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Food Allergy Tools Worth Exploring

April 3, 2019

Managing a food allergy is difficult, especially when first diagnosed. Leaning in to friends, family, and support groups is an awesome support, but what about food allergy tools online? We put together information on three that are worth exploring, Allergy Eats, My Teal Ticket and Spokin! Check them out. Allergy Eats Food allergies shouldn’t prevent…

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What Are You Missing From Milk?

March 20, 2019

Have you heard the recent buzz about rising milk allergies in the U.S.? For those with a milk allergy, it’s important to replace the nutrients taken away when eliminating milk with alternatives. Here you’ll find milk’s essential nutrients, the importance of milk in the human diet, and alternatives to milk. Milk’s Essential Nutrients Cow’s milk…

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Replacing Lost Nutrients Due to Food Allergies

March 6, 2019

Many people mistake a food intolerance for a food allergy. For those with diagnosed food allergy, contact with a certain protein causes the body to produce an immunoglobulin E antibody (IgE), which can result in a variety of symptoms. The majority of food allergy diagnoses require complete avoidance of foods containing the allergen. A food…

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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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Am I allergic to exercise? Sometimes it’s no joke.

January 10, 2018

Being allergic to exercise isn’t just a joke made by people who are trying to avoid hitting the gym. Some individuals do indeed have allergic symptoms during exercise after consuming certain foods, a condition called food-dependent, exercise-induced anaphylaxis (FDEIA). Dr. Chet Tharpe, board certified allergist at Allergy Associates of La Crosse, explains the scary and…

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Prebiotics: Another Piece of the Gut Health Puzzle

July 12, 2017

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 include in one’s day to day diet for a healthy digestive system. The definition…

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

June 28, 2017

Previously here, 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 people affected by digestive disorders, it’s important to review how to ensure your microbiome is supported…

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The Microbiome, Health Phenomenon of the Future?

June 14, 2017

Hippocrates, the Greek physician who was deemed the “Father of Modern Medicine,” may be best known for his quote, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” Hippocrates also said, “All disease starts in the gut.” And as modern medicine continues to evolve, this could not seem truer. Gut health is a hot…

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Vitamin D Important in Allergy Treatment and Disease Prevention

December 28, 2016

Vitamin D is essential for the management of overall health, but also may help with successful allergy treatment. When Dr. Mary Morris, Allergychoices Medical Advisor, was asked about the role of vitamin D in immunotherapy, she said, “The role it plays is complex, but in general, it aids in the proper functioning of the immune…

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