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Embracing our home microbiome in an over-sanitized society

When it comes to their home environment, many people would agree that cleaner is better. And that’s no surprise, because, for most of human history, we’ve been taught to view the microscopic world – in which germs play a large role – with fear.

This approach has been critical in increasing the life span and wellness of people. But new research is showing that society has also paid a steep cost for the gains we’ve made. These consequences can include health conditions such as asthma, increased immune reactivity, and obesity, to name a few.

So what’s the path forward? Are we past the point of no return, having already created a generation of treatment-resistant microbes?

Fortunately, the answer to the latter is a reassuring “no.” But the solution may involve getting reacquainted with some “Old Friends.”

In our whitepaper, we take a look at recent research to see what role “Old Friends” – friendly environmental microbes – and probiotic products may play in creating a more diverse microbial state.