Health Check: Are Your Kids Getting Enough Vitamin D?
    Health Check: Are Your Kids Getting Enough Vitamin D?

    I was disappointed to hear the results of a new study about vitamin D levels in our children. Researchers found that about 70 percent of U.S. children have low levels of vitamin D, a problem that puts…

    A Shining Example
    A Shining Example

    Every year wildfires are a danger to the lives and homes of many. But it doesn't seem like a reality until you know someone personally who has been impacted directly. (more…)…

    Slumdog Reality - Only Half the Story
    Slumdog Reality – Only Half the Story

    After picking up 8 Oscars at the Academy Awards, and quelling controversy that raged from Mumbai to Hollywood, it would seem the story surrounding Slumdog Millionaire is over, but in fact only 1/2 the…

    Choosing the Right Vitamin Supplement for Your Children
    Choosing the Right Vitamin Supplement for Your Children

    If the world were a perfect place, we wouldn't have to worry about giving supplements to our families. Children are miraculously designed to thrive on a balanced variety of whole foods: fruits, veggie…

    Getting Enough of the Sunshine Vitamin
    Getting Enough of the Sunshine Vitamin

    Dr. Greene's take on the sunshine vitamin... The American Academy of Pediatrics recently doubled their recommended daily amount of vitamin D for our kids ? and many kids weren't getting enough even be…

    Alternatives to Cold Medicines
    Alternatives to Cold Medicines

    When the American Academy of Pediatrics came out with their recommendation against cold medicines for children under the age of 6, parents started searching for alternatives. The good news is that fam…

    Dr. Greene’s Top Parenting Dos and Don’ts
    Dr. Greene’s Top Parenting Dos and Don’ts

    Each day I see parents trying their best to do what's right for their families, but no one has the perfect guidebook that tells parents what to do. Here are the top ten solvable problems that I advise…

    Angelina Jolie
    Angelina Jolie

    Eliana is doing something. Earlier this year she interviewed Angelina Jolie at the Santa Barbara Film Festivaland in response to Ellie's question about what students today can do to make a difference…

    You Can Make a Big Difference!
    You Can Make a Big Difference!

    The Lancet earlier this year said that 1/3 of the child and maternal deaths every year are due to chronic malnutrition. The Copenhagen Consensus (with 5 Nobel Laureates) issued a press release at the …

    Steroids, Asthma and Bones
    Steroids, Asthma and Bones

    Sometimes accepting some side effects can help prevent worse side effects. We know that when a child is having an ongoing asthma attack, taking oral steroids for a few days can help turn the corner by…

    ‘100 747’s Crash, All Children On Board, No Survivors’
    ‘100 747’s Crash, All Children On Board, No Survivors’

    As a Jew, on the most real level I understand, genocide is hard to comprehend. Walt who was at the meeting last night had done some research and informed us that as far as genocides go, in sheer numbe…

    More Vitamin D Benefits
    More Vitamin D Benefits To Consider

    Some Seek Guidelines to Reflect Vit D's Benefits - washingtonpost.comThis was an interesting article in the Washington Post (link above). It discusses both reasons for excitement and reasons for caut…

    Vitamin Sunshine
    Vitamin Sunshine

    Dr. Greene's take on the importance of sunshine... An astonishing forty percent of healthy babies and toddlers in a recent study had low levels of vitamin D. Results of this important study appear in …

    Vitamin D, Asthma, and Eczema
    Vitamin D, Asthma, and Eczema

    Kids who have low levels of vitamin D have a higher chance of asthma attacks, according to a study presented at the 2008 annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. This…

    Multiple Back-Ups
    Multivitamin Back-Ups

    You know that it is wise to back up your computer's hard drive; I recommend backing up your child's food drive with a daily multivitamin/mineral supplement. This simple habit could improve your child'…

    Can You Be Vegetarian or Vegan while Pregnant?
    Can You Be Vegetarian or Vegan while Pregnant?

    Being a vegetarian or a vegan can be an option for a pregnant woman, if you make informed choices. Here are four things to keep in mind: (more…)…

    Does Your Child Need a Multivitamin?
    Children’s Multivitamins: Does your child need a multivitamin?

    You know that it is wise to back up your computer's hard drive; I recommend backing up your child's food drive with a daily multivitamin/mineral supplement. This simple habit could improve your child'…

    ADHD and Omega 3 fats
    ADHD and Omega 3 fats

    ADHD is one of the most common behavioral and learning problems in childhood. It can affect the school experience, families, and friendships. It's often associated with other problems as well, includi…

    Eating for Two: A Guide to Mother’s Nutrition during Pregnancy

    During pregnancy, every ounce of baby?s growing body after that very first single cell has come from her mother?s own body. The brain, the heart, the muscles are all built from nutrients that were onc…

    Smoking, Pregnant Monkeys, and Vitamin C
    Smoking, Pregnant Monkeys, and Vitamin C

    All pregnant women, not just women who smoke, should hear the news about vitamin C and nicotine. About 450,000 babies are born each year in the United States to women who smoke (this is about 1 in 8 b…