Gut Scientist Claims Our Homes Could Be Making Us Sick

Most of us consider our homes to be safe places to escape the world and enjoy a problem-free environment. Of course, we realize that is not always going to happen, but we don’t expect that our home is making us sick.

Clinician Jordan Haworth claimed that there were many things in our home that could cause us problems. The ten items he discussed had more bacteria than others, and he warned us that seven out of 10 people do not clean their homes properly.

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As a self-proclaimed gut scientist, Haworth said that these problems are more than just temporary issues, they could lead to health problems that stay around for a very long time.

Rather than keeping his knowledge to himself, he posted a video on TikTok that has received more than 1 million views. You may find his suggestions to be eye-opening as well. What are the items we need to address?

1. Shoes – Hawthorn claims that when we hit the door, we should leave our shoes behind. Some of the nasties on shoes include C. diff, which can cause colitis and other gastrointestinal problems.

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2. Microwave – Another claim is that microwaves do not get the attention they deserve. Spills and splatters may not be cleaned up quickly, leading to contamination with Salmonella and E. coli.

3. Dishcloths – According to Haworth, the rags we use to wash our dishes are one of the most contaminated items in the home. He said it is since we use them on numerous surfaces and leave them behind in the sink.

The solution? Soak the dish rags in boiling water every week for about 15 minutes.

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4. Coffee Machines – Even our cup of coffee was not immune to the list. Haworth claims that coffee machines can breed mold and bacteria. His advice? “You should flush the system with vinegar and always change the water before use.”

5. Chopping Boards – According to Haworth, you should have one chopping board for meat and another for every other item. It is also recommended to throw away the chopping board once worn because it can harbor bacteria.

6. Refrigerator – Are you cleaning your refrigerator every month? The gut scientist claims that you may be in trouble if you aren’t. He also claims that you should properly store food in the fridge, with produce at the top and working your way down according to cooking temperature.

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7. Bath Towels – Do you reuse about tell multiple times? Haworth said this is a problem. He also claims that you should have different towels for your hands and for your shower.

8. Knobs and Switches – How often do you touch a light switch? Every time you touch the switch, you may leave behind bacteria that could make you sick. Doorknobs are a similar issue.

9. Remote Controls – Some research claims that you may have much more bacteria on your remote control than you do on the toilet seat, according to Health Digest.

10. Animals – Although you may want to be close to your pet at all times, you never know what they are into. He claims that they are something you should be cautious about and pay attention to their toys, bowls, and food.

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After posting these suggestions, the video went viral. If you’ll excuse me, I have some cleaning to do.

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