2 Tips for Food Allergy-Friendly Kitchen Prep
    August 8, 2011
    2 Tips for Food Allergy-Friendly Kitchen Prep

    If you're new to food allergies, the task of safeguarding your home kitchen can be daunting. With a few straightforward considerations, however, you'll be ready to cook allergy-friendly meals in no ti…

    Great resources for safe eats
    May 29, 2009
    Great resources for safe eats

    It has been five years since my son’s diagnosis of food allergies. During that time I have discovered a number of wonderful resources to make managing food allergies easier. Many of these products h…

    The “silver lining” of food allergies…?
    May 28, 2009
    The “silver lining” of food allergies…?

    The diagnosis of a food allergy can be life changing. Things that seemed simple like going out to eat, traveling or a play date with friends can feel overwhelming. As with most situations education is…

    Tips to Plan a Safe Birthday Party When Inviting Children with Food Allergies
    May 27, 2009
    Tips to Plan a Safe Birthday Party When Inviting Children with Food Allergies

    Worried about inviting a friend with food allergies to your child's birthday party? Which foods are safe? Which are not? What if the child has a reaction? Food allergies are on the rise among children…

    Desensitization therapy - a cure?
    May 26, 2009
    Desensitization therapy – a cure?

    There has been a recent surge of articles and stories in the news on the possible “cure” for peanut allergies. I am pleased to see media coverage and stories on food allergies as it helps raise aw…

    May 25, 2009
    Why some parents may appear to be “over the top”.

    I consider myself as a reasonable individual with realistic expectations from my family and others. Why then when I was asked to speak to incoming Kindergarten parents at my son’s school about the s…

    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…

    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…

    A Colic Diet
    November 14, 2005
    A Colic Diet

    Imagine for a moment the sound of 3 hours with a peaceful, happy baby. And imagine the opposite! About ¼ of babies will experience colic, defined as at least 3 hours of crying per day on at least 3 d…

    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…

    Allergic to Oats?
    April 27, 2004
    Allergic to Oats?

    Children diagnosed with celiac disease (sensitivity to gluten in the diet) have traditionally been placed on a very strict lifelong diet free of wheat, rye, barley, and oats. The difficult diet helps …

    Allergic to Shots
    November 21, 2003
    Allergic to Shots

    A severe form of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis can occur after eating peanuts, shellfish, eggs, bananas, kiwi, avocado, or other foods. It can occur after bee stings, in those who are allergic.…

    Allergic to Bread? A Hidden Problem
    June 24, 2003
    Allergic to Bread? A Hidden Problem

    Pizza, macaroni, bread, crackers, cereals, and spaghetti are among many children’s favorite foods. These foods and many others can be sources of gluten (protein found in wheat, rye, and barley). Whe…

    January 11, 2003
    Wheat, Dairy, Celiac and Allergies

    Dr. Greene's Answer: There are many types of food intolerances, and some of them can trigger eczema and cause poor weight gain. Both wheat and dairy commonly cause allergies and worsening eczema in b…

    October 31, 2002
    Iron Deficiency: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to iron deficiency: A baby is born with about 0.5 grams of iron in the body. A healthy adolescent's body has 5.0 grams. This 900 percent increase in iron comes from the iron in the food y…

    Food Allergies
    October 29, 2002
    Food Allergies: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to food allergies: Many parents of infants and toddlers are told that food allergies don’t happen that young, or that they are very rare. We’ve learned that food allergies certainly d…

    October 26, 2002
    Constipation: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction: As long as your child is in diapers, every single bowel movement will be right there for you to see when her diaper is changed. During the diaper years, the stools undergo several change…

    October 23, 2002
    Anemia (Low hemoglobin): A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to anemia: Blood is a straw-colored liquid packed with red blood cells (that deliver oxygen to the body), white blood cells (that provide protection from infections), and platelets (littl…