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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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What’s keeping you up at night? It could be allergy.

December 12, 2018

Sleep: It’s an essential part of life. In fact, we spend one third of our lives sleeping. Our circadian rhythm, also known as the sleep-wake cycle, is the internal 24 hour cycle which tells our bodies when to sleep, wake and eat. This cycle regulates many biological processes and if disrupted, our sleeping and eating…

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Kick Dust Mite Allergy to the Curb this Winter

November 28, 2018

As soon as the weather cools off and activities shift indoors, dust mites smile. Okay, maybe they don’t smile, but they start to populate. It’s their favorite time! As clean as you think you may be, they’re everywhere. Dust Mite Facts Dust mites are eight legged, microscopic creatures. They live in warm areas with high…

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Top 3 Characteristics to Look for in an Allergist

September 19, 2018

Dr. George Kroker is a partner at Allergy Associates of La Crosse, a co-author of the La Crosse Method™ Protocol, and has been practicing allergy for 38 years. During his time as an allergist, he’s not only helped thousands of people overcome their allergies, but has done so while practicing kindness and compassion along the…

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Decrease Allergies and Increase Productivity in the Classroom

August 22, 2018

“Are you ready to go back to school?” Depending on whom you ask — and, maybe, the age of the student — you’ll likely get a different response. Younger kids may squeal with excitement while the teens groan, wishing for an endless summer. With the rise of allergy, both environmental and food, students and parents…

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What Does “May Contain” Really Mean for Food Labeling?

July 25, 2018

Somewhere between vague and confusing is a food label stating “may contain.” For people with food allergy, knowing if those crackers or that cake contain their allergen is nonnegotiable. So what’s up with the indistinct labels and confusing language? Emily Melby, RDN, at Allergy Associates of La Crosse, explains where this label came from, what…

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Allergy Can Take the Beauty Out of Beauty Products

July 11, 2018

The products we use to beautify ourselves cause reactions for many people, leaving them with red, raised skin – a bit counteractive, if you ask me. Beauty products such as shampoo, mascara, lotion, perfume, and eye shadow can all contribute to itching, scratching and even sneezing for people who are “allergic to makeup.” While some…

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Hypoallergenic pets—is that really a thing?

June 27, 2018

Hypoallergenic has been defined as “designed to reduce or minimize the possibility of an allergic response; as by containing relatively few or no potentially irritating substances.” In some products, like fragrances or make up, this label is easily understood, but it’s not as easy to comprehend when it comes to animals. Can a dog be…

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Uncovering Allergy Testing Part 2: IgE and You

May 30, 2018

In our previous blog, we introduced the concept of blood testing (see Uncovering Allergy Testing Part 1: What Tests do I Need?). Before learning more about blood testing, I thought it was something that could easily be discussed in one paragraph, but, I was definitely wrong. It turns out blood testing is more complicated than…

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Anxiety About Food Allergies

April 4, 2018

When someone is first diagnosed with a food allergy, there are many emotions that emerge. Over time, it may become easier to adjust, but anxiety can be a real problem. What makes food allergies so stressful? Three basic human needs are food, safety, and belonging. An issue with food allergies is that these very different…

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