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!

    Mom and Baby Playing - Photo by Haylee Sherwood
    By: Marcy Axness January 27, 2015 0 Comments
    Brain-Wise Parenting: The Importance of Relationship & Rhythm

    Your Child’s Brain — Built With Love! Yesterday I invited parents to relax about pushing academics for their wee ones, because their best preparation for true intelligence is play. But the…

    Young girl inspecting a clover in a green field
    By: Marcy Axness January 26, 2015 19 Comments
    The Importance of Playing, Puttering, and Pretending

      When our first child was born I was determined to do everything I could to “optimize” his development. This had even begun during my pregnancy, when I listened to lots of classical …

    Baked potatoes with plant-based toppings for a plant based, gluten-free Super Bowl buffet copyright 2015
    By: Linda Watson January 23, 2015 0 Comments
    Super Bowl Party Food!

    Score big on flavor with a baked potato bar for your Super Bowl party. Let your guests load up baked white potatoes and sweet potatoes with robust toppings. Focus on umami-rich ingredients, ones that …

    chips, bean dip, salsa, and bell-pepper sticks make a healthy, plant-based snack for after sports copyright 2015
    By: Linda Watson January 22, 2015 0 Comments
    Healthy After-Sports Snacks for a Winning Athletic Program

    Feed your hungry young athletes nourishing, plant-powered snacks that welcome everyone and help them get ready for the next game. This Fiesta Bowl centers around gluten-free corn chips for scooping up…

    Whole fruit and fruit snacks lead to healthy profits at parents concession stands by
    By: Linda Watson January 21, 2015 0 Comments
    Fruitful School Fund-Raising at your Parents’ Concession Stand

    Raise spirits and funds by using fruit’s natural beauty and flavor at your school concession stand. Delicious treats made from vegetables, fruits, nuts, and whole grains are thrifty. Educate par…

    Quinoa salad with beet, cucumbers, and chickpeas from Fifty Weeks of Green copyright 2015
    By: Linda Watson January 20, 2015 0 Comments
    Guilt-Free Salad Buffet

    Put together an easy, fun lunch for any group with a plant-powered guilt-free salad buffet. No one needs to leave hungry because all the food avoids empty calories and dietary concerns. I’ve fo…

    Homemade trail mix using walnuts, raisins, and dairy-free chocolate chips for PTO snacks copyright 2015 Linda Watson
    By: Linda Watson January 19, 2015 0 Comments
    Snacks for your PTO or PTA that welcome everyone

    Welcome all the parents who come to your next PTO or PTA meeting by providing healthy, plant-based snacks that avoid triggering food allergies and dietary restrictions. In math class, you might call…

    Mother sitting on a couch surrounded by text of parental emotions.
    By: Penelope Jagessar Chaffer January 15, 2015 6 Comments
    We’ve Got The Power! Five Amazing Aspects of Chemical Toxicity That Will Inspire and Empower you!

    There is nothing more guilt inducing and paralyzing that finding out about how toxic chemicals found in thousands of household and day to day items can dramatically affect your health and the health o…

    Doctor looking questioningly out a window
    By: Penelope Jagessar Chaffer January 13, 2015 7 Comments
    Why Doctor Doesn’t Always Know Best and Three Ways You Can Change That

    One of the things I hear the most when I talk to other parents and concerned individuals about toxic chemicals is that people are frustrated by their doctor’s lack of information on the topic. Wheth…

    By: Penelope Jagessar Chaffer January 12, 2015 6 Comments
    Are We Raising the Most Polluted Generation in the History of the Planet?

    That was the question I asked a month ago, when I gave a TEDx talk in the beautiful art deco masterpiece, the Palais des Beaux-Arts, in Brussels, Belgium. Brussels is the home of the European Union an…

    Polar bear in the snow in Alaska
    By: Lynn Hasselberger January 9, 2015 0 Comments
    10 Ways to Kick the Winter Blues

    “In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” ~ Albert Camus It’s winter. And I’m hating it. I’m dreading the possibility of it being as bad as …

    Boy drinking from a water fountain
    By: Lynn Hasselberger January 8, 2015 0 Comments
    18 Powerful Water Facts to Inspire Water Conservation

    Occasionally, a hot shower holds me hostage. And then one of these water facts floats into my brain and I come back to consciousness. Water covers 70.9 percent of the earth’s surface. Only 2.5 perce…

    Roll of kitchen paper towels
    By: Lynn Hasselberger January 7, 2015 0 Comments
    How to Overcome Paper Towel Addiction

    I was a paper towel addict. There. I said it. It runs in my family. Mom’s side. A kitchen without paper towels? No satisfying whir of the paper towel holder and near perfect tear of soft absorbent c…

    Empty toilet paper roll
    By: Lynn Hasselberger January 6, 2015 1 Comments
    13 Facts about Home Paper Products that May Inspire You to Hug a Tree

    Toilet paper and other home paper products aren’t necessarily great party conversation starters. But with their impact on the environment, we should find a way to work these topics in so they becom…

    Lynn Hasselberger posing with the Green Divas logo
    By: Lynn Hasselberger January 5, 2015 0 Comments
    Out of My Comfort Zone & Streaking Through Chicago

    My resolution for 2014 was to get out of my comfort zone. Yes, that’s right 2014 not 2015. I’ve made some progress, but I still have a long way to go. When I set this goal, I wasn’t sure what it…

    Fossil shell in the sunlight
    By: Lisa Druxman January 1, 2015 1 Comments
    My Year To “Be”

    Today, please  join Lisa Druxman for the final Guest Post in the series “One Thing I’d Change in 2015″ — DrGreene Team Every year, I create a vision board and goals for the following year. …

    Clouds with a silver lining in a blue sky
    By: Hollye Jacobs December 30, 2014 0 Comments
    Finding Silver Linings in Life

    Today, please  join eternal optimist, Hollye Jabobs for the next Guest Post in the series “One Thing I’d Change in 2015″ — DrGreene Team…

    Make 2015 the Year We End Junk Food Marketing to Kids - Featured Photo by Daniel Oines
    By: Casey Hinds December 29, 2014 0 Comments
    End Junk Food Marketing to Kids

    Today, please  join Casey Hinds for our fifth Guest Post in the series “One Thing I’d Change in 2015″ — DrGreene Team Public…

    Middle School Kids and Teachers in a Large Group
    By: Sue Scheff December 26, 2014 1 Comments
    Digital Citizenship Is As Important As Potty Training: Let’s Start Cyber Civics Classes In All Schools

    As part of our holiday series “One Change I’d Like to See in 2015” Sue Scheff challenges us to make Cyber Citizenship a priority in schools. — DrGreene Team We live in a dig…

    Kids Eating Lunch in a School Cafeteria
    By: Debra Waldoks December 24, 2014 1 Comments
    Public Health: Whose Job Is It Anyway?

    Today, please  join Debra Waldoks for our third Guest Post in the series “One Thing I’d Change in 2015″ — DrGreene Team Public Health professionals emphasize the prevention of harm above tr…