October 4, 2017

Teal is the New Orange

By Taylor Pasell, Allergychoices

Will I be too cold if I don’t wear a jacket? How fast do you think I can go door to door down this street? Who wants my Almond Joy bars?

Will this house have a treat I can actually eat? Does this candy bar have peanuts in it? Do we […]

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September 6, 2017

The Madness Behind the Mold Count

By Taylor Pasell, Allergychoices

A green air sampling machine sits atop the Allergy Associates of La Crosse building, turning with the wind and vacuuming in air to trap pollen and mold samples on a greased slide. Tony Kavanaugh, medical laboratory technician at Allergy Associates, climbs up to the roof nearly every morning to retrieve the sample for […]

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July 26, 2017

Ragweed 101: What it is and how to avoid its common (and uncommon) consequences

By Taylor Pasell, Allergychoices

Do you ever notice that the sick days at your workplace seem to increase over late summer and early fall? Whether it feels like a nasty cold, sinus infection, or as some would say, the feeling of “getting hit by a truck,” it seems to always sweep through around that time. […]

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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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