Recent studies have shown that those who live in Amish communities have greater allergy immunities than those who grew up in the modern world. This environment could expose young children to factors that help establish a stronger immune system. Since the early 20th century processed foods have entered the American diet. The added sugars, flours and artificial ingredients may lead to chemical changes in our brains, creating an addiction to certain foods. Strength training may be beneficial to young kids and expose them to a healthy routine from an early age.
David Stukus, MD, Pediatric Allergist and Immunologist, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio
Mark Cheren, Board Chair, Food Addiction Institute
Laura Sullivan, Certified Crossfit Trainer, Capital City Youth Strength & Conditioning Founder
Ryan McFadyen, Owner and Head Coach, Ohio Strength