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.”


Constipation and fiber and fluids

Constipation is one of the most common intestinal problems in children and adults. It is a symptom that signals something is wrong. It is not a disease. Most constipation is not caused by a serious medical disease.

The cause of most constipation has no sign of injury, infection or blood abnormality to explain the very real symptoms. Children need help from their parents and sometimes from a health care professional, to prevent or manage constipation.

Constipation can be defined as the passage of painful stools or a reduction in the frequency of stools. An important feature is pain or difficulty in passing stool, regardless of frequency. The experience of pain when going to the bathroom can lead to avoidance of having a bowel movement.
It is not correct to assume that a bowel movement every day is normal. There really is no right number of bowel movements. In general, 2 or less normal bowel movements a week may be a sign of constipation.

Constipation is generally caused by a change in diet and fluid intake, or by avoidance of bowel movements because of pain such as anal irritation or small tears in the skin or rashes. Other factors such as change in daily routine, stressful events or postponing using the toilet when the urge to have a bowel movement can play a role in a painful bowel movement.

There are a number of ways to help avoid constipation- pay attention to what you eat and drink and getting exercise.

Certain foods can contribute to constipation and should be avoided such as: High fat foods, high sugar foods, processed foods such as instant mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese. Food that have little or no fiber such as ice cream, milk, dairy, cheese and snacks like chips and pizza can be a contributing factor in constipation.

Eat more fiber. Add fiber to the diet. Fiber helps form soft, bulky stool. It is found in many fruits, whole grains, and vegetables. Be sure to add fiber a little at a time, so the body can get used to it.

Drink more liquids- water is best, sugar drinks are the worst. Drinking sugar drinks, without fiber, fills your body with calories without fiber.

Exercising helps the digestive system to stay active and healthy. A walk for 20 minutes a day can help or you can break it up into two ten minute sessions.
It is important to allow enough time to have a bowel movement and not to ignore the urge to have a bowel movement. Waiting only makes constipation worse.
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Dr Martin D. Fried’s is a Nutrition Physician Specialist in Monmouth County, New Jersey. Weight issues, celiac, food intolerances, autism, diabetes, osteoporosis, fatigue, anemia, hypertension, heartburn, high cholesterol, and cancer. He also offers healthy tips for eating out, eating on the run, vegetarian diets. He performs body composition analysis and sets up specialized individual programs. He is also an artist, toy train enthusiast and has a tropical fish tank in his office. He also works with Chronic Fatigue syndrome, food allergies, overweight, healthy eating- See the video below


Iron Problems seen in an office in Monmouth, NJ by a Nutrition Physician

A teenage girl came to see me- for fatigue and a food eating disorder. I ordered an iron profile and learned that she had an elevated iron in her blood. Her family history is such that they have a condition called hemochromatosis, where Iron may be deposited in excess in the liver and other organs of the body. At this time, she is not having symptoms related to this possible underlying condition, however, I did order a DNA test of her genes to see if she contains the gene for this condition. She was taken off iron supplementation for menses, since her iron is above normal in the blood- indicating she doesn’t need supplemental iron. She was also taken off a multivitamin containing iron- since she didn’t need the excess iron. 

We will follow her iron levels and her red blood cell counts and liver enzymes to make sure she doesn’t continue to have an overload of iron in her blood or certain tissues- such as her liver. 

Fructose and Weight gain.

Fructose and High fructose corn syrup DO CONTRIBUTE TO WEIGHT GAIN.
The amount of sugar from a single can of COKE and BEER are metabolically the same
That is why we see BEER BELLYS and OBESITY in children

Table sugar- sucrose- is half fructose and half glucose. The fructose in it doesnt tell the brain satiety center to feel full, so when we take excess sugar especially fructose in our diet, we dont feel full. That is why high fructose corn syrup drinks- dont satisfy us

In addition- many caffeinate beverages with fructose or high fructose corn syrup, have salt as well. The caffeine dehydrates you and the salt makes you thirsty, while the fructose doesnt make you feel full and you want more to drink.

