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Dairy Allergy, Probiotics & Peanut Patch 

10/7/2016:  Infants Dairy Allergy and Probiotics

Probiotics and prebiotics are important for digestion and are natively part of breastmilk.  But forumla-fed infants may need more to help not only with including distress (crying), eczema, diarrhea, abdominal pain, colic, vomiting but also the health of the gut and overall immune system. [1]

10/26/2016:  Peanut Patch Improves 36% Over Placebo Group

A study using Viaskin Peanut patch on the skin appears to improve tolerance to peanuts especially for ages 4-11 by 36%.  It was found the placebo group had a 12% improvement, but the patched group had a 46 to 48% improvement and was able to tolerate 10 times more peanut after one year. [2]




Vaccinations Trigger Allergens

9/17/2016:  Vaccinations Trigger Allergens

The CDC now agrees with 1913, Nobel Prize-winning French physiologist Charles Richet who discovered that any proteins which are injected into the bloodstream will result in the development of an allergy to that protein.  Apparently our vaccines contain proteins such as casein, eggs and yeast, which cause food allergies.[1]

9/25/2016:  Dairy Allergy Probiotics

A study with about 220 children showed that when they had the probiotics called 'Clostridia' and 'Frimicutes' in their digestive tract they were more likely to outgrow the dairy allergy over several years. [Oddly additional research indicates these strains are highly toxic so physican oversight should be had.]  A similar study indicated that antibiotics under the age of 1 can increase the chance of having food allergies.[2]




Peanut Desensitization & Oral Desensitization 

8/10/2016:  Peanut Desensitization for 1 to 3 year olds

According to a small study involving 40 children recently completed by the National Institute of Health, after giving the 1 to 3 year-olds very small doses of doctor supervised amounts of peanut powder, for two years, 80% of them could tolerate some foods containing small amounts of peanuts. [1]

8/10/2016:  New Company Creating Desensitization Doses

AIMMUNE is a new company in San Francisco, California implementing a Characterized Oral Desensitization ImmunoTherapy a.k.a. CODIT program to create precisely control amounts (in capsule form) of allergens to achieve a level of desensitization (but will require on-going doses). They are starting with peanuts and moving onto eggs in 2017.[2] 





Preservatives & Siblings Relation to Food Allergies

7/11/2016:  A Preservative Could Be Triggering Food Allergies 

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences awarded 1.5 million for research on tBHQ or tert-butylhydroquinone, a preservative approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1972.  This preservative appears to show a different impact on T cells which can trigger food allergies.  Oddly, this preservative is often not listed on food allergy labels.  [1]

7/25/2016:  Brothers and Sisters of Food Allergic Children

Apparent good news for the siblings of food allergic children has been found by Dr. Ruchi Gupta of Children's Hospital of Chicago in that a study including over 2,000 people where about one-half had allergies, found their siblings did not necessarily have food allergies at the same rate, but more along the rate of the general population. [2]




Cross Reactive Food Allergens

6/22/2016:  Food Allergy Science Initiative

Four women are striving to raise $20 million and have already succeeded with $10 million for their new program Food Allergy Science Initiative or FASI which is working with experts from across the county including Yale University, Harvard Medical School, MIT and other well known institutions to "tackle the underlying biology of food allergies."  [1]

6/9/2016:  Cross Reactive Food Allergens

Medical University of Vienna states that those with an allergy to birch pollen and have associated food allergy to apples, peaches, hazelnuts, carrots and celery.  EAACI conference in Vienna, Austria provided a forum for this and additional research on the impact of sugar on food allergy reactions.  They reinforced that avoidance is the best policy.  [2]


[2]  Medical University of Vienna. "Food allergies: Avoiding allergens is best protection." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 9 June 2016.

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