Yogurt is a dairy product produced by fermentation of milk that has been heated to high temperatures to create the desired texture. Greek yogurt, also known as “strained” yogurt, is made by allowing the liquid whey (water, lactose, and some protein and minerals) to drain out of the yogurt, resulting in a thicker yogurt and a more tart tasting yogurt. Greek yogurt contains a higher percentage of protein than unstrained yogurt simply because of the removal of a portion of the water. The most popular Greek yogurts have about 15 -18 grams of protein per serving. Greek yogurt is currently the largest growing sector in the dairy industry. Its production has nearly quadrupled in the last few years, and sales are up approximately 75 percent in just one year.
Greek yogurt is now often used as a substitute for mayonnaise and sour cream. It also makes a great snack. Douglas et al. (2013) assessed whether an afternoon snack of high protein Greek yogurt could help with appetite ...
Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER) is a common condition from infancy to adulthood. However, there are significant differences in the symptoms and treatments depending on the age of the patient. This week, I am beginning a three part series on Gastroesophageal Reflux from infancy to adulthood. Note: The information in this blog is for informational purposes only. Report all symptoms to the doctor for a diagnosis and treatment. Part One of a Three Part Series: Infants and Toddlers GER vs.GERD First, it is important define two separate but related conditions: Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER) and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER) is a normal physiological event characterized by the sensation of food coming up the esophagus in the form of a wet burp. Infants have GER after eating a large meal, ingesting air or eating too fast. On the other hand, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is the abnormal backwashing of stomach co...
A baby with a chronic illness may need to have one or more
medications, possibly for long periods of time. Often these
medications are given at home by the parents or a caregiver.
The parents and/or the caregiver of a chronically-ill baby may
find times when he or she is under great stress. When this happens,
attention to detail can go lacking, and a resultant problem could
be improper dosage of medication given to the child.
However, you can take steps that can help you reduce errors in
giving medication at home. Following are a few common-sense
suggestions that you may find helpful.
Suggestion 1: Have one person in charge of
In our home, we have found that if one person is in charge of
giving the medications each day it makes the issue of when and how
much is given significantly easier to deal with. When it is not
possible to have just one person give the medication (for such
reasons as conflicting work schedules) then good communication
between those giving the medicin...
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