My jaw is on the floor at their callous disregard for safety. The desensitization studies are all done under close medical supervision. From what I understand, they have even had to exclude kids from the studies who were unable to tolerate the microscopic amounts of peanut being given. Just two weeks ago at our last visit to the allergist, the doctor warned me (unnecessarily) not to try any food challenges at home.
Here are some of the ingredients in their concoction:
DAIRY: CHEESE-AMERICAN, CHEESE-MOZZARELLA, CHEESE-RICOTTA, COW’S MILK, EGG WHITE, GOAT’S MILK, LACTOSE, YOGURT;The inclusion of eggs with dairy products and legumes (peanuts) with tree nuts are good indicators of their expertise, or lack thereof. Then they include the warning "Contains Nuts & Seafood!"
FISH: ANCHOVY, BASS, CATFISH, COD, FLOUNDER, HALIBUT, MAHI MAHI, MACKEREL, PERCH, SALMON, SOLE, TROUT, TUNA;
SHELLFISH: CLAM, CRAB, CRAWFISH, LOBSTER, MUSSEL, SCALLOP, SHRIMP, OYSTER;
MEAT: BEEF, CHICKEN, DUCK, GOOSE, LAMB, PORK, TURKEY;
NUTS: ALMOND, BRAZIL, CASHEW, CHESTNUT, HAZELNUT, HICKORY, MACADAMIA, PEANUT, PECAN, PINE, PISTACHIO, WALNUT-BLACK, WALNUT-ENGLISH.
If you have a few moments, please join me in filing a complaint with the FDA, before ProActive does any irreparable harm.
Here is the form for Reporting Unlawful Sales of Medical Products on the Internet.
To file the complaint you will need the website address:
http://www.allertherapy.com/index.htmlThe owner of the website:
ProActive Remedies, LLCThe street address:
2000 Vermont Drive, Suite 210Thanks for your help in stopping this product. Feel free to copy and share this information on your own sites.
Fort Collins, CO 80522
Belated update in response to Anonymous commenter:
First, let me direct your attention to the victim of an Irish kinesiologist, who was killed by the NAET treatment being performed to cure him of his peanut allergy.
Next, let me point out that ProActive Remedies is basing its claim for Allertherapy's effectiveness specifically on the results of the Duke University clinical trials. Here's what the Duke researcher himself has to say about attempting to replicate the results at home:
Dr. Burks said he thinks some form of oral immunotherapy for peanut allergy will be available for clinical use within a few years. Until such issues as dosing and duration of treatment are established with more patients, though, he strongly cautioned against clinicians or parents plunging ahead on their own.Finally, let me be perfectly clear on one last point. My child is not a guinea pig to have his life endangered by money grubbing snake oil salesmen, who tell outright lies regarding the basis of their "treatment" and are clearly incompetent when attempting to merely categorize various types of food allergies. I will also make every effort to put an end to their business, so that they cannot prey on other families dealing with food allergies.