Nutrition As Primary Therapy For Crohn’s Disease

March 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

March 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

February 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.

Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE Disease) in Children

January 8th, 2015|Family, Health|

Sharing many symptoms with the more commonly known GERD, Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) has only recently been identified as a disease. Fortunately, many new options are emerging to treat and manage EoE. What Is Eosinophilic Esophagitis? Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is an inflammatory condition in which the wall of the esophagus becomes filled with large numbers of white blood cells called eosinophils.

Crohn’s Disease

November 12th, 2014|Health|

Crohn's disease is a disease of the bowel that is closely related to ulcerative colitis. The two are grouped in a category called inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), because they both involve inflammation of the digestive tract. The major symptoms of