Peanut allergy can be deadly for many people, but with this new twist on a homepathic proving, 'peanut' just made the front page.
"Enter oral immunotherapy. Twenty-nine severely allergic children spent a day in the hospital swallowing minuscule but slowly increasing doses of a specially prepared peanut flour, until they had a reaction. The child went home with a daily dose just under that reactive amount, usually equivalent to 1/1,000th of a peanut."
While this new term "oral immunotherapy" seems to have been coined by doctors at Duke University Medical Center and Arkansas Children's Hospital, the principle is the same - Like Cures Like.