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How to help your picky eater learn to enjoy new foods

February 28, 2017
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Busy parents are familiar with this scenario: After a hectic day working and taking care of the kids, you throw together a meal that is quick and healthy. You’re immediately met with resistance by your little ones. While there is no “right” way to handle picky eating, some general guidelines may help you keep this unfortunate hassle from escalating into a more significant problem. 

Saving our kids from metabolic syndrome

January 03, 2017
Did you know that one of the most common chronic pediatric diseases is a totally preventable condition?  This condition is tied to obesity and can shorten a person’s life span by 22 percent. Now, Swedish is hosting the first-of-its-kind symposium dedicated to this disease.

Have a happy holiday, not a heart attack

December 14, 2016
Studies show an increase in cardiac deaths by almost 5 percent on Christmas Day, the day after Christmas and New Year’s Day.  All that overeating and stress typically associated with the holiday season could exacerbate existing conditions. Here’s how to stay healthy during the holidays.

Inflammatory bowel disease and dietary fiber

December 12, 2016
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Inflammatory bowel disease can lead to damage of intestinal tissues and symptoms such as abdominal pain and diarrhea. Dietary fiber can be friend and foe to people with IBD. Whole foods that are high in fiber can make symptoms worse during a flare-up, but they can also help prevent future flare-ups during remission.

When food is the best medicine

August 01, 2016

Sometimes, healthy food can be better than medicine when it comes to treating chronic illnesses. Read or listen to audio about a cooking class I teach at Swedish to help new doctors understand how good food can make a difference.


New Nutrition Label

May 23, 2016

The FDA just finalized its new Nutrition Facts Label, which will now include the amount of added sugar found in packaged foods.  While this is great news, parents still need to be vigilant when it comes to sources of hidden sugar in foods. This blog highlights key points to remember.

What is celiac disease?

April 18, 2016

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that damages the small intestine and prevents the absorption of nutrients. This disease occurs in genetically predisposed people and can be diagnosed at any age. Worldwide, an estimated 1 in 100 people have celiac disease.

Nutrient Rich Foods for Multiple Sclerosis

May 22, 2015
Many multiple sclerosis (MS) patients take supplements for their health. The natural substances that have the most evidence based medicine for health in MS are ensuring adequate levels of Vitamin D, B-12, Omega 3 fatty acids, and Calcium.

Pediatric Experts Voice Concern Over Feeding Children Rice

January 09, 2015

A recent consensus statement written by international pediatric nutrition experts has recommended that infants and young children avoid rice-based drinks.  This is due to the fact that some types of rice contain large concentrations of inorganic arsenic, a first-level carcinogen.  There is no safe level of intake, because any exposure is risky.  The longer the exposure to inorganic arsenic, the more toxic its effects.

The newly published report reminds us that rice and derived products such as starch, flour and syrup are used to fortify different foods, including drinks, purees, and snacks.  These are foods often fed to infants and young children.  Since most of the inorganic arsenic in rice is concentrated in the outer bran layers, the report also highlights that potentially, the most harmful type of exposure is that which comes from products manufactured from brown rice...

No "window of opportunity" for celiac disease prevention

December 08, 2014

As a pediatric gastroenterologist, I’m often asked whether there is any way to prevent a child from developing celiac disease. Based on what I knew regarding how food allergies develop, I used to counsel families that there might be a “window of opportunity”, between four and six months, when it’s possible to introduce grains and other gluten-containing foods that could potentially “teach” the immune system to tolerate gluten and thus lower the risk of developing celiac disease.

However, my “window theory” recently got thrown out the window when the results of two important scientific studies were published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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