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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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Can vitamins and supplements really help?

Can vitamins and supplements really help?

August 4, 2021

Have you ever wondered if part of the reason you’re not feeling 100% is because you’re missing some key nutrients? Maybe your vitamin D is low or perhaps you need more magnesium. Lacking certain vitamins and minerals can suppress your immune system and leave you vulnerable to illness, fatigue, poor sleep, and even allergies and asthma. Here at AAPRI and the Center for Functional Medicine we believe food is medicine, which is why we focus a lot on what you’re putting in your body.

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Summer Allergies - Get help from Allergy RI\

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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