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Sending Asthma and Allergies into Remission

Sending Asthma and Allergies Into Remission

October 27, 2021

According to Dr. Z, one of the biggest misconceptions people have about asthma and allergies is that there’s nothing they can do except take medication to manage their symptoms. “The truth is that there are ways to ‘turn off’ asthma and allergies and send them into remission—I know, because I did it,” says Dr. Z. In fact, it is Dr. Z’s own experience with asthma as a child that inspired him to become a functional allergist.

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As a functional allergist, Dr. Z is always looking beyond the symptoms to find the root cause of illness.

Dr. Z’s Top 6 Inflammatory Foods

October 13, 2021

As a functional allergist, Dr. Z is always looking beyond the symptoms to find the root cause of illness. Over and over, he finds that the food we eat has a major impact on our health. “Food really is medicine,” he says, “so what you put in your body can have either a healthful and beneficial effect or it can be harmful, cause inflammation, and lead to a variety of health problems—including allergies.” What foods should you stay away from? Here’s Dr. Z’s top 6 inflammation-causing foods (in alphabetical order).

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Non-dairy milk alternatives are a great way for people who need to avoid cow’s milk to enjoy the foods they love.

Dairy Allergy or Lactose Intolerance?

September 28, 2021

People often confuse having a dairy allergy and being lactose intolerant. Although these two conditions may sound similar—and both are triggered by the consumption of foods derived from cow’s milk—the causes are starkly different. Symptoms can sometimes overlap such as abdominal or stomach upset, but how they affect your body is very different, too. Here’s a look at how these two milk-related conditions differ and how to manage them.

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Functional Medicine Testing

Why is functional medicine testing so important?

September 15, 2021

Making the decision to come see one of our healthcare specialists is an important first step toward getting on the path to better health. At AAPRI and the Center for Functional Medicine, our #1 goal is to identify the root cause of your symptoms so we can provide targeted, accurate treatment and ensure the best possible outcome. Testing is an essential tool we use to assess your health condition and needs—and we offer a wide range of testing and treatment options.

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The #1 myth about allergies - Dr. Z - Functional Allergy Medicine - RI

What is the #1 myth about allergies?

August 31, 2021

More than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies each year. But as common as allergies are, they are frequently misunderstood. What are some of the most common myths and misconceptions about allergies?

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The Importance of Good Gut Health in Kids

The Importance of Good Gut Health in Kids

August 17, 2021

Here at AAPRI and the Center for Functional Medicine, we talk a lot about the connection between gut health and asthma and allergies—for good reason. There’s no denying that a healthy gut microbiome is essential in supporting a strong immune system and for overall health and well-being. Gut health plays a key role in keeping children mentally and physically healthy, too—reducing the risk of illness, disease, and allergies. Good gut health starts with eating healthy foods.

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