Reflux in Children Is an Epidemic of Misdiagnosis

Alexandra Kofsky,, 212.255.7541
Diane Stefani,, 212.255.8455

Help Educate Parents about the Great Medical Masquerader of Our Time and Combat America’s Most Insidious Health Epidemic

~ New Book: Acid Reflux in Children: How Healthy Eating Can Fix Your Child’s Asthma, Allergies, Obesity, Nasal Congestion, Cough & Croup ~


NEW YORK, NY (May 2018) – Acid Reflux in Children, a parent’s guide to reflux in infants, children, and teens, teaches parents and families how to combat one of the most common and misunderstood health epidemics of our time. Best-selling author Dr. Jamie Koufman, Director of the Voice Institute of New York, co-wrote Acid Reflux in Children with Dr. Karen B. Zur, director of the Voice Program at the Center for Pediatric Airway Disorders at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and Dr. Julie L. Wei, pediatric surgeon-in-chief of Nemours Children’s Hospital. Rather than prescribing medication, their approach to respiratory reflux is to offer healthy dietary and lifestyle change solutions that fix the root cause of the problem.

“Every year, tens of millions of children are misdiagnosed with asthma, allergies, and chronic cold symptoms, when the real problem is “silent respiratory reflux.” This dramatic increase is primarily caused by an unhealthy diet, which can fortunately be changed – without drugs or unnecessary procedures. Simple fixes to diet can help conquer acid reflux, so children of all ages can develop into adults healthier than ever,” said Dr. Koufman.


Acid reflux in children can be difficult to diagnose. In Acid Reflux in Children, you will learn:

• How to recognize “silent respiratory reflux” symptoms in children
• What is the healthiest diet for your child by age group: newborn to age 2, children 2 to 12 years, and teens
• Why most babies born healthy get sick by the age of two
• What are foods and bad habits to stay away from to avoid reflux, childhood obesity, asthma, and more
• When healthy eating isn’t enough and medicine or procedures may be needed
• Why a child’s health usually depends on how the entire family eats
• How a lean, clean, green, and alkaline (low acid) diet makes for a healthier reflux-free life

About the Authors

Dr. Jamie Koufman, one of the world’s leading authorities on the diagnosis and treatment of acid reflux, is The New York Times best-selling author of Dropping Acid: The Reflux Diet Cookbook & Cure, The Chronic Cough Enigma, and Dr. Koufman’s Acid Reflux Diet. She is the founder and director of the Voice Institute of New York and Clinical Professor of Otolaryngology, New York Eye & Ear Infirmary of the Mount Sinai Medical System.

Dr. Julie L. Wei is Professor of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Central Florida School of Medicine and Surgeon-in-Chief of Nemours Children’s Hospital and the Division Chief of Pediatric Otolaryngology. She is also the author of A Healthier Wei— Reclaim Health for Misdiagnosed and Overmedicated Children.

Dr. Karen B. 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). She is an Associate Professor of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery at Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania.

***For interviews with Drs. Koufman, Wei, and Zur. please contact:
Alexandra Kofsky:, 212.255.7541.
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