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Dr Martin Fried is a board certified Physician Nutrition Specialist who diagnoses and treats nutrition related medical conditions such as diabetes, overweight, constipation, reflux, abdominal pain, diarrhea, celiac, crohns, colitis, poor weight gain, obesity and overweight. He prescribes appropriate diet and nutritional recommendations. He often uses DNA testing and your genetic profile to tailor a program that is individualized. He also treats bipolar, anxiety, panic, depression, diabetes, detoxification problems, attention defecit, leaky gut, SIBO, and irritable bowel to just name a few. You can see all of what he treats at www.healthydays.info Creative Compassion Written by medmonthly on July 2, 2012 in No comments By Leigh Ann Simpson Martin Fried, MD, is a gentle spirit who posses many talents both as an artist and as a physician. In addition to his impressive career as a pediatric gastroenterologist and board certified physician nutrition specialist, he has also been creating abstract art since 2005. And, according to his patients, his heart has as much depth and breadth as his intellect. For over the past 30 years Fried has made groundbreaking scientific discoveries in pediatric gastrointestinal infectious disease and has been an advocate for children and the advancement of his specialties. He founded and served as the director of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition at the Jersey Shore Medical Center where he has been able to improve the lives of thousands of children with the same abstract thinking that he utilizes in his art. “When I first started at Jersey Shore Medical Center in November of 1992, and for the enduring 13 years, I was involved in caring for patients with Lyme disease and gastrointestinal symptoms,” Fried says. “Using the same creativity I use in art, I became the first physician to confirm (with published research) that Lyme occurs in the Gastrointestinal.” Fried investigated this new area of knowledge and published five papers related to tick borne diseases including Lyme, Bartonella and Mycoplasma infections. Many of Fried’s patients claim that he has a rare sense of compassion for children and an extraordinary ability to connect with them on a personal level to correctly diagnose even the most complex illnesses. Most of his patients attribute his uncanny level of skill in diagnosis to his understanding of how important it is for a physician to be a good listener. Fried’s empathetic ear has allowed him to diagnose his patients’ complaints from the symptoms they describe with minimally invasive procedures. “As a result of being a good listener, I am often able to diagnose conditions such as Lyme disease which may have a negative lab testing in light of serious symptoms,” he says. “I also am able to begin treatment and not wait for a positive lab test because I listened and believed what the patient was telling me and didn’t need a test to confirm what they said.” In the fast-passed world of medicine today many patients, especially children, are confused and often scared of their diagnosis, or lack of one. Fried understands the importance of relating personally with a child to help them overcome their illness. Hundreds of patients have provided personal testimony that Fried’s genuine presence and understanding played a large part in the success of their treatment. Fried credits much of his ability to truly connect with children to his long time mentor, Marcella Vitulli. Vitulli was the principal of an elementary school in Yonkers, New York where Fried volunteered long before he went into medical school. “From the moment I met her, I admired her ability to talk to children,” Fried recalls. “In my third year of medical school, I decided to become a pediatrician because of her role model. I felt helping children who have the rest of their life to benefit from my positive intervention was the best gift I could give to medicine.” Throughout his career, Fried has also published research papers on nutrition in Cystic Fibrosis, feeding handicapped children and the energy requirements of handicapped children. He continues to go above and beyond for the sake of pediatric health as an avid voice in the fight against childhood obesity. He frequently gives presentations at the local YMCA and other community events on the importance of healthy eating habits. “My devotion and dedication to my patients comes from an honest and sincere caring for them and their improved health,” Fried says. “I would do whatever it takes to see that they have healthier days.” Fried’s art is just another facet of his tremendous contribution to society. “My art is abstract and meant to be interpreted by the person looking at it in a favorable light. It is meant to enhance their life,” he says. “I believe there is a piece of artwork out there for everyone, it is up to the individual person.” Recently Fried has started to experiment with mixed media combining oil pastels, chalk pastels, and acrylic paintings in his creations. Many of Fried’s paintings can be found on display at his private practice in Ocean, New Jersey. In addition, Fried has displayed his art at the annual Jersey Shore Medical Center Photo and Art Exhibit for numerous years and several galleries in Asbury Park, N.J. have featured him as a new and emerging artist.

Weight loss. Ketogenic diet

I now have lost 45 pounds in five months at a rate of 9 pounds a month by making good food choices and being active. I don’t like the word diet because it’s the word guy with a T at the end of it

I do cook most of my own food and eat a preponderance of fresh veggies with some unripened fruit where I can taste the sugar even in a green tomato secondary to limiting sugar in my diet. I feel that many of us are addicted to sugar fat salt especially when we eat out.

