Thanks to Judie R for sending me this link. The study is a glimpse of hope for those suffering from food and other allergies. You'll note that while searching for ways to prevent and stop them is lauded, you won't see much about the current cause(s) of food allergies. I have a saying, "Don't punish progress," and if you're a Mom trying to keep your child with a life threatening food allergy safe, any progress is a Godsend. That said, the microbiome, a topic covered so well by our own Teresa Conrick, was really first brought to our attention by a gastroenterologist from Britain. His name was Andy Wakefield.
In this exciting new study, researchers say they have identified a kind of bacteria in the human infant gut that can prevent food allergies – and their discovery has led to a new treatment that could reverse the condition altogether.
Every three minutes, a food-related allergic reaction sends someone to the emergency room in the U.S. Currently, the only way to prevent a reaction is for people with food allergies to completely avoid the food to which they are allergic.
Researchers are actively seeking new treatments to prevent or reverse food allergies in patients; and these new insights into the microbiome – the complex ecosystem of microorganisms that live in the gut and other body sites – have suggested that an altered gut microbiome may play a pivotal role in the development of food allergies. Read more at the GoodNewsNetwork.