Nutrition

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

5 Reasons To Pack Your Lunch

By |2014-09-02T18:02:09-06:00September 2nd, 2014|Family, Health, Nutrition|

Most schools are trying hard to upgrade their lunch programs and offer the best food they can. But not every school cafeteria provides appealing, healthy lunch choices. Educate yourself when it comes to what your cafeteria has to offer. For example, did you know chicken nuggets have more fat and calories than a plain burger?

Back To School Nutrition

By |2014-09-02T16:17:59-06:00September 2nd, 2014|Family, Health, Nutrition|

Often, summer break is when the children’s healthy eating plans take a vacation. So, as summer comes to an end and the school year nears, take time to refocus your efforts as a family to ensure your children’s nutrition and physical activity habits are ready for the year ahead.