Why the exaggeration of using soap is not good?

“People today know how to drink less antibiotics and to eat a lot of fermented foods, but our perfectly clean lifestyle is still a big problem” – says doctor Robynne Chutkan.

Dr. Robynne Chutkin

Dr. Robynne Chutkan

Repeatedly killing the good bacteria on the skin could harm out immunity, writes Time.

‘People today know how to drink less antibiotics and to eat a lot of fermented foods, but our perfectly clean lifestyle is still a big problem’ – says Dr. Robynne Chutkan, founder of the Digestive Center for Women in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

Why? Because the effective contact with dirt teaches our microbiome to recognize friendly bacteria against the hostile bacteria, explains Dr. Chutkan that shared few advices for replacing of our super clean lifestyle for the one that is filled with more bacteria.

Dr. Chutkan advices that there is a need for soap when we are particularly dirty, but we should use mild soap, made of organic materials, instead of the antibacterial soaps, which are often made of harsh chemicals.

When we shower every day, we actually are peeling our skin bacteria, in order to remove the acne and eczema, says Dr. Chutkan and notes that, except we haven’t ran into mud, the only places where we should put soap are the armpits and the groins. The rest of the body needs only water, even if we have just finished with exercises where we were sweating.