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At AAPRI, we talk a lot about the important connection between allergies and gut health.

Summer breezes, summer sneezes?

July 20, 2021

Summertime means the return of outdoor activities, but it also means sneezing and sniffling for many allergy sufferers. Seasonal allergies, like other types of allergies, develop when your body’s immune system overreacts to something in the environment. Here in Rhode Island, pollen from grasses, as well as mold (especially with all of the recent wet weather), are common allergy triggers.

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AAPRI Staff Spotlight – Meet Amanda Matteson, PA-C

AAPRI Staff Spotlight – Meet Amanda Matteson, PA-C

July 8, 2021

At AAPRI and the Center for Functional Medicine, our dedicated team of healthcare professionals is here to provide you with personalized care to help you live a healthier life. “I treat all of my patients as if you’re a family member,” says Physician Assistant Amanda Matteson.

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At AAPRI, we talk a lot about the important connection between allergies and gut health.

What’s the gut microbiome, and how is it related to your allergies?

June 24, 2021

When it comes to sleep, quality and quantity both matter. Yet allergies can often disrupt sleep and poor sleep can make you more vulnerable to an allergic response. What’s the sleep/allergy connection and why is getting enough good quality sleep so important? Yoko Kawashima is a national board-certified health & wellness coach who partners with AAPRI’s Center for Functional Medicine, and she’s here to answer these questions and more.

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Dr. Z makes Rhode Island Monthly’s “Top Doc” list—again!

Dr. Z makes Rhode Island Monthly’s “Top Doc” list—again!

June 9, 2021

AAPRI is excited to announce that John Zwetchkenbaum, MD, aka Dr. Z, has been named a “Top Doc” by Rhode Island Monthly magazine for the third year in a row! The annual list, which came out in April, includes 235 physicians who practice in Rhode Island across 53 specialties. Dr. Z was one of just four chosen by his peers in the Allergy/Immunology category, and we’re extremely proud of him.

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Sleep and allergies: The power of getting enough good Zzzzz’s

Sleep and allergies: The power of getting enough good Zzzzz’s

May 25, 2021

When it comes to sleep, quality and quantity both matter. Yet allergies can often disrupt sleep and poor sleep can make you more vulnerable to an allergic response. What’s the sleep/allergy connection and why is getting enough good quality sleep so important? Yoko Kawashima is a national board-certified health & wellness coach who partners with AAPRI’s Center for Functional Medicine, and she’s here to answer these questions and more.

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What’s the connection between hormones and allergies

What’s the connection between hormones and allergies?

May 11, 2021

It’s not uncommon to start experiencing seasonal allergies around age 40—and hormones are often a major culprit. What’s the connection between hormones and allergies? In a recent webinar, Dr. Z talked about hormonal imbalance and how it can manifest in the body as allergies, hives, autoimmune diseases, and more. Here we explore some of the causes of hormonal disruption and how functional medicine can help.

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