The Hidden Dangers of the “Milk and Cookie Disease” | Julie Wei | TEDxWilmington

  • Опубликовано: 1 дек 2015
  • Julie Wei speaks at a 2015 TEDx event in Wilmington, Delaware.
    Julie L. Wei, MD, is a Pediatric Otolaryngologist (Ear, Nose, Throat surgeon for children) and the Division Chief of Otolaryngology at the Nemours Children’s Hospital, and a Professor of Otolaryngology at University of Central Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Wei’s current research goals are focused on demonstrating relationship between systemic inflammation and nasal symptoms due to excessive sugar and dairy consumption in otherwise healthy children. She is passionate about empowering families to improve their children’s health through healthy eating and physical activity. Dr. Wei’s believes that every health care provider should include a detailed assessment of their patient’s diet and activity as a part of taking their medical history. She is grateful and devoted to her husband David Pankros and 9 year-old daughter Claire.
    This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

Комментарии • 133

  • bbomg02
    bbomg02 3 дня назад

    I feel so much better avoiding most dairies in general. We aren't meant to eat them.

  • Edward JS
    Edward JS 6 дней назад

    Diet has lots to do with your health, you are what you eat. But vast blanket statements and anecdotal "evidence" isn't real evidence. Quoting some actual studies with numbers wouldve been nice. Ultimately, everything in moderation

  • Wolfking Of SI
    Wolfking Of SI 26 дней назад

    36 executives from the dairy and pharmaceutical industry don’t like this video.

  • Koal Kottentail
    Koal Kottentail 2 месяца назад

    Spot on dairy and processed sugar is not ideal

  • Plant Based
    Plant Based 2 месяца назад

    Watered down message, thought this was going to be a lot more powerful than just eat less.
    The reason are kids are sick is because of the likes of dairy, it’s for a baby cow not human consumption. Absolutely baffling how professionals with all the data available to them can still peddle that dairy is alright 🤦‍♂️

  • Tatum Allee
    Tatum Allee 2 месяца назад

    I was on Singulair and Flonaise until I was around 13 and once I stopped drinking milk I no longer had "allergy" symptoms and could stop the medications. Turns out I have dairy sensitivity anyways.

  • Michajeru
    Michajeru 2 месяца назад

    I follow the science concerning dairy foods. Numerous research studies strongly indicate that dairy consumption is extremely unhealthy and should be avoided. It is advisable to stop consuming milk, cheese, yogurt, ice cream, etc. Michael Greger in his book "How Not to Die" has summarized much of the research in this area.

  • Ivan Schumacher
    Ivan Schumacher 2 месяца назад

    Taking a good dump will take care of the acid

  • Top12 boardstore
    Top12 boardstore 2 месяца назад

    Cut , sugar , flour, milk. Go plant based and you will get your life back.

  • Michael Janavel
    Michael Janavel 2 месяца назад

    Holy cow! (Pun intended)

  • wakeupnow
    wakeupnow 2 месяца назад


    • wakeupnow
      wakeupnow Месяц назад

      +Daniel J.G. what fact ?! The science is not settled. So there's no fact. Just mostly guessing and assumptions

    • Daniel J.G.
      Daniel J.G. Месяц назад +1

      You should be ashamed of yourself for spreading false and potentially harmful information. Vaccines do not cause these issues. That's a fact, it's not arguable.

  • spooks77
    spooks77 3 месяца назад

    True. Wake up parents pls.

  • Sath Sah
    Sath Sah 4 месяца назад

    Tthank u Dr. Beautiful informative presentation

  • Hiang-wah Peh
    Hiang-wah Peh 5 месяцев назад

    Excellent advice - addiction is the root cause of a lot of modern humanistic societies and that even include foods (to be more specific - the food components). Definition of addiction - too much of anything is never good!

  • Brandy Wasay
    Brandy Wasay 5 месяцев назад +2

    Common misconceptions about science I: “Scientific proof”
    Why there is no such thing as a scientific proof.
    Misconceptions about the nature and practice of science abound, and are sometimes even held by otherwise respectable practicing scientists themselves. One of the most common misconceptions concerns the so-called “scientific proofs.” Contrary to popular belief, there is no such thing as a scientific proof.
    Proofs exist only in mathematics and logic, not in science. Mathematics and logic are both closed, self-contained systems of propositions, whereas science is empirical and deals with nature as it exists. The primary criterion and standard of evaluation of scientific theory is evidence, not proof. All else equal (such as internal logical consistency and parsimony), scientists prefer theories for which there is more and better evidence to theories for which there is less and worse evidence. Proofs are not the currency of science.

