Research highlighted by Yorkpress has given new hope to those who suffer from a peanut allergy. Everyone has been devastated by the news that people are losing their lives because of incorrectly labelled foods. Allergies and intolerances are having a more profound effect on people’s lives that we can never imagine, and this is why it is so important that you identify your allergies and intolerances.
If you are aware that you have a severe allergy then you will know the trials and tribulations that you go through every time you go out to eat or to choose a meal. Yorkpress summed it up perfectly when they described going out to eat as being like Russian roulette if you have an intolerance. Even if you are just in the shops, you are probably spending most of your time searching the back of food labels to make sure you can eat that food.
Results from a recent study have indicated that now, even if you have a severe allergy to peanuts, you can now be desensitised! How great is that? So, put that worry to the back of your mind and start to look forward to a brighter future. Remember though, before you go overboard on worrying about foods that it is a peanut allergy that you have and not an intolerance to peanuts. This is important to note. If you have a food intolerance to peanuts, you only have to cut this food out for a certain recommended period, whereas if it is an allergy, you should completely avoid the food and consult a doctor.
The research has shown that gradually increasing an allergic child to peanut protein does work and that at the end of the study, the child could consume up to two peanuts! How great is that?! The future may be bright for you.
What is important to note, and what has been evident in recent months, is that food can be labelled incorrectly and also some foods may contain traces of residue from peanuts. We recommend that you are careful as possible and take every precaution you can in order to avoid a potential reaction.
At TMI Testing, we want to help you in any way we can. If you think you have an allergy, then please consult your doctor immediately, but if you suspect that you have an intolerance then we suggest you order an intolerance test from us today, which you can do right here.