Posts filed under: Milk and Cookie Disease

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...