Guest Posts

    Our invited Guest Bloggers share their Perspective on children's health and parenting. Their view point may be different than Dr. Greene's, but each guest has a valuable view point. Well worth reading!

    Bobbie and Whitney singing together on stage.
    By: Sherrie Campbell March 25, 2015 0 Comments
    3 Reasons Why Children Commit Suicide When They Have Had a Parent do the Same

    View image | gettyimages.com As we watch in horror over Bobbi Kristina fighting for her life after nearly killing herself almost three years to the date of her Mother’s death, a teacher in Orange Co…

    Bonnie Modungo in the kitchen preparing a variety of vegetables.
    By: Bonnie Modugno MS RD March 24, 2015 0 Comments
    Nurturing Your Gut Microbiome – #LTKH

    This week’s installment of Let’s Talk Kids’ Health Tweet Chat  was an interview with Registered Dietician and DrGreene.com Guest Blogger, Bonnie Modungo. Here is the #Storify transcript of…

    Close-up of a sad teenage girl.
    By: Sherrie Campbell March 23, 2015 0 Comments
    3 Developmental Tasks which Push Some Teens over the Edge and How to Parent them

    It is so hard to understand why a teenager with so much life ahead of them would decide to commit suicide. Teenagers are naturally self-centered, self-focused and oriented only to what is happening ri…

    Vegetables and nut butter wrapped to make vegan shshi.
    By: Bonnie Modugno MS RD March 13, 2015 0 Comments
    The Post Pasteurian Era: A broader approach to nuturing our microbiome

    Interest in the role of bacteria and our health exploded once scientists mapped the human microbiome in 2013. Humans co-evolved with microbes, so it follows that microbes impact everything from immune…

    Inoculating from Birth -- Photo by Mamma Loves
    By: Bonnie Modugno MS RD March 12, 2015 0 Comments
    Inoculating from Birth: How to cultivate a healthy microbiome for your baby before and after birth

    We used to think that we push babies out into the world with a sterile gut, free from bacteria. Today that notion is largely dismissed. Mom’s microbiome influences her babies health far before b…

    Tired Teen
    By: Donnica L Moore MD March 12, 2015 0 Comments
    Teen Fatigue: Causes & Solutions – #LTKH

    #LTKH is the hashtag for Let’s Talk Kids’ Health a Tweet Chat hosted by @DrGreene & @MsGreene on Monday evenings at 9 p.m. ET. This is the #Storify transcript from our chat with guest @DrDonn…

    Fresh bunches of carrots with stems.
    By: Bonnie Modugno MS RD March 11, 2015 2 Comments
    Bugs For Sale: The role of probiotics, prebiotics & synbiotics in gut health

     Who knew that in the 21st century we would become so preoccupied with bacteria? Long considered a lower life form, scientists today consider these microorganisms highly evolved, with elaborate syste…

    Making homemade yogurt from raw organic milk.
    By: Bonnie Modugno MS RD March 10, 2015 2 Comments
    The Right Kind of “Clean” Eating: A call to consume enough beneficial bacteria

    Consumers and health professionals alike sit at a crossroads, caught between minimizing risk of food contamination and cultivating a healthy and diverse population of gut microbes.   Too many of the…

    Kitchen with a jar of homemade sauerkraut.
    By: Bonnie Modugno MS RD March 8, 2015 0 Comments
    The Postpastuerian Era: We need to learn to live with microbes, not merely try to eradicate them

    Research tells us that we have co-evolved with microbial communities and that they are integrated in every facet of our biology. Yet we consciously–and sometimes inadvertently–destroy them…

    Three teenage girls, standing profile. One is obese, one is slightly over weight, the third is thin.
    By: Cheryl Greene March 5, 2015 0 Comments
    Should Kids Go on a Diet? – #LTKH

    #LTKH (Let’s Talk Kids’ Health) is the weekly Tweet Chat hosted by @DrGreene & @MsGreene. This week we talked with @DrFlanders and others about the question “Should kids go on a …

    Tray of bright red strawberries.
    By: Ashely Koff RD March 3, 2015 0 Comments
    How to Get Kids to Love Veggies – #LTKH

    Each Monday night we host #LTKH Tweet chat. #LTKH is the hashtag for Let’s Talk Kids’ Health. The format is simple, @DrGreene, @MsGreene or a guest host interviews a guest expert and ev…

    Black and white dog sitting on a small child's lap.
    By: Cheryl Greene February 21, 2015 0 Comments
    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 for our family? Will one pet get lonely…

    Mom, Dad and several adult kids enjoying time together.
    By: Cheryl Greene February 12, 2015 0 Comments
    Life Lessons for Moms with Young Children or What I Wish I’d Known Then

    I’m an empty nester. A recent part of the sandwich generation. My kids are grown. My parents are gone. I’m starting (just starting) to have senior moments. In many cultures women of my sta…

    Baby's Nursery with crib & Rocking Chair
    By: Kim Walls and Elizabeth Bachner February 9, 2015 0 Comments
    Product & Gear Choices for Your 4th Trimester Birth Plan

    Creating a birth plan helps you understand who you are as a parent. The planning process can help you define and understand your parenting philosophy and preferences – from where you want to bir…

    Happy Young Attractive Mixed Race Family with Newborn Baby.
    By: Kim Walls and Elizabeth Bachner February 6, 2015 0 Comments
    4th Trimester Birth Plan – Maternal Sexual Health

    If you are pregnant or have had a baby, then it is probably safe to say you’ve had sex. Let’s talk about that. Over 75% of new moms recognize that sex is important. Experts agree. BUT, nearly 79% …

    New father sleeping with baby on his bare chest. A blanket is over baby.
    By: Kim Walls and Elizabeth Bachner February 5, 2015 0 Comments
    Skin-to-Skin Time as Part of Your 4th Trimester Birth Plan

    Many parents hear of skin-to-skin (also known as Kangaroo Care) as part of their breastfeeding plan, but there are other benefits with huge importance that aren’t quite as widely publicized. In addi…

    Baby holding a parent's finger.
    By: Kim Walls and Elizabeth Bachner February 3, 2015 0 Comments
    4th Trimester Birth Planning – Your Ongoing Role in Baby’s Physiological Development  

    The  physiological changes baby will go through in the first 12 weeks after birth – the 4th trimester – can be astounding and often intimidating.  Your baby will likely express all kin…

    Bright eyed newborn looking over mom's shoulder
    By: Kim Walls and Elizabeth Bachner February 2, 2015 0 Comments
    4th Trimester Birth Planning – Collaborative Care

    The 4th trimester is the first 12 weeks after baby is born. There can be so much focus on planning for birth itself that parents haven’t necessarily given enough thought to what happens after baby a…

    Young child sitting on his father's shoulders in a green field.
    By: Marcy Axness January 30, 2015 0 Comments
    The Promise Within Your Child

    Over the course of this week I’ve presented many counter-cultural ideas for fostering a child’s healthiest development, including: opting for imagination and play over reading and writing …

    Mom and son playing outdoors
    By: Marcy Axness January 29, 2015 0 Comments
    Sheltering Childhood Nurtures Your Child

    So far this week I’ve focused on how you can support your child’s healthiest brain development. I thought I might spend today’s post discussing the brain-draining effects of Time-Out…