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How Vitamins, Sunshine and Antibiotics Have Changed Things for Your Kids

I grew up eating very different food than my children eat. I’m not just talking about different items on the menu, but an apples-to-apples comparison of the same foods...

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Adding a Pet to Your Family

You’ve been thinking about adding a pet to your family, but you have questions. What pet is right for us? Is this the right time? How many pets are right...

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Probiotics for Breastfeeding Moms & Babies

I've read a lot about probiotics, but don't know if they're recommended for breastfeeding women. Do you recommend taking probiotics while nursing? How would that impact my baby? Can...

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Cold and Flu Differences

Cold and Flu Differences

I am a physician (an anesthesiologist) and I have continued to try to (silly me) find a really good description of the difference between Flu and Cold. This...

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Great News: A Dirty Home May Be a Healthy Home

    St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington University contributed to a mutli-city study that revealed that children who, during their first year of life, lived in homes with...

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Cow Milk Intolerance: What parents should know

    As a mom and naturopathic doctor who is passionate about nutrition and wellness, I love introducing my children to healthy new foods. But both at home and...

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Where Is Sugar Hiding in Your Kids’ Food?

Soda and candy are packed full of sugar — we know this. But what everyday foods are also sugar culprits? Do you really know how much sugar is hiding...

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Creative Expression and Child Development

  At a recent get-together of parents, teachers, and community members interested in supporting the arts, we had a dynamic discussion about the importance of creativity in child development....

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Breaking down the numbers: Chemicals in Packaging

  Walking into the grocery store, we may feel more confident in making the right decision for our families thanks to more transparent labeling efforts. The USDA Organic label...

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Skin to Skin Contact with Your Premature Baby

When you find out you’re pregnant, the last thing you want to do is plan for a less than ideal birth. You want to share 40 weeks of blissful...

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Books by Dr. Alan Greene

Feeding Baby Green

Feeding Baby Green: The Earth Friendly Program for Healthy, Safe Nutrition During Pregnancy, Childhood and Beyond

By Dr. Alan R. Greene

This unique guide includes advice on how to transform a baby's eating habits that will positively impact their health & development for the rest of their lives. Dr. Greene has included everything a parent needs to know about creating healthy, nutritious meals that help avoid childhood obesity & prevent childhood disease.

Raising Baby Green

Raising Baby Green: The Earth-Friendly Guide to Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Baby Care

By Dr. Alan R. Greene

In this illustrated and easy-to-use guide, noted pediatrician Dr. Alan Greene, a leading voice of the green baby movement, advises parents how to make healthy green choices for pregnancy, childbirth, and baby care—from feeding your baby the best food available to using medicines wisely.