December 11, 2013
    Creating safe and healthy environments

    When you think about the word “environment”, what comes to mind? Yosemite National Park, swimming in a lake in northern Wisconsin, or a field of roaming bison? For most people we think of the natu…

    December 10, 2013
    Are Children’s Health Problems the new “Normal?”

    Childhood cancers like leukemia and brain cancer have gone up 20% in the last 40 years. Puberty is starting earlier than it did in the past. Learning disabilities and autism have grown exponentially i…

    December 9, 2013
    Moms, Aunts and Grandmas are Picking up the Phone

    Today thousands of people are coming together to make a call. They won’t be calling their partner, doctor or friends. They’re calling Congress. If you just rolled your eyes at the thought of calli…

    September 12, 2013
    Childhood Diseases: What You Can Do to Change The Odds in Your Child’s Favor

    Dr. Greene's take on childhood diseases... When I was a kid, none of my peers had type 2 diabetes. I didn't know anyone with a life-threatening peanut allergy. The label ADHD was rarely used. Today mo…

    April 2, 2013
    5 Ways to Use Coconut Oil with Your Kids

    Coconut oil is a wonder food that has so many amazing uses. I’m constantly discovering a new way to use it. We use it for cooking, skincare, first aid and more. The reason we incorporate coconut oil…

    April 1, 2013
    5 Ingredients to Avoid in Your Kids’ Bath & Body Products

    Most parents are keenly aware that we need to encourage our children to eat a healthful diet. We want our children to be nourished, healthy and happy. Did you know that 60% of what you put on your ski…

    Is Organic Food Really Different?
    March 7, 2013
    Is Organic Food Really Different?

    A 2012 analysis estimates that today’s children age 0-5 in the US have lost more than 16 million IQ points from exposure to organophosphate pesticides. They’re exposed to these pesticides almost e…

    How People Got Pepsi to Change its Mind: A Recipe
    February 5, 2013
    How People Got Pepsi to Change its Mind: A Recipe

    The last chapter of this story starts with one 15-year-old girl named Sarah Kavanagh, a vegetarian who had gotten into the habit of reading foods labels to be sure there weren’t any hidden animal pr…

    Pregnant in Rural Borneo: My Introduction to Orangutans and the ‘Evil Palm’
    January 31, 2013
    Pregnant in Rural Borneo: My Introduction to Orangutans and the ‘Evil Palm’

    The Borneo rainforest is 130 million years old making it the oldest rainforest in the world.  It is home to 15,000 species of flowering plants, 3,000 trees species, 221 species of terrestrial mammals…

    Fluoride and Flame Retardants
    January 4, 2013
    Fluoride and Flame Retardants

    Fluoride is a huge topic of debate around the country in regards to city water supplies.  There really should be no debate on this, because the extensive body of scientific research on the subject sh…

    Heavy Metal Exposures in Children
    January 3, 2013
    Heavy Metal Exposures in Children

    If you check out the EPA website it states the top three most concerning environmental toxins are Lead, Mercury and Arsenic.  These metals are everywhere in our modern industrialized world, and they …

    Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals In Our Children
    January 2, 2013
    Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals In Our Children

    There are many chemicals in our everyday environment now that either behave like hormones or drastically disrupt hormonal behavior in our bodies.  Plasticizers are chemicals added to plastic in order…

    Pesticides and Herbicides in Children
    January 1, 2013
    Pesticides and Herbicides in Children

    Parents are often torn between the perceived health benefits of eating an “organic” diet and the increased cost of organically grown or raised foods.  It is important to discuss the potential hea…

    Environmental Health Concerns for Kids
    December 31, 2012
    Environmental Health Concerns for Kids

    Every parent wants their child to be healthy.  One of the biggest barriers to this today is the fact they are born on planet Earth.  We humans have polluted this planet to such an extent that every …

    Eco Fashion 101, Part Five: Stored
    December 21, 2012
    Eco Fashion 101, Part Five: Stored

    How to vote with your dollars? Seek out stores that are doing the right thing. In October, H&M topped WalMart as the world’s biggest buyer of organic cotton. Who knew? (more…)…

    Eco Fashion 101, Part Four: Materials Watch
    December 20, 2012
    Eco Fashion 101, Part Four: Materials Watch

    Planning to eco-shop? Consider that (more…)…

    Eco Fashion 101, Part Three: The Secret Sustainable Question
    December 19, 2012
    Eco Fashion 101, Part Three: The Secret Sustainable Question

    You’ve heard about the impact new clothing has on the environment—that you can tell next season’s hot color by looking at the rivers in Mexico and China, where  global fashion brands use hazard…

    Eco Fashion 101, Part Two: Your Toxic Closet
    December 18, 2012
    Eco Fashion 101, Part Two: Your Toxic Closet

    Going shopping? Before you hit the mall think about this: The average American generates 11.8 million tons of textile waste—10 pounds for every person—every year. That’s four million tons of sol…

    Eco Fashion 101, Part One: What’s Green, Anyway?
    December 17, 2012
    Eco Fashion 101, Part One: What’s Green, Anyway?

    There are a lot of words being thrown around when it comes to green fashion. But green isn’t a label or a certification; it’s a state of mind that, to me, means a product is sustainably produced u…

    October 19, 2012
    Let’s Start a National Conversation about Protecting Kids from Pesticides

    It’s a fact. Kids today are sicker than they were a generation ago, and pesticides are part of the reason why. (more…)…