Formula Shortage 2022

Going on three months since the infant formula shortage began, we are aware of the stress and concern this has caused families with young children. In recent days, President Biden invoked Defense Production Act, Nestle Nutrition ordered shipments of formula from other countries, and Abbott Nutrition has come to an agreement to restart production. While…

A Look at Carbohydrate Digestion

Carbohydrate Digestion:   Carbohydrates are in many foods that we eat. Ultimately, carbohydrates are broken down to glucose and used for energy that allows our body to function and for you to do all your daily activities. Let’s take a look at the different types of carbohydrates and how we digest and absorb them:  …

Wellness Wednesday: What is IBD?

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Over the past few years, doctors have noticed an increase in the number of pediatric patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease, or IBD, which is a chronic disorder characterized by autoimmune-related inflammation of the lining of the digestive tract including the colon and intestines, and includes both Crohn’s Disease (CD) and Ulcerative Colitis (UC). The…

Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)

Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) is a type of “dysautonomia”, a disorder involving a person’s autonomic nervous system. Your autonomic nervous system is responsible for regulating the automatic functions of your body, actions that your body performs without you thinking of it. This includes breathing, heart rate, blood pressure, digestion, and several other vital functions…

Wellness Wednesday: How GI for Kids can help you

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — In this ‘Wellness Wednesday,’ we introduce you to Dr. Youhanna Al-Tawil​​​​​​​​, Medical Director and Pediatric Gastroenterologist at GI for Kids. GI for Kids is the only freestanding independent pediatric GI facility in the area, offering an Infusion Center, Ultrasound, X-ray, Food Allergy Testing, Lab, Nutritional Counseling, Clinical Trials and Behavioral Counseling. The facility also…