March 8, 2007
    Dr. Greene’s Organic Rx — Item #9

    #9 Soy If I were to ask you to switch everything in your diet that contains soy to organic, you would have to switch countless items. Soy turns up as an ingredient in a surprising array of products. A…

    Dr Greenes Organic Rx Item 8 - Beef
    March 8, 2007
    Dr. Greene’s Organic Rx — Item #8

    #8 Beef Classic American beef is corn-fed or grain-fed. It takes about seven pounds of corn to add one pound of cattle weight. It takes about 1600 calories of fossil fuels to produce 100 calories of c…

    March 8, 2007
    Dr. Greene’s Organic Rx — Item #7

    #7 Apples Consistently named as one of the most pesticide-contaminated fruits and vegetables42, apples make my list because they are more popular than the other fruits and vegetables on the list. Thus…

    March 8, 2007
    Dr. Greene’s Organic Rx — Item #6

    #6 Cotton Most people are surprised to find cotton on a list of key food products for change. After all, less than 2.5% of the world's agricultural cropland is devoted to it. Nevertheless, according t…

    March 8, 2007
    Dr. Greene’s Organic Rx — Item #4

      #4 Organic Baby Foods Picture a treasured, pristine newborn, just beginning the voyage of life. Imagine a baby who hasn't yet picked up the habits or tastes you wish you never had. Let it sink …

    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…

    March 8, 2007
    Dr. Greene’s Organic Rx — Item #2

    #2 Organic Potatoes For some cultures, the staple food is rice; for some it is maize. For American children, the staple food is the French fry! Potatoes are consistently on the list of most pesticide-…

    March 8, 2007
    Dr. Greene’s Organic Rx

    Good News Growing our foods organically has proven to be one of the hottest, fastest-growing movements of the 21st century. Already, more than 4 million acres of American farmland have been dedicated …

    Antioxidants – Extra Credit
    February 6, 2007
    Antioxidants – Extra Credit

    Kids need more than isolated, individual nutrients to boost their brains and school performance.There are big-picture benefits to eating a balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables, whole grains, an…

    ADHD and the Environment
    October 3, 2006
    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…

    Conscious Preconception
    May 18, 2006
    Conscious Preconception

    The “trimester” before pregnancy is an important window of opportunity for a baby's health, whether this is a first pregnancy or a later one. And during pregnancy, the weeks between when conceptio…

    Fathers for Organic – Part 6 of 7: A Father Provides
    March 30, 2006
    Fathers for Organic – Part 6 of 7: A Father Provides

    Tomatoes contain an important nutrient called lycopene. Lycopene is one of nature's most potent antioxidants. It has proven success at preventing and healing damage done to cells within our bodies. Ea…

    Fathers for Organic – Part 5 of 7: A Father’s Protection
    March 29, 2006
    Fathers for Organic – Part 5 of 7: A Father’s Protection

    Most children today don't grow up on a farm. Does choosing organic food make a difference for children growing up in America's suburbs? Researchers at the Department of Environmental Health in the Sch…

    Fathers for Organic – Part 3 of 7: A Father’s Insight
    March 27, 2006
    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…

    Fathers for Organic – Part 1 of 7
    March 23, 2006
    Fathers for Organic – Part 1 of 7

    As a father, I find within me a deep, growing desire to teach, to provide for, and to protect my children. These instincts are in my marrow. For me, one way to do all three of these is to choose organ…

    Dr. Greene’s Organic Journey
    March 21, 2006
    Dr. Greene’s Organic Journey

    Dr. Greene describes his organic journey... The idea came in a flash as I was standing in a cow pasture. It was a crisp fall afternoon on a dairy farm in the rolling hills of Vermont. I was walking th…

    Born Polluted
    December 1, 2005
    Born Polluted

    A July 2005 study by the Environmental Working Group tested newborns for the largest number of chemicals ever. The analysis found an average of 200 industrial chemicals, pollutants, and pesticides alr…

    Crippling Our Children
    September 12, 2004
    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?
    August 26, 2004
    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…

    An Apple A Day?
    October 24, 2003
    An Apple A Day?

    Autumn signals the return of the organic apple farmer to our local farmer’s market. Each week he offers my family crisp slices of different varieties – sometimes tart, sometimes sweet, sometimes p…