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.
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Meal on a Plane

It was dinner time on a British Airways flight from London to New York. As the flight attendant moved down the plane, she asked one of the passengers: “Would you like dinner?” “What are my choices?” asked the passenger. “Yes or No,” replied the attendant
You can get peanuts and a beverage these days if you are lucky.

Peanuts are not a bad choice as long as you do not have mold problems or peanut allergies.

Peanuts contain a mold toxin and can be one of the reasons for peanut intolerances.

Almost anything you order is almost guaranteed to be high in salt in order to give it taste.

I wonder if they offer a heart healthy meal plan,

I know many airlines order kosher meals and vegetarian meals.

What about a meal that is just fresh fruits and vegetables- you may not want bread or a roll if you are gluten sensitive.

I think the solution is bring your own food.

Prepare ahead of time and be prepared. I dont think they serve organic food.

I know they do not cater to picky eaters- nor do they give probiotics

They will supply the beverages.

One thing for sure, you should have a lesser risk of getting exposed to Lyme disease on the plane than on the ground.

Bon Voyage

New Year eating program- the basics

Every meal should contain a protein, a complex carbohydrate, a fruit and or vegetable.

Example- breakfast- oatmeal ( complex carbohydrate), fruit ( apple, orange, banana, blueberries) and protein may be one hard boiled egg, or one tablespoon of peanut butter, 1 ounce of cheese, 1 cup yogurt, ore one glass of milk

Lunch-example-Complex carbohydrate such as bread ( whole grain preferred over white), or 1 cup of brown rice. Protein can include 3 ounces of tuna, 1 egg,  1 ounce of cheese, 1/2 cup  of chickpeas or beans or 3 ounces of chicken breast or turkey breast. Choose a fresh fruit or vegetable such as grapes or sliced apples, or a fresh fruit salad to round out the meal. Shredded carrots or brocolli slaw or steamed mixed veggies add fiber to the diet without adding excessive sugar.

You can mix and match your fruit, veggies and protein and complex carbohydrates. You body runs on glucose, a simple sugar and needs the complex carbohydrates in the diet to break down slowly to simple sugars for energy over time. Too many simple sugars like table sugar sucrose, can lead to high insulin levels, and more fat deposited in areas of the body you dont want them. It can eventually lead to insulin requiring diabetes.

The complex slow to digest carbohydrates with high fiber and protein, cause a slow release of sugar into the blood stream and are your best bet against becoming an insulin dependent diabetic. If you are already diabetic, these eating habits can help lower your insulin requirements.

A high fiber fruit and vegetable diet also is treatment for constipation and irritable bowel and may prevent fatigue and prevent colon cancer.

What is Babesia

Babesia is a parasite and one of the infections transmitted by a tic along with Lyme disease, bartonella and mycoplasma infections. Symptoms of babesiosis are similar to those of Lyme disease but it more often starts with a high fever and chills. As the infection progresses, patients may develop fatigue, headache, sweats, muscle aches, nausea, and vomiting. Babesiosis is often so mild it is not noticed but can be life-threatening to people with no spleen, the elderly, and people with weak immune systems. Complications include very low blood pressure, liver problems, severe hemolytic anemia (a breakdown of red blood cells), .Babesia-Giemsa-stain-CDChere is a picture of the parasite (blue) infecting the red blood cells. There is a blood antibody test that can detect Babesia, and treatment involves antibiotics and antiparasite medication.

Update on Celiac

Celiac is an autoimmune disease cause by a permanent sensitivity to gluten found in wheat, rye, barley in people with a genetic predisposition to the disease. There is both a genetic part and an environmental trigger necessary for celiac.

Stomach and intestinal presentations of celiac include belly pain, not wanting to eat, constipation, diarrhea, poor weight gain, weight loss and vomiting.

Other ways in which celiac may present include: anemia from lack of iron, mouth sores, swollen tender joints, behavioral problems, teeth enamel problems, depression, skin rashes, headaches, poor muscle tone, poor bone density, delay in puberty,

Celiac is associated with autoimmune liver disease, diabetes, down syndrome, Immunoglobulin A deficiency, inflamed thyroid, and turner syndrome.

For routine blood testing a tissue transglutaminase IgA level and total serum IgA level is recommended

For those who have low levels of IgA, additional tissue transglutaminase IgG should be ordered

A gluten free diet consists of eliminating foods that contain gluten and also includes avoiding barley or malt extract, bran, bulgar, coucous, durum, farina, graham flour, kamut, matzo flour or meal, orzo, panko, rye, semolina, spelt, triticale, wheat, wheat bran, wheat germ, wheat starch.

Potentially hidden sources of gluten may be found in ales, beers and lagers, breading, brown rice syrup, coating mix, communion wafers, croutons, candy, luncheon meats, broth, pasta, sauces, soup base, stuffing, self- basting poultry, imitation bacon or seafood, soy sauce, marinades, supplements, prescription medicines, over the counter medicines, vitamins and mineral supplements, lipstick, gloss and balms. Consult with the manufacturer to get all the ingredients

Gluten free grains and starches include amaranth, arrowroot, buckwheat, corn, flax, nuts, beans and seed flour, millet, potato starch, potato flour, quinoa, rice, rice bran, sago, soy, tapoica

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.

Link

Lyme disease according to WEB MD

The information in this slide show is way too basic. It makes it sound like Lyme disease is a diagnosis based on a lab test to confirm your suspicion. This is not true. Lyme disease is a clinical diagnosis based on symptoms even in the absence of a bullseye rash. Unfortunately many of the ELISA And WESTERN BLOT tests are accurate if 50% at best and a negative test does not exclude the disease.

Also the slide show neglects to mention that the ticks are now carrying other infections such as Bartonella, Mycoplasma, Erhlichia, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Anaplasma and Babesia. It complicates the clinical picture because there are multiple organisms involved.

Just testing for lyme disease is a big mistake because you may be missing all these other serious infections.