Dr Greene's Blog

Alan Greene MD

Dr. Greene is a practicing physician, author, national and international TEDx speaker, and global health advocate. He is a graduate of Princeton University and University of California San Francisco.

August 12, 2020

Don’t Boost Your Immunity – Optimize It!

Don’t boost your immunity to protect yourself or your children from infection. That’s wrong thinking. Instead, optimize it. Here’s how … ...
June 17, 2020

Allergies, Colds and COVID: How to Tell the Difference

As we begin to shift into the warmer months, common health concerns often jump from cold and flu to allergies. This is made all the more complicated by the presence of COVID-19, and the fact that we are still learning new information about this novel virus from day to day. ...
June 07, 2020

The Itchy, Bumpy Blues: How to Treat and Prevent Mosquito Bites and Related Conditions

For most children, mosquito bites result in pesky welts. But for some, the reaction is much more severe. And for others, serious diseases can result. In this article, Dr. Greene discusses ways to prevent and treat mosquito bites. ...
May 18, 2020

Podcast: Mom Driven, Doctor Aligned

What exactly is an “allergy,” and how do we identify the difference between that and a cold? Find out on the latest episode of Mom Driven, Doctor Aligned with Agatha Relota Luczo and Dr. Alan Greene. ...
May 11, 2020

Caring for Babies and Small Children During COVID-19

In addition to common fears surrounding COVID-19, caring for babies can be especially worrisome. We want to remain certain that the littlest members of the house stay the safest. In this post, Dr. Greene addresses issues and answers questions about caring for babies and small children during COVID-19. ...
May 05, 2020

Whole Foods as First Foods

It may seem overwhelming at first, but in reality baby’s first food should be taken from a simple list of whole foods. Click here to find out which whole foods Dr. Greene recommends. ...
April 29, 2020

Screen Time in the Age of Quarantine

Many parents are curious to know how the rules change for screen time when children are barred from most of their regular activities. While getting fresh air and sunshine is of the utmost importance in this time, there is also cause to create flexibility around the use of electronic devices.  ...
April 28, 2020

6 Feet & A Mask: Hygiene Practice and COVID-19

The spread of COVID-19, or coronavirus, is one of the most frightening health scares of the last century. However, some of the best news to come of the ~3 million case studies we now have is that children are much less likely to get sick than adults. That being said, the best measures children and parents can take to keep everyone healthy at home is to maintain a safe distance in public and practice proper hygiene. ...
April 21, 2020

Keeping Kids Healthy in the Age of Coronavirus: Dr. Greene on The People’s Pharmacy

How are parents and grandparents keeping kids healthy during the time of COVID-19? What are they doing if their children do become ill? Dr. Alan Greene joins Joe and Terry Graedon on The People’s Pharmacy to discuss zinc, hydroxychloroquine, coenzyme Q10 and much more. ...
April 10, 2020

Why OTHER Respiratory Viruses are More Important than Ever Before

This may change, but as of this writing, more than 90 percent of people tested in San Francisco for COVID turned out to have other respiratory infections — not COVID. That’s a huge percentage. Dr. Alan Greene explains why that’s so important and what you can do about it. ...
April 09, 2020

Wear A Mask Like a Pro

Masks are an important part of your COVID safety plan. Learn how to wear a mask like a pro from Eat Real’s Cheif Pediatrician, Dr. Alan Greene. ...
March 03, 2020

Coronavirus & the Panic Pandemic

The coronavirus is causing quite a scare worldwide. Reactions to the news of it spreading have ranged from relative nonchalance to absolute terror, with the media, unsurprisingly, favoring the latter.  ...
January 24, 2020

Ear Infections and the Antibiotic Epidemic

While antibiotics certainly are helpful when used appropriately, and have benefitted many people since their discovery, the concern is more that they are prescribed far more commonly than is medically necessary creating an antibiotic epidemic. ...
June 18, 2019

CTs, MRIs, Ultrasounds: Differences, Risk & Benefits

CT scans, MRIs and Ultrasounds — find out why each one is used and the associated risks. ...
May 22, 2019

The Brain Stage: The Power & Promise of The Cephalic Phase for Health

Brain Stage is a new concept developed by Dr. Alan Greene who connects the dots on centuries of observations and decades of studies in this groundbreaking talk. He explains what placebo-controlled trials are really telling us and provides simple ways to improve health. ...
December 27, 2018

Saving Lives in Nepal with One Heart Worldwide

Maternal and infant mortality is a huge issue, world-wide. When I met Arlene Saman, the founder of One Heart Worldwide I was excited by the results they were seeing and I had ideas for ways to make the work even stronger… ...
July 03, 2017

Podcast: Our unexpected African adventure to meet Jane Goodall & the chimpanzees

In a wonderful and surprising turn of events, my wife Cheryl and I were given the amazing opportunity to travel to Tanzania to meet Jane Goodall, meet the wild; chimpanzees in the Gombe Stream National Forest, and witness first-hand the work of the Jane Goodall Institute. ...
March 16, 2017

Allergy Care Guide: How To Prevent And Treat This Season’s Allergies

Allergies can make life miserable. Dr. Greene’s Allergy Care Guide is here with tips for preventing and treating seasonal and animal allergies. ...