You heard that right. I cannot digest vegetables. “Oh man you shouldn’t eat them then,” you say? Well, bad news… you can’t digest them either *Gasp*. But they are still an important part of our diets! As a gastroenterologist one of Dr. Treskova’s favorite parts about vegetables, fruits too, is the fiber. Fiber is an indigestible carbohydrate found in plants and produce. Do not worry though, you can still digest everything but the fiber. It does not get broken down in our bellies and we poop it out intact. Why is this a good thing? Dietary fiber increases the size of your stool and softens it. A bulky stool is easier to pass, reducing the possibility of constipation. If you have watery stools or diarrhea, fiber may help to solidify the stool because it absorbs water and bulks up the poop. The soluble form of fiber also helps feed the good bacteria in your gut! Here are some lovely veggies to focus on for fiber: Carrots, beets, artichoke, and broccoli. 

And the best thing about them: you can eat it raw or cooked. Broth based soup with cooked vegetables and some herbs like cilantro, parsley, mint, dill, thyme and basil  is the best food for winter time! Enjoy!

But if even soup with cooked vegetables causes gas in your child or adolescent they have to be evaluated by a gastroenterologist for inflammation, constipation, motility issues, irritable bowel syndrome. Adding missing enzymes, probiotics, finding and treating the cause is important in this case.

If you have any doubts or questions about your child’s, baby’s, adolescent gastrointestinal/GI health, please contact Dr Treskova’s pediatric GI and nutrition office and schedule an appointment at

Author Dr. Erena Treskova

Dr. Treskova took her time getting to know our son's GI situation. She gave practical home remedies along with sound nutritional advise. It took a few months of dedicated work on our end plus continued follow up with the doctor for him to ultimately improve. Thank you Dr. Treskova for hanging in there with us!

Catherine R.

Dr Treskova is incredibly thorough, competent, and kind. She leaves no stone unturned when trying to figure out what is causing your child's GI issues. We really enjoy our visits with her and know my daughters are getting the best care possible. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a pediatric gastroenterologist/hepatologist.

Lace H.

Our first visit was very reassuring. It worked out that the initial was a virtual for our situation. Dr. Treskova was that perfect mix of compassionate, factual, and reassuring. She listened and gave helpful feedback. When the appointment ended I felt like we might finally be on the path to get answers for my little one. He is a 6 year old boy on the spectrum with no verbal communication. It can be very difficult to find doctors that understand the level of patience that is needed. I wish I could find this in every specialty.

Alexandra F.

Excellent Doctor, very thorough and explained everything for my child and I️ to understand. I️ would highly recommend. She made us feel comfortable and we are very glad she is his doctor. She is a great doctor. She checks everything and I feel he is getting the best care he can with her. She is easy to message and responds promptly. Takes all our concerns into consideration.

Anne H.

First appoitment was today with my 7 month old and Dr Treskova is amazing . My son has a very complex health and most importantly a good gastro is very well needed when it comes to the health of the stomach I am truly glad she took my son on due to many complcations he has. Highly recommend.

Quanisha N.

Dr. Treskova comes highly recommended at this time. My son has been struggling with learning challenges for quite some time. Through her dedication and diagnostic testing, we were able to get to the root cause of his gastrointestinal issue. She recommends food based and supplements (holistic approach), in conjunction with medicine, to achieve the highest and safest outcomes. This is so important as a parent of a young one, to be able to treat them safely. Because of Dr. Treskova, for the first time, we feel optimistic our son is on his way to recovery. She also is very patient and takes the time to view and discuss the patient as a whole. Her guidance, knowledge, and commitment are truly amazing. I’m so grateful to be working with her.

Diane H.

My daughter loves Dr Treskova and how she has clearly listened to her, understands her complaints and has given her so many natural ways of handling her Gastro issues. Dr. Treskova communicates one on one with my daughter on a level that my daughter understands. Dr. keeps her explanations simple for her to understand her digestive system health and how the brain , gut and bowels are all interconnected with each other She has been through with asking questions wanting feedback has to what is or has not been working for my daughter. Dr Treskova is professional but most importantly sincerely cares about her young patients. As a parent that is so important and so reassuring that my child is being well taken care of.

Michele B.

Dr Treskova is a very knowledgeable gastroenterologist, who keeps up with the newest treatments protocols and medical updates. Despite the pandemic and being limited to providing virtual exams, she was very thorough in obtaining a medical history (one of the most important part of making the diagnosis) and doing her best to perform the exam. She understands the challenges of being a mother and is very realistic with the goals she sets for children. I truly appreciated the tips that she provided me with to help my kids feel better.

Victoria P.

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