How to Help Your Child Develop Healthy Eating Habits

  A solid foundation in balanced nutritional habits can offer many rewards to kids as they grow and develop. Good nutrition at a young age can help them know how to nourish their body throughout their life and diminish the chance of chronic health conditions in the future. In addition, this could also boost their… Read more »

I Think My Child Has an Ulcer

Does your child easily stress out? Is your child always anxious? Is your child a perfectionist? Do you worry that your child is going to get an ulcer? What Is an Ulcer? An ulcer is an open, painful sore in the digestive tract. Ulcers in the stomach are called gastric ulcers, and ulcers in the first part… Read more »

Is Your Child Lactose Intolerant?

Does your child complain of gas, diarrhea, or abdominal pain shortly after having dairy products? If yes, then your child may have lactose intolerance. What is Lactose Intolerance? Lactose intolerance is a digestive problem in people who cannot digest the sugar lactose found in milk. Lactose sugar is also found in other dairy products, such as cheese and… Read more »

My Infant Has Reflux. Is This Normal?

What Is Infant Gastroesophageal Reflux? Infant reflux, known as gastroesophageal reflux(GER), occurs when the stomach contents come back up into the infant’s food pipe or esophagus. The ring of muscle between the esophagus and stomach normally relaxes to let milk pass from the esophagus into the stomach and then tightens again to keep the milk in… Read more »

The First Brain and the Second Brain (Part 2)

The amazing human body has two brains: the one we are all familiar with that is encased in the skull and a lesser-known but equally important one found in the human gut. The connection between the two brains is so close, when one gets upset, the other does too. In Part 1, we talked about… Read more »

The First Brain and the Second Brain (Part 1)

The connection between our gut health and our brain health is closely intertwined. You may have experienced this firsthand if you’ve had “butterflies” in your belly when you were in a worried state of mind. The reason for this is that the amazing human body has two brains: the one we are all familiar with… Read more »

Nutritional Therapy for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in children occurs as a result of genetic and environmental factors. IBD is a condition that causes chronic inflammation of the intestines. For reasons that are not yet clearly understood, the child’s immune system becomes abnormally active against his or her own intestines. The most common symptoms of IBD include diarrhea (often with blood and mucus), abdominal pain,… Read more »

What Is Toddler’s Diarrhea?

Toddler’s diarrhea is the most common cause of chronic diarrhea in a child who is continuing to gain weight and grow appropriately. The amount of diarrhea the child is having can often cause parents to become concerned. However, children with toddler’s diarrhea do not complain about abdominal pain and continue to be active. Children with toddler’s… Read more »

Water

Texas summers can be brutally hot and the month of August has been no exception! Your body depends on water to survive.  Every cell in your body needs water to properly function. Without water, the average person can survive for about 3 days. Your body is 60% water! What does your body use water for? Delivering oxygen… Read more »

Stomach Bug or Abdominal Migraine?

Does your child have a stomach bug? Depending on the symptoms and circumstances, she may have an abdominal migraine. Here’s how to tell the difference between an abdominal migraine and a garden-variety stomach bug. An abdominal migraine is like a migraine headache, but the pain is in the belly — not in the head. It’s… Read more »

IBD and Pregnancy: Tina Anderson’s Story

Editor’s note: TDDC brings you this first-person story from Tina Anderson, a patient of Dr. Rajeev Jain. Tina shares her story to show that with proper planning and care coordination, women with inflammatory bowel disease can have healthy pregnancies and healthy babies. Learn more here. May 11, 2003. It was a warm and sunny Sunday afternoon. The… Read more »