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  • Stress, Worsening Allergies, and the Holidays

    The tree is decorated, the lights are up, the kids are getting more excited as each day goes by. Yes, it’s that magical time of the year again: the holidays! The holidays bring the joys of family, gift-giving, and festivities…but also a whole lot of stress and fatigue. This can wreak havoc on your health in ways you may not even be aware of. Health Effects of Stress Stress, as you probably know, has a myriad of ill effects on

  • 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!

  • What Is Leaky Gut Syndrome?

    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