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Supreme Court Rules Monsanto Is "Innocent Until Proven Guilty" As Children Bear Witness

Robyn O'Brien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robyn O'Brien

Those who stand to gain or lose the most from this decision, given the environmental and health implications of genetically engineered alfalfa, are our children.

Allergy Season To Worsen With Climate Change: Report

TIME | Bryan Walsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A new report released on Wednesday by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) found that global warming will likely increase pollen counts in the heavi...

Ice Cream Recall: Kroger Deluxe Chocolate Paradise Label Omits Nuts

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Kroger Co. is recalling certain containers of its Deluxe Chocolate Paradise Ice Cream. The recalled ice cream contains tree nuts, which the ingred...

Not Great News for the Allergy Sufferers Among Us...

A. Siegel | Posted 05.26.2011 | Green
A. Siegel

Global warming has almost certainly already made allergy conditions worse and we've only seen the tip of the iceberg so far. Time to stock up on Benadryl and consider buying some drug company stocks.

Tame Your Allergy and Breathe Easy, Naturally

Dr. Maoshing Ni | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Maoshing Ni

Itchy, watery eyes, running nose, an aching head, and sinus congestion. Sound familiar? You may be among the 37 million people in the United States who suffer from allergic rhinitis or sinusitis.

Easing Sneezing, Naturally

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Weil

Wherever you happen to be sneezing, wheezing, honking, tearing up or otherwise suffering, here's some information on both conventional and natural ways to help alleviate allergic rhinitis.

Petroleum in Perfume

Stacy Malkan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Stacy Malkan

You may notice it in the funny, unpleasant feeling you get when standing in an enclosed space with somebody who is wearing too much perfume. If so, you're not alone.

Autism And Allergies: What Can Your Child Eat?

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alison Rose Levy

There's an experiment going on right now--but it isn't being conducted by scientists. It's being conducted by parents. In 30 million kitchens across the U.S. that experiment is called "What Can My Child Eat?"

Put Me In The Zoo: How Food Allergies Turn Mothers Into Animals

Susan Weissman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Weissman

My seven-year old prepared for weeks, practicing his lines, singing along to the DVD and fretting over every detail of his costume. His first grade re...

Please Pass the Allergy-Free Chocolate

Elizabeth Gordon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Gordon

Now I have another chocolate opportunity upon me: Passover. The food allergy-sufferer's dream holiday!

Things We Want Back

Robyn O'Brien | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robyn O'Brien

This week I celebrated ten years of motherhood. While juggling conference calls, meetings, and birthday parties complete with allergen-free treats, I ...

Childhood Shouldn't Be A Pre-existing Condition

Robyn O'Brien | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robyn O'Brien

More than a quarter of all U.S. children have a chronic health condition, a significant increase from the rate seen in earlier decades and a statistic that looms over nation's efforts to subdue rising healthcare costs.

Let Food Be, Let It Be ...

Robyn O'Brien | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robyn O'Brien

And in our health care crisis, fake food's standing right in front of me, speaking words of wisdom, let it be.

We Need All Hands On Deck For Children's Health

Robyn O'Brien | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robyn O'Brien

As any parent knows, the landscape of children's health has changed, often making childhood feel like a pre-existing condition.

Health Care Begins With a Grocery Cart

Robyn O'Brien | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robyn O'Brien

Safe food is a social justice issue that our taxpayer dollars could be used to support. Perhaps it's time to invite the USDA into the health care debate.

A Relucant Foodie Puzzles Out Peanut Butter And Jelly

Susan Weissman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Weissman

My son is not just allergic to peanuts. He is also allergic to most food that lend themselves to a paste: tree-nuts, sesame seeds, soy and some legumes. None of the typical peanut butter substitutes are safe.

What Is Stopping You From Getting A Good Night's Sleep?

Anne Dunev | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Dunev

Consider insomnia as a symptom of a deeper problem. The answer is not sleep medication, or psychotropic medication, as the medications themselves are toxic to the organs, have side-effects, are often addictive.

Child Food Allergies Rise In U.S.

Yahoo! News | Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Whatever the cause, it's clear that the number of children with food allergies has gone up 18 percent and the number seeking treatment for food allerg...

Are We Playing Russian Roulette With Our Children?

Robyn O'Brien | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robyn O'Brien

Today, health care spending represents 17% of our GDP, but perhaps it is time that we view our children as more than just a sales channel for Big Pharma's money making medicine.

Healthy Food: Where Hope Begins

Robyn O'Brien | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robyn O'Brien

We consume more pharmaceutical drugs than any other country, and we consume more chemicals in our food supply than the cows in France. Our lives have been devalued.

Throw It Back Or Throw It Up: How Will The Allergy Generation Handle Their Drink?

Susan Weissman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Weissman

Let's call them The Allergy Generation. They are the approximate two million children in the U.S. who are growing up with life-threatening food allergies.

Hope: It's What's For Dinner

Robyn O'Brien | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robyn O'Brien

Hope is the knowledge that change is possible, even when it seems hard to imagine. In a world that feels like it has been thrown into a cuisinart, there are so many opportunities to be part of the solution.

Our Kids: More Than a Sales Channel for Big Pharma

Robyn O'Brien | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robyn O'Brien

We've got 80,000 chemicals in our everyday products here in the US, but the EPA has required testing on only 200 of them. Is it any wonder that the health of American children is under siege?

Eight Steps Obama Could Take to Save Food

Robyn O'Brien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robyn O'Brien

In the face of current rates of cancer, diabetes, obesity, Alzheimer's and allergies, our families are no longer guaranteed a healthy livelihood. We need a new food system. It's our health on the line.

Homeopathy for Allergies: Nothing to Sneeze At

Dana Ullman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dana Ullman

This concept of using small doses of what might cause a problem in order to help prevent or heal the person is an ancient observation of healers/physicians all over the world, and it is the basis for homeopathy.