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Changing America – One Truck Stop at a Time

We left Kansas City May 30th. .  We picked Claire up from her last day of school, put our dog Shiro and everything that we can fit into the Acura MDX, and off we drive to Orlando and the “Sunshine […]

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How to Make Changes Successfully – Three Steps to A Healthier Child

Today was an emotional day. After making the decision to accept the job offer to become the Division Chief of Pediatric Otolaryngology at a children’s hospital back in February, the day has come that all of our belongings (except what is […]

Does your child have food allergies?

I am really challenging myself as I write on this topic of “food intolerance” and “food allergy”, and comment on the latest trend of “IgG (immunoglobulin G) Food Intolerance Tests”.1  Why write about a subject for which I am definitely […]

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Top Foods and Beverages to Avoid for Children

There is nothing like saying “no” to your child, repeatedly, when he/she pleads for certain items at the grocery store, that makes you feel so conflicted as a parent.  As you feel the confidence of being a parent who may […]

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9 Healthy Snacks for Children If They Must Eat After Dinner

In my 5 Tips to A Healthier Wei, one tip is to avoid bedtime and nighttime snacking whenever possible. But let’s face it, it is not realistic to expect that children will never eat or drink after dinner, especially those […]

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This past week was very challenging. Claire has been ill with fever, runny nose, croupy cough, nasal congestion, headache, and just feeling crummy. I am sure she had a bad cold, but what did not help her was my overscheduled […]

Change, Just A New Routine

Every time I counsel families to make diet and dietary habit changes in their children, we openly discuss their natural skepticism that changing a child’s routine and habit is possible. The immediate assumption and reaction is often one of skepticism, […]

The Power of Conversation

I never thought that my desire to pursue a career in medicine had anything to do with conversations. I wanted to become a doctor for many reasons. If you read A Healthier Wei, you might guess that losing my mother […]

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“A Healthier Wei, Just Not Today…”

My younger sister Nancy spent a week visiting us from Oakland and arrived on Christmas Eve. During this wonderful holiday week, as we enjoyed and indulged in many cookies and an overabundance of sugary treats (some I made, others were […]

Sugar- The Most Powerful Bargaining Tool

As an adult, I am grateful that my ability to access food and the act of eating are not conditional based on my behavior, achievement,  or doing what others want me to do. Yet, it is so easy for us […]