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The Secrets of People Who Never Get Sick

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to never get sick – no more colds, stomach bugs, or other nasty viruses?

Close to $40 billion a year is spent treating the common cold. But what if there was a simple solution to avoid sickness? Imagine how much more you could do, and the money you’d save if you never got sick.

In his book, The Secrets of People Who Never Get Sick, author Gene Stone interviewed everyday people who claimed to never get ill.

Some of the secrets were unique, others weren’t that obscure. But, would these secrets work for anyone? Gene tried them all, and tells how the secrets worked for him. He also includes any science that might support some truth to the “secrets”.

Is the claim backed by science?

Meet Patricia, a native New Yorker who eats dirt. She washes her hands no more than 3x’s a day, and barely rinses her garden vegetables. That way she feels she is dosing herself with all the microorganisms that can cause disease.

Patricia says, “I think exposing myself to a little bit of sick allows my body to create its own defense against passing germs, dirt, viruses, or whatever.”

Then there’s Phil, a teacher who claims detoxification cured his cancer. He explains that the fattier, more processed and more adulterated our diet, the greater amount of toxins we retain. Organs are stressed by their efforts to eliminate the toxic molecules. By keeping the concentration of these toxins in our body low, the toxins are more easily eliminated, and less likely to be retained in our cells.

Eating brewers yeast, living in the blue zone, calorie restrictions, cold showers, yoga, vitamin C, probiotics.

But does it really work?

The author is not promoting snake oil remedies. Rather, he shares a peek into the lives of regular people, who do a little something extra – eat fresh garlic, consume only plant based foods, take a daily nap, and balance their PH.

They all swear their routine keeps them healthy.

I prefer prevention to cure, defense, to offense, and am game for any common sense practice that doesn’t require more money or time than I can afford.

I consider myself in overall good health. I do get sick from time to time, so I don’t have any big secrets for not getting sick. Instead, I believe the secret to good health is simple: a commitment to healthy living.

Eat a diet rich in colorful fruits and vegetables. Get good sleep. Have a pet and give it a beautiful life. Keep positive thoughts. Don’t smoke anything. Drink wisely, if at all. Walk every day. Have faith. Love big. Find your purpose. Take nothing for granted.

I enjoyed reading about what these folks do to stay healthy. There is always more to learn, and it’s fun when you tell me a secret!

How about you. Are you someone who never gets sick? What’s your secret?
But if you tell me, I can’t promise it will stay a secret

By Kathy

I am a Nurse Practitioner from Rochester, NY presently working in both the inpatient and outpatient hospital psychiatric settings.

2 replies on “The Secrets of People Who Never Get Sick”

The title of your article reeled me in because, well , I am a person who never gets sick. And although I know this will bring rebuke, I have never had a flu vaccine. The last time I remember having a stomach bug was 17 years ago when I moved from Nova Scotia to Rochester NY.

George Burns claims daily cigars and lots of brandy kept him alive and kicking for a hundred years but most of the centurions who are interviewed will say the same thing as I will. Comparatively speaking it is pretty boring advice.

I never smoked or did drugs, rarely drink and never to excess, walk every day, eat a mix of antioxidant rich berries and fruit and nuts most mornings and stay in a healthy weight range. My employment has never put physical demands on my body or exposed me to physical harm. Throughout all the stresses of life I have used writing to express myself and prayer/meditation to center myself. And maybe most importantly I just don’t worry about getting sick!

Of course a health crisis or devastating diagnosis can blow all my good intentions to smithereens, but if we are talking typical colds and flus…well my secrets out.

and thank you for sharing those secrets Cynthia! You are one of the most discipline people I know – when you set your mind to do something, you do it, and stick to it. Huge respect. I think your nightly black tea is a good thing too…miss our coffee and crowns dates!

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