Thanksgiving 2016

This is a time of the year to pause, shut off the media; the external that has entered our brains and the internal we have let creep into our psyche, and be grateful.

I’m grateful to my wife, Maiya, who stands beside me and cheers me on, no matter how hard I work or how my many projects take away personal time that she would so dearly love to share with me.

I’m thankful to have living parents who have supported me and given quiet wise counsel my whole life. If you are a parent – believe in your child and children. Support their dreams, ask hard questions gently, giving them time to figure things out. They need your love and support more than anything else you have or could give them.

I’m blessed beyond measure to have so many children, biologic, adopted and acquired. While it is a sure way to keep you from becoming materialistic, even that is a blessing. What would I need with fancy homes, cars and exotic vacations when I have loving children who care about me and each other and the world they live in.

I am sincerely grateful to my patients, over 13,000 who have chosen to make Integrative Pediatrics their home for medical care. I am grateful for my entire amazing team at Integrative Pediatrics – it takes a village and we have an amazing village. I am grateful for your trust and patience.  You see it has been a journey we have shared, to go from that energetic Dartmouth Medical School educated, board certified pediatrician who thought he knew the right things to do ….. to learning that some of what we were doing (vaccines for example) was part of the problem. Those of you who saw your child regress into autism, but stuck with me, told me what you were going through, trying, and shared the knowledge you were gaining … THANK-YOU!

Grateful that I was open to learning new information that was contrary to what I was taught and being told to think.

Besides global warming and nuclear war, the most important issue of our time is halting the massive wave of chronic diseases that is destroying our children’s brains (autism, ASD, ADD, ADHD, anxiety, depression) and cancer and autoimmune disorders.

What can we do?

I’m most grateful this year to all who made it possible for my book to become a reality.  To JB who introduced me to my co-author, the wonderful and amazing Jennifer Margulis, and everyone who has supported this project.

Book CoverThe Vaccine-Friendly Plan is the book I’ve been wanting to write for a decade, ever since I discovered the truth that it was toxins, toxins, toxins that were causing the autism and health epidemic we are facing, and that vaccines were perhaps the most toxic piece of the puzzle. (click here to learn more and purchase this book that is shocking the medical community)

Here is what is being said about this book:

“One of America’s hottest parenting topics and hard to keep in stock! Within days of it’s release in August, The Vaccine-Friendly Plan by Paul Thomas, M.D., and Jennifer Margulis, Ph.D., literally SOLD OUT–both on Amazon and in many of the independent books stores where it first hit the shelves. The book even has wait-lists at libraries! With coming up on a 100 consumer reviews, dozens of medical and healthcare experts who’ve sent positive feedback, and numerous article features online, it’s definitely been shaking up the scene with impressive early sales and reader testimony. And beginning on December 27th, the book will also be available in audio format, which for many new or expecting parents, this may be an ideal format to absorb the information while still having hands available–or for grandparents with waning eyesight who play an active role in their grandchild’s life.”

A complete stranger to me until this week, Dr Bose Ravenel MD FAAP said this after reading the book: “without a doubt the finest single book I have ever read that I would give to or recommend to every parent of a child I have the privilege to work with.

The truth will set us free. When you have a light, you don’t put it under the table- you lift it up to shine on the world.

Thanks to all who get it!

Thanks to all who are reading this amazing book, buying it for your loved ones and sharing about it every chance you get.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING.

Dr. Paul

 

PaulThomasDr. Paul Thomas, M.D., is a Dartmouth-trained pediatrician and a specialist in addiction medicine. He has over 13,000 children in his practice and over 196,000 subscribers on YouTube. His new book, The Vaccine-Friendly Plan, gives parents the information they need to help their children avoid toxins.

 

A Book Too Dangerous to Read?

Book CoverThe Library Journal, which librarians read to decide what books to buy for their collections, announced last week that libraries should not carry the new book, The Vaccine-Friendly Plan: Dr. Paul’s Safe and Effective Approach to Immunity and Health, From Pregnancy Through Your Child’s Teen Years, which I co-authored with Jennifer Margulis Ph.D. investigative journalist and author of multiple books and an activist for children’s health and families rights.

 

Please read the post that my co-author has penned in response to this announcement. You can find it by following this link: https://healthimpactnews.com/2016/a-book-too-dangerous-to-read/

 

Paul Thomas, M.D.

 

PaulThomasDr. Paul Thomas, M.D., is a Dartmouth-trained pediatrician and a specialist in addiction medicine. He has over 13,000 children in his practice and over 196,000 subscribers on YouTube. His new book, The Vaccine-Friendly Plan, gives parents the information they need to help their children avoid toxins.

