Scientific director of the International Probiotics Association, Jessica ter Haar, Ph.D., says many of us are living in that proverbial protected bubble that we previously condemned, and with good reason (due to COVID-19), but will all this clean living and social distancing cause future problems for our health?
Microbes and nutrition expert, ter Haar says while we sterilize everything to protect ourselves from the virus, at the same time by not exposing ourselves to germs we are weakening our body’s own natural defenses to everyday threats.
She says many microbes are indeed good for your health, while others can make us sick. Knowing the difference between the most popular microbes, bacteria, fungi, and viruses can help us get back to living life without fear and she is here with us today to help us navigate our new germophobic world.
Dr. ter Haar & Dr. Friedman talk good germs vs. bad germs, the cons of quarantine, and probiotics.