Saturday, May 17, 2008

Bad housekeeping

So, I'm not the best housekeeper. Our house is not a pit, but it will never grace the cover of Ladies Home Journal. And now, I have scientific data to back up my preference for "good enough" instead of perfect.

Scientists have found that rising rates of asthma and auto-immune disorders may trace back to having oversanitized our environments. Our immune systems are like elementary school boys. If we don't give them challenges and obstacles in the form of germs and dirt, they will over react to minor threats, causing us to be sick. This is one cause of the swelling tide of lupus, crohn's disease, asthma and severe food allergies. We're doing it to ourselves.

I'm going to cut this short and go vacuum. Or on second thought, take a nap.