Skip to main content

A Peanut Allergy Cure Has Been Discovered!


And now it's the day after.

What do you do? How will your life change?

I was struck today by the comments on various message boards surrounding Hugh Sampson's statement that food allergy oral tolerance therapies are not ready for prime time. This isn't really surprising — it's something doctors have been saying for some time if you read beyond the sensationalist headlines. Many of the kids in these studies do not achieve true tolerance. They are only able to eat MORE of the allergen. When stressors on the immune system occur (illness, environmental allergies, menses), their desensitization level can change, causing reactions to an amount of the food that was fine just the day before.

However, there's another side to the controversy. If you read the synopsis of the AAAAI discussion about oral tolerance studies, you'll see an important point:
Quality of life in patients on peanut OIT vs. avoidance was remarkably improved - 90% improvement in QOL scores.
90% of kids (and presumably their parents) felt that the therapy had helped them to be happier. To fit in better. To live like a "normal" kid.

As my son has gone through the introduction of baked milk, and now the FAHF-2 clinical trial, I've had to confront head-on my fears. As I've indicated in other blog posts, baked milk tolerance is not easy. There are very definitely symptoms. The FAHF-2 dosing has also not been easy so far. My son has low-grade congestion much of the time. A mystery stomach-ache. Are they side effects? If so, how can I do this to him?

Which brings me to that peanut cure. Maybe it will turn out to be FAHF-2. Maybe they'll discover the trick to making oral tolerance more effective. Maybe it will be the peanut patch.

Whatever the cure turns out to be...how much risk are you willing to take? How much discomfort will you tolerate?

We are a VERY risk-adverse community. I am concerned that many parents will simply turn down the opportunity for a cure if it involves even the smallest risk or discomfort. And the odds are, based on what we've experienced so far, that it will involve one or both.

Envision yourself the day after treatment ends. Where would you go? What would you eat? What would it feel like to never have to explain allergies again? To add spontaneity back into your life? To not worry constantly when your child is eating out? Sleeping over? Growing up?

It can be hard to even hope again. It can be even harder to discard the precautions and even phobias we've put in place. But it may be the cost of a cure.

Every young mother faces this dilemma the first time she takes her new baby in for the 2-month check-up. There are risks to vaccines. They are minor, but real. How can I do it to my beloved baby? And yet the benefits are very clear.

It's possible to avoid the shot, and therefore the risk. It's possible to find others on the Internet who will tell you that you did the right thing, that all risk is unthinkable and vaccines are a conspiracy. Most of us choose to take the risk in the name of the greater good.

The day is coming. There are more clinical trials than ever going on. Are you ready to choose when the cure finally arrives?

Maybe it's already here.


Follow me on Facebook for updates!      
I'm even attempting to Tweet now!


Popular posts from this blog

Puas Rental dan Sewa Mobil Di Area Cirebon

Puas Rental Mobil Cirebon . Puas Rent car ialah perusahaan transportasi penyedia layanan rental mobil di Cirebon. Puas Rent Car ialah bagian dari perusahaan Puaspark – taman rekreasi keluarga sangat terjangkau di Cirebon Timur. Kami pun melayani lokasi Bekasi sampai Seluruh Cirebon. Armada kami ialah mobil-mobil dalam situasi terawat dan pun mobil-mobil keluaran baru. Dengan opsi mobil yang kami sediakan paling variatif dan harga yang paling kompetitif di Cirebon.
Contact Puas Rental Mobil



Bagi Kami Kepuasan Konsumen nomer Satu..
Untuk Pemesanan klik Rental Mobil Avanza Di Area Cirebon
Karena Disitu Adalah Website Resmi Dari Puas Rental Mobil Cirebon

Puas Rent Car Cirebon menawarkan guna Anda seperti: Avanza. Kami melayani penyewaan mobil guna harian maupun bulanan. Kami meluangkan supir. kita juga dapat menyewa mobil-mobil kami tanpa supir.

Menjadi perusahaan transportasi penyedia jasa penyewaan mobil yang handal. Menjadi parner transportasi terbaik Anda. Terdepan melayani sewa / ren…

The Food Allergy Herbal Formula-2 (FAHF-2) Laundry List

So in all the time I've been writing about our experience with FAHF-2, I have never done a comprehensive post with all the links/info I've found over the years. Consider the situation rectified! I'll add to this as I find new sources. If you have good ones, please feel free to add them to the comments as well.

My FAHF-2 Posts
FAHF-2 Trials In Chicago!

We're In

BTDT, Got the FAHF-2 Food Allergy Clinical Trial T-Shirt

Brief FAHF-2 Update

Halfway There...But the Second Half Is All Uphill

FAHF-2: The Holy Grail?

Waiting in the Wings for the Show to Begin

FAHF-2 Clinical Trial Summary

Other People's FAHF-2 Experiences (from around the web)Chinese pharmacy vs. through Dr. Li

For severe eczema/MRSA

New York Times article

For asthma (Vitality magazine)

An asthma patient's personal experience

Description of Dr. Li's treatment plan

What Is FAHF-2?Patent application (contains all ingredients)

Phase 1 Clinical Trial Report (has very specific info about formula ingredients)

Yellow Empero…

inaugural post

The Starker Arts Garden for Education finally has its very own blog. There's so much happening out at the garden that we just couldn't keep all the news from you any longer!

Stay tuned to this blog for updates on SAGE, upcoming event info, sustainable gardening tips, and other good grub fresh from the garden!  Feel free to subscribe to our blog by entering your e-mail address into the "Follow by E-mail" bar to the right.