Tag: food allergies

Food allergies and how scientists may be able to reverse them by targeting the gut bacteria.

Food allergies and how scientists may be able to reverse them by targeting gut bacteria. Food allergies can be frustrating, causing inflammation in the gut and the rest of the body. At its worst, allergies can be life-threatening with anaphylaxis. A bacterial compound called butyrate that’s made by healthy microbiomes has shown promise against allergic reactions in lab tests, but it’s nasty to take orally. Scientists are looking at ways to use this compound to treat and potentially reverse food allergies. This information will be released at the fall meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) this year. The discovery Read More »

Allergy prevention by exposure; how to help your children avoid peanut and other food allergies.

Allergy prevention by exposure; how to help your children avoid peanut and other food allergies. The conventional wisdom is that we are just allergic and we need to stay away from foods that we are allergic to.   As a parent, you are well aware of the dangers of certain food allergies. Certain allergies can cause a fatal anaphylactic reaction that closes up your throat, requiring the immediate  use of an epi pen. What if there was a way to reduce or prevent the development of allergies such as peanut allergies?   According to a new study cited in the NY Times, there is. Read More »