Dr. Greene’s Blog

    Dr. Greene is the founder of DrGreene.com (cited by the AMA as “the pioneer physician Web site”), a practicing pediatrician, father of four, & author of Raising Baby Green & Feeding Baby Green. He appears frequently in the media including such venues as the The New York Times, the TODAY Show, Good Morning America, & the Dr. Oz Show.

    Mythbusting: Carrots, Nitrates, and Homemade Baby Food
    April 19, 2011
    Mythbusting: Carrots, Nitrates, and Homemade Baby Food

    Foodie Tuesday Parents are often told that it is not safe to feed their babies carrots cooked at home; only give them what comes in a jar. I disagree! The worried warnings go something like this: “I…

    Use Protection: Half of US Meat and Poultry Contaminated
    April 18, 2011
    Use Protection: Half of US Meat and Poultry Contaminated

    EcoMonday Researchers found Staph bacteria in 47 percent of nationwide samples of ground beef, chicken breasts, chicken thighs, pork chops, ground pork, ground turkey, and turkey cutlets. More than ha…

    Optimal Cord Clamping and Stem Cells – When to Cut the Cord?
    March 29, 2011
    Optimal Cord Clamping and Stem Cells – When to Cut the Cord?

    What if there were a simple, free, natural way to give your baby a bit better start on the first day of life: Improving blood counts now Reducing the chance of iron deficiency later Improving oxygen l…

    All-star-Foods
    March 15, 2011
    All-star-Foods

    My all-star list of foods to prevent and repair damage from environmental toxins:…

    What to Do About Chemicals in Pregnant Women: A green solution.
    March 7, 2011
    What to Do About Chemicals in Pregnant Women: A green solution.

    Here is the fifth take-home lesson from The Environmental Health Perspective article, Environmental Chemicals in Pregnant Women. Lesson 5: A green solution. Leafy green. Yes, we want to reduce exposur…

    What Parents Should Know About the USDA Dietary Guidelines
    February 17, 2011
    What Parents Should Know About the USDA Dietary Guidelines

    By law, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Dietary Guidelines for Americans are reviewed and updated every 5 years to keep our health moving forward. The new 95 page long Dietary Guidelines for A…

    What to Do About Chemicals in Pregnant Women: Toothpaste matters.
    February 8, 2011
    What to Do About Chemicals in Pregnant Women: Toothpaste matters.

    Here is the fourth take-home lesson from The Environmental Health Perspective article, Environmental Chemicals in Pregnant Women. Lesson 4: Your choices do matter. Many industrial chemicals were found…

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    January 31, 2011
    How did we get here? WhiteOut Now!

    Would you feed your baby a spoonful of sugar for her first bite of solid food? Of course you wouldn’t. Today, the first bite of solid food for 98% of babies in the US is processed white rice baby ce…

    What to Do About Chemicals in Pregnant Women: Public policy changes your body
    January 28, 2011
    What to Do About Chemicals in Pregnant Women: Public policy changes your body

    The Environmental Health Perspective article, Environmental Chemicals in Pregnant Women, has been getting a lot of play. I’ve got five take home lessons from the study. Here’s number 3. Lesson 3: …

    What to Do About Chemicals in Pregnant Women: All products are eco-products
    January 27, 2011
    What to Do About Chemicals in Pregnant Women: All products are eco-products

    Yesterday we looked considered the importance of the recent journal article in the Environmental Health Perspective, Environmental Chemicals in Pregnant Women. Today I’d like to explore the second l…

    What to Do About Chemicals in Pregnant Women: A peek behind the curtain
    January 26, 2011
    What to Do About Chemicals in Pregnant Women: A peek behind the curtain

    A major 2011 analysis of typical pregnant women across the US found widespread evidence of toxic chemicals in their blood, often at levels that have been linked to higher risk of developmental and rep…

    The #1 Food You Need to Lose
    January 21, 2011
    The #1 Food You Need to Lose

    The more we learn about nutrition, the more we understand the dangers of eating too much highly processed food. Think of it like going to too many loud rock concerts — over time we damage our he…

    Breakthrough Test for Down Syndrome
    January 13, 2011
    Breakthrough Test for Down Syndrome

    A new technique could revolutionize the diagnosis of Down syndrome in a way that mothers will love. All it takes is 1/2 tsp of the mother’s blood for stunningly accurate results. Then Not long a…

    WhiteOut Badges
    January 11, 2011
    WhiteOut Badges

    Help spread the word and announce your participation with our set of official WhiteOut Badges!…

    Dr. Greene’s Parenting Predictions for 2011
    January 5, 2011
    Dr. Greene’s Parenting Predictions for 2011

    I remember being a child and hearing my parents talk about how fast time was moving. Now I’m the parent and I know what they were talking about. But not only is time moving more quickly for us as ad…

    Hidden Holiday Hazards
    December 20, 2010
    Hidden Holiday Hazards

    Avoiding hidden holiday hazards is a great way to love your kids this holiday season. video platform video management video solutions video player…

    WhiteOut FAQ
    December 3, 2010
    WhiteOut FAQ

    Quick Links: What is the goal of the White Out campaign? What is in white rice baby cereal? Why is white rice baby cereal a bad mistake? How many food experiences does it take to form a lasting food p…

    Grains of Rice
    November 29, 2010
    Tapping the Massive Power of Parents: Paal Payasam

    We parents can change the world for our children, and do it quickly, easily, and inexpensively. It’s tempting to feel outmatched when we look at societal trends as complex and entrenched as the chil…

    Are You Concerned with Food Safety?
    November 28, 2010
    Are You Concerned with Food Safety?

    The more I study kids, the more I study health, and the more I study the environment, the more I become convinced that how we produce food is central to good health, a sustainable environment, and enj…

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    November 23, 2010
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