Holistic Medicine at GI For Kids

What is Holistic Medicine? Holistic medicine is an approach to treatment and patient care that has not been used in traditional medicine until recently. Holistic medicine is patient centered and incorporates science-based practices and methodologies from multiple disciplines. Holistic approaches to treating patients focus on therapies like herbal remedies, dietary supplements, diet, yoga, meditation, massage…

All About Pumpkins

It’s that time of year again! Soon enough kids will be carving pumpkins and setting them on the front porch to glow throughout the night. Although this food is commonly used for decoration, it can also be creatively nutritious in the kitchen! Pumpkin is a nutrient-dense food. At only 49 calories per cup, pumpkin contains…

All About Mushrooms

This month we are all about mushrooms! Mushrooms are a healthy addition to any diet. Although mushrooms are often categorized as vegetables they are actually a fungus. They do have many health benefits similar to vegetables being low calorie, high in fiber, and full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Unlike most vegetables, mushrooms are a…

The Hard Truths of Constipation

THE TRUTHS OF CONSTIPATION It may surprise you to learn that constipation is a very common problem for children. In fact, symptoms stemming from constipation account for around 20-25% of GI for Kids office visits each year. Treating constipation can be perplexing for parents since there are several possible causes, and a variety of treatments.  But in all…

Kids Eat Right Month™

August is Kids Eat Right Month™, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Academy Foundation’s chance to highlight the fight for our children’s healthy future. At GI for Kids we are dedicating to helping your kids learn how to eat right! As the Registered Dietitian for GI for Kids, I wanted to share some…

All About Flaxseed

This month we are all about flaxseed! Flaxseed comes from the flax plant which is one of the oldest crops; known to have been cultivated in ancient Egypt and China. Full of omega 3 fatty acids, fiber, and lignans (antioxidants), flaxseed has many health benefits. It also contains significant vitamins and minerals. Fiber: The mixture…

The Many Colors of Poop

  At some point in your life, you’ve looked into the toilet bowl and have been startled by the color of your poop.  Surely something must be wrong! In a panic, you’ve called the doctor, googled your symptoms, or just sat and worried over it.  After a bowel movement or two, the color usually returns…

Celiac Awareness Month 2019

In honor of May being Celiac Awareness Month, we wanted to give an overview of the disease including the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. 1 in 133 people in the United States have celiac disease and 83% of those people are undiagnosed. Celiac is an autoimmune disease affecting the gastrointestinal tract. Individuals with celiac disease should…

Meet Millie The Therapy Dog

Have you met Millie yet? Millie is currently in training to be the GI For Kids Therapy Dog 🙂Millie is a black double doodle (half goldendoodle / half labradoodle) and is as curly as they come! She joined the family at GI for Kids in December of 2018 at 9 weeks of age. Since, she has been in vigorous therapy dog training through Wendy’s Canine Training.