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Dr. Martin Fried

Nutrition
Ocean, NJ
37 years experience male

Locations

Healthy Days, LLC

Ocean, NJ

Address

3200 Sunset Ave Ste 100, Ocean, NJ
Directions

My office hours

Tuesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

(732) 455-3309

Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

United HealthCare Insurance Company

Oxford Health Plans

Medicaid

AmeriHealth

AmeriChoice Health Services, Inc

Cigna

UMR

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

Starmark

Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania

About

Bio

http://www.healthydays.info/ Dr Martin D. Fried is a board certified Pediatrician, a pediatric gastroenterologist and a Board certified Physician Nutrition Specialist in monmouth county NJ. He is affiliated with Jersey Shore University Hospital and Riverview Medical Center. Dr Fried started up the Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Program at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in 1992 and went into private practice in 2005. Dr Fried's web blog: http://nutritionnewjersey.wordpress.com/

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Nutrition

General Practice

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Pediatrics

Preventive Medicine

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 years experience
Yes: Topical corticosteroids are safe when taken during pregnancy.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 years experience
Weight gain: about 300 additional calories a day in the second and third trimester protein about 60 grams a day calcium- 1200 mg daily folate 15 mg as folic acid d... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 years experience
Yes: You want the baby to come out head first, this is the normal position for a normal delivery.
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A member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 years experience
Great question: Many answers, first keep up with fluid loses, also see a pediatrician who can do an evaluation for possible causes. It can be a sugar enzyme deficienc... Read More
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Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 years experience
1st year of life: Babies grow their fastest in the first year of life. They double their birth weight at 3-4 months and triple their weight at one year. If your baby is... Read More
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Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 years experience
3, and 3: Crying for more than three hours a day., 3 days a week and inconsolable. Some babies with colic improve with motion, like a ride in a car. There is no... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 years experience
Yes: Excess intake of stool softeners can give you diarrhea. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) can cause diarrhea, senna can, lactulose can, even mineral oil ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 years experience
Carb/Pro/fat: 40-% of calories from carbohydrates 30% of calories protein 30% of calories from fat.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 years experience
Yes: Drinking too much can give you diarrhea cause the sugar in it can run right thru you. Drink it diluted with water.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 years experience
LOW SALT: A low salt diet, avoid salted foods such as olives, chips etc. You want less than 1500mg of salt a day. Salt will cause water retention and make the... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 years experience
Check it out: There are many conditions including post nasal drip, and reflux that can cause throwing up. Sleep apnea is another one- you can get tested for reflux ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 years experience
High: The higher the osmotic particles, the more likely to cause diarrhea. Example, excessive fruit juices in kids cause an osmotic diarrhea from sugar par... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 years experience
Water most: Most of what you lose is water, you might lose a little bit of salt and potassium. You certainly dont want to be drinking a high sugar drink to replac... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 years experience
Folic acid: Folic acid is should be supplemented during pregnancy to prevent neurological problems in the developing newborn. A general multivitamin with Folic Ac... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 years experience
See below: start by not adding salt to anything you eat. Then progress to reading labels and becoming aware of salt content in foods you eat. The goal is less th... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 years experience
No Problems: Most patients have no problems associated with plaque surgery. As with any ocular surgery, there can be secondary complications such as retinal detach... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 years experience
Multifactorial: There are many reasons including diet, exercise, lifestyle, food choices and eating habits. More people eat out now than 20 years ago and these foods ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 years experience
Many causes: There are many causes of diarrhea after eating. It could even be related to your gallbladder. I suggest an appointment with your physician to figure o... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 years experience
TUMS (calcium carbonate): Tums are a great source of calcium and they are cheap too. Your average tum can have betweem 300 to 600 mg of calcium. You also need vitamin d in your... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 years experience
Healthy: Low is saturated fat ( less than 10% of all calories) high in unsaturated fats 10-15% of all calories complex carbohydrates with whole grains, legum... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 years experience
Moderation: How much fat are we talking about? You need carbohydrates- to run the brain, heart, muscles etc. If your diet is over 50% fat, you may be limiting th... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 years experience
Yes: By eating more fresh fruits and especially vegetables which are lower in carbohydrates compared to processed foods such as high calories such as cakes... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 years experience
No: fiber is not a nutrient. it is however essential to help bowel movements, to prevent diverticular disease and for normal functioning of the intestinal... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 years experience
Yes: Irritable bowel symptom has diarrhea and alternating constipation. There are specific criteria for the diagnosis and other causes of constipation and ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 years experience
Yes: A small apple has 3 grams of fiber, and a large apple has 5 grams of fiber. When eaten with the skin, apples are a high fiber food.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 years experience
