Are You Scared of Germs?

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Also known as verminophobia, germophobia, germaphobia, bacillophobia and bacteriophobia, is a pathological fear of contamination and germs. This fear can be debilitation for some people, but is it ok to have a healthy fear of germs?

Did you know you are walking hotel for germs?

We’re full of germs, bugs, micro-organisms, bacteria, viri, protozoa and more at all times. Billions of these tiny life forms cover every part of our bodies on the outside and on the inside.

In fact, germs outnumber our body cells by about 10 to 1.

There are more bugs in our bodies than there are cells of us. We can’t get rid of germs and shouldn’t get rid of germs. Without all these germs in our bodies we would die – we need them, they are a necessary part of living.

Do germs make us sick?

If germs made us sick, there wouldn’t be a person alive who wasn’t lying in bed sick and moaning with a fever, diarrhea, achiness, rashes, eruptions and more.

Germs live in an ecological balance inside and outside us. If we have a good balance of germs we will be healthy. If we are toxic and chemically out of balance these germs that live quietly within us will multiply and get off balance.


Antibiotics do not make us healthy. They actually make us sicker by driving disease deep and/or by not letting us detoxify properly.

So really, it might do you more good to have a healthy fear of antibiotics. Hmmm, something to think about.

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