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Wellness Wednesday: Allergy Immunities, Food Addiction, Youth Strength Training

Processed Food

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.