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

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,

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

Update on Nutritional and Gastro Specialities of Martin D. Fried, MD

Allergies to food video
Allergies formula video
Allergy to formula information
Amino Acid formulas video
Amino Acid formula information
Anemia video,
Anemia information
Anorexia video
Anorexia Bulimia Info
Autism information
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 information
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
Colic
Constipation in newborn video
Constipation information
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
Cystic Fibrosis
Diabetes video
Diabetes 2  rash in children video
Diarrhea in children-what to do video
Diarrhea
Diet Supplements information
Fat in stools video
Fatigue information
Fiber chart info
Fish Oil medline info
Food Allergies video
Food Intolerances video
Food Mood Behavior video
Formula Introduction
Fruit smoothies
Growth and fail to thrive video
Healthy Diets
Healthy Homemade Recipe video
Heartburn and reflux video
Holistic Medicine 
Hypoglycemia 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
Nails 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
Reflux information
Reflux video  
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

Call 732-682-3425
If you don’t see your interest listed here.

Sugar, Honey, High Fructose corn syrup, Equal, Splendor, molasses etc

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.

See the slide show from Web MD on SUGAR

Vitamin D Deficiency

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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

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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.

The daily recommendation for adults is at least 400 Units of D3 and 1200 mg of.calciumimages[7]

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.