    • Daniel J.G.
      Daniel J.G. Месяц назад +1

      This is incorrect and incohesive, next.

  • avocado ali
    avocado ali 5 месяцев назад

    YES... exactly!!

  • bgregg55
    bgregg55 6 месяцев назад +4

    humans are the only animal that drinks another animal's mother's milk. cow's milk is for baby cows. it's madness.

  • Tammy S Tam
    Tammy S Tam 7 месяцев назад +2

    I am so worried for my grandchildren. Sugar and carbs fill thier days. How to get through to them is my dilemma. Thank you for your post.

  • Ocean Blue
    Ocean Blue 7 месяцев назад +1

    Is the cure Melanie Martinez?

  • luke dawson
    luke dawson 7 месяцев назад +1

    She's assuming it's due to "milk and cookies", but she doesn't know that - it could be polution, it could be pesticides, it could be preservatives, it could even be stress at school. Many aspects of children's lives these days have unhealthy - why assume it's milk and cookies.

  • tubertom
    tubertom 7 месяцев назад

    Spicy story

  • Anogoya Dagaati
    Anogoya Dagaati 7 месяцев назад

    Julie! Oh Julie! Such a treasure!

  • A Hoy
    A Hoy 8 месяцев назад

    Allergies and asthma are spot on ! You are an angel, 🙏🏻 thank you for pointing this out

  • TheVeganBerkeleyBeauty
    TheVeganBerkeleyBeauty 8 месяцев назад +4

    Just stop giving your kids that poison altogether.

  • Candice Perry
    Candice Perry 8 месяцев назад

    I like to eat cookies& drink milk and Milk has to be good for your body

  • Sirius White
    Sirius White 8 месяцев назад +1

    thanks for your clear, interesting, meaningful talk.

  • Andrew Roy
    Andrew Roy 9 месяцев назад +4

    I have to disagree with the first major statement that she makes in this video. For too long, Health researchers have ignored the FACT that there is a marked difference in human health between RAW dairy and PASTEURIZED dairy. IE: before pasteurized dairy lactose intolerance( an ALLERGY to milk, allergies and health issues resulting from dairy being one of her biggest points in the clip ) was almost non existent. People who switch to raw dairy usually see this problem disappear, myself included.

    • Coin Base
      Coin Base Месяц назад

      So milk is bad for me and I should stop drinking milk and eating cheese ? Correct?

    • The22726
      The22726 Месяц назад

      Why would raw dairy be different? If you leave it somewhere at body temperature for a few hours (without any additional good bacteria) it will go as rank and acidic as pasteurised. For the condition she is describing why would raw make any difference?

    • USA Federal Slave
      USA Federal Slave 4 месяца назад

      You are correct. I also drink grass fed raw milk. I feel way better with no GI upset. I drink one of the processed Organic milks. I feel like doodoo with GI discomfort.

  • WannaBeHelium
    WannaBeHelium 9 месяцев назад +1

    She's preaching common sense and moderation.. and some hardliner vegans are going crazy. What a surprise.

  • T
    T 9 месяцев назад

    After u have listened to a couple dozen ted talks on food u will be so confused about what food is good and what food is bad. Everyone here is pushing there so called belief

    • JitalyJ - Feeling It 100%
      JitalyJ - Feeling It 100% 8 месяцев назад +1

      Tony P you have to test it out for your self. Application of knowledge is most important then you find what works for you

  • Our Love Grows
    Our Love Grows 9 месяцев назад +14

    As a kid in the 90s, I was sent through all sorts of tests for cramps and stomach pain. I was taking medicine to help me poop soilds and other things. Xrays, ultrasounds, needles, pills, even camera down my throat while under 10 years old. I was yelled at by a few doctors that I was faking for attention. Saying I have a disorder that I seek attention by faking being ill. One doctor yelled at me in anger with his face a few inches from mine saying I was a liar. My asthma doctor did an allergy test and found that I am lactose intolerant. A simple skin test solved everything. What doctor yells at a kid like that?

    • avocado ali
      avocado ali 5 месяцев назад +1

      I had a similar situation as a child... however I never had a doctor yell at me. How awful! Isn't it nice now that we know the truth! :)

    • Sheridan Bernasconi
      Sheridan Bernasconi 8 месяцев назад +4

      Our Love Grows, I'm sad for you 😢. That bad doctor should be reported.

  • Syrena Xhaferi
    Syrena Xhaferi 9 месяцев назад

    why do people ask you to do things i.e raise your hand and then tell you "excellent"....."good job"..weird cultures we have

  • methanial73
    methanial73 9 месяцев назад +2

    The problem is carbs we just eat too much. Reduce carbs and increase your vegetables and you'll be much healthier.

