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Food Allergies and Sensitivities

X-ray of stomach and GI tract

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Fecal Zonulin - What does it tell us?

What is Zonulin? Zonulin, used in conjunction with other fecal inflammation markers such as calprotectin, can help clinicians to distinguish between...

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Infant Allergy & The Maternal Environment

Why do some children have problems with IgE allergy as infants? A history of IgE-mediated allergic disorders in infancy or early childhood...

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Woman having a reaction to drinking milk

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Food Allergy vs. Sensitivity vs. Intolerance: What's The Difference

There are many ways a body can demonstrate an aversion to specific foods, with allergies, sensitivities and intolerances being some of the most...

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Patient with severe cough and sore throat from new Covid-19 variant

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Complement and long COVID

The winter months and holiday season provide many opportunities for happy times and visits with friends and family. Unfortunately, the season also...

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Images of brain scans

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Happy Holidaze? Can Holiday Stressors Lead to (neuro)Inflammation?

The season of stress is upon us. The winter months are host to a dizzying number of holidays, secular and not, for a variety of cultures around the...

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The Difference Between IgE, IgG, and IgA Antibodies

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IgE vs IgG vs IgA: Decoding Immunoglobulins

Immunoglobulins, commonly known as antibodies, play a vital role in our immune system. There are various types, including IgE, IgG, and IgA, each...

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4 Food Sensitivity Mistakes To Avoid

For health providers, one of the primary goals is to help patients achieve optimal health through methods that address the root cause of symptoms....

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Women having an allergic reaction to foods

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Allergy, sensitivity and…stool testing

Gastrointestinal dysfunction and loss of gut microbiome diversity have been associated with an increased risk of IgE allergy, leaky gut syndrome and...

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Glass of Tall Beer

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What's in your pot 'o gold? Should we risk gluten-free beer on St Patrick’s Day?

March 17th is fast approaching, and those of us that celebrate a gluten-free St. Patrick’s day have some decisions to make. The luck of the Irish may...

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Young man with heart pain

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Got rhythm? Heart health in younger populations

The shocking collapse of football safety Damar Hamlin during a recent Monday Night Football game has refocused attention on heart health in younger...

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Allergy, Sensitivity and all-cause Dementia

Busy clinicians need an accurate, cost-effective screen for early dementia and strategies to decrease dementia risk in their patient populations. An...

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The importance of follow-up testing: New clues on repeat Organic Acids

When a patient reports a significant improvement, it can be tempting for clinicians to ignore follow-up testing. Testing is expensive and may require...

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Finger Stick Collection for Pediatric Ig Testing

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Top 3 Considerations During Pediatric Ig Antibody Testing

While the pitter-patter of little feet in the office can be a joy, clinicians must remember that pediatric patients may differ from adult patients in...

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Dandelion Floating in the Breeze

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Oral Allergy Syndrome: Unraveling IgE Allergy Cross-Reactivity

Oral Allergy Syndrome (OAS), also called pollen-food allergy syndrome (PFAS), is an odd phenomenon. OAS patients present with local IgE-mediated...

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Nourishing and Fueling a Happy Heart

The risk of dying from a broken heart is real. Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (broken heart syndrome) presents with the weakening of the left ventricle...

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Likely reasons for unlikely low IgG results

There are many different reasons for unexpected IgG results. Pre-analytical errors, which are outside of laboratory control, are responsible for the...

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Field of Wheat

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The difference between Celiac disease & non-Celiac gluten sensitivity

The scientific community is finally documenting what Naturopathic physicians and functional medicine practitioners have known for years: there are...

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Cross-Reactivity: More Than Foods are Causing Your Patients’ Suffering

Up to 60 percent of all food reactions occur because of cross-reactions between food and pollen. A great example is birch pollen cross-reacts with...

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Hearts and flowers in February: Where does total IgE fit in?

February is American Heart Month and is the perfect opportunity to consider our cardiovascular health. One measure of cardiovascular risk is total...

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