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Allergies can be treated with prebiotics

It seams that allergies can be cured by improving health of gut bacteria. What's more, one pill a day for the duration of allergy season is enough to reduce symptoms [5]. Studies from 2009 by Pirkka V Kirjavainen and Glenn R Gibson [1] show that probiotics (food for bacteria) help to treat food allergy. They suggest also [2] that prebiotics (actual bacteria), for example lactobacilli and bifidobacteria may have similar effect. Studies from the same year by Arthur C Ouwehand, Merja Nermes, Maria Carmen Collado, Nina Rautonen, Seppo Salminen, and Erika Isolauri show [3] that indeed both of these types of bacteria are effective in reducing nasal symptoms of birch pollen allergy. The precise type of bacteria culture is important. For example 2002 study by T. Helin, S. Haahtela and T. Haahtela shown [4] that Lactobacillus rhamnosus is not effective in birch pollen allergy treatment.

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1. Probiotics (and most likely prebiotics) help treat food allergies. Study Outcome from Scientific Paper

2. Lactobacilli and bifidobacteria are 2 types of bacteria potentially helpful in managing food allergies. Reference from Scientific Paper

3. 2 bacteria strains: Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium lactis were effective in reducing nassal symptoms of birtch pollen allergy. Study Outcome from Scientific Paper

4. Oral treatment with Lactobacillus rhamnosus bacteria do not treat birch pollen allergy Study Outcome from Scientific Paper

5. 1 pill a day between March (before birch pollen season) and June (after birch pollen season) of pills with 5x10^9 CFU of bacteria is a sufficient quantity to achieve reduction of symptoms of birch pollen allergy Study Outcome from Scientific Paper