Milk and some other food allergies can go away with time.  But peanut allergy seems to last a lifetime and it can be severe, taking people to an Emergency Room.  That’s why there’s been so much of an effort to try to prevent it.

  1. Peel and grate the bottle gourd. squeeze and remove the water content.
  2. Mix cornflour and bread slices to the grated bottle gourd. add salt, chilli powder, coriander leaves and make a dough. split the dough into 6-8 balls and roll them firmly into dumplings
  3. Heat oil in a frying pan and deep fry the dumplings. Keep them aside.

We are pleased to have an overview on the nutrition needed for children with cystic fibrosis from Elizabeth (Betsy) Britt, RD and Edith Pilzer, MD who are members of the Cystic Fibrosis Care Team at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

                                    Dr. Stan

We don’t judge whether you have enough vitamin D just based on what you eat anymore.  In part that's because the sources of the vitamin are both sun exposure and diet.  They aren't the same every day and they really aren't the critical issue.

I enjoyed my recent opportunity to speak with a number of customers at Kroger Supermarkets when I was there signing copies of What to Feed Your Baby. Some had come because they heard my interviews at WSB (that felt particularly wonderful). And some were shoppers that had specific questions they wanted to address, with implications far beyond childhood.

Breastfeeding has been associated with higher IQs and other measures of cognitive and developmental abilities, but the studies were often dismissed because breastfeeding and IQs also parallel social, cultural and occupational differences. In other words, who's to say that breastfeeding made Johnny smarter when it could have been that his parents were also better educated and wealthier than Jimmy's and therefore they could have provided other advantages to increase his scholastic performance.

Nutritional and gastrointestinal disorders are often mysteries in the beginning.  Not a whodunit, but awfully close as doctors try to put the symptoms together and figure out the cause and then the best treatment plan.

What is irritable bowel syndrome?  Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS, also known as a spastic colon) is a frequent problem in adults, and a not infrequent one, in school children.  The widely accepted criteria established by a group of international physicians meeting together in Rome (and thus called the Rome criteria) helps to define the condition.

Recurrent abdominal pain or discomfort at least 3 days/month in the last 3 months with two or more of the following:

Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative colitis are the two most common forms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)--in short, when the intestine becomes sore or swollen. Ulcers form and destroy the surface of the intestine. Ulcerative colitis was thought to be limited to the large intestine, or colon (remembering that -itis at the end of a word means that organ or tissue has become inflamed--appendicitis, arthritis, bronchitis, and so on). However, our group has recently published evidence that similar sores can show up in the small intestine occasionally.