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Holistic Child Health Newsletter 
October 2013


Dear Friends,


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

Leah and Larry  

Uncertain Inheritance: Transgenerational Effects of Environmental Exposures

Dr Palevsky's Comments:  "In the last year and a half, there's been an explosion in studies showing transgenerational effects from exposure to a wide array of environmental stressors.......This is a field that's really starting to take off.......the new findings compel a re-evaluation of how scientists perceive environmental health threats. 'We have to think more long term about the effects of chemicals that we're exposed to every day. This new research suggests they could have consequences not just for our own health and for that of our children, but also for the health of generations to come'." 
"Transgenerational effects have now been reported for chemicals including permethrin, DEET, bisphenol A, certain phthalates, dioxin, jet fuel mixtures, nicotine, and tributyltin, among others. Most of the findings come from rodent studies." 
Exposures to injected vaccine chemicals, however, are major environmental stressors that remain unexamined. So many people make the statement, "Well, I was vaccinated, and I am fine," and then use this experience as proof enough that vaccines are safe. Unbeknownst to these people, despite not having had an immediate cause-and-effect response upon being vaccinated, they have no idea how much of an under-the-radar effect the exposure to these vaccine injected ingredients has had on their genetic material, that they then passed on to their children and grand-children, potentially leading to the expression of debilitating chronic inflammatory and neurological diseases in our population today.

French Wine Test Finds Pesticides in Each of 92 Bottles Analyzed

Sugar Substitutes-What's Safe and What's Not

CDC Reveals Disturbing Truth about Factory Farms and Superbugs

Environmental Health Trust Reminds Women to Make the Bra a "No Phone" Zone
BC Centre for Disease Control Report Points to Damaging Health Effects from Wireless Devices,2,3245

HPV Vaccines: A Human Rights Violation?

Kid flu vaccinations among final Bloomberg health mandates

Dr. Tenpenny responds to United Nations Anti-Vaccine Attack 


Each month, Dr Palevsky will be answering a hot topic question....



  Dr Palevsky, what do you think of this article and the idea that infections in newborns might be linked to later behavior problems?

The title of the article says it all, "Study shows how infections in newborns are linked to later behavior problems. In the animal study, inflammation stops cells from accessing iron needed for brain development." Most interesting, however, is the statement made near the end of the article. "More research in this area could confirm that human behavioral complications can arise from inflammation changing the myelin pattern. Schizophrenia and autism disorders are part of that," he said. But, he stopped short of mentioning any other possible contributors to inflammation in humans, other than infection.


There are many reasons for babies to be exposed to increasing amounts of inflammation, both in-utero (, and after birth. Infection, however, is only one reason to explain how inflammation may occur. Other ways that babies may be exposed to factors that contribute to in-utero and post-natal inflammation may include, EMF exposure, drugs and medications, emotional stress, food allergies and sensitivities, heavy metal exposure, endocrine disruptors, flame retardants, other environmental toxins and pollutants, and vaccines. 


Vaccines are one of the biggest promoters of inflammation in newborns, and we don't know if the inflammation produced by vaccines is fleeting, as it was in the mice in this study, or longer lasting. We don't know this because we've never studied it. But, we do know that vaccines induce inflammation. The authors show in this study how the effects of even a fleeting presence of inflammation in newborn mice may have life-altering effects on their brain development, leading to behavioral and motor problems. We can only imagine to what degree humans may develop brain-altering changes if vaccines promote long-lasting inflammation, and not just a short-lived, fleeting inflammatory effect. Barbara Loe Fisher expands on this subject in her well-referenced book, "Vaccines, Autism and Chronic Inflammation: A New Epidemic." ( 


Nonetheless, we are sent the message that the production of inflammation from vaccines, regardless of whether it is fleeting or long-lasting, is not clinically relevant, since the benefits of vaccination clearly outweigh the risks. In this study of the hepatitis B vaccine, (, 144 genes in the mouse liver were significantly changed, and 7 of these genes were related to inflammation and metabolism, as a biomarker for the effects of the hepatitis B vaccine. Does this liver gene alteration and production of inflammation happen in human newborns and infants when they receive a series of 3 hepatitis B vaccines? Does this gene alteration lead to something that translates, at any time, into a picture of clinical symptoms? We don't know, because we've never studied either of these questions in order to find out the answers. Yet, we are told, the hepatitis B vaccine is safe, and does not contribute to any neurological, or other health problems, in humans, and neither does any other vaccine.
Let's do a study comparing a group of vaccinated newborns vs. another group of unvaccinated newborns, and then measure markers of inflammation in their bodies before and after vaccination, and then follow them long enough to see how many of them develop behavioral and motor problems, controlling for sex, socioeconomic status, dietary choices, home environments, etc............Perhaps we might find the same answers that the investigators at the University of Pittsburgh found when they did this small study on macaque newborns. ( Or, we might find out why the US has 1 in 6 children with neurological disabilities (, and 1 in 50 children with autism (, many of whom have behavioral and motor problems. It seems the medical and governmental authorities remain unwilling to see the elephant in the room. 


Nonetheless, regardless of whether the inflammation produced in human infants secondary to vaccines is fleeting or not, this study hints at the potential for even a short-lived occurrence of inflammation to be enough to promote human behavior problems and motor coordination problems later on in life. The mechanism for how inflammation may derail optimal brain development has been disclosed, in this study. Vaccines, therefore, may contribute to the derailment of optimal brain development by eliciting an inflammatory response that stops brain cells from accessing iron needed to perform a critical role in brain development. This derailment of optimal brain development then forever alters the potential of each affected human to develop normally.


This study says it clearly, the results of which have big implications for parents who are in any way worried about their children developing brain inflammation from vaccines, no matter the age of their children. I will lay it out even more clearly. "Inflammation stops cells from accessing iron for brain development by interrupting and derailing proper brain myelination. Proper brain myelination is needed for optimal brain development. Optimal brain development is compromised in the presence of inflammation, even if it is fleeting. The presence of inflammation, at critical times of brain development, is linked to later behavioral and motor problems in children. Children in the US are being increasingly diagnosed with behavioral and motor problems. Children in the US are the most vaccinated children in the world. And, vaccinations are one of the major contributors to the promotion of inflammation affecting the brain, among other parts of the body. In all likelihood, the presence of brain inflammation, induced by vaccinations, is largely responsible for the relatively permanent neurological problems we are seeing in small children and adults, today." 

November 11-17, 2013
Dr. Tom O'Bryan of has gathered 29 of the world's experts and opinion leaders on the topics of gluten-related disorders, nutrition and healthy living for a series of online interviews taking place for FREE from November 11-17, 2013.

Gluten Free August 2012  

During the summit, you will:

  • Learn about the latest research on gluten-related disorders;
  • Understand why we MUST call more attention to them;
  • Gain improved knowledge of proper diagnosis/treatment methods;
  • More frequently ask, "Could this health issue be due to gluten?"
The goal of The Gluten Summit is to shift the scientific discussion and clinical recognition of gluten-related disorders forward by five years. Meaning, we want the conversation between patients and doctors that will be happening five years from now to happen now.

Click here for more information about the event and to register for your free place in this summit:

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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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