About Dr. Alan Greene
As a father of four himself, Dr. Greene has devoted himself to freely giving real answers to parents' real questions -- from questions about those all too common childhood conditions to those that address the most rare childhood illnesses. His answers combine cutting edge science, practical wisdom, warm empathy, and a deep respect for parents, children, and the environment. He is also an electrifying public speaker, and has personally touched many during his talks in North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.
In 1995, he launched DrGreene.com, cited by the AMA as "the pioneer physician Web site" on the Internet. His award-winning site receives over half a million Unique Users a month from parents, concerned family members, students, and healthcare professionals. In addition to being the founder of DrGreene.com, he is the Chief of Future Health of A.D.A.M., a leading publisher of interactive health information. Dr. Greene has been recognized by Advance for Health Information Executives as one of the "Top 15 Most Influential Forces in Healthcare IT" and was named the Children's Health Hero of the Internet by Intel.
Dr. Greene is a regular columnist for Kiwi Magazine, and is the online Pediatric Expert for Healthy Kids, and American Baby -- in addition to his own award-winning website. He is also the Pediatric Expert for The People's Pharmacy (as heard on NPR) and Healing Quest (seen on PBS stations). He was the original Pediatric Expert for both Yahoo! and iVillage.
Dr. Greene also appears frequently on TV, radio, websites, and in newspapers and magazines around the world, including such venues as the TODAY Show, Good Morning America, Fox and Friends, CNN, ABC, CBS, and NBC network news, NPR, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Time Magazine, Parade, Parenting, Child, Baby Talk, Working Mother, Real Simple, Better Home's & Gardens, and the Reader's Digest.
Dr. Greene loves to think about challenging ideas, he enjoys being where nothing manmade can be seen, and he wears green socks.
About his Books
Dr. Greene is the author of Feeding Baby Green (2009), Raising Baby Green (2007), From First Kicks to First Steps (2004), The Parent's Complete Guide to Ear Infections (1997), and a co-author of The A.D.A.M. Illustrated Family Health Guide (2004). He is the medical expert for three additional books, The Parent's Soup A-to-Z Guide to Your New Baby, (1998) The Parent's Soup A-to-Z Guide to Your Toddler, (1999), and The Mother of All Baby Books (2002).
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Dr. Greene Fact
Life-threatening food allergies (most commonly to nuts, peanuts, or shellfish) can kill children in two ways. The first is called laryngospasm. As the food is swallowed, it produces immediate swelling that spreads to the vocal cords. If the vocal cords swell shut, the child is unable to breathe and dies with terrifying rapidity. The second mechanism is called anaphylactic shock. The child swallows and digests the food and, as long as two hours later, goes into shock and dies.
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The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN)
Helpful Allergy Resources
submitted by listeners who have children with allergies
Food Content Alerts
A free tool for people with food sensitivities to catalogue and manage what they eat.
The Parent's Guide to Food Allergies
Clear and Complete Advice from the Experts on Raising Your Food-Allergic Child: The Parent's Guide to Food Allergies addresses in detail the practical, physical, and emotional issues kids and their families face, including vital information on: handling emergencies, stocking a kitchen with safe, appealing foods, helping a child adjust easily in school, dealing with the stress that having a food-allergic child puts on family relationships, eating in restaurants, and traveling.
Great Foods Without Worry
More than 90 Delicious Recipes without Wheat: "Great Foods Without Worry" offers wonderful recipes without wheat, eggs, dairy, soy, nuts, and gluten that your entire family is sure to enjoy. This cookbook is a must-have for anyone with food allergies or gluten intolerance, and all recipes are suitable for vegetarian diets.
The AllergyMoms website provides support for parents of kids with food allergies. We feature articles and products for children with peanut allergy, milk allergy, egg allergy, wheat allergy, nut allergy, soy allergy, sesame allergy, shellfish allergy and multiple food allergies. We also provide new food allergy recipes (including dairy-free, gluten-free, and peanut-free recipes) as well as the latest news and research on breast-feeding, hypoallergenic formulas, eczema, reflux, anaphylaxis and school policy.
Hello, ladies! I was listening to this podcast and your conversation about gluten and other allergies and that reminded me of a great resource. You should check out SavingDinner.com. Leanne Ely has gluten free menus (with shopping lists) and a 28-day break free plan to test yourself to see if you're allergic to different foods. - Valerie R.
Dr. Greene Fact
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 do happen and that they are common – affecting about 1 in 18 children before the 3rd birthday.
Dr. Greene Fact
It takes more than one exposure before an allergy can develop, thus food allergies often appear at a younger age than seasonal ones. There is a marked increase in seasonal allergies after the second year of life, suggesting that for most children at least 2 seasons of pollen exposure are needed before seasonal allergies are noticeable.