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How To Plan A Party For Guests With Food Allergies

Event and party planning can feel overwhelming, especially if there are guests with food restrictions. From wedding receptions to conferences to birthday parties, what can you do to keep your guests safe? What is the role of the guest in communicating their food needs? What should parents of allergic children do when their child is invited to a birthday party?

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The Inflammation-Food Connection

One of AFN’s most popular podcasts is The Inflammation-Food Connection. According to naturopath Dr. Audrey Sasson, inflammation is essentially the body’s response to any damage, internal or external. In a Q & A published by Harvard Health Publishing, Dr. Deepak Bhatt, M.D., M.PH. states that inflammation is the body’s natural response to protect itself against harm and there are two types: acute and chronic. According to Dr. Bhatt, acute inflammation occurs “when you bang your knee or cut your finger. 

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