children are almost never sick. They usually end up at the Doctor's
office because they hurt themselves doing something they probably
shouldn't have been doing.
My wife and I have taught them the value of cleanliness and good personal hygiene but we don't rush them to the house every time they get their hands dirty on the farm.
I have embraced the same philosophy on immunity with my family as I do the stock on the farm.
Work to keep your immune system strong and when it encounters something foreign it can "learn from it" and recognize it in the future.
Keeping your immune system healthy is a subject all in itself but here's my top three ways to accomplish such a lofty goal.
1) Reduce your sugar/fructose intake to less than 25 grams per day.
2) Eat off the farm - unprocessed pure foods - good bacteria.
3) Get enough sleep and manage stress levels.
If you work on these three alone you'll be surprised at how much better you feel and how much sickness you can avoid.
I read an article that talked about Amish kids being less likely to have allergies than mainstream kids. See the article here:
Amish farm kids remarkably immune to allergies: study
I can believe it and although the study they referred to said it needed more research to see just what was the cause I figure it's pretty easy if you look at it simplistically.
Amish kids are working on the farm at a young age. They are eating a lot of farm food and not nearly as much processed foods. Which could mean they are not eating as many GMO foods.
Many of them are drinking raw milk as soon they are weaned from mom.
Contrast that with a child in front of T.V. or game system with no where to go but out in a yard with maybe a dog and it gets tough to test your immune system as thoroughly as someone on a farm introduced to all the little microbes (good and bad) that can be found there.
I kinda changed the old saying to...My kids are as healthy as hog!
Get your kids out and let them get dirty this summer. Take them to visit a farm, go camping, hiking, something. It'll do your immune system some good and your soul too!
Until next time....