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Dr martin Fried Genetic testing

Dr martin Fried’s genetic testing can help treat the following conditions

autoimmune diseases-Crohn’s Colitis, celiac, mutliple sclerosis, hashimoto’s, rheumatoid arthritis, pernicious anemia, lupus, collagen vascular disease, and diabetes

MTHFR- folate metabolisms problems leading to depression, anxiety, panic attacks, attention defecit, memory problems, PTSD, IBS, irritable bowel, bipolar, schizophrenia, and many other psychiatric conditions such as binge eating, anorexia, bulimia, food eating concerns. methyltetrahydrofolate supplementation is addressed

Infections as Lyme. Bartonella, Mycoplasma, Rickettsia, Babesia, and other immune system conditions.

Detoxification of drugs, including prozac, effexor, lexapro, clonepin, xanax, Detoxification of heavy metals and mold, glutathione and cytochrome P450 is addressed as well as transulfuration pathways, CBS, pesticides

Overweight, Obesity, nutritional conditions such as food allelrgies, histamine release, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, SIBO, leaky gut, stretch marks, GERD, gastroesophageal reflux

Vitamins and mineral excess and deficiencies such as folate, B12, B6, biotin, selenium, zinc, calcium and vitamin D. Supplementation is also addressed

Gut issues such as bloating, diarrhea, constipation, gastroparesis, yeast overgrowth, fungal conditions, parasites,

Allergies and immunological conditions such as eosinophilic gastroenteritis, food allergies, IgA deficiency, gluten sensitivity, inflammatory bowel disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Milk Protein Allergies

Brain Chemistry- Serotonin, Dopamine, Norepinephrine, GABA, are evaluated along with Monoamine oxidase, MAO, Serotonin receptors and serotonin carrier proteins, SSRI, lithium, prozac, effexor, lexapro and other medications can be determined if they are appropriate for you based on DNA testing.

Heart disease, blood clots, homocysteine levels are measured

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Genetic and DNA testing by Dr Martin Fried

Dr Fried performs services on a variety of conditions all of which can be treated individually by DNA testing. Services include Panic attacks, anxiety, depression, bipolar, obesity, overweight, autoimmune conditions as Crohn’s, colitis, celiac, thyroid, multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis. He also treats, Lyme, Bartonella, Mycoplasma infections as well as allergies, histamine problems, attention deficit, autism, anorexia, bulimia, food eating issues, immune system problems, SIBO, bloating, constipation, diarrhea,bloating, irritable bowel, yeast overgrowth, chronic fatigue, brain fog, memory problems, concentration problems, substance abuse and addictions.

Dr Martin Fried’s you tube videos

you can view over 160 of Dr Martin Fried’s you tube videos encompassing a wide variety of topics.

Better Nutrition in easy steps

Drink water instead of soda

when beverages other than water are consumed, consider low calorie beverages or skim milk.

Children should eat fruit instead of drinking fruit juices.

choose whole grains, higher fiber may reduce the risk of breast cancer.try whole grain breads, pasta and whole grain flour instead of white flour products

for dinner, try brown rice instead of white rice

avoid processed foods which tend to be high in sugar, sodium and fat

try to choose foods that are not processed- they tend to be lower in calories and higher in nutrients- ( fresh fruits and vegetables – for example)

try to avoid junk foods – they are also high in fat, sodium and sugar.

Vitamin D and breastfeeding

I was asked on healthtap why newborns are given trivisol drops which contain Vitamins A, C, and D. Breastfeeding babies milk is low in Vitamin D. Vitamin D is needed to absorb calcium and build strong bones. Breastmilk is therefore supplemented with Vitamin D to assure the newborn with build strong bones and grow well.

Shop right for your baby

According to the Center for disease control, Breast milk or formula will meet all your baby’s nutritional needs for the first six months. Then, as you start to add solid foods to the diet you can continue breast or formula combined with age appropriate meat, cereal, vegetables, fruit, eggs and fish.

Homemade food is usually cheaper and you have control over the ingredients where as store bought food is more convenient.

It might be time consuming and less convenient to prepare homemade food but it doesnt have the added sugar and salt sometimes added to store bought foods.

Safe shopping tips:

Buy and use products before the “use by” date

Be sure the vacuum seal on the jar lid is intact

Dont buy jars with rusty, bent or dented lids