|Holistic Child Health Newsletter
Welcome to the Holistic Child Health Newsletter.
The goal of my holistic pediatric practice, and of this newsletter, is to inform and support parents to become more empowered as the primary health care providers for their children. Extending far beyond Western medicine's conventional treatments, holistic medicine and mindful parenting allow us to boost children's natural immunity, support their optimum health and wellness, safely heal any illnesses, and prevent disease-without dangerous side effects. Holistic medicine provides us with the tools to nurture the physical, emotional, social and spiritual health of your children.
Over the coming months and years, I intend to use this newsletter to address some of your concerns as parents, share information that you might want to add to your knowledge base, and inform you of important issues and current events that are happening in the news, and in your area.
Together we can heal the whole child. Naturally.
Yours in Health,
Lawrence B. Palevsky, MD
Dr Palevsky's Comments: I am deeply saddened by the events that unfolded in Connecticut on Friday, December 14, 2012. I'm sure many of you are, as well. The devastation in the Connecticut community reverberates nationwide, and worldwide. I saw the Vienna Boys Choir at Carnegie Hall on Sunday, December 16, and they dedicated 2 songs to the families who lost their children. There were many tears shed throughout the audience. But, after the acute pain and sorrow pass, and we go back to our lives, while people are debating the pros and cons of gun control, they may be missing another key piece of the conversation. And, that piece is, what do we do about the rising incidence of mental illness in our country, and the significant side effects of psychiatric drugs that can put people's emotional states over the edge? Until we start addressing the contributing factors that lead to the development of mental illness in our population, and look deeply at how much our medical treatment of these patients can push them over the edge, we may see more of these tragic events with, or without, better gun control laws. Very sad. I'm sure you will join me in sending prayers to the Newtown community in Connecticut.
|Could Prenatal Ultrasounds Contribute To Cases Of Autism?|
Dr Palevsky's Comments: As a pediatrician who works with a lot of children on the autism spectrum, parents often discuss with me the question of whether in utero sonograms could have contributed to their children's vulnerability to develop autism. Yes, autism spectrum has a multi-factorial etiology.
But, the two things I've learned about the effects of sonograms on the unborn fetus should raise concern, or at least greater questions, about the safety of the duration and frequency of its use on pregnant moms - 1) the rise in temperature from ultrasound, i.e., how much heat does this give off, how far does this heat reach, and with heat being one of the criteria to describe inflammation, does this heat effect contribute any amount of inflammation to the unborn baby and is it of clinical significance, especially if it's done repeatedly, or for long periods of time, or at critically vulnerable stages of fetal development and, 2) sound travels through water (amniotic fluid) at much higher decibels than they travel through air, i.e., sound emits energy waves, and all matter, especially DNA and ionic channels of cellular membranes, are susceptible to the energetic, vibrational effects of these waves.
Does the loud transmission of sound waves through water have any damaging effects on the fetus during crucial stages of development, knowing full well that cellular division and growth and development of all tissues are happening at a rapid pace, and even more rapid at specific times of neurological development? How loud do sonogram waves need to be to cause an inflammatory response in the fetus, or set the autonomic nervous system in a more sympathetic state, knowing full well that increasing sympathetic tone will automatically increase inflammation? What threshold of sound wave effect do developing cells in utero need to be exposed to in order to alter their development?
Studies show that children along the autism spectrum have an increased level of brain inflammation, i.e., greater sympathetic tone. What level of inflammation were these children born with, due to the effects of in utero sonograms (and other dietary, medical and environmental exposures), such that they were born vulnerable, and were then exposed to further and further sources of inflammation during early childhood that led to their ultimate expression of the inflammatory symptoms of autism spectrum disorder?
In the following study on exposing pregnant mice to ultrasound, the authors observed that, "when exposed to ultrasound waves for a total of 30 minutes or longer during the period of their migration, a small but statistically significant number of neurons fail to acquire their proper position and remain scattered within inappropriate cortical layers and/or in the subjacent white matter. The magnitude of dispersion of labeled neurons was variable but systematically increased with duration of exposure to ultrasound waves." http://www.pnas.org/content/103/34/12903.full.
