Wellness

Navigating College with Food Allergies

August 4, 2020

Choosing a college or university to attend for ‘the best years of your life’ can seem overwhelming and intimidating. Moving far from family and living with strangers in a completely new environment can be especially daunting when paired with a severe food allergy. In this blog, find tips to help navigate visiting and deciding on…

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Snack Smarter with These Top 8 Allergen-Free Recipes

April 15, 2020

Are you feeling overwhelmed when it comes to finding healthy snacks that are also free of the top eight food allergens? Especially in a time where supplies are limited, and going to the grocery store is not as openly available, it can be challenging and frustrating to find healthy, food allergy safe snacks. Making your…

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How To Create an Allergy-Free, At-Home Workspace

April 1, 2020

The spread of COVID-19 has led many industries to quickly change how they operate. Essential businesses have adjusted their everyday practices to accommodate the most vulnerable populations. For many, this means employees work from home, switch to virtual meetings and adjust to a new work-life balance. As you get used to your new workspace, your…

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Flu Vaccine FAQs: Asthma and Food Allergy Edition

October 16, 2019

Flu season is here! If you haven’t already received your flu shot, know you can hurry to your pharmacy or primary care provider to get yours as soon as possible — even those with asthma and food allergies can safely get the flu shot. Dr. Sumona Kabir, allergist at Allergy Associates of La Crosse, answers…

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Avoiding Cross Contact and its Severe Side Effects

August 21, 2019

Those with food allergies understand that when it comes to reactions, there is danger in many situations outside of simply eating their allergen. For those with a peanut allergy, there’s concern of peanut being hidden in a potluck dish or school birthday treat. There’s worry of peanut being in a restaurant prepared dish. There’s the…

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Save Money While Grocery Shopping with Food Allergies

May 1, 2019

How much money do you spend on food each year when living with a food allergy? According to a study conducted by food allergy researcher Ruchi Gupta, MD, MPH, and her colleagues, food allergy diagnosis has a major economic impact on families. The highest proportion of direct-out of pocket costs stem from the cost of…

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Brain Health and the MIND Diet

January 9, 2019

As a society, we’re on the never-ending journey to stay young in mind and body. We do many things to maintain our youth. Exercise, eating right, limiting alcohol intake and avoiding smoking are all factors commonly known to support a better aging process. Though wrinkles and graying hair may be a bother to some, they…

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How to Stay Fit During Pollen Season

March 7, 2018

Many people struggle with seasonal allergies. These allergies often make it difficult to get outside and exercise, but should allergies stop anyone from being physically fit and taking care of their bodies? We don’t think so! There are different techniques that can help maintain physical activity even during the worst of the allergy season. They…

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The gluten-free dilemma | Should I be gluten-free? And how?

August 23, 2017

Eating gluten free is on the minds of many health conscious people today, but why is it important for some people to eat gluten free and not others? Let’s take some time and explore three health conditions related to the need to reduce or eliminate gluten and how it can be managed. First, it’s important…

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Food allergies!?! Now what do I eat?

March 22, 2017

Once diagnosed with a food allergy, you might be asked to eliminate the allergic food or foods from your diet if you have had a severe reaction in the past. If your allergy is milder in nature, your allergist may want you to reduce your exposure to the allergic food to decrease symptoms. However, eliminating…

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