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How Much Candy Is Your Child Drinking? [Infographic]

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 passionate advocate for improving […]

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Recurrent CROUP – The Answer May be in What Your Child is Drinking!

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 […]

I AM NOT TELLING YOU WHAT TO EAT!!!

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 […]

COUGH – The Nemesis for All Children

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 […]

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 […]

Intentionality

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, […]

“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 […]

One More Bite

How often have you said this phrase in your kitchen or at a restaurant during a meal with your child? I know that I can probably count in my two hands the number of meals when I did not use […]