Allergy Associates of La Crosse

Suffering from Chronic Vaginitis: Could it be Allergy?

November 15, 2017

A recurring topic on this blog dives into how allergy doesn’t always look like allergy. It’s one of the marvels in the allergy world and is something that keeps allergists and patients alike on their toes. Dr. George Kroker, partner at Allergy Associates of La Crosse and an author of the La Crosse Method™ Protocol,…

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The Madness Behind the Mold Count

September 6, 2017

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 the day. He grabs the…

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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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Why candida allergy doesn’t always look like allergy

May 3, 2017

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 not be as clear…

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Straw bale gardening: Workplace wellness case study

September 7, 2016

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 restrictions, to take control…

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The Total Allergen Load: An Explanation for Spontaneous Allergies

June 29, 2016

When I recently asked Dr. George Kroker, an allergist with Allergy Associates of La Crosse, about the importance of the phenomenon called the Total Allergen Load, he responded with, “Never have so few words had such a great impact on my day-to-day practice.” Dr. Kroker further explained the concept with a patient who was confused…

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The Importance of Treating Atopic Dermatitis Early

April 20, 2016

You may have noticed your child’s symptoms before – their skin is dry, itchy, red, and swollen. Scratching only seems to make it worse and them more miserable as a result. You’ve tried topical creams, ointments, and lotions but for some reason the symptoms keep coming and going, leaving you stumped. It probably hasn’t even…

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The man behind the pollen counts

April 6, 2016

Ready or not, here he comes As the daily pollen counts begin to take center stage for another allergy season, we thank those whose task it is to do the painstaking work of collecting, counting, and reporting what’s in the air so allergy sufferers can plan accordingly. Tony Kavanaugh, Reference Laboratory Manager for Allergy Associates…

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