Posts filed under: Dietary Habits

Each day in clinic, as I meet patients and parents to discuss their child’s ear, nose, and/or throat problems, I try to consistently ask if their child eats “pretty healthy”. I keep the conversation light by asking if they are...
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...
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 procedure,...
Right before school started, I was beginning to lose sleep over what I would make Claire, now in second grade,  for lunch every day. The school she attends does not have a cafeteria and students are expected to bring their...
Happy Labor Day ! We are enjoying a great weekend as my parents are here visiting from Los Angeles, and my sister Nancy and her boyfriend Eddie are here from Oakland as well.  We have enjoyed many great meals, playing...
If you are in the same boat as many parents in the throes of back to school busyness, figuring out what to send for lunch with your child is just one of many things on your checklist. It can be...
Now, what I think is the hardest part of making sure our children are healthy when they go back to school – their nutrition and their lunches! Before Claire started school at age 3, she was loved and well cared...
I decided to make a variation of “A Healthier Wei” breakfast muffins today after being inspired by Nancy, who always calls me after she makes a new type of muffin using our basic recipe.  She made a “sweet potatoe pistachio”...
Today I am blessed with media coverage from Fox News Online-Health section, http://www.foxnews.com/health/2013/07/14/milk-and-cookie-disease-new-childhood-health-condition-caused-by-diet/.  A freelance writer summarized my philosophy, observations, and key points from my book “A Healthier Wei” in this succinct piece.  As I read the article for the...
I feel rather embarrassed and incredibly frustrated to be a pediatric ear, nose, and throat specialist whose child, spouse, and dog are all currently having ENT issues!. Claire can’t seem to stop coughing the past 2 weeks, Dave has been...