    • The22726
      The22726 Месяц назад

      She's talking mainly about milk here.

  • Betsy H
    Betsy H 10 месяцев назад

    If only she was a little more eliquent.

    • Daniel J.G.
      Daniel J.G. Месяц назад +1

      Grow up, she did a wonderful job.

  • Marten Dekker
    Marten Dekker 10 месяцев назад

    Don't over-consume milk...that's a TED talk now ? SMDH.

    • Daniel J.G.
      Daniel J.G. Месяц назад +1

      Look, someone's offended over milk now. Smh

  • AJay ray
    AJay ray 10 месяцев назад +6

    Of course she is right, milk is terrible for health. Look up the effects on the body of the components of milk including organic, casein, IGF-1 (cancer growth accelerator) and animal protein on bone health. Milk contains 35 hormones including several growth factors designed to grow a baby calf into a 1000 pound cow in less than a year. It's been strongly associated with type 1 diabetes in children.
    She's is however wrong on her suggestion to moderate milk consumption, she should say have none at all.
    It's like saying smoking cigarettes can kill you but ok go ahead and smoke 5 a day! If it's bad, avoid it, period.
    Please do your research for yourselves and your children's health.

  • Dolly's Universe Of Ahimsa
    Dolly's Universe Of Ahimsa 11 месяцев назад +51

    No cows milk! Cows milk made for baby calf only! Evolve to plant base dairy, no antibiotics, no bovine growth hormone etc....

  • Kevin G
    Kevin G 11 месяцев назад +3

    I confess. I have the "Coffee and Chocolate Disease." I had two cups of coffee every morning with about 10 grams of dark chocolate. Over time it (among other daily rituals) created dysbiosis that established food sensitivities and inflammation.
    I realize that so long as I have the craving after just a little bit then the entities in my body that create the craving are still out of control.
    Not only is variety the spice of life (in food) but so is a diverse microflora.
    Eat, exercise, rest and play well!

    • JitalyJ - Feeling It 100%
      JitalyJ - Feeling It 100% 8 месяцев назад

      Kevin G coffee made me suicidal. And caffeine from chocolate, sugar and coffee which was my favorite created depression, acne, obesity.

    • Kevin G
      Kevin G 10 месяцев назад +1

      I should add that over use of NSAIDs probably is the biggest source of damage that is hard to recover from. Avoid pharmaceuticals and other gut damaging compounds like alcohol.

  • Dial Square
    Dial Square 11 месяцев назад +66

    The pharmaceutical industry needs to take her out and she should have her licence revoked.
    How dare a Doctor look at the CAUSE of a problem instead of prescribing drugs?
    She is violating all the tenets that she learned at (Big Pharma sponsored) medical school

    • Linda Bergersen
      Linda Bergersen 5 дней назад

      of course it's sarcasm. +Sath Sah

    • Jillian Neff
      Jillian Neff Месяц назад

      I took me a while to see the sarcasm

    • spooks77
      spooks77 3 месяца назад

      think its u who needs to be taken out, moron

    • L W
      L W 3 месяца назад

      Dial Square I Concur. I Mean The Nerve Of This Doctor To Actually Care About People & Get To The Bottom What's Causing Illness & Sickness In Kids. Off With Her Head. She Should Know Better Than To Go Against The Grain!!!

  • Black Green
    Black Green 11 месяцев назад +4

    In China they don't drink milk or cheese. That why they stay health. I'm going to buy almond milk they taste so good.

  • djohnson6528
    djohnson6528 Год назад +22

    She's gonna get sued from the dairy industry. And then labelled as a terrorist to the dairy industry. Yes that CAN happen via the Patriot act if they can show she has had a direct financial impact of the profits of the dairy industry. I hope she's ok. Let's check in with her in the next few years.

    • Eric Webber
      Eric Webber 2 месяца назад +1

      They "can" do it but I dont think they would do that. I belive they would spend their money sewing company's for not being real milk that comes from a cow.

  • Walter Sanchez
    Walter Sanchez Год назад +2

    i like this information a lot!

  • Marie Hooke
    Marie Hooke Год назад +2

    As soon as derogatory insults, inflammatory comments and politics and personal agendas enter what should be an intelligent exchange of thoughts and ideas and an educational loose me. If people can't have a dialogue about a topic without being mean and arrogant clearly there are more problems in this world and humans than milk or soy intake. SMH.

