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Nutrition As Primary Therapy For Crohn’s Disease

By |2015-03-13T21:02:48-06:00March 13th, 2015|Family, Health, Nutrition|

Until fairly recently, Crohn's Disease was primarily treated with medications. An experiment in Europe, however, revealed that long-term treatment via polymeric formulas, such as Ensure, PediaSure and similar brands of meal-replacement, nutritional drinks, has proven to be very effective in treating Crohn's Disease.

Crohn’s Disease in Pediatric Patients

By |2015-03-06T23:29:45-06:00March 6th, 2015|Health, Nutrition|

Crohn's Disease is an inflammatory disease that affects 1.4 million Americans, approximately 20% of which are pediatric patients. This disease is a problem that can affect any part of the digestive tract. Explained simply, this is an inappropriate inflammatory process. For example, when a patient has an infection, it's appropriate to exhibit inflammation, as the purpose of inflammation is to kill bacteria.

Examining Pediatric Peanut Allergies, Sensitivity, and Exposure

By |2015-02-06T23:26:02-06:00February 6th, 2015|Health, Nutrition|

Not all peanut-sensitized children develop allergic reactions on exposure. Food allergy diagnostics can be perplexing. Consider the teenager who experiences nausea and stomach cramps after eating peanuts. Whole extract specific IgE (s-IgE) testing for peanut demonstrates relatively low sensitization to peanut (1.2kUA/L), although her clinical history links peanut ingestion to symptoms.

Top Questions About Celiac Disease, Gluten Sensitivity, and Wheat Allergies

By |2015-01-30T23:01:09-06:00January 30th, 2015|Family, Health, Nutrition|

Last week, we reviewed a recent hot topic in the world of family and pediatric medicine — Discussing Gluten Sensitivity. This week, we will be addressing some of the top-asked questions regarding Celiac Disease, Gluten Sensitivity, and Wheat Allergies. In