Promising Cure for Peanut Allergies with Probiotics

Scientists from Down Under may have discovered a cure for peanut allergies—and it requires nothing more than a bit of bacteria that’s naturally found in yogurt.

Researchers from the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute in Melbourne recently completed an 18-month study of 60 children with confirmed peanut allergies. Roughly half were treated with Lactobacillus rhamnosus— in Probiotic Eleven® (90 caps) and Sunshine Heroes Probiotic Power (90 Chewable Tablets)  a probiotic found in yogurt and even some sausages—while the other half received a placebo. They were then given steadily increasing doses of peanut protein throughout the course of the study.

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Amazingly, more than 80 percent of the children on probiotic therapy were able to eat peanuts by the end of the trial. Only one of the children treated with the placebo could do the same.

As the most common cause of food-related anaphylaxis, peanut allergies are some of the most pernicious in the world—even if the rates of prevalence widely vary. The US National Institutes of Health has estimated that peanut allergies affect roughly 0.6 percent of the American population; self-reported rates are often inflated to double or triple that figure.

Lead researcher Mimi Tang told the Sydney Morning Herald that rates of all food allergies are increasing in the Western world; one in ten Australian children has a food allergy, and 3 percent are allergic to peanuts specifically.

While the study is certainly promising, don’t go out and start buying up the entire Whole Foods dairy aisle to treat Junior’s life-threatening allergy all by yourself. For starters, the children in the study were given a daily dose of Lactobacillus that’s equivalent to about 20 kilograms of yogurt.

As the most common cause of food-related anaphylaxis, peanut allergies are some of the most pernicious in the world—even if the rates of prevalence widely vary. The US National Institutes of Health has estimated that peanut allergies affect roughly 0.6 percent of the American population; self-reported rates are often inflated to double or triple that figure. Lead researcher Mimi Tang told the Sydney Morning Herald that rates of all food allergies are increasing in the Western world; one in ten Australian children has a food allergy, and 3 percent are allergic to peanuts specifically.

While the study is certainly promising, don’t go out and start buying up the entire Whole Foods dairy aisle to treat Junior’s life-threatening allergy all by yourself. For starters, the children in the study were given a daily dose of Lactobacillus that’s equivalent to about 20 kilograms of yogurt.

Tang has urged caution. “[It] is important to point out that this treatment must be only be given under close medical supervision as we are giving peanut to children who are allergic to peanut, and children did have allergic reactions,” said Tang in a press release. “Nevertheless, the likelihood of success was high—if nine children were given probiotic and peanut therapy, seven would benefit.”

Thank you Mimi Tang

At Leaders Conference in Minneapolis Dr. Lamb expanded in the advances Nature’s Sunshine if taking and becoming a leader in studies of the gut, sending proven studies to major centers. There is a direct conneciton betwen the gut and the brain.

One of the elements is probiotic therapy

The body contains trillions of living, microscopic organisms—some beneficial, some antagonistic. Probiotics are friendly flora (bacteria) that play a key role in digestive, intestinal and immune health. Probiotic supplements can help to balance the internal environment.

Probiotic Eleven® (90 caps) very popular – Probiotic Eleven contains 11 kinds of friendly flora to strengthen the body’s immune, digestive and intestinal systems.

Sunshine Heroes Probiotic Power (90 Chewable Tablets) One of our Sunshine Heroes children’s supplements, Probiotic Power offers friendly flora for the intestinal and immune systems in a chewable tablet for kids.

Acidophilus (90 caps) Regulate your intestinal tract with dairy-free probiotic acidophilus supplements. Additional probiotics also available.

Bifidophilus Flora Force® (90 caps)  Aid digestion and promote immunity with Bifidophilus probiotics, a natural immune booster. Safe for Children.

NutriBiome Bacillus Coagulans (90 caps) is a strain of friendly probiotic that is naturally heat-stable (Yes you can added to your baking – not need to be refrigerated, making it easy to travel with). It can also more readily withstand the stomach’s acidic environment, thereby better providing targeted support to the intestine and maintaining balance in the microbiome. Contains 3 billion CFU (colony forming units) of Bacillus coagulans per serving plus prebiotic fiber.

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