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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Weight, habits, lifestyle, medications

This week I had a challenge from someone trying to lose weight who stays up till 2 am and needs medication to fall asleep. They then get up at 5am and dont eat until bedtime ( Is that really possible). This person claimed to have gained 60 pounds and wants to lose it as well. She admits to poor choices such as adding butter to foods and eating fried foods. As a result of late night eating, she has reflux and is on medication for that. She doesnt have the time to cook or prepare her meals. She feels lightheaded during the day and eats processed foods, fast foods before bedtime.

She also goes out to eat at least twice a week and drinks alcohol when going out to eat- more than one serving.

Lifestyle changes- that are small and acceptable coupled with portion control are important.

My first suggestion was not to skip breakfast, its important to have a healthy complex carbohydrate in the form of a fresh fruit- coupled with a complete protein such as a serving of dairy- or a ounce of nuts. This starts the metabolism going and sustains blood sugar till the next meal- 

The next meal should be similar to the first- it can contain two fruits for added carbohydrates. You dont want simple sugars and processed foods ( cakes, cookies etc) because of the highs and lows associated with their intake- especially without any protein and fiber in the diet, to slow down the absorption of the sugar.

Eating before bed- is never a good idea, it should be at least two hours before and should be less food. Especially try to decrease the intake of fried and fat foods before dinner- as they also delay stomach emptying and contribute to reflux as well as weight gain.

In and ideal situation- we should eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a queen and dinner like a pauper.

How to build a healthy meal

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how to build a healthy meal

Make half your plate fruits and vegetables. They are a great source of nutrients, unlike many processed foods where nutrients may have been removed. They are also low in calories and fat.

Add lean protein from nuts, eggs, dairy ( fat free or 1% milk), legumes and whole grains- 

Avoid extra fat and saturated fat. Saturated fats contribute to heart disease, stroke, and other inflammatory conditions in the body such as leaky gut and autoimmune diseases.

Take your time to eat- it takes twenty minutes for your stomach to tell your brain it is full, so savor the food, eat it slowly.

Choosing a smaller plate will give the appearance of a larger meal and can help you with portion control and limiting overeating.

Try to eat more meals at home- so you have a better idea of what you are eating. Many restaurants add extra fat, salt and sugar to their foods to give them taste.

Choose healthier options at home or eating out- choose grilled and baked instead of fried food. 

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12 foods all nutritionist eat

Here are among the healthy 12 foods that nutritionist promote eating

Avocado- healthy fats- not saturated

Berries- good source of fiber and antioxidants

Almond milk- low in calories, no saturated fat

Cinnamon- curbs appetite and can help lower blood sugar

Eggs- 70 calories per egg- has 13 vitamins- and is a complete protein

Chickpeas- high in fiber,

nuts- monounsaturated fats, high in omega three fats- especially walnuts and almonds

kale- leafy green vegetable- high in Vitamins A, C, Fiber and calcium

Weight loss, Activity, Portion Control , diabetes, hypertension of 2013

Chickennugget

Chickennugget (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

What are some of the reasons people overeat?

Loneliness, boredom, stress, happy, sad-emotions.

Food is free, Lack of knowledge of nutrition.

Today I saw a 14 year old overweight patient. For breakfast she has McGriddle with pancakes, scrambled eggs and cheese, hash brown and orange juice. How long would it take to make 2 ounces of cereal with a fresh fruit for breakfast. It would save her 300-400 calories a day.

Over the summer- she was in camp where she played basketball, and was swimming daily. She initially lost 4 pounds in the month of July but gained the weight back when she stopped her activity.

Activity and portion control are both key parts to weight loss and preservation of muscle.

It seems that some people think that chicken nuggets with fries and soda is an example of good nutrition. Most nuggets are 50% fat. Sodas are empty calories of sugar with no nutritional value.

Some of my patients have more than 5 meals a week eaten out. Portion sizes are double in calories and high in salt and fat in many restaurants. How do we begin to teach families to make better choices before they become obese, have high blood pressure and diabetes?

High Fiber low fat TUNA salad

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High Fiber low fat TUNA salad

2 cans ( 7 oz ) solid white tuna,
1/2 onion sliced
2 stalks celery sliced
1/2 can vegetarian beans
mayo to taste ( very little needed)
Combine all ingredients in bowl, smash in the beans to the tuna, then add the mayo, onions and celery. Garnish with cherry tomatoes and fresh broccoli.

SUPER MORBID OBESITY 385 lbs 14 years old

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SUPER MORBID OBESITY 385 lbs 14 years old

Patient of mine lost 50 pounds in one year by portion control, exercise and making good choices. She didnt undergo by pass surgery or banding. She made the effort to change and is rewarded with improved health.

This picture is her weight at 385 pounds before she lost 50 pounds