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We’re committed to providing information and resources to support you and your patients. Here, we’ll update you on wellness topics from food sensitivity to gut health, share patient case studies, and provide tips and tools you can use in your practice.

Does Smog = Sensitivity? Pollens, Pollution, and Aeroallergen Reactivity

Polluted air irritates lung tissue and disrupts the lung mucosal barrier. Much of the Pacific coast of the United States is...

Tags: Aeroallergens, Organic Acids and Environmental Pollutants

Testing for Food Sensitivities in a Culturally Diverse World

As the world becomes increasingly connected through the internet, travel, and immigration, traditional cuisines from across...

Tags: Food Allergies and Sensitivities

Summer Allergies in a Changing Climate

Anyone with seasonal pollen allergies to grasses greets the summer season with sneezing, itching, watery eyes, and other...

Tags: Aeroallergens, Cross-Reactivities

How Food Allergies and the Environment Collide

When the allergy season arrives, many patients are focused on avoiding pollen from trees and grasses. Yet, they're not always...

Tags: Aeroallergens, Food Allergies and Sensitivities, Cross-Reactivities

4 Things Clinicians Need to Know About Candida Immunoglobulin (Ig) Screening

In September 2019 US Biotek Laboratories added an Ig Candida screen to all IgG, IgG4, and IgA food sensitivity testing. The...

Tags: Leaky Gut, Candida

Viral Exposures and Asthma Exacerbation

As the COVID-19 Coronavirus continues to spread, the CDC has identified certain groups that are at a higher risk for severe...

Tags: Aeroallergens, COVID-19, Cross-Reactivities

COVID-19 Testing in the Medical Office: What Clinicians Need to Know

In the effort to get all those who need COVID-19 testing done, many laboratories, including US BioTek, are stepping up to...

Tags: COVID-19

US BioTek Laboratories to Provide COVID-19 Testing Lab Services

SHORELINE, Wash. – April 9, 2020 – US BioTek Laboratories, a CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments) accredited...

Tags: COVID-19, US BioTek News

How Common Health and Immune-Booster Nutrients Promote Viral Resistance

Every year we run the risk of viral upper respiratory infection by RNA viruses including influenza and common colds...

Tags: COVID-19

Oxidative Stress, Viral Infection, and Mitochondrial Function—Are Your Mitochondria “Tough Enough?

Every year we run the risk of viral upper respiratory infection by RNA viruses including influenza and common colds...

Tags: COVID-19

How Vitamin D Protects Against Respiratory Viruses

There is presently a great deal of concern regarding the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) into the general population. While...

Tags: Vitamin D, COVID-19

How Food Intolerance and Environmental Pollutants Affect Athletes with Impaired Intestinal Permeability

Intestinal barrier function is regulated by tight junctions, which play an important role in the passage of ions, water, and...

Tags: Leaky Gut, Food Allergies and Sensitivities, Organic Acids and Environmental Pollutants

3 Ways to Increase Your Vitamin D Levels

Vitamin D is a critical for good health—specifically bone health. Appropriate levels of vitamin D can have impacts on a...

Tags: Vitamin D

3 Medical Tests Critical for Weight Loss Success and Safety

Prior to starting my patients on any weight loss regimen, there are three tests I always employ. These tests are extremely...

Tags: Food Allergies and Sensitivities, Organic Acids and Environmental Pollutants

Food Sensitivities and Thanksgiving: 6 Delicious Swaps

If you have food sensitivities, the Thanksgiving meal can seem like a minefield to be navigated rather than a joyous...

Tags: Food Allergies and Sensitivities, Gluten Sensitivity

Leaky Gut: How and Why It Occurs

When the intestinal epithelial lining barrier is compromised, it leads to a leaky gut. The foundation of this barrier consists...

Tags: Leaky Gut, Food Allergies and Sensitivities

Autoimmune Diseases and Food Sensitivities

A leaky gut can lead to the initiation and progression of autoimmune disease, especially in people who are genetically...

Tags: Leaky Gut, Food Allergies and Sensitivities

Neurological Impact of Persistent Organic Pollutants

Parabens, phthalates, toluene, and benzene are toxins implicated in neurological disorders. Parabens are antifungal and...

Tags: Organic Acids and Environmental Pollutants

On-Demand Wellness Webinars

Our clinical consultants regularly host new webinars, available on-demand so you can learn whenever and wherever works best for you. From food sensitivities to improving immune health, we have a variety of topics to choose from. Select from our library and watch at your convenience!


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