  • Eat Food Not Animals
    Eat Food Not Animals Год назад +10

    *only a carnist would say something is bad for you then proceed to tell you to eat it in moderation. This is how carnist rationalise everything, illogically.*

    • Brady P
      Brady P Месяц назад

      +The22726 yeah but most ppl aren't

    • The22726
      The22726 Месяц назад

      +Brady P It's realistic if you are faced with a medical emergency surely?

    • Brady P
      Brady P 6 месяцев назад +1

      People won't listen otherwise. Cold turkey is unrealistic.

    • JitalyJ - Feeling It 100%
      JitalyJ - Feeling It 100% 8 месяцев назад +2

      Eat Food Not Animals You got to start somewhere. And cold turkey is sometimes too harsh and can lead to bingeing

    • JitalyJ - Feeling It 100%
      JitalyJ - Feeling It 100% 8 месяцев назад

      Eat Food Not Animals Moderation is once a week. NOT 7 DAYS.

  • Eat Food Not Animals
    Eat Food Not Animals Год назад +6

    *Humans are not dogs and should not be eating dog food. Humans are suppose to eat plants, that's it. Just because you were brainwashed into doing something unnatural does not mean you should keep doing it. Wake up!*

    • Brady P
      Brady P 6 месяцев назад

      And fish. We literally evolved to eat fish.

    • Anastasiia Volkova
      Anastasiia Volkova 10 месяцев назад +1

      Oh really? Were the first humans who were eating fish and animal milk to get enough protein and nutrients in order to survive and thrive also brainwashed? If people were vegetables like you from the start, they would never get enough nutrients to grow a brain capable of protecting the human race. Our digestive system is capable of digesting both animal and human food (even though excessive consumption of animal food can be not good for your gut micro flora).
      There were no hippies 10000 years ago

  • Swankster
    Swankster Год назад +11

    ALL animal products are BAD!!!

    • Kevin G
      Kevin G 11 месяцев назад +3

      Tell that to the Inuit

  • Arturo Ferrer
    Arturo Ferrer Год назад +4

    Because my parents were very busy, our mornings were Maria cookies and fresh organic milk.I drank more milk than water. 2 or 3 liters a day. Maria cookies used at that time normal wheat and little sugar. But the wheat today use chemical fertilizer that unbalance and the milk is full of antibiotics and chemicals and both receive low radioactivity emissions to kill all bacteria and make it last longer. The body start a process of not recognizing these proteins and start the allergy. For those who have been drinking milk for generations, specially the fermented milk in any form, is and will be extremely healthy as long as it is organic.

  • Arturo Ferrer
    Arturo Ferrer Год назад +1

    Maybe because out of the mother's womb they are in contact with bacterias....

  • Neal Wailing
    Neal Wailing Год назад +29

    Go Vegan!

  • Karen J.
    Karen J. Год назад +106

    You are watering this message down way too much. Parents should be giving their kids NO dairy, not less.

    • Cypher
      Cypher 2 месяца назад +1

      +Valerie Henry No, it's logic. Continue being a sheep

    • Valerie Henry
      Valerie Henry 8 месяцев назад +1

      agree, and no juice either!!! it's insane!!

    • OMAD Dad
      OMAD Dad 9 месяцев назад

      And suppose you can’t lactate after pregnancy what should you give your newborn?

  • John Connolly
    John Connolly Год назад +57

    Spends 11 minutes describing how poisonous milk and sugar is. Then tells you to enjoy in moderation. **Facepalm**

    • Peter B
      Peter B 2 месяца назад


    • Brady P
      Brady P 6 месяцев назад +13

      Because otherwise people won't listen

    • dark light
      dark light 8 месяцев назад +8

      crack is bad.
      but you know. i just have it on the weekends. so im good.

  • black goats are cute
    black goats are cute Год назад +3

    Great speech, we need more smart and kind people like her.

  • IW Nunn
    IW Nunn Год назад +3

    She is so right here. People, stop poisoning your children and yourselves

  • T S
    T S Год назад +57

    You're a very intelligent women and thanks for your work.
    You are on the right path! But taking Milk moderate???? Why??? If as you say 75% of the population doesn't digest it and gets health problems. Is it so difficult to imagine going without the secretions of other animals? Rice-Drink, Soy-Drink, Oat-Drink, Almond-Drink and so on taste amazing!!!
    We would all benefit from it.

    • Skogsmulla32
      Skogsmulla32 Год назад +3

      Many of these alternatives do contain sugar as well. My solution is to make the milkreplacingdrink myself, I know what I put in it and have no sugar at all. Sometime I may add some Stevia that doesn't effect stomach-acid to increase. Also the cocosmilk or cocoscream is a real favorite and this soothes my stomach as nothing else.

