Peanut Butter Allergies Conquered?
When our 4-year-old was told she couldn’t bring her beloved peanut butter sandwich to school in her brand new Hello Kitty lunchbox, she promptly burst into tears.
And, honestly? Mama felt a little misty-eyed, too. Seriously, a cafeteria lunchroom with no PB&J is like a day without sunshine.
Thankfully, instead of being brought to tears at the injustice of peanut bans in schools today, our kids might just be able to enjoy some old-school sammies before they move on to requests for sushi, smoothies or other more grown-up meals.
MSNBC reports Northwestern University researchers have discovered how to trick a person’s immune system into thinking certain foods won’t cause allergic reactions.
How it all works? Uh, we probably should have spent more time in school learning about science than counting the minutes ‘til lunch. But, if you’re eager for details, you can read about the beauty of T helper cells in the Journal of Immunology, where the study was published.
We’re just pleased to hear those sobs of sorrow may soon be tears of joy. Spread the word – and the peanut butter.