Beneficial Bacteria (Probiotics) May Halt Allergies In Babies
Giving soon-to-be mothers and newborns doses of "good" bacteria may help prevent childhood allergies, new research suggests. Allergy experts say they offer the first good evidence that harmless bacteria can train infants' immune systems to resist allergic reactions.
Researchers in Finland used a type of bacteria found naturally in the gut -- called Lactobacillus GG (Lactobacillus rhamnosus), which is safe at an early age and effective in treatment of allergic inflammation and food allergy -- to try to prevent allergy development in at-risk infants.
Cultured bacteria that can potentially promote health are called probiotics. Read more here: http://www.dreddyclinic.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=12231