Guest Posts

    Our invited Guest Bloggers share their Perspective on children's health and parenting. Their view point may be different than Dr. Greene's, but each guest has a valuable view point. Well worth reading!

    What Do You Think?
    By: Kristi Chester Vance September 11, 2008 0 Comments
    What Do You Think?

    I live in Bernal Heights in San Francisco, a neighborhood known as ‘maternal heights’ for its stroller rush hours and toddler-filled sidewalks. There is a listserv of more than 500 families in Ber…

    Out of Control
    By: Kristi Chester Vance September 10, 2008 0 Comments
    Out of Control

    There are 85,000 chemicals in use today in the U.S. Seven new ones are approved every day. Less than 10% have been tested for long-term effects on grown adults, let alone on the most vulnerable – de…

    MOMS – Making Our Milk Safe
    By: Kristi Chester Vance September 9, 2008 0 Comments
    MOMS – Making Our Milk Safe

    During a week-long beach vacation marked more by flash flooding than sunblock, three friends and I sat together nursing our five infants, (Nico, Olivia, Stella, Hazel and Sam,) and sharing endless pin…

    What Is The Next Lead, or Arsenic or Thalidomide or DDT?
    By: Kristi Chester Vance September 8, 2008 0 Comments
    What Is The Next Lead, or Arsenic or Thalidomide or DDT?

    When my daughter Stella celebrated her first birthday in the spring of 2005, we had her checked for lead, and her level was dangerously high.…

    Rwanda; Remember the Hope
    By: Eliana Schiffer September 5, 2008 0 Comments
    Rwanda; Remember the Hope

    For me the one thing that made Rwanda so amazing was the children and hearing their laughter. That a country can live through something so horrific and yet get up every morning and live their lives wi…

    A Touching Experience
    By: Eliana Schiffer September 4, 2008 0 Comments
    A Touching Experience

    My favorite part of the trip was the people that we met. Everywhere we went people would stop what they were doing to look up and wave. They were so kind and happy all the time, when you looked at the…

    Biking in Rwanda
    By: Eliana Schiffer September 3, 2008 0 Comments
    Biking in Rwanda

    I ended up being in Rwanda for 3 weeks on a biking trip with 6 other students and 4 adults. Biking is what made the difference for us. We would ride our bikes every other day for about 30 to 50 kilome…

    23 Letters and 13 Shots
    By: Eliana Schiffer September 2, 2008 0 Comments
    23 Letters and 13 Shots

    After my teacher told me about this trip in April of this year, my dream was to go to Rwanda with a group of my friends and teachers where we would ride our bikes and visit orphanages. When I original…

    Life Changing Experience
    By: Eliana Schiffer September 1, 2008 0 Comments
    Life Changing Experience

    Nothing I could have read could have prepared me for what I saw in the memorials and on the streets of Rwanda this summer during our visit. In 1994 Rwanda went through one of the most horrible genocid…

    When The Gift Is Personally Made
    By: Julie Hall August 29, 2008 0 Comments
    When The Gift Is Personally Made

    Often my presentations and writings have this same theme that when seniors have avoided making choices by doing nothing for their estate planning and distribution, they are actually making a decision …

    The Face of Exploitation Is Often a Familiar Face
    By: Julie Hall August 28, 2008 0 Comments
    The Face of Exploitation Is Often a Familiar Face

    Hiring a personal property appraiser may cost a little upfront, but should be considered an inexpensive insurance policy that you are not giving away items that are worth a fortune. Exploitation happ…

    One Man's Garbage Is Another Man's Treasure
    By: Julie Hall August 27, 2008 0 Comments
    One Man’s Garbage Is Another Man’s Treasure

    The biggest challenge is when the children walk into their parents’ homes feeling completely overwhelmed by the accumulation of “stuff.” Because this generation rarely threw anything…

    Having "That" Conversation With The Silent Generation
    By: Julie Hall August 26, 2008 0 Comments
    Having “That” Conversation With The Silent Generation

    Dealing with the infirmity or death of a parent is difficult.  If this requires the dispersing his or her belongings, the pain may be even greater and the matter becomes worse because mom and dad may…

    Dealing With All The "Stuff" The Great Depression Generation Leaves Behind
    By: Julie Hall August 25, 2008 0 Comments
    Dealing With All The “Stuff” The Great Depression Generation Leaves Behind

    Seventy-eight million Boomers are either going through it, getting ready to go through it, or are paralyzed by it. When loved ones pass away or an elderly family member is infirm, it is an extremely s…

    Making Every Day A Workout
    By: Lisa Druxman August 19, 2008 0 Comments
    Making Every Day A Workout

    No time to workout now that you’re a mom? Try turning every day activities in to a workout. Let me show you how to fit fitness in to your life!…

    Mama Wants Her Abs Back
    By: Lisa Druxman August 18, 2008 0 Comments
    Mama Wants Her Abs Back

    “Please help me get my abs back”. This is the number one request that we hear at Stroller Strides. While we try to take the pressure off and tell you that it took nine months to put the weight on …

    Tips for buying Non-GMO
    By: Jeffrey M Smith August 15, 2008 0 Comments
    Tips for buying Non-GMO

    TIP #1: BUY ORGANIC There are four types of organic labels: 100% ORGANIC: All ingredients are organic. ORGANIC: At least 95% of ingredients are organic. The other 5% must still be non-GMO.…

    GM food supplement caused deadly epidemic
    By: Jeffrey M Smith August 14, 2008 0 Comments
    GM food supplement caused deadly epidemic

    In the 1980s, a contaminated brand of a food supplement called L-tryptophan killed about 100 Americans and caused sickness and disability in another 5,000-10,000 people. The source of contaminants was…

    GM diets may cause organ damage and disease
    By: Jeffrey M Smith August 13, 2008 0 Comments
    GM diets may cause organ damage and disease

    The liver processes toxins; its state can reveal toxins in the diet. Liver cells of mice fed GM “Roundup Ready” soybeans had structural changes, which, according to molecular geneticist Michael An…

    GM foods on the market may cause allergies
    By: Jeffrey M Smith August 12, 2008 0 Comments
    GM foods on the market may cause allergies

    The primary reason companies genetically engineer plants is to make them tolerant to their brand of herbicide. The four major GM plants, soy, corn, canola, and cotton, are designed to survive an other…