Does this outcome have any relevance to humans? Do children who develop autism have similar patterns of changes in neuronal migration in utero due to the effects of sonograms? If so, does this change in neuronal migration mean anything clinically in regards to how it contributes to some of the central nervous system deficits that we see in these children? And lastly, a question I have not seen raised in any of the literature is, what effects do the sound waves of sonograms have on the appropriate development of the blood brain barrier (BBB) of the unborn child?
The BBB is supposed to act as a filter to make sure many of the elements in the blood do not pass into the brain. When bloodstream materials enter the brain that are otherwise prohibited from entering due to the properties of the BBB, increased irritation and inflammation of brain tissues are inevitable. If the BBB is disrupted, i.e., if sonograms impair the development of the BBB, is there entry of bloodstream materials into the brain that don't belong there? Do materials in the blood stream that might have benign effects on the tissues of the body, then get into the brain across a disrupted BBB, leading to the development of an inflammatory response in the brain and, perhaps, a disruption of neuronal growth patterns? There are many dietary, medical, and environmental choices we make for unborn, and then very small infants and young children that increase the potential for BBB disruption. These choices can, and do, increase the likelihood of subsequent entry of undesirable blood stream materials into the brain, potentially altering the growth and development of neurons, ultrasounds not withstanding.
With 1 in 88 children in the US now diagnosed with autism, according to the CDC, it makes sense to question any medical intervention that we consider for unborn children, and what role these interventions might play that would render them vulnerable to later development of a chronic inflammatory condition, like autism spectrum disorder.
|Vaccine Free - 111 stories of unvaccinated children|
Official Vaccinated vs Unvaccinated study finally being done
Please read this and donate to the effort. - Suzanne Humphries, MD
Pediatricians: Keep Thimerosal in Vaccines
Dr Palevsky's Comments: "The continued benefits of thimerosal use in vaccine manufacturing clearly outweigh any perceived risks." They must be making this up because no proper scientific study would ever give results that corroborate this statement, unless, of course, the people making this statement were the ones who had a vested interest in the outcome of the study. Somehow, it's relatively safe to inject ethylmercury, but it's relatively unsafe for pregnant women to consume methylmercury through fish because of the risk of mercury exposure to their unborn fetuses. Yet, somehow, it's relatively safe for an unborn fetus to be exposed to the ethylmercury via the flu vaccine since, they say, the threat and potential damage to the pregnant mom and unborn fetus from the flu illness far outweighs the threat of any exposure to ethylmercury, a neurological toxin. Oh, but most flu illnesses in pregnant women are due to viruses other than the influenza viruses that we would vaccinate them against with the flu vaccine. But, pregnant women, and those living around them, should get the flu vaccine, anyway. Hmm......The cost of damaging millions of lives through the injection of toxic mercury is somehow less of a cost than changing manufacturing practices to protect the brains and immune systems of people worldwide, unless, of course, you are in the business of committing genocide. Crafty. Very crafty.
SPOTLIGHT ON THE SPECTRUM
Rise in New Jersey Autism Prevalence Is Documented in New Study
Dr Palevsky's Comments: The article indicates that the rate of autism spectrum disorder(ASD) in 2002 was 10.6 per 10,000. The 2006 rate of ASD rose exponentially to 17.4 per 1,000. Dr. Zahorodny states that, "New Jersey has long been a leading indicator of general ASD prevalence because our state was out front early in its ability to recognize symptoms in schools and health care settings." What he doesn't mention is that New Jersey has the most mandated childhood vaccines than any other state in the US. He goes on to say, ".....other states...are seeing higher numbers." And, other states are increasing mandated childhood vaccines. The numbers exceed the experts' earlier expectations because the major reason for brain inflammation and brain damage in children is being ignored - Vaccines. It's that simple.
