Yearly Archives: 2017

July 12, 2017

Prebiotics: Another Piece of the Gut Health Puzzle

by Emily Melby, RDN, Allergy Associates of La Crosse

Prebiotics, perhaps less known than probiotics, are an important piece of the gut health puzzle. We have reviewed in recent weeks how a balanced microbiome, along with probiotics, supports our overall health, particularly digestive health. Prebiotics are a vital component to […]

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June 28, 2017

Probiotics to Support Gut Health: A Helpful Component of Allergy Treatment

by Emily Melby, RDN, Allergy Associates of La Crosse

Previously through our Allergychoices blog, we discussed the importance of the microbiome in gastrointestinal (GI) health. Many patients being treated for allergic issues using sublingual immunotherapy have associated GI issues that can be helped with adjunct therapy using probiotics. With so many […]

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May 31, 2017

Seasonal allergy symptom relief during allergy season

By Emily Martin, Allergychoices

While pollen levels are on the rise, so are seasonal allergy symptoms. For some patients, seasonal allergy symptoms can still occur while the immune system is in the process of building their allergic tolerance using sublingual immunotherapy. For those who haven’t started immunotherapy yet, it can be even worse. To avoid […]

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May 17, 2017

Success of Sublingual Immunotherapy Drove One Patient to Advocacy

By Emily Martin, Allergychoices

Alex Schuman grew up allergic to almost everything… including foods. From monthly E.R. visits, to impacts on his social life, allergies were a daily factor of his childhood. Alex’s mom spent endless hours researching solutions for her son’s allergy and no treatment seemed to bring relief. Then, they found More »

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May 3, 2017

Why candida allergy doesn’t always look like allergy

By Emily Martin, Allergychoices

Candida is normally a healthy yeast that grows in most individuals’ intestinal tracts. For some patients, their body creates an overgrowth of candida which can cause health issues such as:

recurrent yeast infections white coated tongue excessive intestinal gas and bloating increased cravings for sugar

But for other patients, symptoms may […]

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April 19, 2017

Allergic asthma: How sublingual immunotherapy treatment can impact asthma

By: Emily Martin, Allergychoices

According to the Center for Disease Control, more than 25 million Americans suffer from asthma and 56.3% of patients have asthma caused by allergy. How can you tell when asthma may be a problem, and how can treating your allergies with sublingual immunotherapy help?

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease, and […]

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April 5, 2017

Can treating allergies alleviate migraine symptoms?

By: Emily Martin, Allergychoices

Migraines can make even your simplest daily tasks extremely difficult and painful, and more than three million Americans experience migraines each year. While over-the-counter medications can make your migraines more tolerable, treating your allergies may help to alleviate your migraine symptoms when an underlying allergy is a factor.

Symptoms of […]

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March 8, 2017

Pet Allergy? No need to say goodbye to furry family members

Author: Emily Martin, Allergychoices

For some people, welcoming a new pet into their home may mean never ending symptoms of allergic reactions; others may not have even considered living with a pet because of the unknown consequences of allergy to dogs, cats and more. While millions of pet owners struggle with the sensitivities of pet […]

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