August 24, 2022
Cool Medical Tools
Dr. Alan Greene shares his most recent “Cool Medical Tools” with author, world traveler, and futurist, Kevin Kelly on the Cool Tools podcast.
May 18, 2021
Normal Toddler Behavior vs ADHD
An official diagnosis of ADHD can be hard to pinpoint especially in kids under the age of four. Learn how to tell the difference between normal toddler behavior vs ADHD. And the best ways to manage ADHD.
December 14, 2020
Social-Emotional Health During the Pandemic
It’s important for social-emotional health to design ways to maximize physical proximity and face-to-face interactions, and to satisfy our brain’s need for both, in a time of masks and physical distance. Here are Dr. Greene’s insights and tips for families.
October 23, 2020
Getting Beyond 2020!
Today’s children will grow up in the shadow of the pandemic. They will form in an atmosphere of unrest. They will inherit the anxiety and uncertainty they see all around them. Unless we make some big changes.
October 05, 2020
When Will this $%!# Pandemic End?
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a worldwide effect for most of 2020. The question remains, when will the pandemic end?
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.
May 25, 2020
Chemicals and Pregnant Women: Taking Care of Your Unborn Baby
We are now able to detect toxic chemicals, at what were recently impossibly low levels to detect, that may already have been causing human disease. I’m hopeful that this will pave the way for great improvements in health — especially when you consider chemicals and pregnant women.
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 16, 2020
COVID-19 Podcast: Mom Driven, Doctor Aligned & HeyMama Join Forces
Transcript [00:00:00] Agatha: Hi! It’s Agatha Luczo. Welcome to “Mom Driven, Dr. Aligned”. Dr. Alan Greene and I were just on with the HeyMama Community doing a Q&A about COVID-19. Dr. Greene gave us such amazing advice and tips about how to deal with immunity health and how to take care of ourselves during this
April 13, 2020
COVID: Supplements, the Immune System, and Preventative Care
In the midst of a viral pandemic, with orders to “shelter at home” in effect, parents may be wondering what else can be done to protect the health of their families. Unprecedented circumstances often lead to feelings of a loss of control, which can sometimes generate a sense of fear, and even sadness. Minimizing unnecessary
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.
April 07, 2020
Simple Mask Safety Test
We’re sheltered in place. That’s a great thing. But we still need to go out occasionally for the essentials that can’t be delivered to our door. That means we need to start wearing masks as one strategy to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Since masks are in high demand, people are getting creative and
March 15, 2020
Senna: The True Ex-Lax
Constipation is one of those not-so-exciting subjects that affects both children and adults from time to time, but because it is so common, it warrants a closer look. Bowel movements tend to occur about once a day after children have reached the age where their diet is largely comprised of solid food. Starchy foods, such
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.
February 18, 2020
It Just Won’t Go Away: Reasons For a Lingering Cough
We’re used to coughing when we have a cold, but what about those coughs that seem to linger even after all other symptoms have disappeared? It turns out that what may seem like a nuisance can actually be the body’s innate intelligence at work. At the first sign of foreign invaders, coughing acts as a
February 12, 2020
Neophobia & the Battle to Try New Foods
Perhaps you have a picky eater at home. Maybe she takes after mom or dad, or maybe this is a quality uniquely her own. Whatever the case, it’s important to recognize that we can change our perception around this. Being particular about foods is indeed a feature and not a flaw. Neophobia Timing Around the
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.
November 14, 2019
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 the track, stopping it takes an immense amount of effort. One of the most classic of these, and perhaps the strongest in human biology, is labor.
November 07, 2019
Teen Vaping: “I Did Not Have Sexual Relations with That Woman”
By some reports, as many as 20 percent of high school students vape. And they often begin in middle school. Juul is the top-selling e-cigarette brand (and very cuul among kids). A single Juul pod can contain as much nicotine as a pack of 20 regular cigarettes. Nicotine harms the developing adolescent brain. Moreover, e-cigarette
August 26, 2019
Are Essential Oils Essential?
When it comes to food, the colors you see in plants provide powerful information. They often signal the rich nutrient density of the plant. When you look at a blueberry and see that color, you see delphinidin-3-galactoside. When you look at a carrot and see that color, you see beta carotene. Our eyes are adapted
July 09, 2019
Altitude Sickness & The Brain Stage of O2
Podcast Transcript of Altitude Sickness & The Brain Stage of O2 Dr. Greene: (00:01) Hi, this is Dr. Greene MsGreene: (00:02) and Ms. Greene and greetings from Chile. Hola!. Dr. Greene: (00:06) Hola! We are on a surprising trip and today we went to see the Atacama Cosmology Telescope high in the Andes Mountains, which
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.
March 05, 2019
Fear, Measles, and Protecting our Kids
Claims that the MMR vaccine might cause inflammatory bowel disease or autism continue to haunt parents. I’m asked about the connection every week. The group that began the controversy, researchers from the Royal Free Hospital in London, have since done further research vindicating the MMR. But the fears continue. Another team of researchers has completed
February 26, 2019
Stuffy Nose and Cough Remedies for Kids
Kids are not small adults. That may seem like something so obvious that it goes without saying. Yet for decades the doses for many medicines, including over the counter cough and cold medicines were set by just starting with adult doses and reducing them according to children’s smaller size. It turns out, this often does
February 04, 2019
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. Predictably, children with asthma would be showing up in emergency rooms and urgent care centers to get breathing treatments for their increased wheezing. And three weeks
January 14, 2019
Olive Oil and Garlic for Ear Infection Pain
Ear infections cause a great deal of pain. From my perspective, olive oil and garlic for ear infection pain should play a large role in the management of ear infections.
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…