Amidst Covid 19 Hands Do Everything

Apr 27, 2021 | Covid19, Household Cleaning, Hygiene





Looking at hygiene from an entirely different perspective to current times…

You may be quite surprised!

Hands do everything. They pick up things from the floor. They handle money. They touch other peoples’ hands. They clean up bottoms. They touch all kinds of door knobs. And then they pick up food to eat. Some people even lick their fingers when they’re sticky or just to turn a page!

What is on the hands that you don’t want to eat but can’t see?

Bacteria and Viruses from, coughing and sneezing into your hands, touching unclean surfaces, working with contaminates and not sanitising, or working with chemicals and products! And Cysts! Cysts are the eggs made by parasites. Cysts are so tough not even bleach kills them. They hide under our fingernails even aftere washing our hands. Then we eat them along with our food. This is called oral-faecal route. They hatch in the stomach and go to the intestines to live.

To stop re-infecting yourself the little cysts under the nails need to be killed. Hygiene Liquid Provided by Herba Farmacy either pure ethanol alcohol solution 50/50 or 60/40 or 70/30) or Anolyte- Natural- No alcohol kills them. Keep it in a small pump bottle at the bathroom basin. After using the bathroom and washing your hands, treat your fingernails with either of these hygiene Liquids. Pump solution into one palm. Put the fingernails of the other hand into it. Scratch a bit. Pour it into the other palm and do the remaining fingernails. Rinse..

Applying correct hygiene protocols is an art form that requires basic knowledge without going germ-a phobic. The time it takes to apply these basic protocols is well worth their weight in gold and can save us huge amounts of pain and unnecessary suffering


With the onset of Covid we have all been indoctrinated into a specific believe pattern that hygiene is new and should be applied without thought or discernment. It is important to take into cognizance what true, safe and responsible hygiene protocol means.

How? We have to use discernment when applying any protocols, and understand that we alone can make the healthiest choices for ourselves.

How do we accomplish this? Simple! Get involved in managing our families and our own health!

Airborne diseases are caused by tiny particles that are discharged from an infected person via coughing, sneezing, laughing and close personal contact. The discharged particulars can remain suspended in the air on dust particles, respiratory and water droplets. Illness is caused when these particles are either inhaled or contact is made with mucus membranes or secretions that remain on surfaces.

Another very important components to understand is Biofilm which we come into contact with on a daily basis. As an example take the plaque that forms on your teeth which causes tooth decay, this a form of Biofilm. Clogged drains are caused by Biofilm, and you may have encountered Biofilm on surfaces in your environment like coated pavings or rocks in your gardens. Biofilms form in a wet environment when bacteria adhere to surfaces and begin to excrete a slimy substance that can stick to variety of surfaces like tiles, counters around your taps, drains and even inside our cupboards.. Biofilms consist of many species of bacteria, as well as fungi, candida, algae and protozoa.


Green Eco- savvy is no longer a trend. It has become a lifestyle, dictating consumer attitudes and spending habits, even decisions when it comes to choosing products and brands to purchase. 6 out of 10 consumers prefer to patronize a business that demonstrates a commitment to the environment with healthier safer choices available.

The benefits of green cleaning your business and home— including attracting new clients, increasing product satisfaction and promoting employee health and safety— are immeasurable. But it takes awareness to accomplish a safe healthier environment and begins at home with you!

Awareness to understanding where germs, bacteria and contaminates make their home and cause possible unexpected illnesses.

While many consumers make use of highly toxic sanitisers with denatured alcohol bases to ward off contamination , logic must prevail as to the damages these toxic products can cause to our health! Sanitisation above all should not be primary. Risking our health at all costs is not logical.

One of he biggest mistakes we make in hygiene and cleaning is that we will use harsh chemicals to kill bacteria in our environments. But did you know that the Jik kills good bacteria as well. What this means is that through using chemicals we kill everything in the process. This then allows bad bacteria to grow back exponentially and re-infect our environment. We should use natural products to clean and then re-introduce good bacteria back to keep it hygienic.

The difference between good and bad bacteria!

Bad bacteria harms us through their waste products, the waste then acts as food for more bad bacteria to grow. Whereas good bacteria do not POOP. They eat the food of the bad bacteria and thus starve and kill them.

