High Triglycerides

Below 159 is a normal level of triglycerides. What happens if your level is between 200-400.
First try to decrease your intake of sweets, candies, pies and cakes since they can contribute to high triglycerides

Increase your intake of omega three fish oils from salmon, herring, mackerel and tuna

Exercise burns triglycerides, so increase your activity

Decrease refined carbohydrates such as white flour and white rice and increase your intake of brown rice, 7 grain breads, whole wheat pasta

Maintain a healthy weight- a modest weight loss can reduce your triglycerides.

Eat low in saturated fats (animal fats) and low in fried foods.

Avoid trans fatty acids and hidden fats such as luncheon meats, hot dogs

eat more plant foods such as dried beans, peas,

Super overweight

Recently I saw an 11 year old boy who was 100 pounds overweight for his age. Besides getting a school lunch, he eats when he gets home from school, and eats right through playtime and dinner. Mom goes to work at 6pm so he stays indoors supervised by grandmother. He was referred to me because of overweight and high cholesterol.

In the office, upon questioning the mom, she said she was powerless to control his eating habits. He sneaks food when no one is around. He is not physically active.

When I suggested he not eat before dinner and go outside to play, he became visibly upset. He cried when it came time to examine him because of his large breasts which he did not want me to look at.

In the end, I suggested to mom to start with small changes. For example, no fruit juicesat school or home. He is eating enough that he doesnt need the sugar drink they offer at school. They are empty calories.

Mom will try to keep him outdoors now that the weather is nicer.

New List of services offered

Dr. Martin Fried a nutritionist doctor in Monmouth County New Jersey offers a number of different specialties to patients including constipation, reflux, Genetic and metabolism testing, Lyme disease, obesity, and pediatric gastroenterology.  Please look at the list of information below to find out further information on each topic.

INFANT ALLERGIES and FORMULA INTOLERANCES and Milk Protein Allergy
Dr Fried addresses infant formula issues, including which formula to use.

MILK ALTERNATIVES
There are  many alternatives to milk including soy, goat, almond and coconut milk

ANEMIA
There are many different causes of anemia including iron deficiency,

ANOREXIA AND BULIMIA
Food eating behaviors from starvation to binge eating and vomiting are addressed as well as a genetic tendency to perform these behaviors.

ATTENTION AND CONCENTRATION
Alternatives to stimulant medication and DNA testing enables us to use food to help concentration, focus and attention.

AUTISM 
Brain chemicals associated with autism and their relation to the foods eaten is evaluated. A specific diet is designed based on your child’s own genetics.

AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES
Crohn’s and Colitis, celiac, Hashimoto, arthritis, diabetes, kidney diseases, multiple sclerosis.  Dietary changes that can decrease immune mediated inflammation.

FORMULA INFORMATION
Recommendations based on the type of protein, carbohydrate that your infant needs. Individualized recommendations are made.

BELLY ACHES, ABDOMINAL PAIN
Lactose intolerance, fried foods, stress, anxiety, infections, Celiac, Crohn’s, colitis, irritable bowel and other abdominal pain are investigated as part of a complete and thorough evaluation

BODY COMPOSITION AND METABOLISM
Dr Martin Fried will use body composition analysis to help you meet your weight goals.

BREAST FEEDING
Breast feeding may reduce the risk of infections, allergies, eczema, and less the risk of diabetes.

CELIAC
Autoimmune gluten sensitivity as diarrhea, constipation, weight loss, rash and vomiting, mouth sores, tender joints, abdominal pain, bloating, stomach ache.


CHOLESTEROL AND TRIGLYCERIDES
Your lipid profile is reviewed. Dietary suggestions are made in your best interest

CONSTIPATION
Constipation, fluids, fiber, bowel movement size and consistency and ease of passage are discussed as part of a healthy approach to eating.

CROHN’S, COLITIS, INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASES
Find out the cause of inflammatory bowel diseases then heal with proper nutrition

DEPRESSION
Chemical imbalances handled through specialized testing and personalized nutrition for depression

DIABETES
Learn to help reduce your insulin requirements through improved diet and being more active if you have diabetes.

DIARRHEA
Dehydration, vomiting, and abdominal cramps are concerns in patients with diarrhea. Basic diarrhea definition and information is given.

DIET SUPPLEMENTS
Vitamin A, D, B12, calcium and zinc are diet supplement samples of the vitamins and minerals discussed.

FATIGUE
Stress, Anxiety, depression, sleep problems, fatigue, and nutrient deficiencies are evaluated,

FOOD ALLERGIES, FOOD SENSITIVITIES, 
Immune sensitivities, asthma, and histamine release are all related and delved into in the food allergies and sensitivity section

FOOD AND MOOD
The food we eat and the bacteria in our gut play an important role in what chemicals will influence our brain and our mood

HEALTHY DIETS
Dr Fried specializes in prevention, A healthy meal for your diet for your needs can be designed.

HEARTBURN
Reflux causes include  coffee, tea, fatty  and fried foods. Heartburn and reflux video shows how acid ends up in the esophagus and causes heartburn.

HOLISTIC MIND BODY MEDICINE
A whole body approach including lifestyle, stressors, environment, whose goal is holistic mind and body, healthy mind, and healthy attitude

HUNGER, SHAKY, DIZZY, CONFUSED, ANXIOUS or WEAK
Hypoglycemia  may present as hunger, dizzy, confusion with difficulty speaking as shown in the Hypoglycemia video. Treatment involves protein and high fiber food such as an apple and peanut butter.

IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME
Constipation and or diarrhea with intestinal spasms are the hallmark of irritable bowel syndrome

LEAKY GUT
Finding and treating the many causes of the leaky gut is undertake.

