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…

Added Sugars

Added Sugars in the Diet What are added sugars? Added sugars are sugars that don’t occur naturally in a food. For example, some sugar is naturally occurring in food like fruits and dairy products. Added sugars include sucrose, dextrose, table sugar, brown sugar, honey, syrups, fruit juice concentrate, and molasses to name the most common.…

Lactose Intolerance on Living East Tennessee (WATE)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Living East Tennessee has launched a new segment called Wellness Wednesday. This week we are catching up with our friends from GI for Kids to discuss lactose intolerance. Pediatric Gastroenterologist, Dr. Chad Thornhill explained what lactose is, what symptoms your child would experience if they are lactose intolerant, and options for treatment.

Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C)

Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C) Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) is a serious condition that has recently been discovered in children 3-6 weeks following infection by COVID-19. Typically, COVID-19 in children causes mild symptoms like the flu, such as fever, fatigue, cough, and body aches. However, since the pandemic began, there have been reports of…

Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome (CHS)

Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome (CHS) With the increased legalization of marijuana in various states throughout the U.S., we have experienced the most rapid growth of marijuana use since the 1960’s.  Along with the increase in use of this drug, we are also seeing patients with symptoms and complications related to daily marijuana use.  With the first…

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.…