    • Geert W
      Geert W Год назад +1

      "If as you say 75% of the population doesn't digest it..."
      75% of the world population. In Southeast/East Asia, it is more than 90%. In Northern Europe, it is less than 5%. But vegans often love juggling with numbers. It characterizes their legendary natural truthfulness.
      Rice-drink? Worthless plant cocktails without nutrients instead of milk? LOL Human stupidity has no borders, as Albert Einstein once said.

  • Kermit Frog
    Kermit Frog Год назад +16

    I'm surprised she mentioned acid reflux. I've been getting more of that. I guess it's all the sugar I'm consuming.

    • Ümit Kurt
      Ümit Kurt 4 месяца назад

      +Jay Suarez and I am not a monk btw

    • Ümit Kurt
      Ümit Kurt 4 месяца назад

      +Jay Suarez I do not use any sweeteners and I do not consume any processed packaged goods(!) either. Raw honey is an exception of course and I use it occasionally.

    • Jay Suarez
      Jay Suarez 4 месяца назад

      Ümit Kurt what sweeteners you use?

    • Ümit Kurt
      Ümit Kurt 4 месяца назад

      +Jay Suarez less harmful we should say instead of healthier!

  • Shanika Weerasundara
    Shanika Weerasundara Год назад +10

    Well done Doctor. You are practicing your oath!

  • tardigrade
    tardigrade Год назад +3

    Great talk.

  • Francia Groman
    Francia Groman Год назад +96

    vegan plant based diet! for the animals, for our planet, for our health and for you humanity!

    • Sir Pac Man
      Sir Pac Man 5 месяцев назад

      +Loïc Bertrand what do you think dingo?

    • Loïc Bertrand
      Loïc Bertrand 5 месяцев назад +2

      +Kevin G Is the cow you paid someone to kill, killed with moderation ?

    • Kevin G
      Kevin G 11 месяцев назад +3

      Everything in moderation. I like to have a succulent steak a couple times a month but I do not need it every night. People establish food rituals and they can bee too much.

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  • S. Amir
    S. Amir Год назад +4

    She is amazing !!!!

  • johnny102marvin
    johnny102marvin 2 года назад +9

    I want the best diet I can, so I avoid milk, and dairy products all together. And, the amount of sugar I consume is minimal, very, very, minimal. I eat only one meal per day from 5 to 6 PM.

  • Jane Lockett
    Jane Lockett 3 года назад +14

    When you listen to the entire TedX, this really makes sense. Moderation and common sense is the basis for Dr. Wei's presentation!

  • Rufina Covell
    Rufina Covell 3 года назад +20

    she's AMAZING.

  • Sampath Parthasarathy
    Sampath Parthasarathy 3 года назад +7

    Please keep in mind that Dr. Wei is talking about preschool children, even infants, who mostly do not choose what they eat and drink. It is important that parents know and get the message. How many of you read food labels, particularly of baby food and drinks? People are aware of fat but think that being aware of carbohydrates is only for diabetics! It is common to see children consuming half a pound of sugar everyday. Wait until you see them developing chronic diseases when they become adults!

    • Skogsmulla32
      Skogsmulla32 Год назад +1

      You are every right, I always read all the labels and that drives many people almost into insanity. 'You have no trust in any of the producers !' Yes, I do not trust any of these moneymaking foodproducers and I have good reasons for that. When not either the medical doctors care the least I must be maximal aware myself.

  • JustinDParks
    JustinDParks 3 года назад +4

    Lol this lady has a long way to go. Its more than just milk and cookies. Just about all our food now is poisoned altered or covered in pesticides, water is nothing but chemicals, vaccines are destroying our immune system, chemical trails are falling out of the sky on us and destroying our health. This lady is up there speaking? what aaaa Rookie.

    • JitalyJ - Feeling It 100%
      JitalyJ - Feeling It 100% 8 месяцев назад

      JustinDParks Got to start somewhere.

    • F Sc
      F Sc Год назад

      She looks like a phony who makes things up.

    • Steven Knudsen
      Steven Knudsen Год назад +1

      if you eat organic, and you avoid excessive carbs (which milk has, BTW), you are on a better path

    • Yul Strokheet Al-Wauch
      Yul Strokheet Al-Wauch Год назад +4

      Says the fuckmook who has never done shit with their life..

    • Zhou Fang
      Zhou Fang Год назад +7

      Vaccines are destroying immune system... Are you actually stupid?And buddy, you are made of chemicals