Posts filed under: Dietary Habits

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 people...
I used to tell people that if meat would defrost itself, divorce rate would be half of what it is, since deep down I truly believe this is a major factor that adds stress into most family’s lives. If meat...
Over the years, while I have focused on how the Milk and Cookie Disease cause preschoolers to have chronic snotty noses, congestion, snoring, and symptoms pretty much identical to when they have a real cold, I have also learned a...
Designed by Lillian Woo. 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 passionate advocate for improving children's health through better diet and...
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 know my passion for helping these families and children...
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...
Designed by Ryoko Iwata. 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 passionate advocate for improving children's health through better diet and...
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...
Since my arrival to Central Florida last June, I have seen many preschool and school aged children with recurrent "croup". These are children who are usually otherwise completely healthy, but has "episodes" or attacks where they have trouble breathing, have...
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...