Two Amish in the News articles today, one fun, one medical. The medical one first.
AMISH AND ASTHMA: There are some studies that point to the Amish having lower incidences of asthma. But does this point to a genetic warding off of asthma or a lifestyle shield of sorts? Or perhaps both? Click here to read the article.
EXPECTING AMISH: I will confess to not watching this Lifetime movie. Ever since Aster came into our lives I feel like our TV watching has gone down to virtually nothing. I may turn on the TV and catch a few innings of the occasional Reds game. But the time or energy to sit and watch an entire movie? Nah. Not going to happen. So if you are like me this review gives you a pretty good recap (plenty of spoilers and the writer is a bit cheeky, so if that bothers you, don't read it). After reading the review I'm not sorry I missed the movie, it seems like the premise is pretty unlikely. Rumspringa is something that the mainstream media obsesses about, but in Amish culture it's not quite the big deal that it is in "media culture." Click here to read about the movie.