Madden is our Registered Dietitian at GI for Kids. She is currently offering nutrition counseling to patients at our Knoxville office. Call the office to schedule an appointment with Madden.

vitamin D

GI for Kids is now offering vitamin D supplements in liquid or capsule form for all ages. Our Vitamin D supplements include Vitamin K to aid with absorption. They are manufactured by a reputable company that does independent studies on all supplements to ensure they are gluten free and free of dyes or other additives.…

The Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean Diet   At GI for Kids, we sometimes encourage our patients to follow a Mediterranean Diet. This diet is high in fruits, vegetables, plant-based proteins, and healthy fats. A Mediterranean Diet can be prescribed for a specific condition, like constipation, or just as a general healthy diet.   A Mediterranean Diet includes many…

All About Kefir!

What is Kefir? Kefir is a fermented dairy product, similar to yogurt. Thinner than yogurt, kefir is typically consumed as a beverage. The fermentation process used to make kefir elevates the nutritional content.  Kefir is a good source of probiotics, protein, calcium and vitamin B12. The Turkic word, Kefir, means “feeling good”.     Nutrition…

The Low FODMAP Diet

What is the Low FODMAP Diet? The Low FODMAP diet is an elimination diet often used to manage Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). People with IBS have recurrent abdominal pain associated with a change in the frequency or type of stool. Symptoms may include abdominal pain, bloating, flatulence, constipation and diarrhea. The Low FODMAP diet consists…

All About Chia Seeds

Chia Seeds Chia seeds are the edible seeds of the Salvia hispanica plant native to Central America. They are a small but mighty seed in the realm of nutrition. 1 ounce of Chia Seeds Calories: 137 Carbohydrate: 12.3g (4%) Dietary Fiber: 10.6g Total fat: 8.6g  (13%) Omega-3: 4915mg Protein: 4.4g (9%) Calcium: 18% Phosphorus: 27%…

All About Beets

Beets Serving size: 1 cup / Calories: 58.5 Total Carbohydrates: 13g / Total Fat: 0.2g / Protein 2.2g Dietary Fiber: 3.8g Beneficial for reducing constipation, promoting bowel movement regularity, and decreasing diverticulitis. Promotes overall better colon health. Vitamin C 11% Vitamin C aids in the absorption of iron, formation of collagen, improved wound healing, and…