GM foods on the market may cause allergies
    August 12, 2008
    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…

    DHA and Allergies, Asthma, or Eczema
    May 26, 2008
    DHA and Allergies, Asthma, or Eczema

    Getting plenty of Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), one of the important omega-3 fats found in breast milk, could help to prevent allergies, asthma, and eczema in young children. Dr. Eileen Birch, who has …

    Asthma, Numbers, and the Environment
    March 21, 2008
    Asthma, Numbers, and the Environment

    Updated guidelines for the diagnosis and management of asthma from The National Asthma Education and Prevention Program emphasize objective measurements, tailored treatment plans, and environmental aw…

    Mom’s Diet; Kid’s Asthma
    January 24, 2008
    Mom’s Diet; Kid’s Asthma

    What Mom eats during pregnancy can help protect her children from asthma and allergies, according to a study released by Thorax in January 2008. In particular, elementary school kids whose mothers had…

    Eggs, Fish, Milk, Nuts, and Peanuts for Babies?!
    January 8, 2008
    Eggs, Fish, Milk, Nuts, and Peanuts for Babies?!

    Get ready for some surprising recommendations. Eczema, asthma, and food allergies are all on the rise in children, each having more than doubled in the last several decades. This rapid increase has le…

    Cows, Cats, Siblings, and Immune Health
    August 15, 2007
    Cows, Cats, Siblings, and Immune Health

    Regular contact with farm animals is associated with a dramatically lower risk of a young child's later developing an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) such as Crohn disease (CD) or ulcerative colitis …

    March 8, 2007
    Dr. Greene’s Organic Rx — Item #3

    #3 Peanut Butter More acres are devoted to growing peanuts in the U.S. than to any fruit, any vegetable, or any nut (peanuts are legumes, like beans or peas). More than 99% of these acres are conventi…

    How Our Food Is Processed
    February 9, 2007
    How Our Food Is Processed

    Dr. Greene on how our food is processed... Additives Researchers at the University of Southampton studied over 1800 three-year-old children, some with and some without ADHD, some with and some without…

    Food Allergies, on the Label, in the Lab
    December 27, 2005
    Food Allergies, on the Label, in the Lab

    Dr. Greene's take on food allergies: About 25 percent of baked goods, ice cream, and candy that was sampled by the FDA failed to mention eggs or peanuts on their food labels even though one or both we…

    A New Year's Gift from the FDA
    December 27, 2005
    A New Year’s Gift from the FDA

    About 25 percent of baked goods, ice cream, and candy that was sampled by the FDA failed to mention eggs or peanuts on their food labels even though one or both were present! And if allergens were lis…

    Sharing Allergies
    November 30, 2005
    Sharing Allergies

    Holidays are upon us and many families are enjoying coming together to celebrate. For those with serious nut allergies, a holiday kiss may be an unsuspected danger. The November 2005 death of Christin…

    Outgrowing Asthma: Part Two
    March 14, 2005
    Outgrowing Asthma: Part Two

    Dr. Greene's take on outgrowing asthma... I was diagnosed with hay fever and asthma as a child, but outgrew them both. Researchers at McMaster University followed more than 1,000 children born in New …

    Outgrowing Asthma
    February 3, 2005
    Outgrowing Asthma

    Dr. Greene's take on outgrowing asthma... Some kids with childhood asthma will outgrow it completely; for some the asthma will improve, but not go away; for others, the asthma will get worse. Do aller…

    Outgrowing Asthma and Allergy Shots
    February 3, 2005
    Outgrowing Asthma and Allergy Shots

    Some kids with childhood asthma will outgrow it completely; for some the asthma will improve, but not go away; for others, the asthma will get worse. Do allergy shots make a difference in which kids w…

    Nuts! Allergies, Omega-3s, and Yogurt
    February 1, 2005
    Nuts! Allergies, Omega-3s, and Yogurt

    We're just beginning to learn about how diet in pregnancy affects asthma, eczema, and allergies in children. We know that over 90% of food allergies in young children are to one of five food: milk, eg…

    A Gift from the EPA
    December 20, 2004
    A Gift from the EPA

    The percentage of people with asthma has doubled in the last decade, and quadrupled since 1973. Asthma has become the most common chronic medical condition in children. To help those with asthma, alle…

    Acupuncture for Allergies
    November 12, 2004
    Acupuncture for Allergies

    Nasal allergies are common in children, and appear to be getting more common all the time. In Chinese medicine, acupuncture is often used to treat allergies. People report great results, but there hav…

    Vaginal Birth Reduces Allergies
    October 27, 2004
    Vaginal Birth Reduces Allergies

    One of the benefits of vaginal birth is the gift of Mom's beneficial bacteria to the baby. Normally, these quickly take up residence in the newborn's gut. Cesarean sections can be life-saving interven…

    Unexpected Pet Hair
    July 9, 2004
    Unexpected Pet Hair

    Dr. Greene's take on pet hair... Dog and cat allergens are found in almost all US homes, whether or not dogs or cats live there. The highest concentrations are found on sofas, especially upholstered s…

    Early Multivitamins, Asthma, and Food Allergies
    July 7, 2004
    Early Multivitamins, Asthma, and Food Allergies

    We know that the first months of life are a very impressionable time when it comes to the developing immune system. Even brief breastfeeding in the first few months of life, for instance, may give lon…