENT ON YOUR SKIN AND THE SURFACES AROUND YOU HOME AND OFFICE.
A list of “Yucky Things” you need to know about in your home and office is provided in the documentation section.
You might find the following link to the Science Channel most interesting: