Boosting your Immune System
The human body has evolved over millions of years to live, breathe, and thrive outdoors in an environment that contains a diversity of microbes. Exposing our bodies to this diversity of micro-organisms is critical to developing the human Immune system….our own bodyguard!
A balanced living environment is a key to developing a healthier immune system.
The outdoors contains an overwhelming majority of beneficial bacteria (probiotics) and a minority of harmful or pathogenic bacteria. This is ecological balance. But our contact with both is necessary to foster a healthy and robust immune system.
Think of your immune system as a muscle. It needs to be exercised to do its job. Exercise for our immune system exposes it to the diversity of microbes in the outdoors. When confronted with pathogens, a healthy immune system overcomes the challenge, resulting in a more muscular, more robust immune system. The key is challenging the immune system but not overwhelming it with a toxic load of pathogens. In nature, this rarely happens as the natural cycles of light/dark, hot/cold, and wet/dry naturally limit the propagation of all types of bacteria and ensure the balance between beneficial and pathogenic organisms.
However, we now spend almost 90% of our time indoors in corrupted environments with toxic pathogens that can overwhelm our immune systems, causing disease and even death.
Conventional wisdom is that to protect ourselves, we need to employ disinfectants and sterilizing agents that, by their definition, kill 99.9% of all micro-organisms (both pathogenic and beneficial) that are present. Most of these disinfectants are chemical and have all the associated risks with application and residues inherent with chemicals. As science progresses, the hazards of exposure to even small amounts of chemicals currently considered safe are invariably found to be harmful. Even worse is living in a sterile environment devoid of interactions with the diversity of natural microbes that comprise a healthy environment.
Employing disinfectants (anti-microbial and anti-bacterial) with their 99.9% kill rate for all micro-organisms present leaves survivors. These survivors are pathogens that tend to be more aggressive in their proliferation, with many having mutated a resistance to the disinfectant employed. These organisms are commonly known as “Super Bugs.”
The disinfectant use (since it kills 99.9% of everything present) results in an environmental wasteland containing the pathogenic survivors and an abundance of food sources needed for their propagation. The rule of thumb on bacteria is they double every twenty minutes….so for example, leaving one staph bacteria on a disinfected table multiplies into almost two trillion within twenty-four hours! This is not ecological balance! These large concentrations of pathogens can overwhelm our immune systems.
The question is….How do we create a healthy indoor environment? Conventional methodology, such as disinfection, is not the answer….creating a sterile environment is also not the answer…..So what is the solution?
The answer is: Recreating the Healthy, Natural, and Balanced Outdoor Ecology Indoors!
Betterair resets and rebalances the indoor microbiome to mimic the outdoors, which contains a vast majority of beneficial bacteria (probiotics) and a small minority of harmful or pathogenic bacteria to exercise our immune systems. Betterair kills nothing but overpopulates the indoors with a diversity of probiotics minimizing (not eliminating) the microbes whose contact is necessary for developing our immune systems. This is all accomplished by harnessing the power of all-natural probiotics!