Nut-thing to fear: A US medical breakthrough could reverse food allergies, particularly in children. US researchers believe they have found the magic bullet that will prevent and even reverse food allergies, notably in small children. After studying a series of faecal samples from infants with and without food allergies, the scientists identified six strains of bacteria that – when blended together into an enriched cocktail – seem to protect against the development of those allergies. These findings add to the growing body of evidence that gut health – and lack thereof – plays a central role in our overall wellbeing. “This represents a sea change in our approach to therapeutics for food allergies,” said co-senior author Dr Lynn Bry, director of the Massachusetts Host-Microbiome Centre at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. “We’ve identified the microbes that are associated with protection and ones that are associated with food allergies in […]