Food Allergies and the Gut Microbiome

December 22, 2016

Food allergies are on the rise to level not seen in previous generations. Many hypotheses have been put forward as to the cause of increases in these food allergies.
New studies involving mice have shown that certain probiotics being introduced into the gut Microbiome of these mice have been able to stop certain food allergies, such as an allergy to peanuts.
By introducing the probiotic the mice then lost their allergy to that particular food. While this research is currently validated on mice, it has not yet been tested on humans so the validity of this hypothesis in reducing food allergies in humans has yet to be validated.
The probiotics provide the gut with the bacteria needed to deal with the food in such a way as to reverse the activity in the gut that causes and allergic reaction.

Read the original article by jennifer Couzin-Frankel A Gut Microbe That Stops food Allergies