Dr. Jamie Koufman, one of the world's leading authorities on the diagnosis and treatment of acid reflux, is responsible for coining the terms laryngopharyngeal reflux, silent reflux, airway reflux, and respiratory reflux. She is the founder and director of the Voice Institute of New York and Clinical Professor of Otolaryngology at the New York Eye & Ear Infirmary of the Mt. Sinai Medical System. Dr. Koufman is a New York Times bestselling co-author of Dropping Acid: The Reflux Diet Cookbook & Cure, the first book that offered refluxers an understanding of reflux that emphasized low-acid diet and lifestyle changes to achieve a natural cure; she is also the author of The Chronic Cough Enigma and Dr. Koufman's Acid Reflux Diet.
Dr. Julie L. Wei is Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Central Florida School of Medicine and is Surgeon-in-Chief of Nemours Children's Hospital. She is also the Division Chief of Pediatric Otolaryngology. For many years, Dr. Wei has observed the significant relationship between dietary habits and children's health, which resulted in publication of her book, A Healthier Wei - Reclaim Health for Misdiagnosed and Overmedicated Children. Dr. Karen Zur is the Director of the Voice Program and Associate Director of the Center for Pediatric Airway Disorders at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). As a mother of two, and a surgeon with a busy aerodigestive practice, she sees the impact and importance of healthy eating as well as the role that reflux plays on a child's ear, nose, throat and airway problems.
"In the United States, the traditional medical approach has been to focus on treatment rather than prevention of disease and illness. Nutrition and diet, though, can be at the heart of good health. Acid Reflux is a case in point. Drs. Koufman, Wei and Zur through their engaging stories and experience, empower the reader to make healthier food choices through appropriate understanding of the underlying mechanisms of acid reflux disease.
Acid Reflux in Children is a must read for anyone treating, advising, cooking for, and/or caring for children with acid reflux disease. It introduces evidence-based yet pragmatic and easy to understand nutritional practices to help health care providers and parents use nutrition and good cooking habits to restore and maintain children's health. More importantly, working through nutition to eliminate the cause of acid reflux can decrease or even eliminate the need for medication, and improve a child's quality of life." --Robert W. Carr, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P.M., President, American College of Preventive Medicine