In the body, fructose also contributes to gout by the production of uric acid.

Eating a diet with natural fresh fruits and vegetables has fiber- which increases the movement of the sugars throughout the intestinal tract and also slows down the absorption of sugars.

High sugar absorption in drinks without fiber- like apple juice, pomegranate juice, orange juice- lead to high insulin levels and insulin causes the deposition of fat in the body. Many of these drinks with processed ( although natural) sugars- contain glucose, to raise the insulin and lay down fat, and fructose which doesnt give you the sense of fullness and leaves you wanting more.

Fiber in your diet- will make you feel fuller. One glass of orange juice- about 29 grams of sugar- takes about 5 oranges to make one glass. Which would make you feel fuller? One glass of orange juice or 5 oranges?

For weight loss- you are better eating the natural fruit and vegetable( vegetables are low in sugar)

For Diabetes- the natural fruit and vegetable will have less of an impact on your blood sugar than the sugar drink.

For irritable bowel- a high fiber meal- from fresh fruits and vegetables may prevent cramping, constipation and diarrhea. Soluble fiber for diarrhea, and insoluble fiber for constipation

Hypoglycemia- Low blood sugar- as a cause of Fatigue

What is known as the hypoglycemic diet should really be called the “Natural Diet”.
This is the diet that humans have consumed over the millions of years to which our digestive system has adapted. It is said to provide the right combination of amino acid, vitamins and minerals from the food we eat.
The best plan is to ask yourself what diet your ancestors ate and think of your grand-parents. Think of what people ate in the 19th century without the sugar.

Whatever diet you finish up with, you must choose a diet that you enjoy.
In brief the nutritional treatment of the hypoglycemic condition consists of:

1) Avoidance of sugar, refined carbohydrates, such as white bread, white rice, cakes and sugary drinks, candy bars, colas, cookies, ice cream

2) High protein + complex carbohydrates snacks every three to four hours or sooner, to provide a slow release of glucose, and to prevent the hypoglycemic dip. A high protein breakfast must be considered the most important meal of the day. ”High-protein foods, such as fish, eggs, chicken, and beef, contain all twenty-two, including the nine amino acids that are considered essential for humans.” Eat plenty of green vegetables and fruits and the more varied the diet the better it is.

3) Fiber in your diet slows down the absorption of glucose (thereby avoiding blood sugar peaks and the release of stress hormones) Include fresh vegetables in your diet because they are high in fiber and low in sugar.

4) A diet low in processed sugars aims at normalizing blood sugar levels, thereby normalizing stress hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol, that are thought to be responsible for the symptoms of mood-swings, depression, anxiety, phobias, alcoholism and drug-addiction.
Such a pattern of eating needs to be adjusted to the individual needs and nutritional biochemistry. It needs to take into account the influence of allergies.
Furthermore, it should be realized that the beneficial effects this eating plan may take considerable time. Normally, the effects are noticeable within three months. If after this time symptoms still persist, it is time to seek the help of a clinical nutritionist or nutritional doctor for further testing, diagnosis and treatment.

Nature-made food consists of complex carbohydrates and proteins, the kind of food we were meant to eat.
Try to introduce the nature made foods slowly and gradually.

When introducing a new diet we must always consider possible allergies.
Many hypoglycemics have hidden allergies, that is after having been on the hypoglycemic diet for some time they discover that they are allergic to certain food items. These were there all the time, but were masked by hypoglycemic symptoms.

Finding your Allergies.
The Hypoglycemic Diet should not be regarded as a ‘quick fix diet’. It takes time for the body to adjust to a different nutritional lifestyle. Time is needed to absorb and metabolize nutrients to be converted to neurotransmitters, enzymes and coenzymes, and to rebuild receptors for natural neurochemicals.