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Why the Amish Don’t Get Sick: Things You Can Learn From Them
« on: December 31, 2013, 07:11:46 PM »
When we think of Amish people we think of a simple life, free of modern advancements. Most of us view them as foolish for not using the advantages of convenient technology and even look down on them for not conforming to the norms of mainstream society.  But if we look at the statistics, the Amish are much healthier than the rest of America. They virtually have no cancer, no autism, and rarely get sick. What are they doing different from the rest of America?  Let’s look at some of the things they are doing different (here). 

Why the Amish Don’t Get Sick

The Amish have chosen the traditional wisdom of our ancestors over our “modern” way of living. They live by the practices of past generations.

1. The Amish Don’t Get Vaccinated.

 Did you know that Amish people rarely have any learning disabilities or autism. There have been only 3 cases of autism among the amish in which the kids got vaccinated (here).  Instead of crediting their lack of autism to the absence of vaccines, mainstream society credits it to a superior gene that the Amish possess. In spite of constant pressure from the government, the Amish still refuse to vaccinate.  You can read more about the dangers of vaccines – here.
Vaccine-nation: Poisoning the Population, One Shot at a Time

2. The Amish Eat Organic, Locally Grown Food.

The Amish not only avoid prepackaged and processed food, they actually grow all of their food using  organic farming methods.  They raise their own animals; their food is natural and gmo free (the dangers of gmo). It’s important to note that they eat seasonal food during the harvest months, and save the rest by canning and fermenting.  Seasonal fruits and vegetables are nutritionally higher in value. They are filled with anti-oxidants that are of great benefit to our health. Anti-oxidants fight free radicals, which helps you stay healthy and young.  Thus, the lack of  ADHD, food allergies and asthma can be undeniably contributed to their diet.

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3. The Amish Eat Plenty of Healthy Fats.

The Amish have a very low obesity rate despite their high fat diet. Their eating habits by all means are not low fat. They  eat plenty of butter, meat, eggs, raw dairy. Foods like butter and raw grass fed dairy contains a lot of fat soluble vitamins such as A, E and K2. It’s important to note that Vitamin K2  is very insufficient in modern diets. All that low fat nonsense has depleted our bodies from these essential nutrients. Vitamin K2 is particularly important as it is involved in calcium metabolism.  Vitamin K insufficiency leads to many diseases such as cardiovascular disease,  osteoporosis, and even cancer.

4. The Amish People are Physically Active.

 Compared to the overall 31 % obesity rate in America, the Amish only have a 3 percent obesity rate. Since they don’t use cars, or any modern technologies, their level of physical activity is very high: men averaged 18,000 steps a day and women 14,000. They walk a lot and are truly involved in physical labor which reflects in their extremely low rate of cardiovascular diseases.  Accodring to David R. Bassett, Ph.D., FACSM, a professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville,  “The Amish were able to show us just how far we’ve fallen in the last 150 years or so in terms of the amount of physical activity we typically perform. Their lifestyle indicates that physical activity played a critical role in keeping our ancestors fit and healthy.”

5. The Amish Live Stress Free Lives

Stress is probably the number one culprit to our health problems. When you are stressed, your cortisol levels get elevated which is extremely dangerous for your health in the long run.  Health problems associated with stress include heart disease, adrenal fatigue, hormonal imbalances,  high blood sugar levels, elevated cholesterol and obesity.

The Amish live in a stress free community. They live slow paced, patient lifestyles.  They don’t compete with each other; they created a egalitarian community for themselves where their lifestyles are based on equality, cooperation and harmony. (here)

The Amish live the same way they lived 300 years ago and we can definitely can learn some lessons from them. They live toxic, free self sustainable lives. They are not plagued with various diseases and they are much healthier than the rest of America.

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Re: Why the Amish Don’t Get Sick: Things You Can Learn From Them
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2013, 07:51:03 PM »
The Amish don't get sick?  What a joke!  I live in Lancaster, PA and I can tell you that it is common knowledge that the Amish have medical problems that far surpass those of the general population, mostly arising from inbreeding within the same tribe (cousins marrying cousins and so forth).  Typically, they do not access the traditional medical establishment for medical services and so their rates of disease are vastly under-reported.  But I personally know some doctors who service this community and they tell me the Amish and Mennonites have very serious medical problems.
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Re: Why the Amish Don’t Get Sick: Things You Can Learn From Them
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2013, 08:15:43 PM »
Polio, diphtheria, smallpox vaccinations have saved millions.

Since the beginning of social security in the 1930s until today life expectancy has gone from 62 to  80, and vaccinations are part of the reason for that.

I remember kids with polio when I was a kid. My grandfather was one of seven children in the 1880s and 90s. One week two of them died from diphtheria.

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Re: Why the Amish Don’t Get Sick: Things You Can Learn From Them
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2013, 10:12:22 PM »
Yeah - the vaccination thing bugged me too. Those are life savers - if done correctly.
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