C- Tips: (Christmas Tips)

C- Tips: (Christmas Tips)

-Nuts (especially walnuts & chestnuts), chocolate, cinnamon and “re-gifted” fruit cake can be non-allergic irritants to the mouth and tongue even to the point of causing canker sores, so tread lightly

-Mistletoe can be a contact irritant similar to poison ivy so when kissing stand beneath it but don’t hold it

-“Fresh” Christmas trees are often not so fresh but are often harvested weeks beforehand and kept damp.  This in turn can lead to mold contamination which can be both an allergen and a respiratory irritant. 

-Sleepiness after eating turkey is caused by its high content of the amino acid L-tryptophan which is readily converted to the neurotransmitter serotonin. 

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