Ditch the Antibacterial Soap
Evidence suggests that our lack of exposure to germs, dirt, and microbes may be responsible for a rise in autoimmune disease, asthma, and allergies. A recent study from Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital suggests that children exposed to germs have healthier immune systems and develop fewer allergies. What to do? Ditch the antibacterial soap, go outside, and don't be afraid to get dirty.