LYME, TICK INFECTIONS AND GASTROINTESTINAL SYMPTOMS
Belly ache, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, bloating and heartburn are some of the symptoms from lyme disease described.

BURN CALORIES
Coffee and caffeine as in tea and dark chocolate is one way to boost your metabolism and burn calories. Eating small meals to ward off hunger using a protein and a complex carbohydrate can help stoke the metabolism furnace.

GENETIC TESTING AND NUTRITION DIET
Genetic testing is undertaken to help use nutrition to treat the list of conditions mentioned on this link page.

WHY AM I GAINING WEIGHT WITH AGE?
Even if you eat the same foods, aging alone may cause you to gain weight, learn why.

HOW DOES WEIGHT AFFECT ME?
Being overweight may lead to diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep problems, heartburn and liver disease.

NUTRITION AND FOOD AS MEDICINE
Nutritional medicine is the science of using food to heal symptoms and conditions

PICKY EATER
Investigations into food allergies and other causes of picky eating habits may be undertaken Picky Eater information sheet describes some initial strategies to try in addition to seeking the help of a medical professional.

PROBIOTICS
A good variety of healthy intestinal bacteria helps promote immune health throughout the rest of the body are probiotics.

RASHES
Psoriasis, stretch marks, Lyme, vitamin deficiencies rashes are all diagnosed and treated.

REFLUX, REGURGITATION, HEARTBURN
Acid reflux is a common condition in those with heartburn, bloating, belching, burping, difficulty swallowing, nausea and weight loss.

SNACKS  
Choices can be made using healthier alternatives to fried and fatty food like snacks.

SPORTS NUTRITION
Dr Fried can help design and evaluate meal plans for athletes. Use of protein shakes and individual supplements are addressed.

STRESS INFORMATION
Signs of stress include headaches, belly aches, indigestion, racing heart, fatigue, back pain. Overeating, anger, easily upset with worry, doubt and social isolation may be signs of stress.

RELAXATION TECHNIQUES
To combat stress and worry, high blood pressure, anxiety, depression and anger- techniques such as soothing music, meditation, muscle relaxation and guided imagery are a few of the many techniques that can be employed.

VITAMINS AND MINERALS
Do you need vitamin and mineral supplements?  Let Dr Fried assess your needs and advise you.

WEIGHT ISSUES ADDRESSED
We each have different genetic make up, each one of us has different needs in terms of what our body needs and its own metabolism.  An individual approach instead of a standard cook book approach to healthy eating is taken.

Call 732-682-3425 or contact Dr Fried to learn about the different gastroenterology and nutrition specialties he offers to patients.
– See more at: http://www.healthydays.info/specialties.html#sthash.f7eLX2Im.dpuf

What is Babesia

Babesia is a parasite and one of the infections transmitted by a tic along with Lyme disease, bartonella and mycoplasma infections. Symptoms of babesiosis are similar to those of Lyme disease but it more often starts with a high fever and chills. As the infection progresses, patients may develop fatigue, headache, sweats, muscle aches, nausea, and vomiting. Babesiosis is often so mild it is not noticed but can be life-threatening to people with no spleen, the elderly, and people with weak immune systems. Complications include very low blood pressure, liver problems, severe hemolytic anemia (a breakdown of red blood cells), .Babesia-Giemsa-stain-CDChere is a picture of the parasite (blue) infecting the red blood cells. There is a blood antibody test that can detect Babesia, and treatment involves antibiotics and antiparasite medication.

Is Sitting The New Smoking?

Is Sitting The New Smoking?

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Its important to be active at work- check out the free app

called 7 minutes- its free- and you can do most of the exercises at work-

Screen time for TV, computers, smartphones and Obesity

Screen time and obesity

There is a definite relation between screen time on TV and obesity as well as between videos, computers and obesity. The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests no more than two hours a day of screen time. 

Media is everywhere. TV, Internet, computer and video games all vie for our children’s attention. Information on this page can help parents understand the impact media has in our children’s lives, while offering tips on managing time spent with various media. The AAP has recommendations for parents and pediatricians.

Today’s children are spending an average of seven hours a day on entertainment media, including televisions, computers, phones and other electronic devices. To help kids make wise media choices, parents should monitor their media diet. Parents can make use of established ratings systems for shows, movies and games to avoid inappropriate content, such as violence, explicit sexual content or glorified tobacco and alcohol use.

Studies have shown that excessive media use can lead to attention problems, school difficulties, sleep and eating disorders, and obesity. In addition, the Internet and cell phones can provide platforms for illicit and risky behaviors.

By limiting screen time and offering educational media and non-electronic formats such as books, newspapers and board games, and watching television with their children, parents can help guide their children’s media experience. Putting questionable content into context and teaching kids about advertising contributes to their media literacy.

The AAP recommends that parents establish “screen-free” zones at home by making sure there are no televisions, computers or video games in children’s bedrooms, and by turning off the TV during dinner. Children and teens should engage with entertainment media for no more than one or two hours per day, and that should be high-quality content. It is important for kids to spend time on outdoor play, reading, hobbies, and using their imaginations in free play.

Television and other entertainment media should be avoided for infants and children under age 2. A child’s brain develops rapidly during these first years, and young children learn best by interacting with people, not screens.

– See more at: http://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/aap-press-room/aap-press-room-media-center/Pages/Media-Kit-Children-and-Media.aspx

 

Whats in a NAME?

Tom was invited to his friend’s house for dinner. He found that his buddy called his wife every cute name in the book: honey, darling, sweetheart, pumpkin, and baby.

When she was in the kitchen, he leaned over to his friend and said, “I think it’s nice you still call your wife all those pet names.” “To tell you the truth,” his friend said, “I forgot her name abut three years ago.”