A peanut butter sandwich may seem innocuous, but for a growing number of children, it may be harmful or even life-threatening. Food allergies to peanuts, tree nuts and shellfish cause the most severe reactions but eggs, milk, wheat and soy are also on the list of potential antigens. Food … [Read more...] about Cesarean Section & Food Allergy: A Role for Probiotics?
“For child health, I have learned, the mother is the person to treat. The healthier the mother, the better the child’s well-being.” Dr. Erika Isolauri, MD, PhD, Professor of Pediatrics at University of Turku has researched the microbiota from her lab in Finland for long enough to earn … [Read more...] about Dr. Erika Isolauri Talks Child Health at Harvard Probiotics Symposium
Cesarean sections save lives. They are also overused in some hospitals where mothers and doctors want babies to appear on schedule without pain or distress. Recent research however shows that by detouring through the belly, baby is robbed of a rich bouquet of its mother’s microbes in the birth … [Read more...] about Early Life Microbiota Impact Later Years