Yearly Archives: 2016

November 30, 2016

Food Allergy vs. Food Intolerance: What’s the difference?

Author: Ashley Johnson

The difference between food intolerance and food allergies can be confusing for many since both have common symptoms. The true difference is that food intolerance is sensitivity to a food that is usually accompanied by digestive issues that are not extreme, whereas food allergy is caused by an immune system reaction that […]

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November 16, 2016

Take a Proactive Approach to Holiday Allergy Triggers

Author: Ashley Johnson, Allergychoices

‘Tis the season of indoor allergies! Unfortunately, nearly 60 million Americans suffer from year-round allergies with indoor allergies spiking around the holidays. These allergic symptoms result from a wide array of triggers including decorations, food, and even added stress.

Trees, wreaths, and artificial holiday decorations can all increase allergy symptoms. […]

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November 2, 2016

When allergy doesn’t look like allergy

Author: Anne Hendrickson

Allergychoices recently hosted its annual provider education conference for those interested in adding or expanding their use of sublingual immunotherapy in their practices. The conference’s goal is to arm allergy providers with a sublingual immunotherapy treatment protocol that they can easily and safely put into practice so more patients can […]

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September 21, 2016

Why are allergies increasing?

Author: Ashley Johnson, Allergychoices

Allergies are on the rise! According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, from 1997 to 2011, food and skin allergies increased in children under the age of 18. In addition, inhalant and environmental allergen complaints grow among the general population. There are many theories as to why allergic disease […]

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September 7, 2016

Straw bale gardening: Workplace wellness case study

Author: Ashley Johnson, Allergychoices

Allergychoices has incorporated several heath initiatives in an effort to empower our employees to take control of their health. There has been a growing interest regarding employers offering creative ways to encourage a healthy lifestyle, as well as a way for people, especially those struggling with food allergies and other dietary […]

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August 24, 2016

Allergy Drops for Mold: Treatment

By Beth Davidson, Allergychoices

Wet and humid weather provides the perfect conditions for mold growth, both indoors and out. With extreme moisture from floods throughout many parts of the country, the presence of mold is high with many allergy sufferers experiencing strong symptoms.

While mold allergy treatment begins by reducing mold sources and exposure, sublingual […]

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