Rise Up to the Challenge

In our facility we conduct patient-specific graded food protein dosing at home followed by “high-dose” food challenges to condition their immune system for the treatment of anaphylactic foods.

How does one type of food protein affect your child’s immune system’s ability to achieve tolerance?

The Interface

The interface is the relationship between allergic foods and an individual’s immune system. This interface helps the Southern California Food Allergy Institute find biosimilar proteins you child can eat without reaction to help them pass food challenges.

Peanut Protein

If you are anaphylactic to peanuts, you may be tolerant to hazels, a biosimilar protein.

Hazelnut Protein

How the Interface Works

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Allergic Foods

There are 13 protein subgroups that help us study and treat your child’s allergy.


Understanding how your child’s system reacts to allergens in the interface helps us make decisions in the plan.

Individual Immune System

Depending on the protein, your child’s immune system may react defensively to “protect” his or her body.

Moving Columns

Through high-dose challenges of similar proteins, foods in the Sensitized column move towards the Tolerant column, making it easier to treat your child’s anaphylactic foods.

Our in-house Food Lab allows us to monitor every gram of food used during food challenges, ensuring your child’s safety.

A Step to Food Freedom

Familiarizing yourself with each step helps you get closer to food freedom.