“To Eat or not to Eat”

M Rawashdeh, MD, MSc, FRCP
Professor of Pediatrics, Gastroenterology & Nutrition

November 3, 2012

Food importance?
Basic element for life, though 600 diseases in humans are related to food. On average, 36.2% of family spending is on food.

Pillars of Knowledge I keep six honest serving men; They taught me all I knew: Their names are what and when and why and where and how and who
Alice in the wonderland

Any new concept?
What to eat vs what not to eat  Pre and Probiotics vs antibiotics

‫ صحتين وعافية‬ ‫ بالهنا والشفا‬ Good Appetite ‫ وليس‬

It’s never too late to start.

Macronutrients  Micronutrients

Breastfed receive non-sterile human proteins, formula fed receive non-human sterile proteins?

lack of host microbe interaction may be associated with a number of inflammatory conditions, like allergy and autoimmune diseases, and this has led to the so-called “hygiene hypothesis”.

Start Feeding!

Nurse !!

But What &Why?

Animal Data
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Honeybees !! Feeding Royal jelly , makes the difference in size and fertility Genes are the same but food is difference between Queen and slave


LCPUFA & Immune modulation

LCPUFAs Metabolism

Cycloxygenase Enzyme

LCPUFAs / Effect on Immune Modulation
Change in dietary fat intake
Modern industrialized countries

Omega 3 PUFAs consumption
Omega 6 PUFAs consumption

•More vegetable fat(LA) •Less fish
Increase risk of allergic Diseases
Kankaapaa 1999

Diet rich in DHA reduce the Allergy incidence

•616 pregnant women •Double blinded randomized •Family history •2 groups dust mite avoidance intervention •2 groups dietary intervention •Mothers and infant were taking Fish oil

Frequency of symptoms of wheeze and allergic disease at 18 months of age in breastfed infants at a high risk of developing allergic diseases whose mothers had received a DHA (fish oil) supplement during pregnancy compared to a control group during Dust mite prevention control
Mihrshahi 2003

Iron deficiency - consequences
 Impaired physical growth

 Compromised cognitive development  Impaired learning capacity  Reduced muscle function  Decreased physical activity and lower
work productivity  Lowered immunity  Increased risk of infectious disease


Touch is as necessary to the human baby as is food

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IAIM “International Association of Infant Massage” adapted the Infant Massage from:  Indian Massage Swedish Massage Yoga Reflexology

What could be the benefits for Infant Massage?

Benefits of Infant Massage
Benefits For the Infant
Bonding Increased self-esteem

For the Parent
Improved ability to read infant cues

Psychosocial Enhanced sense of

Increased confidence
Promotes intimacy Developed trust Developed respect

Enhanced sense of trust
Enhanced communication

Benefits of Infant Massage
Benefits For the Infant
Improved body awareness Stimulated circulation Increased digestion (lead to weight gain) Reduce colic symptoms Muscle tone coordination Calmed nervous system (lead to more restful sleep) Increased elimination Increased respiration Increased vagal activity Increased hormonal function Reduced stress Stimulated lymphatic circulation Improved sleep patterns

For the Parent

Improved sense of well being Reduced blood pressure Relaxation Increased prolactin Promoted health Reduced stress

Physiological / physical growth

Table resulting from a study (Teaching baby massage to new parents) The following question were answered by parents

Improved conditions to babies due to massage
25 20 15 10 5 0 Bonding Contentment Sleep Paterns Digestion General Health Yes Don't Know No Abstained


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