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  • Food Allergies During the Holidays: A Guide for Hosts and Guests

    Food allergies can present challenges during the holidays. For guests, eating out (even at Grandma’s) can pose risks. For hosts and hostesses, trying to ensure guest safety without losing your mind cooking several versions of each dish can be stressful. Here are our top tips for guests and hosts to ensure a safe, happy holiday: For guests with food allergies:  Be honest and upfront Yes, we know–you don’t want to create extra work and trouble for the host or hostess.

  • Can the flu shot give you the flu? (Spoiler alert: no)

    The CDC recommends an annual flu shot to protect you against getting the flu, and we at AAPRI agree. The flu can be serious, especially for senior citizens and young children. Even a healthy adult can become very sick for an extended period of time if you catch the flu, resulting in lost time for work or family, and higher medical costs. You can’t get the Flu from the Flu Shot Flu shots are made either with flu vaccine viruses

  • Teal Pumpkin Project

    What’s​ ​with​ ​all​ ​the​ ​Teal​ ​Pumpkins? At​ ​AAPRI,​ ​we’re​ ​very​ ​concerned​ ​about​ ​food​ ​allergies,​ ​so​ ​we​ ​strongly​ ​support​ ​and​ ​encourage​ ​the Teal​ ​Pumpkin​ ​Project​.​ ​You​ ​may​ ​have​ ​seen​ ​teal​ ​pumpkins​ ​popping​ ​up​ ​among​ ​the​ ​Halloween decorations​ ​in​ ​your​ ​neighborhood​ ​over​ ​the​ ​past​ ​few​ ​years.​ ​​ ​If​ ​you’re​ ​a​ ​parent​ ​of​ ​a​ ​child​ ​with food​ ​allergies,​ ​these​ ​pumpkins​ ​signal​ ​safety–and​ ​relief​ ​that​ ​your​ ​child​ ​will​ ​be​ ​able​ ​to​ ​participate in​ ​a​ ​holiday​ ​that​ ​has​ ​long​ ​been​ ​a​ ​challenge​ ​for​ ​food​ ​allergies!

  • Overcoming Allergies With Functional Medicine

    Why You Need a Healthy Gut Functional medicine can help you to obtain optimal mental and physical health through an alternative or holistic approach to disease that treats the cause instead of the symptom. Functional medicine can be used to effectively treat leaky gut syndrome and to heal the allergic reactions that a leaky gut can cause.   Many people who suffer from allergies feel frustrated because they have a variety of unpleasant symptoms. However, when they get checked out by

  • 5 Reasons Why You Should Participate in a Clinical Trial

    Could Helping Science Advance Help You Feel Better? Many people view clinical trials warily, but participating doesn’t make you some kind of weird human guinea pig. These controlled assessments are anything but random shots in the dark. Here are some of the reasons that you might want to participate in a clinical trial for conditions like asthma or allergies.   1. Clinical Trials Make Life Better for Everyone   In the world of medicine, clinical trials are the gold standard by