All germs are not created equal but what are germs anyway?
Germs, also known as microbes pretty much live everywhere. They are in the air, on food (I know, grosss!), plants and animals. They live in soil, water and just about every other surface including your body!
Most germs won’t harm you. That’s what your immune system is for. It protects you against infectious agents liek germs. However, some germs are more problematic because they’re constantly mutating to breach your immune system’s defenses.
Knowing more about germs can increase your chances of avoiding infection.
Two Theories about Germs
You have probably heard about the Germ Theory of Disease but have you heard about The Terrain Theory? Two very different concepts on a similar topic.
The Germ Theory according to The Encyclopedia Britannica says “the theory that certain diseases are caused by the invasion of the body by microorganisms, organisms too small to be seen except through a microscope.”
All germs are not created equal!
The microbiome is evidence that all germs are not bad so it’s time to take back our power! Build up our body to be a bad host to this virus.
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Dr Karen Wolfe is an Australian physician, Coach, Speaker and author. Born in Sydney Australia, Karen graduated from Sydney University with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery and completed a Masters Degree in Psychology from National University in California. She worked initially in Australia as a family physician followed by 8 years of experience in the administration of national health care, wellness and senior programs in her role as the Medical Director of the Australian Government Health Service.
She is the author of seven books, including Is Your Lifestyle Killing You? – The 8 Simple Steps for Lasting Weight Loss and Optimal Health, Create the body Your Soul Desires: The Friendship Solution to Weight, Energy and Sexuality and her new eBook Gut Matters: 4 Ways to Optimize Your Digestion to Boost Your ‘Second Brain’ and Improve Your Mood
Karen is a Guiding Mindful Change Coach and a Holistic Health Coach with The Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She co-created the Conscious Body Method Coaching system using her book Create the body Your Soul Desires and many coaches use this system in their work with clients. She is very committed to the application of coaching for achieving behavioral change in wellness. She is an international speaker on wellness and nutrition she is a regular lecturer to the public as well as hospital groups, conferences and professional organizations throughout USA and abroad.
You can find valuable resources at her website www.DrKarenWolfe.org.