Each month, Dr Palevsky will be answering a hot topic question....
Pediatricians Call to Keep Thimerosal in Vaccines
Dr Palevsky's Comment: "The continued benefits of thimerosal use in vaccine manufacturing clearly outweigh any perceived risks." They must be making this up because no proper scientific study would ever give results that corroborate this statement, unless, of course, the people making this statement were the ones who had a vested interest in the outcome of the study. Somehow, it's relatively safe to inject ethylmercury, but it's relatively unsafe for pregnant women to consume methylmercury through fish because of the risk of mercury exposure to their unborn fetuses. Yet, somehow, it's relatively safe for an unborn fetus to be exposed to the ethylmercury via the flu vaccine since, they say, the threat and potential damage to the pregnant mom and unborn fetus from the flu illness far outweighs the threat of any exposure to ethylmercury, a neurological toxin. Oh, but most flu illnesses in pregnant women are due to viruses other than the influenza viruses that we would vaccinate them against with the flu vaccine. But, pregnant women, and those living around them, should get the flu vaccine, anyway. Hmm......The cost of damaging millions of lives through the injection of toxic mercury is somehow less of a cost than changing manufacturing practices to protect the brains and immune systems of people worldwide, unless, of course, you are in the business of committing genocide. Crafty. Very crafty.
I read that there are much lower amounts (mercury) in the shot than in a can of tuna. Is that true? I'm tired of seeing two sides remain polar opposites scaring the crap out of everyone (including me) and not being able to see the facts against the facts. I'm sick of incomplete information plastered with subjective blasphemy. I expect more and feel I can't trust either side.
The delivery of something like mercury into the body through injection has much greater potential for damage to the body than if it were ingested. There are several issues to consider.
1) When 'experts' start saying that children's exposure to what is injected into the body through vaccines is in such minuscule amounts as compared to what children are exposed to via ingestion or inhalation, they are deceiving you. They are luring you into believing that exposure to lower quantities in the vaccines, as compared to exposure through inhalation or ingestion, equals lower toxicity. Not so fast. What is of greater importance to focus on is route of entry of the material, and whether different routes of exposure pose different levels of potential toxicity to the body, whether quantity of exposure is equal or not. The 'experts' have no data to prove that a small amount of an injection of a toxin like mercury is less dangerous, more dangerous, or equally dangerous, as compared to the ingestion of that same amount of mercury. No studies have been done to compare immune and nervous system responses to injected vs. ingested materials of the same quantities. Yet, you are told not to worry about it because it's such a small amount. That small amount, however, is much more potentially toxic when it is injected, than the larger quantities that children might be exposed to through air, food and water. What the 'experts' don't tell you is that 100% of that minuscule amount of mercury or aluminum injected into the body through vaccines, gets into the cells, the tissues, and the organs. That is not likely to be the case if the same amount of aluminum or mercury were ingested. Ingested materials at least have the ability to be trapped and removed by intestinal bacteria, mucus, immune cells, lymph nodes, and the liver before the materials can enter into the bloodstream. Injected toxins don't have the luxury of being partially removed before they enter the bloodstream.
2) What they also don't tell you is that the way in which the immune system recognizes and handles toxins that are injected into the body is very different from how the immune system recognizes and handles toxins that are ingested. It is the very method of injection of vaccine materials that impairs, and potentially destroys the important pieces of the immune system, leading to the development of such illnesses as asthma and allergies. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18207561
. This impairment is much less likely to happen if the materials are ingested, simply because of the immune mechanisms in place to prevent it from happening. Scientists have already published articles explaining the damaging effects on the immune systems of infants and children merely through the injection of vaccine materials. They have already begun the research to explore other ways of delivering vaccine materials, other than through injection, so as to avoid such immune system damage.
3) Lastly, because of what the mercury, and other heavy metals are attached to in the vaccines, their potential for entry into the brains of our children is almost guaranteed. Polysorbate 80 is a vaccine chemical that easily passes into the brains of our children, as well as into any of the cells of the body, and it is found in multiple vaccines, including all DTaPs, TdaPs, influenza, rotavirus, Prevnar, Hepatitis A, Gardisil, and all combination DTaPs.
