Thank you all for re-reminding me why I'm glad I'm old
I like to think that, along with good gene pools on both sides and the fact nobody smoked, that my dairy farm lifetyle the first 11 years of my life was a heavy contributor to my pretty darn good immune system and health.
I drank raw milk, straight from the cow (GASP!!!!). Desert was whatever berry bush or fruite tree was in season. Mom churned our butter, made sour cream and butter milk.
When the cow quit giving milk, well, sadly she ended up in the smoke house and frankly, that was hard to take but it was life back then.
The chickens got their heads whacked when they stopped laying eggs.
We had a huge garden that I resented because I had to be out there pulling weeds and Lord Help if I pulled up a food plant - lol
Point being,we raised 99% of what we ate. I always appreciated that once I got older but now that I am Social Security old, I honestly believe I enjoy good health because of it.
I can't ride anymore and walking is tough but that is all my fault, thanks to re-schooling Widowmakers all my life and riding my snowmobile like it was the General Lee on Duke's of Hazzard. No amount of healthy eating is going to make all that go away