Boost Your Body’s Good Bacteria
Unclean living can be a smart idea for everyone, not just kids. These unusual strategies may strengthen your microbiome
Don’t shower every day if you can get away with it.
This may help protect your skin biome, which acts as a protective coating against pathogens.
Forgo antiperspirants on weekends or on days you can go without them.
Believe it or not, your armpits harbour their own special microbial colonies.
Dry-brush instead of using toothpaste.
The chemicals in most pastes disturb your oral biome, and research suggests that dry-brushing actually fights plaque more effectively.
Skip the mouthwash, too, for the same reasons. Walk barefoot through the grass.
It not only feels great and relieves stress but also helps your foot microbes flourish. Keeping your dogs in shoes and socks all the time kills the good bugs and brings on the stinky ones.