Gas Stoves, IQ, & ADHD
    May 23, 2009
    Gas Stoves, IQ, & ADHD

      According to a groundbreaking new study, preschoolers with gas appliances in their homes scored lower on cognitive tests and were more likely to have ADHD than their peers. Researchers visited …

    A Victory Garden, of Sorts
    March 20, 2009
    A Victory Garden, of Sorts

    I read this week that America’s First Family will be planting a vegetable garden on the White House lawn, an expansive, beautiful deluxe 1,100-square-foot plot with 55 kinds of vegetables and herbs …

    Choosing the Right Vitamin Supplement for Your Children
    January 26, 2009
    Choosing the Right Vitamin Supplement for Your Children

    If the world were a perfect place, we wouldn’t have to worry about giving supplements to our families. Children are miraculously designed to thrive on a balanced variety of whole foods: fruits, vegg…

    Doubling Vitamin D
    October 13, 2008
    Doubling Vitamin D

    Today at our annual meeting in Boston, the American Academy of Pediatrics doubled the recommended amount of vitamin D that children get each day to 400 IU, in response to mounting evidence of the life…

    Babies’ Eating Fish Cuts Eczema Odds
    September 27, 2008
    Babies’ Eating Fish Cuts Eczema Odds

    Eczema is a common skin condition in children, and has been getting more common in recent decades, now affecting as many as 1 in 3 babies in some parts of the world. We know that heredity plays a big …

    Dave Matthews
    September 23, 2008
    Dave Matthews

    "Our planet will not sustain us if we continue living the way we are. It cannot." "People often say we must save the planet. The planet, in my opinion, will be fine. What we want to do is work with th…

    Chubby Babies: Is the Baby Fat Here to Stay?
    September 1, 2008
    Chubby Babies: Is the Baby Fat Here to Stay?

    How quickly does being overweight affect health? Overweight babies and toddlers under age 2 already show signs of health problems according to a study in the August 2008, Pediatrics. Those over the 95…

    Dr. Greene’s Top Parenting Dos and Don’ts
    August 13, 2008
    Dr. Greene’s Top Parenting Dos and Don’ts

    Each day I see parents trying their best to do what’s right for their families, but no one has the perfect guidebook that tells parents what to do. Here are the top ten solvable problems that I advi…

    Cholesterol, Drugs, and Kids
    July 9, 2008
    Cholesterol, Drugs, and Kids

    Controversial new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics call for more children to get their cholesterol checked, starting as young as age 2, and for some kids to be started on statin drug…

    Carlo Petrini and Vandana Shiva
    June 21, 2008
    Carlo Petrini and Vandana Shiva

    Delegates from over 70 countries gathered together under a huge white tent set up in Parco Novi Sad as the Congress began in earnest. Carlo Petrini is the founding father of the Slow Food Movement, wh…

    Eating Fruit at School
    May 21, 2008
    Eating Fruit at School

    You can send fruit with kids to school, but how do you get them to actually eat it? I can remember trading away healthy lunch fare as a child, or just bringing home an uneaten orange in my lunch bag. …

    Can You Be Vegetarian or Vegan while Pregnant?
    October 5, 2007
    Can You Be Vegetarian or Vegan while Pregnant?

    Being a vegetarian or a vegan can be an option for a pregnant woman, if you make informed choices. Here are four things to keep in mind: (more…)…

    Does Your Child Need a Multivitamin?
    September 6, 2007
    Does Your Child Need a Multivitamin?

    You know that it is wise to back up your computer’s hard drive; I recommend backing up your child’s food drive with a daily multivitamin/mineral supplement. This simple habit could improve your ch…

    Adult Diabetes and Kids
    June 28, 2007
    Adult Diabetes and Kids

    A huge study of millions of kids revealed for the first time the true measure of type 2 diabetes in children in the United States. The results appeared in the June 27, 2007 Journal of the American Med…

    Dr Greenes Organic Rx Item 5 - Catsup
    March 8, 2007
    Dr. Greene’s Organic Rx — Item #5

    #5 Catsup This switch is pretty easy, but how in the world did catsup end up on the top 10 list? Tomatoes contain an important nutrient called lycopene, one of nature's most potent antioxidants, known…

    Dr Greenes Organic Rx Item 1 - Milk
    March 8, 2007
    Dr. Greene’s Organic Rx — Item #1

    #1 Choose Organic Milk There's more to a glass of milk than meets the eye. You see the milk, but hidden from view is the cow it came from, the dairy where the cow was raised, and all of the land devot…

    Antioxidants – Extra Credit
    February 6, 2007
    Antioxidants – Extra Credit

    Kids need more than isolated, individual nutrients to boost their brains and school performance.There are big-picture benefits to eating a balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables, whole grains, an…

    Brain Building
    January 29, 2007
    Brain Building

    Today in the United States, 1 in 6 children suffers from  a disability that affects their behavior, memory, or ability to learn. More than  $80 billion dollars are spent each year in the U.S. to tre…

    Brain Food For Your Kids: How Do You Score?
    January 23, 2007
    Brain Food For Your Kids: How Do You Score?

    Each day at school, millions of children are faced with  a lunch that  actually works against them. Unhealthy versions of French fries, chips, hot dogs, burgers, and pizza fill school cafeterias; pa…

    Eating for Two: A Guide to Mother’s Nutrition during Pregnancy - Part 13 - Eating for the Future
    December 6, 2006
    Eating for Two: A Guide to Mother’s Nutrition during Pregnancy – Part 13 – Eating for the Future

    Eating for the Future With all that we know about tobacco, how can people still smoke? It's easy. They're enticed by big business; they enjoy it; it's cool; and it's very, very habit forming. Now for …