Policeman, Peanuts and the Judge

A policeman brought four boys before a judge.

“They were causing an awful lot of commotion at the zoo, your Honor,” he said.

“Boys,” said the judge sternly, “I never like to hear reports of juvenile delinquency.

Now I want each of you to tell me your name and what you were doing wrong.”

“My name is George,” said the first boy, “and I threw peanuts into the elephant pen.”

“My name is Pete,” said the second boy, “and I threw peanuts into the elephant pen.”

“My name is Mike,” said the third boy, “and I threw peanuts into the elephant pen.”

“My name is Peanuts,” said the fourth boy


Food Allergies, Sensitivities and histamine reactions


 After an insult to the gut, from a bacteria, parasite, toxin, virus- the stomach and intestine become permeable (leaky gut)

During this time of a permeable gut allergies increase and may contribute to inflammation in the stomach, esophagus, intestines.

Allergy can be to food, environment such as dust, mold, and toxins

Eosinophilic esophagitis is one form of allergy found in many allergic children.

An elimination diet  helps.

The most common food allergens in children are milk, eggs, peanuts, soy, wheat, tree nuts, shellfish as shown in  Food Allergies video.

Other food allergies and asthma may be related to problems in methylation cycle.

Dr Fried can perform specialized DNA  testing related to food allergies and food sensitivities,

He can find out if you have a problem with the enzyme that is responsible for breaking down histamine as well

Call 732 682 3425 or contact Dr Fried

– See more at: http://www.healthydays.info/food-allergies-and-sensitivies.html#sthash.8IvEml67.dpuf

Obamacare and the Health Profession

Whether you are for Obama Care or against it- or have no feelings what so ever- See what health professionals below think:

The Allergists were in favor of scratching the plan, but the dematologists advised not to make any rash moves

THe Gastroenterologists had a GUT feeling about the plan , but the neurologists thought the administration had a lot of NERVE to implement it.

Obstetricians felt that the congress was laboring under many misconceptions about healthcare while the opthalmologists considered the plan shortsighted

Patholgists yelled, “OVER OUR DEAD BODY!” while Pediatricians said to them, ” Oh GROW UP,”

The Psychiatrists and psychologists felt the whole plan was madness, while the radiologists could see right thru it

Surgeons decided to wash their hands of the whole thing, while the internists claimed the new plan would indeed be a bitter pill to swallow

The Plastic surgeons opinioned that this healthcare plan would put a whole new face on the matter

The Podiatrists thought Obamacare was a step forward while the urologists were pissed off at the whole plan.

Anesthesiologists were aghast at the plan while the Cardiologist didn’t have the heart to say no to it.

In the end it, the Proctologists won out, leaving the entire decision up to the assholes in Washington to get to the bottom of all this.

I think its a BUM deal and needs more careful evaluation,
are congressman also paying $3000 a year deductible as many of US will be paying?


Dr Fried’s Videos

Here is a link to a host of videos on Nutritional and Gastrointestinal conditions such as celiac, diet, nutrition, crohns, Lyme, pet diseases, GERD, diabetes, glycemic load, H. pylori, underweight,

Also included are videos on diarrhea, colitis, milk allergy, Iron, infant formulas, casein and whey proteins

Food Allergies may present as hives, vomiting, eczema, or wheezing

Most food allergy reactions start soon — within minutes to a couple of hours — after exposure to a trigger food.

Symptoms can include:

  • Stomach or intestinal problems, such as vomiting, colic, diarrhea, or bleeding
  • Skin reactions, such as hives, swelling, or eczema
  • Breathing problems, such as upper respiratory congestion, throat swelling, or wheezing

Preparing Meals and Snacks

food allergies will change your eating habits.

“Finding safe options that children are willing to eat can be a challenge,”

“Families have to learn how to prepare safe meals and snacks from whole foods and also how to find allergen-free convenience items.”

You’ll need to master the art of reading product labels.

The FDA requires that the eight major dietary allergens (milk, eggs, wheat, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, and shellfish) be noted on product and ingredient labels. But other minor ingredients may not appear on packaging. If you have questions about something your child might eat, you should call the maker before you serve it to them.

“There’s always a risk of hidden ingredients,” “Labeling is not always complete, nor clear.”

Preparing meals and snacks at home gives you more control what’s in your food. There are many cookbooks and web sites that have allergy-friendly recipes.

For special events like birthday parties, let the host know about your child’s allergies, and make sure your child knows what’s off limits.

Dining Out

Let your server know of a food allergy. Ask to speak to the manager or chef who will be preparing the food, so you can find out about the ingredients used and the methods of preparation.

“Ask that your food be prepared using clean hands and clean cooking surfaces, utensils, and equipment,” “If you have milk allergies– You don’t want the hamburger  to be prepared on the same grill as another customer’s cheeseburger-.”

if there is a peanut allergy, you might want to avoid restaurants that cook with peanuts or peanut sauces, and if you’re allergic to shellfish, you might want to avoid seafood restaurants.

Always have emergency medications on hand. If you think someone is having an anaphylactic reaction, call 911 immediately and use your epinephrine auto-injector.  Even after that injection, you or your child may still need to go to the hospital.

Allergies can produce nausea

Today a 9 year old boy with seasonal allergies presented with a 2-3 month history of not wanting to eat in the morning. He feels nausea upon awakening. During the allergy season, when sneezing and symptomatic, he improves on antihistamines but doesnt take them regularly. He tolerates all his lunch and dinner meals and has a well rounded diet.
He is allergic to ragweed and grass by allergy testing and has to shower daily to get pollen and grass allergens off his body.
It seems to me- that he is having a post nasal drip with possible reflux at night that could be causing his symptoms. I plan on doing some more allergy testing including other food and environmental allergy testing. This is an interesting presentation because we tend to think of environmental allergies mostly in the spring and fall and forget that grasses are with us all summer long. Allergy to grasses can present as in this case and should be a consideration.

Do you have food or environmental Allergies?


Do you have food or environmental Allergies?

Allergic shiners, under your eyes could be one physical exam finding that you have food or environmental allergies. If you suffer in the spring and the fall with seasonal allergies and have these dark shiners under your eyes, consider seeking medical help. Heartburn can be food allergies which are also in the digestive tract. This condition is called eosinophilic gastroenteritis.