We take a holistic approach to managing gastrointestinal health, focusing on identifying and addressing the underlying factors that contribute to GI dysfunction.


We specialize in providing comprehensive care and personalized strategies to help patients manage and alleviate allergies. Located in Tyson’s Corner, Virginia, our dedicated team is committed to empowering individuals to achieve better allergy control and improved quality of life through the principles of functional medicine and the Mediterranean lifestyle.

Understanding Allergies

Allergies occur when the immune system overreacts to harmless substances in the environment, known as allergens. Common allergens include pollen, dust mites, pet dander, mold spores, certain foods, and insect stings. When exposed to these allergens, individuals with allergies may experience a range of symptoms, including:

  1. Respiratory Symptoms: Sneezing, nasal congestion, runny nose, postnasal drip, coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath.

  2. Skin Symptoms: Itching, hives (urticaria), eczema (atopic dermatitis), and swelling (angioedema).

  3. Eye Symptoms: Red, itchy, watery eyes (allergic conjunctivitis).

  4. Gastrointestinal Symptoms: Nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and bloating (in food allergies).

Our Approach

At Dr. Pappas Health, we take a holistic approach to managing allergies, focusing on identifying and addressing the underlying factors that contribute to allergic reactions. Our approach includes:

  1. Comprehensive Assessment: We’ll conduct a thorough evaluation of your medical history, allergy symptoms, environmental exposures, lifestyle factors, and any underlying health conditions to assess the triggers and severity of your allergies. This comprehensive assessment allows us to develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your individual needs and goals.

  2. Functional Medicine Approach: Our team utilizes a functional medicine approach to address the root causes of allergies, such as immune system dysregulation, inflammation, gut health issues, hormonal imbalances, and environmental exposures. By addressing these underlying factors, we can help reduce allergic reactions and improve your body’s tolerance to allergens.

  3. Personalized Treatment Plans: Based on our assessment findings, we’ll develop a personalized treatment plan that incorporates a variety of interventions to manage and alleviate your allergy symptoms. These interventions may include dietary modifications, targeted supplementation, lifestyle changes, stress management techniques, environmental modifications, and other evidence-based approaches.

  4. Nutrition Guidance: Nutrition plays a significant role in immune function and allergic responses. We’ll provide you with evidence-based nutrition guidance, emphasizing the principles of the Mediterranean diet, which has been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects and support immune health. Our nutrition recommendations focus on whole, nutrient-dense foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, healthy fats, and moderate amounts of red wine.

  5. Lifestyle Modification: Lifestyle factors such as diet, stress, sleep quality, physical activity, and environmental exposures can impact allergy symptoms. We’ll work with you to identify and address lifestyle factors that may be contributing to your allergies, providing guidance and support to help you adopt healthier habits and routines that support allergy management and overall well-being.

  6. Ongoing Support and Monitoring: Managing allergies requires ongoing support and monitoring. We’ll provide you with regular follow-up visits, monitoring of your symptoms, allergy triggers, and adjustments to your treatment plan as needed to ensure that we’re effectively managing your allergies and optimizing your overall health and well-being over time.

Get Started Today

Are you ready to take control of your allergies and improve your quality of life? Contact Dr. Pappas Health in Tyson’s Corner, Virginia, to schedule an appointment for allergy evaluation and personalized care. Together, we’ll harness the power of functional medicine and the Mediterranean lifestyle to help you manage your allergies, reduce symptoms, and thrive in all aspects of life.

To learn more about how Pappas Health can guide you towards optimal wellness through the Mediterranean lifestyle, contact their team of experts. Visit their website, Pappas Health, or call (703) 734-8271 to schedule a consultation.

“Discover the secrets of the Mediterranean lifestyle and unlock a world of health and happiness. Start your Mediterranean journey today and experience the transformative power of this timeless way of life.” – Dr. Sam Pappas, Functional Medicine Practitioner at Pappas Health