Drs: Honey Boo Boo Health Concerns + Mama June Intervention


The Drs: Honey Boo Boo Health Update

A few months ago, The Doctors staged a health intervention with Mama June about her daughter Alana, otherwise known as Honey Boo Boo. They welcomed Alana and June back to the stage, and started by sharing a few more healthy recipes that June and Alana could make, showing them that healthy eating can be delicious! Dr Stork already shared his recipe for festive fish tacos, and then moved on to share his recipe for what he calls peanut butter bliss. You can find the delicious recipe below!


The Drs: Has Alana’s Health Improved?

Drs: Honey Boo Boo Health Concerns + Mama June Intervention

The Doctors sat down with Honey Boo Boo’s mom to talk about why her daughter’s health hasn’t improved even after they gave the all the resources they could possibly need. (flickr)

The Doctors then asked how Alana was doing in terms of her health and she said she was feeling better, but June said her weight has not changed. June said Alana is only drinking chocolate milk twice a week at school now rather than five times a week, and they’ve also been cooking recipes from Dr Stork’s Doctors Diet Cookbook.

The Drs: Mama June Health Intervention

The Doctors then wanted to talk to June by herself, about her daughter’s progress. Jeanne B. McDaniel, the nutritionist that has been helping Alana and her family, expressed concern over the fact that June hasn’t seemed to be on board with improving her family’s health. She even pointed out that the only fruits and vegetables that are in the house are the ones brought in for Alana’s meal plan.


June said she knows it’s about a family change, and said she made a lot of changes, including making Alana eat breakfast at home rather than at school. She pointed out that it wasn’t for her to follow the diet, it was for Alana, but she was there as support. Dr Ashton said if Alana has not lost a pound and is still obese by medical standards, despite changing her eating habits, either she’s eating too much of it or she’s not really eating it, “because your metabolism doesn’t lie.”

The Drs: Concerns About Alana’s Health

Dr Ashton said it’s incredibly concerning as doctors to see a 9-year-old child headed in the wrong direction. She said June and Alana have gotten lucky with resources that a lot of people wouldn’t have access to. June said their family would eat the same things as Alana. Dr Stork said they’re all concerned that June is saying one thing and doing another. June argued that if you were to put a camera in her house 24/7, you would see that they’ve been following the diet guidelines.

Dr Stork said the nutritionist herself pointed out that the kitchen tools June was sent are still in the boxes, and she was concerned about Alana’s support system. Dr Stork said he was unnerved because they wanted to help Alana more than anything. He said a producer was at their house to check on them, and June called one of “her people,” who then told their producer to get out of their house before she called the cops. But June claimed she never called anyone.

Do you think June is telling the truth or is she hiding what’s really going when the cameras aren’t rolling?

The Drs: Is There Hope For Honey Boo Boo?

The Doctors made it clear that they weren’t trying to attack June, but they are very protective of the producers they work side by side with. Plus, they take June’s health and Alana’s health very seriously, and they want to believe that June wants to change things and she’s concerned about her daughter’s health. She said if this were a medical practice and June was one of their patients, there would come a time when they would have dismiss her as a patient because they can’t help you until you’re ready to help yourself.

Dr Stork said they know that they have given June a lot of tools to help Alana, and all they can do is pray and hope that she starts to instill changes in her daughter’s life. Dr Stork said he didn’t believe June, but that didn’t mean he wasn’t rooting for her. Dr Stork said he believed that June had been in front of the camera for so long, that she had gotten really good at “playing for it.”

The Drs: Hoping For Positive Results

June then shared that she has lost 12 pounds, her other daughter has lost 16 pounds, and unfortunately Alana hasn’t been able to lose any weight. But she couldn’t explain why, because they were following the meal plan. At the end of the day, what’s most important is getting Alana healthier. Dr Stork wished Alana and June the best.

Do you think June will actually make the changes necessary to improve her daughter’s healthy or will she just continue down the same path?

The Drs: Healthy Peanut Butter Balls Recipe Ingredients

  • 1/2 C unsweetened toasted dried coconut
  • 1/3 C mini dark chocolate chips
  • 1/3 C honey or pure maple syrup
  • 2/3 C quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 C ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 C smooth, all-natural, no-sugar added peanut butter

The Drs: Healthy Peanut Butter Balls Recipe Directions

  1. Use a large bowl to mix oats, coconut, flaxseed, and chocolate chips
  2. Add peanut butter and honey, and mix until well incorporated
  3. Roll mixture into 1-inch balls
  4. Place in a container and store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks, or in the freezer for up to two months


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