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.
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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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.
We Consult A – Z
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- Anorexia / Bulimia
- Arthritis and Osteoporosis
- Autoimmune diseases
- Belly Pain
- Cholesterol and triglycerides
- Chronic Fatigue
- Crohn’s / Colitis
- Diet Supplements
- Food Allergies
- Fortified Foods
- Healthy Diets
- Heart Healthy diets
- Heartburn and reflux
- Holistic Medicine
- Integrative Medicine
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Leaky Gut
- Lyme Disease and its coinfections
- Nutrition as You Age
- Portion Size
- Preventative Medicine
- Sports Nutrition
- Stress Nutrition
- Tick Infections
- Weight loss
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
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.
For people who are lactose intolerant and or concerned about gut health try DAIRY CARE
It can be found in health food stores and online
It lines the intestines with acidophilus which helps with the absorption of undigested sugar that may cause gas, bloating and diarrhea.
It increases the absorption of minerals such as calcium and phosphorus which helps prevent osteoporosis
It eliminates the need to buy lactose free products if you take two capsules in the morning-daily
It also increases the use of niacin and folate, absorption of iron from the intestines,
THE CAPSULES are enteric coated and don’t get destroyed by stomach acid