Don’t Feed Your Baby Solid Food Before 6 Months

Like many pediatricians, I recommend that you introduce solid food to your baby no earlier than 6 months old. A study published in the April issue of the journal Pediatrics shows many moms are jumping the gun and feeding their babies solid food earlier without knowing the risks. Of the 1,300 moms that were questioned, 40 … Read More

How to Control Celiac Disease

If you or a loved one have celiac disease, wellness is within your grasp. Celiac disease affects both children and adults. Inflammation of the small intestinal lining, caused by an immune reaction to gluten-containing foods, decreases the absorption of nutrients — including vitamins and key minerals. The result is “malabsorption” of carbohydrates, fats and sometimes … Read More

Nutrigenomics: Skinny Genes and the Effects of Food

Have you ever wondered how the foods you and your family eat actually affect your health? Or why some people can eat certain foods and stay slim, but those same foods cause you to gain weight? Nutrigenomics, a form of science that combines nutrition and genetics, seeks to answer these questions and many more. Below … Read More