Skip to comments.Amish farm kids remarkably immune to allergies: study
Posted on 05/04/2012 10:07:46 PM PDT by neverdem
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That's fresh, whole, raw milk. Plus they don't use chemicals or genetically modified organisisms. And we wonder why the Monsanto controlled government is after the.
According to the clonal selection theory of immune system function, substances that one encounters very early in life do not later generate a strong immune response.
No doubt that it can cause any of those things... so it must be uber fresh. I was thinking the however, in some dark parts of the world soldiers were given a large glass of infested water to drink and put on a cot. An IV could be started for hydration. What doesn’t kill us, only makes us more immune.. until our immune system stalls. As a microbiology minor, I would like my milk and other food zapped, flashed or irradiated to kill pathogens. I would drink raw milk, if I collected it fresh, as aseptically as possible. I do like the unmodified food though.
The key word there is “may.” It would be interesting to see how many Amish actually come down with that list of problems.
When I was a kid, there was this one kid that had allergies. The other kids didn’t even know what this meant.
I’ve wondered about the peanut allergy. No kids I knew in grade school or high school or college had peanut allergies that I knew of. Now they are all over the place. Years ago everyone freaked out since young kids choked on peanuts and they also choked on eating peanut butter straight. The advice was no peanuts until they are two or three.
I wonder if the delayed introduction of peanuts is the problem. Sure, don’t feed peanuts or a peanut butter sandwich so a young kid, but give them a small taste of it on a regular basis when they are young.
The kids with allergies these days seem to have overly fussy parents. Also, everyone is washing their hands every time they touch something. I never heard of the “three second rule” as a kid. Any food we dropped as a kid went into our mouths unless there was so much dirt on it that it was too gritty. Kids rub their finger on a rough surface these days and they immediately want a band-aid. We raised our kids outdoors in the dirt and they don’t have any allergies.
What do you think? What changes did you ‘feel’ when you made the move... if any. How soon after moving did you start to have allergic reactions?
The more you try to avoid something the more likely it is you get it.
Yep - 3-second rule in the “yard” and no disinfectants on every surface to “ptotect” them from the germs they need to be exposed to if they want healthy immune systems.
Finished. Please send more.
This is in Northern Indiana. There are vast fields of mint.
We really do need more information.
BTW, raw milk eaters, if all Amish drink the stuff why aren't they all without allergies.
I think some of them cheat eh!
Years ago, before we knew about the peanut allergy, they died ~ end of story. That’s why you didn’t hear about it.
I have personally observed Amish children walking barefoot in their family’s dairy corrals...
Amen. They are also open to chiropractic, which can help with allergies.
I’m guessing 2 things:
Early exposure to a multitude of natural allergens from living a country life.
Consumption of relatively natural, unadulterated foods & drink.
I think science will ultimately find that young children need wide exposure to the natural world, not sheltering from it, in order to build the immunities they need in life. City living is inadequate to fortify a child to live in a dangerous world.
I would throw in a third - lots of physical exercise.
The peanut allergy problem totally amazes me. When I waa growing up in the fifties and sixties, that kind of allergy was totally unknown. I know it's real, but why? And if we have problems with allergies that were unknown twenty-thirty years previous, what new allergies will arise in the near future? Scary. Should we send everyone to the farm for a month or two when they're young?
According to the article, drinking raw milk did appear to have something to do with it.
You need to clean that up. Half your pictures and l8inks no longer work.
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