Good: washing and cooking food thoroughly is the best way to avoid a food borne infection. Also if you hear of a breakout in a shopping store, and you bough... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 years experience
Alternate foods: F you have multiple food allergies, one of the best ways to help yourself is to “rotate” your foods, or eat a rotation diet. A rotation diet is a syst... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 years experience
See below: Complex carbohydrates, meaning fresh fruits and vegetables, and little if none processed foods. Lean meats, and dairy. Diet with mostly unsaturated fa... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 years experience
Wash: Wash all food well, cook food thoroughly. If serving meat, you are better off with a steak than ground meat, because ground meat has a higher incidenc... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 years experience
10% of total calorie: Since fat contributes to delayed stomach emptying, i would limit your total dietary calories from fat to not more than 10% of the diet. 3% of those c... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 years experience
It could: High fiber diet is one of the best ways to prevent diverticular disease. You also need to have adequate fluids as well, so that the fiber will form a ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 years experience
Every one different: Each person is different and how long someone will be on a medication before they have side effects can not be predicted ahead of time. However, your ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 years experience
Antidepressants: Antidepressant medications are used to treat a variety of conditions, including depression and other mental/mood disorders. These medications can help... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 years experience
Not healthy: Too few calories- In general the amount of calories you are suggesting would be too low to sustain a weight loss over time. Your body may go into star... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 years experience
Take it away: Just stop eating it. There are so many alternatives such as sweet potatoes, whole grain rice, etc. Many of the breads are low in nutrients, some of wh... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 years experience
Prenatal vitamins: Prenatal vitamins have the suggested amount of Folic Acid to prevent neural tube defects seen in patients who don't get enough Folic Acid during pregn... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 years experience
Nutrients: It sounds as if you are not getting the proper nutrients for hair growth when dieting. It also depends what you eat when youre on a "Diet" One piece o... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 years experience
Moderation: The American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Drugs considers alcohol compatible with breastfeeding. It lists possible side effects if consumed in l... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 years experience
8ft 11 inches: Robert Wadlow reached 8 ft 11.1 in due to hyperplasia of the pituitary gland. He died at age 22.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 years experience
See below: starting with artificial colors, artificial sweeteners and phosphoric acid, We really do not know the long term effects of these ingredients to the i... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 years experience
Many things: poor intake of food, inadequate absorption, increased requirements as during inflammation and infections. Absorption conditions that can lead to malnu... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 years experience
Yes: calcium 600mg with vitamin D3 400 international units can be safely taken once daily. For people in areas of the US where there is little light- espec... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 years experience
Cant calculate: I cant calculate the likelihood. Even though he didn't ejaculate, he may have had some cum on his penis. The spermicide in the condom may have killed ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 years experience
Causes: inadequate intake, absorption problems, digestion problems- oare all causes- see your doctor for an evaluation
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 years experience
See neurologist: The best way to know is to see a professional - a neurologist. Tics come and go and vary in type frequency and location and severity. Many people wit... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 years experience
Yes: If you get all the protein, sugar and Fat in thru an IV, it is for the most part predigested and doesnt require enzymes from the pancrease (pancrelipa... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 years experience
So would I: However, that is not healthy or safe or even reasonable. What is the rush or the fire, you may be putting your nutrition at risk to try and do that. A... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 years experience
Blood test: a blood test ordered by your physician can tell the difference. In dehydration alone- early on- just the Blood urea Nitrogen (BUN) level is elevated, ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 years experience
Tsh > 40 mU/L: All infants with a low T4 concentration and a TSH concentration greater than 40 mU per L are considered to have congenital hypothyroidism and should h... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 years experience
Speak to teacher: He should be allowed to use the bathroom when he needs to poop. If he continues to withhold a bowel movement it may become a larger problem. He can ge... Read More
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Nov 8, 2014
I know Dr. Fried very well since we practice together in the same community. He is an admired Pediatrician, pediatric gastroenterologist and nutrition expert. He is well respected by his peers and his...Read More
Nov 2, 2014
I endorse Dr. Fried. He has an excellent knowledge of medicine and is providing a valuable service to the public on healthtap.
Apr 28, 2015
I learn a great deal from Dr. Fried's responses!
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! It helped me understand that its more about portion control and eating low protein changes in my life. My liver doctors , 4th stage cirrhosis caused by fatty liver disea...Read More
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Dr Martin What is advised to me is straight forward and simple. But it v is hard to npractice. Since there are many advices I must prioritiz
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

State University of New York Upstate Medical University, NY
Graduated 1985MD

Residency

ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Awards

Tisdall Research Award - Hospital for Sick children
Attending Research Award - Jersey Shore University Medical center
Charlton Norton Addie - American Cancer society award

Affiliations

Jersey Shore University Medical center
Riverview Medical Center
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