Epsom Salt Bath salt in a wooden bowl with washcloths.

Epsom Salts Baths: A natural and effective muscle relaxant

In nature, there are some biological processes that are almost unstoppable. Once the process is started it creates a cascade of reactions and, like a freight train barreling down...

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Where there’s Fire, there’s Smoke: Poor air quality and asthma treatment

When the wildfires hit Northern California, I knew it would be only a matter of time before the smoke drifted into the Bay Area and the air quality worsened....

Teen vaping on a dark street.

“I Did Not Have Sexual Relations with That Woman”

Recently, I sat across from an accomplished high school athlete who had just told me that he did not smoke and had not used any drugs. But when I...

Baby with bright eye. PKU is a genetic condition.

Phenylketonuria: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

Introduction to PKU: The sweetener aspartame, and many protein-rich foods, can act like poisons to children with PKU. What is PKU? Phenylalanine is an essential amino acid, one of...

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Surviving Children: Put Blinders On!

Today’s post follows naturally after yesterday’s encouraging words about letting go of perfectionism. One of my biggest snares as a parent is when I compare myself to other moms....

Young boy adding salt to a plate of french fries.

Too much sodium is bad. Hidden sources of sodium are worse!

Sometimes in the hubbub of today, we miss simple things that can have a lasting impact. This is true for parents and for doctors. As part of my ongoing board...

Image of infant and baby gear -- teddy bear, blankets and two bottles. What's the difference between Infant vs. toddler formula?

Infant vs. Toddler Formulas

My baby is 11 months old. To make sure that she gets proper nutrition, can I keep her on formula even after she turns 1? Would keeping her...

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Feeding Baby Green

Feeding Baby Green: The Earth Friendly Program for Healthy, Safe Nutrition During Pregnancy, Childhood and Beyond

By Dr. Alan R. Greene

This unique guide includes advice on how to transform a baby's eating habits that will positively impact their health & development for the rest of their lives. Dr. Greene has included everything a parent needs to know about creating healthy, nutritious meals that help avoid childhood obesity & prevent childhood disease.

Raising Baby Green

Raising Baby Green: The Earth-Friendly Guide to Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Baby Care

By Dr. Alan R. Greene

In this illustrated and easy-to-use guide, noted pediatrician Dr. Alan Greene, a leading voice of the green baby movement, advises parents how to make healthy green choices for pregnancy, childbirth, and baby care—from feeding your baby the best food available to using medicines wisely.