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Holistic Child Health Newsletter November 2009
In This Issue
In The News: H1N1 Hoopla
Dr.Palevsky In the News
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Lawrence B. Palevsky,
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Dr. Palevsky is a board certified pediatrician who utilizes an integrative approach to children's wellness and illness.  Dr. Palevsky's "whole child" wellness philosophy and recommendations include preventive medicine, nutrition, lifestyle changes, acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, chiropractic, osteopathy, cranial-sacral therapy, homeopathy, essential oils and other natural healing modalities.   

Dr. Palevsky received his medical degree from the NYU School of Medicine in 1987. His clinical experience at various NYC hospitals since 1991 includes Chief of the Pediatric Acute Care Unit at Lenox Hill Hospital, in-patient and out-patient pediatric medicine, neonatal intensive care medicine, newborn and delivery room medicine and conventional, holistic and integrative pediatric practice formerly at the Center for Health & Healing ( - an integrative and
complementary care medical facility affiliated with the Beth Israel Medical Center in NYC.  Dr. Palevsky currently maintains private pediatric consultation practices in Northport, Long Island, and Manhattan.  Additionally, he teaches holistic integrative pediatric & adolescent medicine to parents and medical and allied health professionals both nationally & internationally.
Dr. Palevsky is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, co-founder and President of the Holistic Pediatric Association ( and Past-President of the American Holistic Medical Association.  For more information or to contact Dr. Palevsky, please visit

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Our bodies have the innate capacity to heal themselves. This core principle serves to guide the fundamental teachings and practices of a diverse array of systems of healing, including Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine, chiropractic, osteopathy, homeopathy, naturopathy, energy healing, and shamanism. Conventional western medicine, however, remains the only field of medicine that has yet to embrace this core teaching as a basis for its medical education, training and practice. In pediatric health care, and in my clinical practice, the art of applying this core principle-that children have the innate capacity to heal- is what makes the holistic approach an advantage for ultimate healing and the maintenance of optimal health.

"I just had lunch with a friend of mine...we were talking about our children and I was telling him the story of the miracle Doctor that came into our lives......there have been few people that have had such a profound effect upon our lives as you. Suddenly, my eyes have opened to an infinite world of possibilities because you changed the course of my daughter's life. Forever. "  Jed M.

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, M.D.

Featured Article: The H1N1 Hoopla
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Swine Flu, Vaccines, Viruses and Fear

Flu and H1N1 virus season is in full swing. And so is the propaganda scaring you about these viruses.

A virus is not a live particle. So why are we afraid?

Virus particles are one-millionth of an inch long. They are 1000 times smaller than bacteria, and bacteria are smaller than most human cells. In fact, viruses cannot be seen with the naked eye, and can only be observed with an electron microscope. Viruses are merely pieces of genetic materials, either single or double stranded RNA or DNA. Unlike human cells or bacteria, viruses cannot replicate themselves or carry out any chemical reactions on their own. Viruses are only able to live and make more viruses if they are situated in a host cell (animal, plant or human) where they become part of the genetic material of their host's cells. Outside a host cell, viruses cannot function. Thus, viruses have no spontaneous life of their own, and are influenced by a host of multiple environmental factors that will spontaneously turn them on and turn them off.

Read the full article here:

How to Protect Yourself and What to Do if You Get Flu-Like Symptoms?

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1.    Assume Exposure: Assume you're either exposed to the flu viruses we vaccinate against, or already harboring their genetic material in the cells of your body, and just live your life without fearing them.

2.    What if You Get Sick with a Flu-Like Illness? Any time you get sick, slow down, even stop what you're doing, rest more, sleep more, and stay home. Take a break from the daily routine, and turn in. Your body needs to be sick in order for you to get well. Let it happen. Our bodies don't get sick overnight. We usually have to let ourselves get pretty rundown to become susceptible to the winter flu-like illnesses. As many days/weeks/months of stress that it takes for you or your children to get sick, it sometimes takes just as long to get well. Be patient and watch.

3.    Reduce Stimulation and Activity. Whether you are coming down with a flu-like illness, or you're simply preparing for winter, make sure to reduce your overall stimulation and activity at this time of year. Winter time is a time to hibernate, slow down, go to bed earlier, use less energy, exert yourselves less, eat less food, be less active, and rest. This is especially important if you're feeling sick or run down.

