|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
Natural Flu Fighters: Don't Let The Flu Catch Up To You
Dr Palevsky's Comments: Here's a basic article on how to prevent the flu illness this winter. Other important things to consider are, supplementation with vitamin D3 with vitamin K2, the consumption of more cooked and warm foods, an increase in the amount of time taken to rest and sleep, an attempt to slow down activities earlier in the day in line with the time the sun sets, and a reduction in overall energy spent. This is especially important as the days get shorter and shorter as we approach December 21,
the shortest day of the year, after which the days will slowly begin to get longer.
Organic Food Saves Bowel Bacteria
Dr Palevsky's Comments: Organic food is clearly being shown to be more beneficial to the health of the body. But, if the food is picked early off the vine, and flown 3000 miles to your community, and doesn't get to your plate for, maybe 7 days, how valuable is this food to your body, especially when the most valuable nutrients in the produce develop while the foods are on the vine? On the other hand, local food can be healthier because the food is grown near where you live, which means it is in sync with the rhythms and nature of what your body needs at that time of year. But, is it healthier if it's not organic, even if you wash the food carefully with natural remedies that remove the pesticides? (http://girlonraw.com/2011/05/how-to-wash-inorganic-produce/). Then again, if the organic produce is coming from outside the US, it's probably going to be sprayed with pesticides, anyway, before it is allowed inside the US borders. Then again, if the organic produce is grown in California, where the after effects of the Fukishima disaster in Japan are encroaching on the west coast of the US, how healthy can that organic produce be? I vote for community supported agriculture, local farms, and coming together to grow your own fruits and vegetables in community. How about building your own greenhouse?
59% of the 'Tuna' Americans Eat Is Not Tuna
Meal Replacement Shakes Provide Convenient Dose of Nutrition, but Some People Wary of Claims
Dr Palevsky's Comments: There is no such thing as a meal replacement. These shakes are not food. They are a conglomeration of chemicals and fragments of foods. Here are a few highlights of the article. Well said.
"Just because it tastes good and it's in a nicely wrapped container, it's marketed well, doesn't necessarily mean that it is of quality for our bodies."
"But don't leave out whole foods; there are so many other things in whole foods that they haven't even identified yet."
".....However, the body still needs whole foods because although there are many, many studies looking at individual nutrients, phytochemicals and other substances that we know are related to health and chronic disease, we don't always know the 'whole story.' "
Video Games And TV 'Make Children Depressed'
Dr Palevsky's Comments: The battle is on, and the war is intense. Parents are continually faced with the challenge of getting their kids outside and engaged in more physical activity, especially with their growing fear of letting the children just wander outside without supervision. In addition, there is intense peer pressure to keep up with whatever other children are doing, and often that involves video games, TV, Wii, and computer games. Tough place for parents to be in, and a greater responsibility for them to have to think more creatively. Even Cesar Millan, The Dog Whisperer, recommends exercise first, then discipline, and then affection, for the dogs. There is some relevance to this where children are concerned. Exercise first can get them to focus better and feel more in touch with themselves. In general, children are highly spirited, and they need that physical exercise to help them feel grounded and more in their bodies.
Dr Palevsky's Comments: The changes in the neurons may not be severe enough to alter cerebellum-dependent functional tasks. But, we should remember that speech, balance, coordination, muscle tone, vision and auditory processing are all determined by the health of the cerebellum. Take a look at the number of children who have speech delays, poor balance and muscle coordination, decreased muscle tone, and problems with vision and auditory processing, and one has to wonder how much cerebellar exposure to EMF has been impacting the health of our children.
Modern Day Electromagnetic Frequencies and Effects on Human Health
Children's Health Expert Panel: Cell Phones & Wi-Fi.....Are Children, Fetuses and Fertility at Risk?
'Take Back Your Power': Documentary Paints Dark Picture of Smart Meters
Each month, Dr Palevsky will be answering a hot topic question....
Researchers Find Link Between Blueberries, Grapes and Apples and Reduced Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
Dr Palevsky, is it alright to give my kids juice?
"Conclusion: Our findings suggest the presence of heterogeneity in the associations between individual fruit consumption and risk of type 2 diabetes. Greater consumption of specific whole fruits, particularly blueberries, grapes, and apples, is significantly associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, whereas greater consumption of fruit juice is associated with a higher risk."
I have often taken the unpopular position of recommending against giving juices to children, whether they are store-bought, or homemade. This is not the first study to suggest that the concentration of fructose sugars in juices can increase inflammation and lead to not only Type II diabetes, but obesity, as well. Fruit is a good snack. Juice, especially for children, is not. Water is the best beverage. Eating fruits in season makes most sense.
Join Us for Dr Palevsky's Popular Lecture:
Preparing Your Children for Winter
Believe it or not, the season of winter begins in the first week of November (in the Northern Hemisphere), even if we are not experiencing typical winter weather at that time. At this lecture, attendees will hear why the winter season begins in November, and not on December 21, and how they can eat and live according to the winter season to ensure optimal health and well-being. You will learn about the choices you can make for your family during this time of year, and how these choices can help you avoid the typical winter illnesses. Flu-like symptoms are not a guarantee just because it's winter time. You will also hear about safe and easy ways to treat and resolve any of the winter illnesses, if they occur at all. Most importantly, attendees will learn that the dietary and lifestyle choices they make during the winter season can also have a big impact on how their bodies might feel come spring time. Come join Dr. Palevsky for an interesting and informative evening.
Thursday, October 17th 2013
6.30pm to 9.30pm
The Meta Center NY
214 West 29th Street
(Between 7th and 8th Avenues)
$25 per ticket
Early Reservations are Advised
Sadly we are not able to accommodate young children.
Babies-in-arms are welcome.
Tickets Will NOT be Mailed
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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).
For more information, or to contact Dr. Palevsky go to: www.drpalevsky.com
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