Toddler playing ball on the grass. Fun springtime outdoor activities for kids.

Fun Springtime Outdoor Activities to Help Your Child Develop Motor Skills

Children are naturally adventurous and love to get out and explore, so you won’t have to push and prod them to go outside and engage in some fun activities...

Pristine lakes are a source of raw water. They look beautiful, but is the water safe?

Raw Water, Spring Water, Well Water, Bottled Water & Municipal Water: How do you know if your drinking water is safe?

Raw water, currently in vogue, conjures visions for pristine lake and stream water, but could be hiding biological pathogens and toxic chemical that can’t be detected by smell and...

Healthy Eating, Part IV - Motivators for school age children and adolescents

Healthy Eating, Part IV – Motivators for school age children and adolescents

During school years, the phenomenon of peer pressure begins to become a very powerful force. Children see what’s packed in each other’s lunches. And, yes, it’s not unusual for...

Little girl eating a bowl of yogurt and blueberries. Both are brain-boosting foods.

12 Brain-Boosting Foods for Kids

The brain needs a plethora of nutrients to remain healthy and function properly. Well-balanced nutrition is particularly important for the developing brain of children. Parents have an amazing opportunity...

Treating Pinworms

Treating Pinworms

I have 3 children. In the last 2 years the same child has been infected with pinworms 3 times. We belong to a family medicine group. The first...

Children can be perfect wedding guests.

Children, Weddings & Proper Etiquette: How to help your child be the “perfect wedding guest”

A wedding is an exciting event for not only the bride and groom, but for their guests as well. However, if you are a parent who has been invited...

The First Purple Day

Purple Day is a Shining Example of How WE Can Change Health Care

  My friend, 10-year-old Cassidy Megan, has epilepsy. A couple of years ago, Cassidy was afraid to tell people because she thought they would make fun of her. Then...

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Books by Dr. Alan Greene

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.