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    the immune system needs exercise too.....if yah dont use it, it aint good for much cause you dont build up a resistance to anything

    its funny my cousin and i never carried water with us when walking on the farm....we knew better than to drink the water out of "Mud Creek" well you couldnt really drink it, you would have to chew it awhile first.....so we carried knives and would slice open a prickly pear pad and chew on it...tasted like a green banana but kept your mouth from getting dry.....caught anything bigger than about an inch and stuffed it in various jars and such we carried in an old backpack(you would have thought we would throw a bottle of water in there, course that was before the bottled water craze)......we would walk and be miles from the nearest person.......just pick a direction and start exploring.......if we hit Mud Creek we would wind up knee deep in clay mud and black muck trying to catch tadpoles in the thick water.......couple miles farther and it met up with Sand Creek which had nice sandy spots and deep holes fed by springs that were fun to swim in.....prolly drank that water though it did run through cattle pastures......

    add that to actually helping work the cattle when i was older and hunting.....my hands are rarely perfectly clean when i stop to grab a sandwich out of the cooler when branding cows and i prolly i got some "processed grass" on my hands or a granola bar or piece of jerky out of my pack when dragging a deer back to the truck after field dressing it and there is still blood on my hands...if a sink is near by i wash my hands but a sink aint always near by and when working cows when its hot your more interested in keeping the water for drinking than getting your hands perfectly clean....i have yet to get sick from it.....does it mean i never will? of course not but anymore its to the point it takes one hell of a bug to knock me on my **** and ill take my chances
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    I never did trust hampsters...

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    Everything now can kill you. I bet the air you are breathing, the tennis shoes you are wearing, the cell phone you use, even good ole' wood can kill you. What a dangerous world we live in, how do we ever survive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quogue View Post
    I never did trust hampsters...
    Hahaha! I don't know why, but I found that funny

    I didn't know hamsters were classified as exotic. And why do some people spell hamster with a P in there? I see it so often. You're spelling it wrong people!
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    According salacious rumors gerbils have put one or more movie stars in the emergency room.
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    ...and lets not forget to mention the amount of psychological treatment the gerbils had to undergo afterwards for the rest of their lives

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    I always knew hamsters were not to be trusted... they do a too well job of seeming innocent and harmless...
    It is hard to always be a human being... people get in the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swords View Post
    Maybe the "sterile and super safe" life we've been conditioning people for these last couple decades is actually becoming a detriment to their disease resistance.

    the immune system needs exercise too.....if yah dont use it, it aint good for much cause you dont build up a resistance to anything

    The study that you have both hit on has led to the belief of what is called the Hygiene Hypothesis. Long and short is that you need to be exposed to things, lots of things and the earlier the better, for your immune system to develop correctly. There is an even better study where NY sewer rats were compared to their lab raised cousins. The sewer rats had immune systems orders of magnitude more healthy than the sterile raised rats.
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