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
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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1) Early in diarrhea from a viral illness, probiotics can reduce diarrheal symptoms by one day
2) Probiotics cab be effective in preventing antibiotic associated diarrhea in healthy children
3) Probiotics have been found to be safe in infant formulas and foods marketed for children.
4) Probiotics in human milk, can reduce common infections and eczyma in healthy children
If you have celiac or have had it for a while, consider that one autoimmune disease ( such as celiac) can cause another one to occur- such as diabetes, crohn’s, and thyroid issues. If you are following a gluten free diet and not improving- consider other autoimmune conditions.
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 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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