Pasteur was so influential on the topic of human health that ourancestors accepted that all microbes were “germs,” bad for us bydefinition. We came to believe that if we couldn’t see it and it wasliving, it was bad.We now know that by killing off so many of the good bacteria that aidour health, we have made ourselves unhealthy. Milk, “the perfectfood,” is now perfectly useless for our health, except for the vitaminsadded after the cow and pasteurization.We use mouthwash to make our mouths perfectly “clean.” Our mouthis another of those first lines of defence against disease invasion.With a “clean” mouth, our bodies are open to disease against whichwe have no protection. Clean, but vulnerable.We use electric toothbrushes to remove that terrible plaque thatsupposedly causes decay and destroys our health. Many of us spendmany minutes each day brushing far longer than a dental hygienistspends cleaning our teeth. This does not make sense, but it delightsdentists. Patients keep coming back to their offices when they haveweak dentin and super sensitive teeth, for which they must use aspecial toothpaste for sensitive teeth. Not necessary. Sensitive teethwere almost unheard of among our ancestors.We suffer pain, have no protection against disease invasion, but ourmouths are “clean” according to the advertisers. Who profit from ourignorance and reluctance to learn what we should know.Speaking of “clean,” a TV commercial shows CLR efficiently removingcalcium, lime and rust from devices in our homes. Then we can justflush it down the drain. “Clean” homes. But sewage treatmentfacilities do not remove chemicals from waste water, nor do watertreatment plants remove them from incoming water beforecommunities downstream of our chemical waste drink “treated” waterthat has biological pathogens removed, but not chemical waste.Somebody is drinking water with chemical components that arestrong enough to dissolve rust.Back in the days of our grandparents and earlier, kids got sick.Sometimes regularly. Sometimes parents with large families causedall their children to be infected with diseases like measles, just sothey would all gain immunity at once. As adults, they got fewdiseases because their immune systems had been built up inchildhood. It’s commopn today for adults to be off work several timesduring the year because their weak immune systems allowed them toinvaded by some pathogen.