Quiz: The Secrets of People Who Never Get Sick

By , SparkPeople Blogger
Gene Stone has been writing about health (among other topics) for more than two decades.

A few years ago the idea occurred to him that perhaps he was talking to the wrong people. Why not find those people we all know—the ones who say they never get sick—and ask them for their secrets. So he did just that, interviewing many dozens of people around the world until he selected twenty-five people who each possess a different secret of excellent health—a secret that makes sense and has a proven scientific underpinning.

This book tells the story of those people and their secrets, which include food-related secrets—garlic, vitamin C, probiotics, veganism, brewer's yeast. Exercise secrets—the benefits of lifting weights, the power of stretching. Environmental secrets—living in a Blue Zone, understanding the value of germs. Emotional secrets—seek out and stay in touch with friends, cultivate your spirituality. Physical secrets—nap more, take cold showers in the morning. And some wisdom that goes back generations: chicken soup, for instance, and Chinese herbs.

In The Secrets Of People Who Never Get Sick you will find meet 25 people who manage to stay well, along with their secrets, the history and science behind each one of those secrets, and most importantly, how the reader can benefit from the secrets as well.
Read on to take a quiz that will teach you The Secrets Of People Who Never Get Sick.
    1. Which of these is NOT a secret of people who never get sick?
      A. Dousing your head in hydrogen peroxide

      B. Eating nothing that ever had a face or a mother

      C. Avoiding food that has dirt on it

      D. Munching on a raw clove of garlic

  • 2. Blue Zones are places in the world where everyone is healthy. Which of these is NOT a Blue Zone
      A. A suburb of Los Angeles

      B. An idyllic spot in Greece

      C. A peninsula in Central America

      D. An arctic village in Sweden.

  • 3. Which of these terms means diseases that can be caught from animals?
      A. Zoonoses

      B. Giardia

      C. Toxoplasmosis

      D. Neuroses

  • 4. Mysophobia is a condition brought on by the fear of
      A. Mice

      B. Facial expressions

      C. Germs

      D. Sofas

  • 5. The following herbs have all been shown to aide health except:
      A. Cayenne pepper

      B. Ginseng

      C. Cinnamon

      D. Lemongrass

  • 6. The following odd treatments are being investigated for their health benefits, and one of them has now been approved by the FDA:
      A. Urine therapy (drinking one’s own urine)

      B. Maggot therapy (using maggots to heal wounds)

      C. Wearing copper bracelets (for curing arthritis)

      D. Trepanation (drilling a hole in one’s head)

  • 7. One of the worst things you can do to your health is to
      A. Sit still for more than 45 minutes

      B. Pick your nose

      C. Take more than one nap a day

      D. Having sex

  • 8. Before 1847, vegetarians were called
      A. Pythagoreans

      B. Lunatics

      C. Rosicrucians

      D. Vegebites

  • 9. Much proof exists that all the following can help either ward off, or relieve the symptoms of, a cold
      A. Vitamin C

      B. Vitamin D

      C. Zinc

      D. Echinacea

  • Answers

    1-C. In fact, it’s the opposite: a little dirt is a secret of good health

    2-D. Oddly, none of the six Blue Zones discovered so far are in northern climates.

    3-A. Zoonoses can be dangerous, but a well cared for dog or cat shouldn’t be a worry.

    4-C. Mysophobes are people who are terrified of catching colds from other people’s germs. Famous mysophobes include Howard Hughes, Glen Gould, Andy Warhol, and Howie Mandel

    5-All the above, plus hundreds more. Add herbs and spices to your diet!

    6-B. Maggots apparently can clean and heal wounds as well if not better than man-made preparations. Trepanation, however, is no longer practiced.

    7-A. Studies show that sitting still for more than 45 minutes is highly injurious to your health. However, some scientists say picking your nose might be good for you. Taking two naps is also good, as long as they aren’t more than an hour each. Having sex, too, seems to good for you, especially for your heart (not in terms of love, but exercise).

    8-A. The great Greek philosopher Pythagoras was history’s first vegetarian.

    9-There is evidence supporting the efficacy of all the above, although the final results are not in yet.

    Are you someone who frequently or rarely gets sick? What do you do to prevent illness?