How to Avoid 4 Common Indoor Allergy Triggers

If you have allergies or asthma it’s a good idea to keep your home or business free of triggers or at least find ways to reduce your exposure to them.  Continue reading “How to Avoid 4 Common Indoor Allergy Triggers” »

Could Your Allergies be from Mold in Your Home or Workplace?

How can you know whether or not you have a mold allergy? It isn’t always easy to tell. The more you know about allergen mold, the better prepared you will be to deal with a mold allergy. This will also give you an opportunity to get rid of house mold or alert employers to a problem at work. Continue reading “Could Your Allergies be from Mold in Your Home or Workplace?” »

Celiac Disease or Food Allergies? 

Though many people confuse celiac disease and wheat intolerance, there is a distinct difference between celiac disease and food allergies.

A person may be allergic to wheat but not have their small intestine react the way it does with celiac disease. The digestive disease often causes serious complications if left untreated.

Food allergies pose equally troublesome side effects that sometimes have fatal consequences if ignored.

Learn the difference between these conditions; read on below!

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Do You Live in One of America’s Spring Allergy Capitals?

In America, some 50 million people suffer from spring allergies. The problem is so prevalent that the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America publishes an annual list of the nation’s Allergy Capitals.

Check out the list below, and see if yours is among the worst when it comes to allergies!

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4 Lab Tests to Help You Achieve Your New Years Resolutions

Every year when January 1 rolls around, the gyms get packed and the health food aisles grow sparse. Most people commit themselves to diet and exercise plans blindly, without real regard for how effective they’ll be.

While we applaud any attempt to get healthy, we also think that it’s important that realistic and achievable resolutions are made. Fortunately, there are a number of basic lab tests that can help you learn more about your individual health and achieve resolutions in 2016!

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Healthy Lunches to Go

Health conditions, food allergies, and food sensitivities require many people to watch what they eat. Diligence is one thing at home, but finding something quick and easy to take to work is a completely different animal. We know that eating healthy food is important, but many times lunch proves to be the most difficult meal to meet dietary restrictions. Sometimes we’re unprepared. Sometimes we’re too busy. Sometimes we just don’t want to prepare healthy lunches. Skipping meals or choosing bad-for-you options like fast food are very real possibilities. Rather than succumb to unhealthy temptations, we’ve put together a list of tasty, easy and good-for-you recipes to take to work.fresh  tortilla wraps with vegetables on the plate

Not a Bad Wrap

Wraps are some of the easiest and delicious recipes we know. You can make them in minutes and the possibilities for different ingredients or flavors are seemingly endless. You can pair your favorite wrap with some fresh fruit and veggies for a healthy, delicious lunch to fuel your body for the rest of your work day.

Turkey Avocado Wrap

In a whole wheat wrap — or gluten-free wrap depending on your food allergies — spread a small amount of mayonnaise, wrap up some sliced roasted turkey, avocado, tomato, cucumber and lettuce. You can jazz the recipe up with a sprinkle of fresh ground pepper and a squeeze of lime juice. Tired of turkey? Not a problem. You can use chicken or shrimp to give the wrap some variety.

Cobb Salad Wrap

Using the wrap of your choice, use sliced chicken and ham with lettuce, tomato, hard-boiled egg and some fat free ranch dressing. If you want to make it really special, throw in some sliced avocado and turkey bacon for a delicious and nutritious meal.

Make It Work for You

If you know what your body’s needs are, you can tailor your diet to maximize your health and wellness. Knowing what foods you can and can’t have is key to an optimal diet for you. ARCpoint labs offers allergy testing, vitamins and minerals deficiency testing, and cholesterol testing so you can know what you should eat to get healthier and feel better.

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Stop Before You Bite Into That Candy Bar! Do You Know if You Have Food Allergies?

Halloween is only a few days away, and though the holiday is often enjoyed most by kids, adults are known to partake, too! From costumes to Halloween gatherings at work or with family and friends, the temptation of treats will be everywhere — but did you know there’s more at stake than your waistline when you indulge?

Not only is Halloween candy generally bad for your weight, cholesterol, blood pressure, and more, it can also pose a very serious health risk if you unknowingly have food allergies!

ARCpoint Labs is sharing the major food allergies to watch for this Halloween.

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Stop Your Sneezes & Stomachaches With Allergy Testing

May might be better known for the end of the school year, exam season, and of course Mother’s Day, but it’s also a big month for those who suffer from both environmental and food allergies.

Not only is May designated Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, it’s also Celiac Disease Awareness Month! This means now is a great time to educate yourself, your family, and your employees on how allergies of all types impact your health — and how you can lessen their effects. We have the details below!
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Fall Allergies: Outdoor Allergens

Seasonal outdoor allergens cause a number of symptoms. Various allergens cause the immune system to react with symptoms that include stuffiness, a runny nose, coughing, sneezing and an itchy feeling in your mouth, throat, eyes or nose. What types of outdoor allergens trigger these unfortunate reactions?

In the fall, a wide variety of allergens are out in full force. Your immune system controls how your body reacts to specific substances. Some of the most common fall allergies include:

  • pollen
  • molds
  • ragweed
  • dust mites

How do you know what you’re allergic to? It’s easy to take a wild guess, but you really can’t determine anything without a proper test. An allergy test is a simple procedure, and it gives you the facts, not the wild guesses. ARCpoint Labs locations provide affordable allergy testing for anyone who’s determined to find the cause of seasonal stuffy noses and itchy eyes.

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Let’s take a closer look at each of the common fall allergies.

Outdoor Fall Allergies: What triggers symptoms?

Ragweed

This is a common type of plant allergen in the fall. The name comes from the rag shaped leaves of the tenacious weed. A single plant can produce billions of pollen in a single day. The pollen can spread through the air for hundreds of miles from where it originated, meaning that ragweed doesn’t have to grow in your area in order to affect you.

Dust Mites

Dust mites are common in summer, but they can circulate through the air when you turn on your heat at home in the fall. Dust mites trigger sneezing and runny noses.

Molds

Molds are fungi without stems, roots or leaves. The spores float in the air, triggering red eyes, sore throats and more. Molds can be found in the fall in old logs, soil, rotting wood and piles of moist leaves.

Pollen

Pollen is often released in the morning, making symptoms stronger for many in the early hours of the day.