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Hi, my name is Kevin Williams and I am owner of Oasis Newsfeatures and editor of The Amish Cook newspaper column.

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  1. Sandra Kaczanowcke

    Swiss children and Swiss non-farm children? Aren’t they the same thing?

  2. Denise

    Amish farm children in Switzerland?? I tho’t there were only Amish in North America now. Is that the error?

  3. Linda Clark

    Well I haven’t spotted any errors but, possibly not looking it over well enough. I do however have a couple of my own ideas why ALL farm children are healthier in general than other children. The farm has so many different things that children are exposed to early in life. Building up immunities could be the reason. Getting far more fresh air and sunshine could be another reason. Also getting in a fair amount of good healthy work! Food is grown or raised on the farm and generally free of commecials

  4. Julie Stacey

    Linda is totally on the right track with her answer! Its called the “hygiene” hypothesis. When you are exposed to lots of different things as a child, your immune system “learns” not only what is dangerous and what is not, but it seems to work more efficiently as well. When children are only exposed to “super clean” environments, their immune systems don’t properly learn what is dangerous, and what are appropriate reactions. So these immune systems overreact when exposed to even harmless things (pollen…) causing very severe allergy and asthma symptoms. It explains the majority of my allergy and asthma issues…

  5. Missy

    There are no Amish in Switzerland.

  6. Susan GIll

    “Children growing up in the Amish culture in Switzerland”. There are no Amish in Switzerland.


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