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Desensitization Process Achieves Goal To Cure Peanut Allergies
The Lancet | Using oral administration of small doses of peanut protein over time children have less sensitivity to peanuts. Using the term oral immunotherapy (OIT), they inch closer and closer to isopathic treatment or homeopathy, which uses the 'minimum dose.'
In homeopathy, the minimum dose could be a 6X, 6C, 30C, 200C, 1M, etc. that resonates with the body to stimulate the immune system to respond in a curative manner.
THE STUDY | In the peanut trial the researchers used protein doses of 2—800 mg/day, equivalent to about 5 peanuts. Eligible participants were aged 7—16 years with an immediate hypersensitivity reaction after peanut ingestion, positive skin prick test to peanuts, and positive by double-blind placebo-controlled food challenge (DBPCFC). Excluded were participants if they had a major chronic illness, if the care provider or a present household member had suspected or diagnosed allergy to peanuts, or if there was an unwillingness or inability to comply with study procedures.
THE RESULTS | The active group tolerated daily ingestion of 800 mg protein and increasing doses. In the first phase of the trial, lasting 26 weeks, researchers found that 84% of participants receiving the oral immunotherapy could tolerate a daily dose equivalent to about five peanuts. Rick Martin is a husband and father to two young girls. Researchers determined that 24 out of 39 participants who got the treatment -- but none of the control group -- had become desensitized. They measured "desensitization" as having no reaction during a peanut "challenge" of eating the equivalent of about 10 peanuts.
In the second phase, control group participants received the immunotherapy intervention, too, and 45 of them completed the treatment. The result here was that 54% of participants were able to eat the equivalent of 10 peanuts and 91% tolerated a daily intake equivalent to about five peanuts.
Most participants had only mild side effects. Some experienced gastrointestinal symptoms -- 31 with nausea, 31 with vomiting and one with diarrhea.
THE NUMBERS | 400,000 school-aged children in the United States have this allergy. Many classrooms and schools today have regulations forbidding peanut butter sandwiches or peanuts in the school.
ALLERGIC REACTIONS | Everything from hives, swelling, rashes, itches, difficulty breathing and anaphylactic shock.
Maternal Consumption of Peanut During Pregnancy Is Associated With Peanut Sensitization in Atopic Infants studies had suggested that early exposure to peanut protein by infants with allergic tendencies could sensitive infants to peanut protein.
Although it appears the desensitization process shows promise, manufacturers continue to include all forms of peanuts, peanut oils and mixtures of other legumes and chemicals in processed foods products. Much broader trials to test a variety of foods in all age groups and ranges, including types who were eliminated from this initial trial.
In addition, this form of sensitization may require a consistent stimulus in order to keep up the "titer" in the body. In other words, a life time of eating a few nuts per day, week or month depending upon study findings. Data on long term tolerance to this potential allergen must be gathered. It does not sound too bad,
DailyMail | Under Investigation A Method to Cure Peanut Allergies
EDITORIAL RESPONSE TO ARTICLE BELOW
Science researchers and the medical profession believe that vaccines can cure all diseases. They believe broken DNA and allergy sensitivities may be alleviated with injections and patches respectively.
Closer To Hahnemann
As they investigate the means to remove disease, they actually move closer to homeopathic theory and principle, with a few caveats. They must read Hahnemann's Organon of Medicine in order to thoroughly remove their traditional brainwashing. Numerous readings and pondering of his words will slowly sink in and change their thinking.
Western researchers must learn that the root disturbance and potential to heal comes from the vital force, not a peanut, an oil, or any other allergen.
With further research, they inch closer to the understandings and the principle of 'isopathy' rather than 'homeopathy.' They want to target the 'exact' element, germ, genome, etc., rather than the similar artificial disease, which can have a much broader response in the totality of the case.
What Happens Over Time?
Whereas, the peanut allergy may be alleviated through this patch over time, we still don't understand or get to the root cause of why this person is having allergic reaction? Perhaps, they will have a reaction to something else in the environment, as well? They say there is no risk to severe reaction to this patch approach; however, the body will now search for a different outlet in order to express the disordered vital force. Will there be a mental/emotional change? Will these investigators ask more questions to find out?
Let us also look at the duration of time using this patch. Whereas, a similar homeopathic remedy would be expected to have curative action in a very short time, as a very minimal cost, this patch must be worn over the course of many years for the body to adapt to its sensitizing action. This means the person must be wearing it every day for years and reminded of their disability. What happens when a person receives the proper homeopathic remedy? They totally forget they ever had a sensitivity or disorder! This has been recorded over and over again.
The comments on this particular story were also very insightful, as well as, humorous. We have not figured out why so many children today suddenly have these sensitivities to peanuts and peanut butter. In fact, during my childhood, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches were a staple food in every kitchen, on all school lunch menus, at camp and on family trips.
Now my grandchildren are forbidden to bring anything with peanuts into school for their lunchboxes. They bring in sunflower seed butter or almond butter with no traces of peanuts. How limiting will the world become when children suddenly develop allergies to these other seeds? Although, we know peanuts are not true seeds, but legumes. Someone has mentioned a potential hazard and reason for the allergic reactions.
Do these reports of children going into anaphylactic shock from smelling the peanuts or from having them in the room remind us of Hahnemann's own aphorisms about energy forces? Think of persons who are highly sensitive to poison ivy in the environment? Does it boggle the mind that something in the air in such minute form can elicit such a drastic response in an individual?
Further Investigation Needed
Have they investigated the aflatoxins on peanuts, since their susceptibility to the spread of fungus may be the root cause and not the peanuts themselves?
In addition, the campaign against sulphuryl fluoride spraying on food crops may be another factor contributing to allergic sensitivities.
Educate Before You Vaccinate
Finally, because the blessing of the internet provides resources for all people, parents and guardians to investigate and educate for themselves about the world, we can make better decisions in our lives and speak up to voice our opinions on all subjects.
Patch tells body not to over-react to peanuts by releasing small does of peanut oil under skin
No risk of severe reaction from patch
A SKIN patch developed by two French pediatricians may cure thousands of people suffering from deadly peanut allergies. Researchers believe the patch, developed to educate the body so it does not over-react to peanut exposure, presents one of the best possible ways of treating a life-threatening reaction to peanuts, FOXNews.com said.
One of the patch's inventors, Dr Pierre-Henri Benhamou, a senior consultant at Saint-Vincent de Paul hospital in Paris, said he envisioned that the patch would be worn daily for several years and would slowly reduce the severity of accidental exposure to peanuts.
"The beauty of the patch is that it is absorbed just under the skin and is taken up by the immune system," he told the newspaper. "But because it doesn't go directly into the bloodstream there is no risk of a severe reaction."
March 6, 2016 - Peanut Allergies NYT: Feeding peanuts to young children starting when they are 4 to 11 months old sharply reduced the risk of their developing peanut allergies. r of other factors.
2. In parts of the world where pregnant women routinely consume peanuts as part of their regular diet, peanut allergies in children are rare. Begin with the mother and family dietary habits.
More than one million children living in America today suffer from peanut allergy, and a significant percentage of these have such severe symptoms that they must carry around self-injectable epinephrine just in case they accidentally become exposed to the food. According to available records; however, virtually nobody had peanut allergy prior to 1900 despite the fact that people have been eating peanuts for ages, which begs the question, why do so many people have peanut allergy today, and from where did this potentially-deadly allergic condition emerge?