Wildfire with smoke in the air - Smoke and asthma treatment
    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…

    The Magic of Trees All Season Long
    The Magic of Trees All Season Long

    I believe trees have magical healing power. If you've ever read The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, you know what I mean. If you have fond memories of sitting in a tree fort as a child, or climbing t…

    Stress and Environmental Toxins

    Of course reducing toxic exposures is an important way to reduce risks from unhealthy chemicals, but a growing body of research suggests paying attention to positive habits ? such as good food, health…

    Spring Health Clean: Part 5
    Spring Health Clean: Part 5

    Bringing the green indoors Not only do houseplants bring both beauty and peace in our homes and they are able to break down these toxins by breathing in carbon dioxide and churning out oxygen thus mak…

    Ear infections are vanishing: four key ideas for parents
    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 day…

    Fast Facts on Indoor Air Quality
    Fast Facts on Indoor Air Quality

    Most of us spend the vast majority of each day indoors, where air quality can be 2-5 times worse than outside. Indoor air quality issues revolve around environmental contaminants such as allergens and…

    Gas Stoves, IQ, & ADHD
    Gas Stoves, IQ, & ADHD

    According to a groundbreaking new study, preschoolers with gas appliances in their homes scored lower on cognitive tests and were more likely to have ADHD than their peers. Researchers visited the hom…

    Bringing the Outdoors In
    Bringing the Outdoors In

    I love it when I hear television interior designers talk about "bringing the outdoors in" and greening up a home with houseplants. Decorating your house with lush green plants does so much more than s…

    ADHD and the Environment
    ADHD and the Environment

    Can exposing the developing brain to environmental toxins lead to ADHD? An upcoming study in the NIH journal Environmental Health Perspectives examined the effects of two substances known to affect th…

    Fathers for Organic – Part 3 of 7: A Father’s Insight
    Fathers for Organic – Part 3 of 7: A Father’s Insight

    My wife's name is Cheryl. When my youngest was a baby, she was radiant and full of life. We were enjoying parenting together, and enjoying being partners on DrGreene.com. She was responsible for the d…

    A Colic Diet
    A Colic Diet

    Imagine for a moment the sound of 3 hours with a peaceful, happy baby. And imagine the opposite! About of babies will experience colic, defined as at least 3 hours of crying per day on at least 3 da…

    Beyond Medicine For Asthma
    Beyond Medicine For Asthma

    Changes in the home environment can be as powerful as medications in treating asthma, according to an exciting study in the September 9, 2004 New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers in the Inner-…

    Crippling Our Children
    Crippling Our Children

    What can take otherwise vibrant, healthy teens and permanently give them the lung capacities of 50-year-olds? Air pollution! Perhaps spare the air days should be called spare the children days. The ai…

    Common Fumes Cause Asthma?
    Common Fumes Cause Asthma?

    Could it be that how you clean or how you decorate your home might influence whether your child develops asthma? Could the smell of new wall-to-wall carpets be linked to asthma risk? A provocative stu…

    Carrots, Oranges, Garlic, Oats, Walnuts and Asthma
    Carrots, Oranges, Garlic, Oats, Walnuts and Asthma

    Although childhood asthma has been increasing in recent years, children with higher blood levels of important antioxidant nutrients are less likely to develop asthma, according to a large study in the…

    Asthma and SARS
    Asthma and SARS

    There has never been a better time to be sure your asthma is under control. With a proper treatment plan, most asthma symptoms can be prevented or minimized. Uncontrolled, the linings of the airways i…

    America’s Children and the Environment: Measures of Contaminants, Body Burdens, and Illnesses
    America’s Children and the Environment: Measures of Contaminants, Body Burdens, and Illnesses

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released their second report on America's Children and the Environment on February 24, 2003. Where we have taken decisive action on issues of the environment,…

    EPA Report on Children and the Environment (Lead, Tobacco, Asthma, and Mercury)
    EPA Report on Children and the Environment (Lead, Tobacco, Asthma, and Mercury)

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released their second report on America's Children and the Environment on February 24, 2003. Where we have taken decisive action, kids' health is getting bett…

    Body Burdens
    Body Burdens

    Our drinking water is tested to look for the presence of toxic chemicals. Our air quality is monitored as well. Recently, several important studies have reported the levels of these chemicals in our b…

    Ear Infection
    Ear Infection: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to ear infection: Many parents are familiar with being awoken by a crying baby with an ear infection. Ear infections are the most common reason that children take an extra trip to the doc…