The Amish, who are well-known for drinking raw milk, have apparently been found to have greater immunity to allergies in their children than even other farm children, according to a recent study. (Hat Tip: Ray Sawhill)
Amish children raised on rural farms in northern Indiana suffer from asthma and allergies less often even than Swiss farm kids, a group known to be relatively free from allergies, according to a new study.
“The rates are very, very low,” said Dr. Mark Holbreich, the study’s lead author. “So there’s something that we feel is even more protective in the Amish” than in European farming communities.