Lawrence B. Palevsky,
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 (http://healthandhealingny.org)
- 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
Dr. Palevsky is a Fellow of the
American Academy of Pediatrics, co-founder and President of the
Holistic Pediatric Association (www.hpakids.org) and Past-President of
the American Holistic Medical Association. For more information
or to contact Dr. Palevsky, please visit www.drpalevsky.com.
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.
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.
Welcome to the Holistic Child Health Newsletter.
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.
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
Flu and H1N1 virus season is in full swing. And so is the propaganda scaring you about these viruses.
Swine Flu, Vaccines, Viruses and Fear
A virus is not a live particle. So why are we afraid?
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?
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.
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
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
you don't have to leave home to hear
Dr. Palevsky's opinion on a range of
We hope you will check out any or all of the
EXPERT PEDIATRICIAN EXPOSES VACCINE MYTHS
Dr. Palevsky Interviewed on Mercola.com
Dr. Mercola on Dr. Palevsky:
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:
TRUTHS ABOUT SEASONAL FLU 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.
AND H1N1 VACCINES
An Interview with The Holistic Option
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. www.theholisticoption.com
EVALUATING THE SCIENCE AND RATIONALE
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
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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with respect to your individual situation.