Dr. Greene’s Blog

    Dr. Greene is the founder of DrGreene.com (cited by the AMA as “the pioneer physician Web site”), a practicing pediatrician, father of four, & author of Raising Baby Green & Feeding Baby Green. He appears frequently in the media including such venues as the The New York Times, the TODAY Show, Good Morning America, & the Dr. Oz Show.

    food pyramid nightmare journey
    June 2, 2011
    Food Pyramid Nightmare Journey – Part 2

    Could the Food Pyramid get any worse? After my surprising first experience, I returned to FoodPyramid.gov for kids on June 2, 2011, determined to live a healthier lifestyle and to try to get my 11-yea…

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    June 2, 2011
    A Nightmare Food Pyramid Journey

    The Food Pyramid: Gone and NOT missed! On June 1, 2011 I logged on to MyPyramid.gov for kids and played their Blast Off Game “An interactive computer game where kids can reach Planet Power by fuelin…

    A Nightmare Food Pyramid Journey
    June 2, 2011
    Alan’s menu from A Nightmare Food Pyramid Journey

    Alan’s menu from A Nightmare Food Pyramid Journey and A Nightmare Food Pyramid Journey – Part 2:…

    The Organic Movement Report
    May 25, 2011
    The Organic Movement Report

    The Washington Post released a report today titled, The Organic Movement. The Post looked at current research, and interviewed organic farmers and other organic leaders for their insights. I was asked…

    Tylenol No Longer Deemed a Pain Reliever for Babies and Toddlers
    May 18, 2011
    Tylenol No Longer Deemed a Pain Reliever for Babies & Toddlers

    Tylenol for Babies & Toddlers?!?  The FDA’s Nonprescription Drugs Advisory Committee and Pediatric Advisory Committee have together recommended that “pain relief” be removed from the label…

    Switching to Low Fat Milk May not Reduce Calories or Weight
    May 13, 2011
    Switching to Low Fat Milk May not Reduce Calories or Weight

    A May 2011 study has already changed what I tell parents about nonfat milk. Commonly, parents are counseled to switch their children from whole milk to low fat or nonfat milk by age 2 or 3, in an effo…

    Ear infections are vanishing: four key ideas for parents
    May 11, 2011
    Ear infections are vanishing: four key ideas for parents

    I remember, not long ago, seeing many children with ear infections every day I was in the office – children that were often up screaming the night before. Today it’s not surprising to go an entire…

    Sharing Meals around the Family Table
    May 4, 2011
    Family Meals: Sharing around the family table

    Sitting together around the table to eat together just three times per week reduces the odds that kids will be overweight, reduces the odds of their eating unhealthy foods or eating in an unhealthy wa…

    Learning Junk Food in School: Advertising to Kids
    April 28, 2011
    Learning Junk Food in School: Advertising to Kids

    Some of our children’s food choices are made at home – but as they grow, many are made in childcare or at school. We need our schools and daycare centers to be working with us, not against us in t…

    Historic AAP Call for Chemical Change
    April 25, 2011
    Historic AAP Call for Chemical Change

    Our primary federal law that governs chemicals in the US today is now as out of date and ridiculous as a 1970s polyester leisure suit. Most people assume that if a chemical is in a common product on t…

    Shaping the Future
    April 20, 2011
    Shaping the Future

    Dr. Greene’s take on shaping the future… When you look at a playground full of nine-year olds, some will be skinny, some will be overweight, and most will be in between. About 25 percent o…

    Mythbusting: Carrots, Nitrates, and Homemade Baby Food
    April 19, 2011
    Mythbusting: Carrots, Nitrates, and Homemade Baby Food

    Dr. Greene’s take on homemade baby food… Foodie Tuesday Parents are often told that it is not safe to feed their babies carrots cooked at home; only give them what comes in a jar. I disagr…

    Use Protection: Half of US Meat and Poultry Contaminated
    April 18, 2011
    Use Protection: Half of US Meat and Poultry Contaminated

    Dr. Greene’s take on contaminated meat… EcoMonday Researchers found Staph bacteria in 47 percent of nationwide samples of ground beef, chicken breasts, chicken thighs, pork chops, ground p…

    Optimal Cord Clamping and Stem Cells – When to Cut the Cord?
    March 29, 2011
    Optimal Cord Clamping and Stem Cells – When to Cut the Cord?

    Dr. Greene’s take on optimal cord clamping… What if there were a simple, free, natural way to give your baby a bit better start on the first day of life: Improving blood counts now Reducin…

    All-star-Foods
    March 15, 2011
    All-star Foods

    Here is my list of all-star foods to prevent and repair damage from environmental toxins:…

    What to Do About Chemicals in Pregnant Women: A green solution.
    March 7, 2011
    What to Do About Chemicals in Pregnant Women: A green solution.

    Here is the fifth take-home lesson from The Environmental Health Perspective article, Environmental Chemicals in Pregnant Women. Lesson 5: A green solution. Leafy green. Yes, we want to reduce exposur…

    What Parents Should Know About the USDA Dietary Guidelines
    February 17, 2011
    What Parents Should Know About the USDA Dietary Guidelines

    Dr. Greene’s take on the USDA Dietary Guidelines… By law, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Dietary Guidelines for Americans are reviewed and updated every 5 years to keep our healt…

    What to Do About Chemicals in Pregnant Women: Toothpaste matters.
    February 8, 2011
    What to Do About Chemicals in Pregnant Women: Toothpaste matters.

    Here is the fourth take-home lesson from The Environmental Health Perspective article, Environmental Chemicals in Pregnant Women. Lesson 4: Your choices do matter. Many industrial chemicals were found…

    January 31, 2011
    How did we get here? WhiteOut Now!

    Watch Dr. Greene talk about the WhiteOut Now campaign… Would you feed your baby a spoonful of sugar for her first bite of solid food? Of course you wouldn’t. Today, the first bite of solid fo…

    What to Do About Chemicals in Pregnant Women: Public policy changes your body
    January 28, 2011
    Chemicals in Pregnant Women: Public policy

    The Environmental Health Perspective article, Environmental Chemicals in Pregnant Women, has been getting a lot of play. I’ve got five take home lessons from the study. Here’s number 3. Lesson 3: …