So we now have a reasonable format we can use. First clean with natural products, use as natural as possible personal care products, then re-populate with good bacteria to maintain the hygiene levels.


Do you know which area or objects in your home or office are the most toxic? You probably answered your bathroom and some would say their dustbins. You would be correct in that they are bacteria breeding areas but they are not the most toxic!

Priority List of most toxic areas by potency:

  • Your indoor general area is five times more toxic and polluted than the outdoor area surrounding your home Women’s Handbags
  • Purses and wallets that store money and your bank cards Shoes and the cupboards they are stored in Children’s Creches
  • Wooden Kitchen cutting boards Your fridge and freezer
  • Doors and handles in your kitchen/bathroom as well as Light switches
  • Children’s Bedrooms especially baby bedrooms
  • Cellphone and landline speakers
  • Keyboards of computers
  • Pets Hygiene/ Cleaning up waste/bedding and habits Cutlery/crockery/pots and pans Kitchen Area
  • Lounge Area with sofa and carpets
  • Scatter Cushions and Sleeping Pillows and throw rugs Beds
  • Bathrooms and showers Dustbins and garden refuse area Stoves and Microwaves

Note this list is not complete, but a small extract for you to

observe areas that need special attention hygienically.


A minimium 50% alcohol solution non toxic should be used. Lugol’s Iodine will also sterilise your hands, however most commercial Lugol’s are polluted with Isopropyl Alcohol. Purchase from Herba Farmacy- Natural Healing Iodine to make a solution to wash in (1 tsp. to a litre of water). This can stain some things. Do not use “tincture of iodine”.

Hints to assist in avoiding re-infection which includes Ascaris and Tapeworm stages during winter months or change of season as we are experiencing now!

  • Peel all fruit and vegetables as far as possible; Soak all unpeeled vegetables e.g. lettuce in Lugol’s Iodine and HCL for a minute during preparation to kill Ascaris eggs (put 1 drop Lugol’s and 2 drops HCL in a litre of cold water). DO USE NOT if you are allergic to Iodine!
  • Sterilise all upholstery and carpets with the carpet-cleaning recipe in Dr Clark’s Books. For best results, add about 20 drops of Lugol’s per 2 litres of water to target Ascaris larvae and bacteria. Test the recipe first on an unobtrusive area to avoid the possibility of staining carpets and furniture. Increase the Iodine dose if the colour of the material allows it. Get rid of carpets if possible. Clean frequently i.e. at least once a month if re-infection levels are high. Avoid kissing on the mouth.
  • Observe strict hand hygiene with non toxic products like Safe Anolyte- alcohol free, or Hygiene Liquid non-toxic.
  • Change dust bag in Vacuum and wear a mask while vacuuming.
  • Do not eat under cooked meat and chicken or unsterilised dairy products.
  • Treat animals with the Pet Parasite Program every 6 months. Pour Iodine on animal’s mess (even outside) and allow to stand for a few minutes before cleaning. Never allow children to clean up an animal’s mess
  • Ideally the whole family should do both the Herbal Parasite Program followed by the Mop-Up especially if Ascaris is suspected as a culprit during seasonal changes.
  • Treat all relatives and visitors with 2 tsp of Walnut once every 2 weeks along with zapping if possible. Don’t eat with your hands! Use a fork.
  • Never eat food off the floor.
  • Always wash hands after petting an animal!
  • Never touch the bottom of shoes! Keep shoes off couches or beds or chairs. Ideally shoes should be sanitised before storing in clothing cupboards or at least stored separately. Imagine the germs they hold and who knows what else has been stepped in.
  • Always cough or sneeze into your clothing or a tissue, not your hands.
  • Keep your fingers out of your mouth. Don’t lick your fingers to turn pages or open plastic bags.
  • Always store your eggs in the refrigerator after soaking in water and 2 drops HCL. Throw the egg carton away it is contaminated with salmonella and in some cases E coli.

Lets cover one or two contentious areas in a bit more detail for you.

Ladies Handbags, purses, wallets and bank cards:

Most of us will carry these items were ever we go: Public toilets, restaurants, shops, sports centres and in so doing subject these items to all sorts of bacteria and fungus in the process. Ladies handbags will see different floors many times per per day collecting all the toxic material in the process!

