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.
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
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,
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.
There are many alternatives to milk including soy, goat, almond and coconut milk
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.
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.
Crohn’s and Colitis, celiac, Hashimoto, arthritis, diabetes, kidney diseases, multiple sclerosis. Dietary changes that can decrease immune mediated inflammation.
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 may reduce the risk of infections, allergies, eczema, and less the risk of diabetes.
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, 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
Chemical imbalances handled through specialized testing and personalized nutrition for depression
Learn to help reduce your insulin requirements through improved diet and being more active if you have diabetes.
Dehydration, vomiting, and abdominal cramps are concerns in patients with diarrhea. Basic diarrhea definition and information is given.
Vitamin A, D, B12, calcium and zinc are diet supplement samples of the vitamins and minerals discussed.
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.
Dr Fried specializes in prevention, A healthy meal for your diet for your needs can be designed.
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
Finding and treating the many causes of the leaky gut is undertake.
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
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.
A good variety of healthy intestinal bacteria helps promote immune health throughout the rest of the body are probiotics.
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.
Choices can be made using healthier alternatives to fried and fatty food like snacks.
Dr Fried can help design and evaluate meal plans for athletes. Use of protein shakes and individual supplements are addressed.
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.
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.
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Allergies to food video
Allergies formula video
Allergy to formula information
Amino Acid formulas video
Amino Acid formula information
Anorexia Bulimia Info
Autism gluten celiac video
Auto Immune diseases info
Baby formula introduction video
Baby formula intolerance video
Infant formula information
Belly Ache irritable bowel video
Belly Pain video
Belly Ache information
Breast feeding- fore milk video
Breast feeding information
Breast feeding and reflux video
Cat Scratch video
Celiac Symptoms in children video
Celiac at any age Video
Celiac Testing Video
Celiac Biopsy Video
Celiac diet Video
Cholesterol and triglycerides video
Clostridium difficile overview video
Clostridium follows infections video
Clostridium difficile treatment video
Constipation in newborn video
Constipation in children and adults info
Constipation and fiber video
Constipation rectal tears video
Crohn’s video overview
Crohn’s Risk video
Crohn’s and Colitis psoriasis video
Diabetes 2 rash in children video
Diarrhea in children-what to do video
Diet Supplements information
Fat in stools video
Fiber chart info
Fish Oil medline info
Food Allergies video
Food Intolerances video
Food Mood Behavior video
Growth and fail to thrive video
Healthy Homemade Recipe video
Heartburn and reflux video
Infant formulas video
Infant nutrition, video
Infection H. pylori persists video
Infections, worms video
Integrative Medicine info
Irritable Bowel Syndrome info
Irritable bowel video
Leaky Gut information
Leaky Gut Video
Lyme Gastrointestinal video
Lyme and Gastrointestinal information
Lyme Rash video
Lyme symptoms video
Lyme Disease and its co infections video
Chronic Lyme video
Lyme Neurologic symptoms video
Lyme Prevention video
Milk Protein Allergy Video
Milk sugar Intolerance video
Metabolism-Boost your metabolism info
Mycoplasma Infection video
Nutrition as You Age info
Osteoporosis web info
Overweight infant video
Picky Eater information sheet
Picky Eater Video
Popcorn snack video
Portion Size video
Portion Control video
Prevention info website
Probiotics, acidophilus info
Psoriasis autoimmune rash video
Rash, stretch mark, infections video
Rashes unique video
Rash Geographic Video Tongue
skin rashes, physical exam video
Snacks on the go info
Snack popcorn video
Snack Slurpee video
Sports Nutrition info
Sugar low-hypoglycemia video
Tick Infections video
Tick infection information
Vegan web info
Vitamins and Minerals web info
Weight Issues information
Weight, diabetes, rash video
Weight loss success video
Weight loss information
Weight Gain, artificial sweeteners video
If you don’t see your interest listed here.
For many years the government believed that fat in the diet was the reason for overweight in the US.
After reducing fat free products ( which are higher in sugar) the obesity epidemic really has taken off. Sugar triggers insulin which deposits the sugar in the blood into fat in tissues.
Today someone asked me how to know if someone is deficient in Vitamin D before they have symptoms.
The best way to tell is by a lab test.
Vitamin D is in many foods we eat and we convert D to D2 from exposure to sunlight. With shorter days and less exposure this may be a problem.
Sypmtoms of D deficiency include sleep problems, fatigue and low energy levels
With people spending less time outdoors as the days get shorter, Vitamin D deficiency is more of a concern since sunlight is one of the ways that we get vitamin d thru the skins exposure to sun.
If you have any of the above symptoms- such as fatigue, low energy, depression, muscle weakness and sleep problems, ask your doctor to be tested.