Within just a few months of moving to NYC, I quickly got over any fear of germs that I had ever had.
There are people everywhere, touching everything, and spreading all kinds of germs all over the place. On a daily basis, I find myself packed into subways, stairs, and streets with strangers from all over the world.
And while I do envy my boyfriend’s ability to balance in a moving subway car without holding on to anything at all, I’d rather risk touching a dirty handrail than end up falling over sideways (which I may or may not have done a few times anyways).
The one good thing about living around so many germs is that I’ve probably built up a tolerance to pretty much every strain of disease by now–or at least that’s what I like to tell myself.
But even if that is true, I still like to fill my diet with healthy, whole, immunity-enhancing ingredients…because even though it’s a good excuse to stay home, sleep all day, and drink lots and lots of hot tea, I absolutely hate getting sick….