Month: November 2017

Allergic Reactions and anti-histamine dosing

Tweet Allergic reactions can range from hives to life-threatening reactions like anaphylaxis. Allergic reactions can be frightening. A mild allergic reaction is limited – such as hives. This can be treated with a over-the-counter anti-histamine.  Cetirizine: Dosing, Cetirizine (aka Zyrtec) is a modern anti-histamine. If specifically targets the receptors that cause allergies. It lasts 24 hours. …

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FODMAP diet

Tweet The FODMAP diet is a diet that in studies helps 75% of people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). FODMAP stands for fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides and polyols. In layman’s terms they are sugars found in food that are not digestible and are fermented by bacteria in the gut. This produces gas. Some people, specifically …

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Nutrition 5: weblinks

    Kids food pyramid: www.mypyramid.gov/kids Healthy eating ideas for families: www.mealmakeovermoms.com Framingham State Pediatric Nutrition Handouts (general handouts and handouts for specific dietary concerns): http://www.framinghampediatrics.com/nutrition.html My Plate (menu planner, tons of resources): https://www.choosemyplate.gov/ We Can: Tips for healthy eating and healthy activity. https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/wecan/ http://recipes.familyeducation.com http://teamnutritionusda.gov/resources/mypyramidtips.html Eat Right http://www.eatright.org/ Fun resource on healthy lifestyle Nutrition.gov tons of info on variety of …

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Nutrition part 3: Creating a healthy colorful dinner plate and staying on budget

What should my child’s meals consist of ? Here are some tips on how to provide a balanced healthy meal. Below is a abbreviated list. a variety of colors of fruits and veggies whole grains and minimally processed foods plant-based proteins and limited processed meats healthy oils dairy plenty of water Kid-friendly tips for including …

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Nutrition part 4: Children with special dietary needs

Tweet Teen tips for girls and boys – a list of resources. Tips for teen boys. Tips for vegetarians. And also here – a list of multiple resources for vegetarians. Tips if you have high cholesterol. Heart-healthy ideas. Boosting calories if you take ADHD medications and have suppressed appetite. Counting Calcium and Vit D. Dairy info. Sugar info. Diabetes …

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Nutrition part 2: Creating a healthy lifestyle for the whole family

Even if only one person in the family has a unhealthy weight it is helpful for the whole family to develop healthy habits. Singling out one child for a restrictive diet can seem like a punishment to that child. Everyone can benefit from healthy habits. Children learn from watching their parents. If they see a …

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