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16 September 2023

Researchers Find Common Origin Behind Food Allergy, Eczema, Asthma and Hay Fever

By Dave Bloom 2023/09/05 Allergic diseases affect hundreds of millions of children worldwide and continue to increase in prevalence. These rising rates have coincided with social and environmental changes that have had an intergenerational impact on the microbes and their collective genes that make up our microbiota. You may be familiar with the term atopic march which refers to the typical progression of allergic diseases that often begin early in life. These include atopic dermatitis (eczema), food allergy, allergic rhinitis (hay fever) and asthma...
10 August 2023

Study Finds People of Color Have More Food Allergies than White People

Like in other areas of our healthcare system where inequities are found, people of color have more food allergies. Jen Christensen of CNN writes of a study by Dr. Mahboobeh Mahdavinia and Dr. Ruchi Gupta that confirms that this is happening. The call for more research into why this is the case is key to remedying this situation. Read the details here. Study Finds People of Color Have More Food Allergies than White People By Jen Christensen, CNN June 14, 2023 People of color and those in lower income brackets seem to be disproportionately affected by food allergies, compared with peopl...
15 July 2023

The Next Generation Of Food Allergy Therapies May Be Coming Soon

While grateful for the current therapies to treat allergies, OIT & Palforzia, neither completely address the concerns of those managing allergies. OIT can be effective for some people in “treating” allergies. It is also time consuming for families and their doctors. It can also be risky to administer, in the doctor’s office and especially when the treatments move into the real life of family, school, and community. It requires a level of diligence that is tricky to maintain.  Palforzia was eagerly anticipated, but ultimately failed and the company is no longer developing the d...