4.    How to Care for Yourself? If you are coming down with a flu-like illness, drink more in the way of warm fluids, soups, teas, and broths, and reduce your regular food consumption. It's normal for your body to not be hungry when you're sick. In preparing for the winter when it's cold outside, eat more warm, whole foods - stews, chilis, soups, casseroles, potted meals, and roasts, and avoid a diet largely consisting of salads, and cold/cool/iced and raw foods and beverages. Save the salads and raw foods for the summer when it's hot and these foods can cool you off.

5.    Consumption: Avoid overeating and over-consumption, especially in the winter. Moreso than at any time of year, our bodies have less reserve energy available in winter to handle and appropriately digest the amount of food we are accustomed to eating, and the amount of overall consumption that is common in western society. Eat your large meals before it gets dark.

6.    Vitamin D: Check your vitamin D3 levels and supplement as needed. Infants and children need 500-1000 IU per day, older children need 1000-2000 IU per day, adolescents and adults could take 5000-10,000 IU per day, but always monitor vitamin D3 levels first. Check with your health care provider before administering.

7.    Vitamin C: Supplement with vitamin C in 3-4 doses per day. Large doses often get wasted, so use smaller pulse doses to keep a steady level. If you get stomach cramps or diarrhea, you're taking too much vitamin C.

8.    Homeopathy: Have the homeopathic remedy oscillococcinum handy and use as directed at the first signs of respiratory or flu-like symptoms.

9.    Wet Sock Therapy for Fever and Flu-Like Symptoms: A brilliant therapy I learned from my naturopathic physician colleagues to help drain the fever and flu out of your body. Take a warm bath, put cool wet cotton socks on your feet, and follow it with dry wool socks. Then, go to bed. Many parents and practitioners swear by the benefits of this therapy. Try it.

10.    Fever: Let a fever burn out the wastes that have accumulated in your body. Try not to medicate and suppress the way your body uses its normal physiology in order to detoxify appropriately. Bundle to bed after a warm bath. Sweat out your fever so your body cools naturally. Don't take a cool or cold bath, it's too much of a shock to your system. Make sure you stay well-hydrated and see your physician immediately if you or your child don't look well, or are having any change in your mental state.

Dr. Palevsky In The News
& On The Airwaves

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Now you don't have to leave home to hear
Dr. Palevsky's opinion on a range of important subjects.

We hope you will check out any or all of the following interviews:



Dr. Palevsky Interviewed on

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Dr. Mercola on Dr. Palevsky:
Dr. Larry Palevsky is a board-certified pediatrician trained at the New York University School of Medicine, and one of the leading physicians in the country who, from my view, is actually able to compellingly and convincingly provide sound, rational, scientific justification as to why you need to seriously reconsider the wisdom of choosing vaccines as an option to prevent against most diseases.

Read or watch the compelling interview here:



An Interview with The Holistic Option

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Truths About Seasonal Flu & H1N1 Vaccines, an interview with Lawrence Palevsky, MD, on the lack of safety and efficacy of seasonal flu shots, sprays and H1N1 vaccine. Dr. Palevsky is a board-certified pediatrician and one of the country's foremost authorities on vaccination.

On this vitally important episode, we explore the poor science being conducted by the CDC and the lack of sound medical research and thorough testing of vaccines for children, pregnant women and those with pre-existing medical conditions and compromised immune systems. Dr. Palevsky shares natural flu prevention measures and advocates knowledge as
power in making informed decisions when individuals and parents are deciding whether or not to vaccinate - against seasonal flu, swine flu or anything else! Ask questions, know the facts and don't give in to fear-mongering... so YOU can make a well-informed decision for yourself and/or your child.

To hear this interview, follow one of these links:

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Webinar with Lawrence B. Palevsky, MD, FAAP, ABHM
Host: Sherri Tenpenny, DO

Dr. Palevsky speaks on vaccinations and natural remedies. 

To listen to this webinar, go to:

Dr. Palevsky's  New Website
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Please take a few moments to browse Dr. Palevsky's newly updated and expanded website, including the Holistic Advantage, some of his articles on an array of subjects
, and streamed video of some of his recent live presentations  and interviews on topics such as children's wellness and vaccinations.

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Dr. Lawrence B. Palevsky, M.D., FAAP

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