Statistics show that many wallets/purses cards and handbags will be used well over 3 years at a time without ever being cleaned or sanitized at all. Bank cards are handled by everyone and then placed back into wallets and handbags all over the world. Money is exchanged on a regular basis entering and exiting wallets and purses numerous times per day.

Ladies we all know everything goes into the handbag except the kitchen sink. Make-up, applicators, tissues, money, cards, wet wipes etc. all in this tiny confined space… a breeding ground for bacteria. Stats show that due to the varied places handbags go and are placed they are even more toxic than our bathrooms and toilets.

Observe where you place you handbag after entering your home. Kitchen counter tops, dining room tables couches, the floor ,your bed, stored in clothing cupboards.. How many germs from who knows where have you just deposited in areas you normally would never imagine possible.


  • Never place these items on any floors or surface that will get infected
  • Never take your handbag into restrooms Sanitize once per week
  • Keep your money and bank cards sealed in separate containers if carried in your handbag.
  • Remove all rubbish weekly from your handbag
  • Never leave makeup in your handbag.
  • Seal any item you wish to carry in its own container
  • Use HCL and Lugol’s mixed into a small amount of water and wipe the inside and outside of your bag, wipe your wallet and cards.
  • Spray our Hygiene Liquid or Anolyte into the inside of your bag and let dry in the sunlight. Sunlight kills bacteria. Carry 50 ml skin sanitizer in your bag and spray your hands every time you handle your cards and money, or use public toilets or go shopping.


Most families within a household store their toothbrushes together in the same container or holder in the bathroom. Majority of bathrooms do not have separate toilets. Germs are transmitted from toothbrush to toothbrush and from the surrounding area. Stats reflect that 80% of the population never sanitize their toothbrushes and use a toothbrush for about 6 month to 1 year each. Stats show that flushing your toilet can spray germs up to 1 meter in all directions. An average toothbrush holds 10 million or so bacteria and can even hold E coli and Staph. Observe what is in your bathroom and on the bathroom surfaces and not stored away properly and is able to be reached when flushing your toilet.

Best Practice

Replace your toothbrushes every 3 months

New toothbrushes should be placed, head down in a glass with warm water plus 4 drops HCl and 4 Drops Lugol’s Iodine and soaked for 15 min. Then store in a closed container. You can have you toothbrush stored in this solution as long it can be seal. If you do not wish to store it this way then- Before brushing each morning have a small glass of warm water with 2 drops each Lugol’s and HCL handy. Dip you toothbrush in for about 30-60 sec before brushing. Never store toothbrushes together. Each should have their own container.

Your fridge

Lets take the humble cabbage. From farm land to harvesters hands, to farm storage, to selling markets, to buyers storage facilities, to super markets storage, to super markets handlers to fruitier in super market onto shelves.

Now we purchase our humble cabbage that is displayed in the open on the super markets shelf. Can you imagine the amount of germs the cabbage has collect to this point. The customers handle, cough and sneeze on the cabbage and now we purchase it and what do we do. we place it directly into our fridges. All the germs are now running rampart in the fridge. A fridge that you can see with the naked eye is clean but is it?

Best Practice

First step is to disinfect your fridge. This should be done every week with white vinegar and baking soda.

Wash all containers outer surface and dry before replacing back. Or use a washing mixture of 4 drops each Lugol’s and HCl in a basin with a clean cloth.

DO not use floor rags to clean surface. Always demarcate rags to specific areas. Say bathroom rags/ Floor rags/ surface rags. Never wash these rags together with clothing.

Once your fridge has been sanitsed place all cleans items back in.

DO NOT FORGET to first soak your eggs in a solution of 2 drops HCl , dry them and seal in a Tupperware. Throw the cartoon away it is contaminated with E coli.

Place your beautiful cabbage into a basin with 2 drops Lugol’s Iodine and 2 drops HCl. Let it soak for 5 min. This should be done with all fruit and veggie before storage. Now let dry and seal in a container or plastic bag Now it can go into your fridge.

The same best practice should be done with your deep freezer except the meat/chicken/fish should be removed from the polystyrene and plastic and seal in plastic bags. All container should be wiped off before placing in the deep freezer.

These are just a few examples of what best practice hygiene represents to us. It is for our own benefit that we take the time and effort to apply hygiene levels that will support our health and well being.



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