. Heavy metals like mercury and aluminum, along with foreign food proteins and foreign DNA particles in vaccines, tightly adhere to the polysorbate 80, making it easy for them to pass into the brains of our vaccinated children. These are neurologically toxic materials. They don't belong in the brain. Nor do they belong inside the cells of the body, where they potentially disrupt the mitochondria, cell function, and proper DNA synthesis. Yet, there is a sure bet that these materials are entering the brains of our vaccinated children because of the presence of polysorbate 80. 1 in 6 children is already living with some neuro-developmental disorder in this country. 1 in 88 with autism. If a vaccine that doesn't contain polysorbate 80, such as MMR, polio, & varicella, is given alongside any of these other vaccines that do contain polysorbate 80, their contents may also bind to the polysorbate 80, and potentially pass into the brains of our children, as well.
If the blood brain barriers in children are intact the mercury in tuna fish that gets into the bloodstream is usually not capable of passing into the brain across the blood brain barrier. The mercury from the tuna fish is much less likely to cross into the brain across the blood brain barrier, because of the mechanisms in place to even prevent its absorption into the bloodstream and, because mercury in tuna fish is usually not bound to polysorbate 80. If the blood brain barriers of children eating tuna fish containing mercury are not intact, then the mercury is more likely to pass into their brains. And, there's enough science to show that vaccines, along with EMF exposure, inflammation, head trauma, high blood pressure, diabetes, and infection, are known to impair the blood brain barriers of our children. http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/bbb.html
Join Us for Dr Palevsky's Forthcoming Lecture:
Are Vaccines Safe and Effective?
An Educational Opportunity for Parents and Practitioners
In this workshop, you will hear discussions on vaccine science:
- What is current vaccine science and who is funding it and doing it?
- How do vaccines work, and have they done, and do they do what we're told they do?
- What role do vaccine ingredients play when injected into infants and children?
- What do the ingredients do to our children once they're injected?
- Do vaccines contribute to the development of chronic illnesses in children?
- How do our children get into school if they're not vaccinated?
- How does the immune system work in babies and children?
Attendees will hear some of the answers to these questions,
along with the research that questions whether vaccines are safe and effective,
and whether the scientific process is even at work to prove the answers to these questions.
Attendees will also be asked to look at the issues that drive us to make the decisions we make,
many of which come to us through fear, bullying, uncertainty, and a lack of knowledge,
and to perhaps think alternatively about how illnesses occur and disappear.
Thursday February 7th 2013
6.30pm to 9.30pm
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(Between 7th and 8th Avenues)
$25 per ticket
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Dr. Palevsky is a board certified pediatrician who utilizes a holistic approach in his work with children and families.
Dr. Palevsky received his medical degree from the NYU School of Medicine in 1987, completed a 3-year pediatric residency at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, and enrolled in a 1-year fellowship training program in the out-patient department at Bellevue Hospital/NYU School of Medicine.
Since 1991, his clinical experience has included working in pediatric emergency medicine at Our Lady of Mercy Hospital in the Bronx, NY, serving as the Chief of the Pediatric Acute Care Unit at Lenox Hill Hospital in NYC, and working in in-patient and out-patient pediatric medicine, neonatal intensive care medicine, and newborn and delivery room medicine.
Dr. Palevsky has also worked in a conventional, holistic and integrative pediatric practice at the NYC Beth Israel Center for Health & Healing- an integrative and complementary care medical facility.
Currently, he runs his own holistic pediatric practice in Northport, NY and Manhattan. Dr. Palevsky teaches holistic integrative pediatric & adolescent medicine to parents, and medical and allied health professionals, both nationally & internationally.
Dr. Palevsky is a former Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Past-President of the American Holistic Medical Association, and a diplomate of the American Board of Integrative Medicine (ABIHM).
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