Probiotics
    Recommended Probiotics for Kids

    Promoting healthy, diverse gut bacteria appears able to make a big difference in keeping us healthy. That's why I often recommend probiotics for the kids in my pediatric practice. This is especially t…

    How Vitamins, Sunshine and Antibiotics Have Changed Things for Your Kids

    I grew up eating very different food than my children eat. I'm not just talking about different items on the menu, but an apples-to-apples comparison of the same foods shows a substantial difference i…

    How Toddlers Can Benefit from Supplements

    The toddler years are a time of huge transition ? and one of the biggest changes is in how they receive the majority of their nourishment. Not so long ago, their diet consisted of milk or formula, but…

    Vitamin D and Old Age
    Vitamin D and Old Age

    Having high vitamin D levels is important for all ages. However, vitamin D levels generally decline in old age while at the same time risk of diseases linked to low vitamin D levels increases. Thus, m…

    Vitamin D and Cardiovascular Diseases
    Vitamin D and Cardiovascular Diseases

    There is mounting evidence that vitamin D plays an important role in reducing risk of developing cardiovascular disease as well as the diseases that often precede it such as diabetes mellitus and chro…

    The Role of Vitamin D in Fighting Infectious Diseases
    The Role of Vitamin D in Fighting Infectious Diseases

    Vitamin D has at least two ways of reducing the risk of infectious diseases. One is through strengthening both the innate and adaptive immune systems, the other is through reducing inflammatory respon…

    Vitamin D During Pregnancy and lactation
    Vitamin D During Pregnancy & Lactation

    Adequate vitamin D levels are very important during pregnancy and lactation. In addition to the classical role of vitamin D in calcium and phosphate absorption and metabolism, vitamin D during pregnan…

    Cancer and Vitamin D
    Cancer and Vitamin D

    There is a large body of evidence that vitamin D reduces the risk of many types of cancerand improves survival after cancer diagnosis. Solar ultraviolet-B (UVB) light is the primary source of vitamin …

    Reflections of a New Mother: Wonder, Gratitude and Helping Others
    Reflections of a New Mother: Wonder, Gratitude and Helping Others

    One day soon there's going to be a new man in my life. Though I've been waiting around for 9 months for the big day to arrive, it's nonetheless really hard to wrap my head around the idea that soon th…

    A gem: Vitamin D and Flu Season
    A gem: Vitamin D and Flu Season

    Modern kids tend to spend much less time outdoors than kids did a few generations ago ? and that change could make a particularly big difference in the winter months, with today's kids often not makin…

    Creating a Healthy Sunscreen Balance -- Vitamin D and Skin Color
    Creating a Healthy Sunscreen Balance — Vitamin D and Skin Color

    Over the past 150,000 years, skin color has evolved depending on the migration patterns of our ancestors.  Skin pigmentation changed to ensure our ability to adapt to new environmental and geographica…

    Am I Overwhelmed?
    Am I Overwhelmed?

    Dr. Greene's take on India: overwhelmed or great opportunity? The other lesson from Sayedpur didn't strike home until we visited a nearby similar urban slum called Jethury the next day. In Sayedpur, s…

    The Epicenter
    The Epicenter

    To me the name Calcutta had long carried with it the idea of incalculable poverty and destitution, of Mother Theresa's work with the poorest of the poor. It was the epicenter of need. (more…)…

    One Cup of Tea
    One Cup of Tea

    The alarm on my otherwise useless cell phone went off at 5:30 am. We were leaving early to meet and distribute vitamins to the children of Bhatpara, the most remote village we had visited yet. (more&h…

    The Road to Jaigoan
    The Road to Jaigoan

    I've ridden the wooden Cyclone roller-coaster at Cony Island just one time. One minute and fifty seconds in the apple-red car, etched in time. The spine-jarringly rough ride and being thrown from side…

    Eating What The Host Serves
    Eating What The Host Serves

    When I travel, I try to eat and enjoy what my host sets before me, even if it might otherwise make me squeamish. Of course, I'll make my food preferences known if asked or if appropriate. But when the…

    They Say an Elephant Never Forgets
    They Say an Elephant Never Forgets

    In the narrow strip of India that separates Nepal from Bangladesh lies a tiny rural village called Chenga. The village is surrounded by fields, each a patchwork mosaic of knee-high tea trees in variou…

    We Know the Secret
    We Know the Secret

    We arrived in India after enduring a 20+ hour flight, but the flight is nothing compared to life every day for the children we came to meet. On our first day here, our tiny band from Vitamin Angels, l…

    Dr. Greene & Howard Schiffer for Vitamin Angels in Muhundapur India

    Video ©VitaminAngels/IN10/Dayka - Video by Matt Dayka I'm proud to be with my dear friend and Howard Schiffer, CEO of Vitamin Angels working together in India. This video was filmed live in Muhundapur…

    Vitamin Angels
    Vitamin Angels

    Vitamin Angels work is really simple; we are 'reaching the unreachable', getting essential nutrients to children under 5 who are chronically malnourished, and saving lives. 1/3 of all child and matern…