Golden nugget of parenting advice

Dr. Alan Greene shares his Golden Nugget of parenting advice on how to help your children avoid the rapidly increasing rates of medical conditions such as allergies, asthma, and ADHD
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Golden nugget of parenting advice

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We live at a very interesting time in the history of parenting. In some ways our kids have it better than ever before. But we also recently crossed a kind of scary milestone. Today for the first time most children will have a chronic medical condition in childhood. And there are lots of rapidly increasing medical conditions, things like allergies, asthma, ADHD, autism, high blood pressure in kids, Type II diabetes. We used to call it adult onset diabetes, and now we see it in elementary school. And when we look at all of these rapidly increasing conditions in kids, they have something in common. They're not caused by a change in our DNA. They're caused by a change in our lifestyle and environment. It's how kids eat. It's how kids move. And it's the chemicals they're exposed to. So here's my nugget. This is good news. That means there are lifestyle and environment solutions to all of today's most pressing health problems. It's how kids eat, it's how kids move, it's the chemicals we're exposed to, it's how we connect with each other. It's good news.

Dr. Alan Greene shares his Golden Nugget of parenting advice on how to help your children avoid the rapidly increasing rates of medical conditions such as allergies, asthma, and ADHD

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Alan Greene, MD

Founder, DrGreene.com

Dr. Alan Greene founded his website, DrGreene.com, in 1995, cited by the AMA as "the pioneer physician web site." In 2010 he founded the WhiteOut Now movement to change how babies are fed from their very first bite of solid food, and in 2012 he founded TICC TOCC – Transitioning Immediate Cord Clamping To Optimal Cord Clamping. He is an author of several books including Feeding Baby Green and appears frequently in the media including such venues as the The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, TODAY Show, Good Morning America, the Dr. Oz Show, and is a regular columnist for Parenting magazine. He is a practicing pediatrician and the father of four.

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