Health Check: Are Your Kids Getting Enough Vitamin D?
    August 12, 2009
    Health Check: Are Your Kids Getting Enough Vitamin D?

    I was disappointed to hear the results of a new study about vitamin D levels in our children. Researchers found that about 70 percent of U.S. children have low levels of vitamin D, a problem that puts…

    A Shining Example
    May 11, 2009
    A Shining Example

    Every year wildfires are a danger to the lives and homes of many. But it doesn't seem like a reality until you know someone personally who has been impacted directly. (more…)…

    Slumdog Reality - Only Half the Story
    March 2, 2009
    Slumdog Reality – Only Half the Story

    After picking up 8 Oscars at the Academy Awards, and quelling controversy that raged from Mumbai to Hollywood, it would seem the story surrounding Slumdog Millionaire is over, but in fact only 1/2 the…

    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…

    Getting Enough of the Sunshine Vitamin
    November 15, 2008
    Getting Enough of the Sunshine Vitamin

    The American Academy of Pediatrics recently doubled their recommended daily amount of vitamin D for our kids – and many kids weren’t getting enough even before this change. The more closely we loo…

    Alternatives to Cold Medicines
    October 27, 2008
    Alternatives to Cold Medicines

    When the American Academy of Pediatrics came out with their recommendation against cold medicines for children under the age of 6, parents started searching for alternatives. The good news is that fam…

    Dr. Greene on Vitamins
    September 15, 2008
    Dr. Greene on Vitamins

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Over the years I've learned to appreciate vitamins and the role they play in the healthy development of our children. I've seen firsthand how a mother's vitamin intake can help a …

    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…

    Angelina Jolie
    July 18, 2008
    Angelina Jolie

    Eliana is doing something. Earlier this year she interviewed Angelina Jolie at the Santa Barbara Film Festival (go to Santa Barbara Teen Press, http://www.sbmsteenpress.org/, and search for Angelina J…

    You Can Make a Big Difference!
    July 17, 2008
    You Can Make a Big Difference!

    The Lancet earlier this year said that 1/3 of the child and maternal deaths every year are due to chronic malnutrition. The Copenhagen Consensus (with 5 Nobel Laureates) issued a press release at the …

    Steroids, Asthma and Bones
    July 16, 2008
    Steroids, Asthma and Bones

    Sometimes accepting some side effects can help prevent worse side effects. We know that when a child is having an ongoing asthma attack, taking oral steroids for a few days can help turn the corner by…

    ‘100 747’s Crash, All Children On Board, No Survivors’
    July 15, 2008
    ‘100 747’s Crash, All Children On Board, No Survivors’

    As a Jew, on the most real level I understand, genocide is hard to comprehend. Walt who was at the meeting last night had done some research and informed us that as far as genocides go, in sheer numbe…

    More Vitamin D Benefits
    July 10, 2008
    More Vitamin D Benefits

    Some Seek Guidelines to Reflect Vitamin D's Benefits - washingtonpost.com This was an interesting article in the Washington Post (link above). It discusses both reasons for excitement and reasons for…

    Vitamin Sunshine
    July 3, 2008
    Vitamin Sunshine

    An astonishing forty percent of healthy babies and toddlers in a recent study had low levels of vitamin D. Results of this important study appear in the June 2008 Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent…

    Vitamin D, Asthma, and Eczema
    April 11, 2008
    Vitamin D, Asthma, and Eczema

    Kids who have low levels of vitamin D have a higher chance of asthma attacks, according to a study presented at the 2008 annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. This…

    Vitamin D and Preventing Diabetes
    March 17, 2008
    Vitamin D and Preventing Diabetes

    Taking vitamin D drops in the first year of life may help prevent kids from developing type 1 diabetes, according to a study released March 13, 2008 in Archives of Disease in Childhood. The study is a…

    Multiple Back-Ups
    February 27, 2008
    Multiple Back-Ups

    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…

    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…

    ADHD and Omega 3 fats
    April 19, 2007
    ADHD and Omega 3 fats

    ADHD is one of the most common behavioral and learning problems in childhood. It can affect the school experience, families, and friendships. It’s often associated with other problems as well, inclu…