Fighting H1N1 with a cool soap dispenser

simplehuman sensor soap pumpI’m not a big fan of vaccinations. I think that it’s one of the reasons that we’re seeing more and more extreme allergies and auto-immune deficiency illnesses, a path that only seems to have one direction for us to travel: to a world where people are more and more sickly, more reliant on the vaccinations and big pharma medications.

Probably makes me sound a bit paranoid. Ah well, can’t be helped, I’m just being transparent. My kids have never been vaccinated for anything and they’ve had remarkably healthy childhoods and when they’ve gotten sick, they’re returned to health quite quickly. Correlative? I don’t think so, personally.

Anyway, the “plague” of H1N1 aka swine flu raises an interesting question: should I get my children vaccinated from this flu strain?

No surprise, Linda and I decided not to have the vaccination, either for ourselves or for the kids. (at least, I assume she hasn’t had the vaccination. I know I haven’t been vaccinated)

But what to do instead?

What I didn’t want to do was be constrained by fear, even though there are definitely many in the media who are happy to share all the bad news they can find, including the one-in-a-million person who dies of the flu strain.

Instead, after reading about it, I realized that one of the best ways to stay clear of the disease is to wash your hands.

Yup, that’s it.

Wash your hands.

Problem is, my kids aren’t really thrilled if I ask them to wash their hands thoroughly every few hours and before each and every meal.

That’s why it was serendipitous when a PR person from SimpleHuman contacted me and asked if I was interested in receiving a review unit of its sensor soap pump. Basically, it gives you a soap dispenser in your home that’s like a public restroom’s soap: put your hand underneath and it automatically plops some soap onto your hand. No touching anything.

We received two of them, a black one and a white one, and the units are pretty cool, I have to say. With a large soap reservoir, the dispenser takes a couple of AA batteries and seems like it’ll run for years without any hassle or problems. I bought a nice organic peppermint liquid soap for them, so it all smells wonderful too.

Most importantly, my kids think it’s pretty darn cool, so they like washing their hands and actually use soap each time because it’s fun.

Are they worth $39.99 $29.99 each? I dunno, that is kinda steep, but if it really does work without a hassle for years, I do think it’s a smart investment in your kids — and, ultimately, your own — health.

But what about you? What are you doing to keep your kids health and yourself healthy too? Didja get a vaccination?

3 comments on “Fighting H1N1 with a cool soap dispenser

  1. I definitely agree with you on the vacinations. It also the chemicals, by buying products laden with chemicals, we are giving permission to the corporations to make us sick. It is such a vicious cycle.
    I am not getting the vaccination for H1N1 nor is anyone in my family. We don’t get flu vaccinations at all, we eat well and take vitamins to build our immune systems, and we also wash our hands, very regularly.

  2. I think the best way to fight off H1N1 or any other communicable disease is to be as clean and sanitized as possible. Also, I think we should build our resistances against such by eating healthy and vitamin-rich foods.

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