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Does Your Teenager Have Chronic Fatigue?

  As I continue to ask every patient and their caretakers what their child’s eating and drinking habits are, specifically, what goes in the mouth and what time, I have found a serious crisis amongst American teenagers.  As adults, most […]

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How Much Candy is Your Child Drinking? Part 2 [Infographic]

Designed by Lillian Woo. Order the Book Available on Available on Available on —– Dr. Julie Wei is a pediatric ear, nose, and throat specialist and the author of A Healthier Wei. As a mother herself, Dr. Wei is a […]

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We Are Smarter Than Industry Advertisement! Don’t Buy “LIQUID CANDY”!

                  I am so grateful to our Emergency Department Physicians and Nurse Practitioners, who have continued to refer many children that come in to the ED for sudden “croup” attacks as they […]

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Silken Tofu Smoothies & Yogurt

Growing up in Taiwan, tofu, soymilk, and other soy products were a part of my diet as it is in many Asian countries. While one may think it’s the equivalent of western cow milk and dairy products, Asians do not […]

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“The Milk and Cookie Disease” on Everydayhealth.com

I am grateful to Everyday Health for having me as a Guest Columnist, helping to increase awareness of MCD and the serious epidemic facing all of our children today.  As you read the article, I hope you too will  believe as […]

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How Much Candy Is Your Child Drinking? [Infographic]

Designed by Ryoko Iwata. Order the Book Available on Available on Available on —– Dr. Julie Wei is a pediatric ear, nose, and throat specialist and the author of A Healthier Wei. As a mother herself, Dr. Wei is a […]

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It’s time to rethink the drink: 5 Healthy Alternatives to Juice & Flavored Milk

Every day families ask me what their child is suppose to drink if juices (apple juice, Capri Sun, etc) and flavored milk are not good options, especially if their children won’t drink water…. Here are 5 healthy alternatives: – Water […]

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Childhood Obesity Risks Starts Before School Age!

A new study from Emory was published in the New England Journal of Medicine recently which showed almost half of children who are obese by eighth grade were already overweight by kindergarten! This federally funded study followed a nationwide sample of more […]

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A Better Diet for Kids?

The term “FODMAP” is an acronym, deriving from “Fermentable, Oligo-Di-Mono-saccharides and Polyols”.  Besides being fun to say, FODMAP describes short chain carbohydrates or sugars, (oligosaccharides), disaccharides, monosaccharides and related alcohols that are poorly absorbed in the small intestine. These include […]

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Weight Loss Surgery in Children – This is a Symptom, Not a Solution, for Pediatric Obesity Today

  I must admit my when I read the headline in the Daily Mail Health section today on weight loss surgery in children, which reports that in England, 45 procedures for weight loss, including gastric bypass, gastric banding, gastric balloon […]

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