 

Prenatal Acetaminophen Exposure Linked with Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Your doctor may have recommended you take acetaminophen during pregnancy.

Your doctor may have recommended you give acetaminophen to your infant after vaccination or to bring down a fever.

Acetaminophen, the main ingredient in Tylenol, is one of the most commonly used over-the counter pharmaceuticals in America. It is used to relieve fever, pain, and other symptoms.

But new peer-reviewed science suggests these standard obstetric and pediatric recommendations may be causing harm.

This study, “Acetaminophen use in pregnancy and neurodevelopment: attention function and autism spectrum symptoms,” was published in the International Journal of Epidemiology in June 2016. It explores the link between acetaminophen exposure to the fetus and autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

This Spanish study may be the nail in the coffin for the use of this drug as at least two other large-scale Scandinavian studies have also shown acetaminophen has negative effects on the developing fetus.

Developing babies at higher risk from toxic exposure

When an egg is fertilized, a single cell produces the vast complexity of tissues and organs that become a baby. This process is highly susceptible to dangerous environmental toxins, which we doctors call teratogens, and which can cause miscarriage or significant congenital defects.

During the mid-twentieth century, a surge in birth defects resulting in missing limbs was directly related to the anti-nausea drug, thalidomide. Though thalidomide was never approved for use in the United States, another drug—diethylstilbestrol—was. Doctors told women this synthetic hormone was “safe during pregnancy” and obstetricians prescribed it to prevent miscarriage. Some doctors even prescribed it to make a healthy pregnancy healthier. Devastatingly, we learned later that children whose mothers took DES were later succumbing to aggressive vaginal, cervical, and testicular cancers once they hit their teens.

With the rise in environmental pollution and unsafe pharmaceuticals, the rise in congenital defects and neurological issues to children has also risen, as Dr. Philip Landrigan, M.D., notes in his work. It’s imperative to the health of our children that expectant parents understand and avoid any possible sources of teratogens.

Acetaminophen strongly linked to autism

In this new Spanish study, a team of researchers investigated the effects of acetaminophen exposure on fetuses for a period of five years. The study included 2,644 mother-child pairs, of whom 40% indicated using acetaminophen during their pregnancy.

Although the authors were limited by the memory of the mother’s on their acetaminophen consumption, particularly the amounts and frequency consumed, researchers discovered a dose dependent relationship between the amount of acetaminophen consumed and the onset of ASD and ADHD in children whose parents used acetaminophen.

It should be noted that the authors hired a psychiatrist to diagnose and evaluate each child in the study, taking in consideration the varieties of ADHD and ASD that may exist. This is crucial since many studies previously relied on questionnaires from the subjects and didn’t evaluate the variety of ASD and ADHD symptoms in the patients. At the same time, as the researchers noted, genetic variability and other possible confounding variables from other environmental sources were not investigated. Yet, the study did eliminate a large source of potential confounding from socioeconomic status in the population study. In general, the study showed that acetaminophen has a strong link to contributing to the onset of ASD and ADHD in children.

Pregnant? Throw your Tylenol in the trash

I tell the expectant families in my integrative pediatric practice that pharmaceuticals should be avoided as much as possible during pregnancy. Why? Because too many studies show that even very small amounts of ingested pharmaceuticals can pass to the developing fetus. The mother and baby are intimately connected during this period and great care must be taken to protect the fetus from potential hazards. Many, if not most, pharmaceuticals recommended by doctors or touted as safe during pregnancy have not actually been studied on fetuses or children (because it is considered medically unethical to conduct tests on pregnant women). These drugs must be treated with caution.

A colleague at Duke University’s Medical School, Dr. William Parker, Ph.D., who is an expert in immunology, has been conducting an exhaustive review of the scientific literature on acetaminophen. His best recommendation is to keep it far away from pregnant women and far away from children.

We still have much to learn in the medical community on the brain and the influence of drug’s on its complex circuitry but we have enough information now to say definitely that we must avoid acetaminophen during pregnancy and infancy.

Want to read more about tossing the Tylenol?

A helpful article on safer alternatives by Dr. Aviva Romm, M.D.
A helpful article on acetaminophen and autism by Dr. Jennifer Margulis, Ph.D.
A helpful article on immune disruption and acetaminophen-induced neurodevelopmental disorder by Dr. William Parker, Ph.D.

Jonathan Kopel, an M.D./Ph.D. candidate at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, contributed to this article.

PaulThomasDr. Paul Thomas, M.D., is a Dartmouth-trained pediatrician and a specialist in addiction medicine. He has over 13,000 children in his practice and over 196,000 subscribers on YouTube. His new book, The Vaccine-Friendly Plan, gives parents the information they need to help their children avoid toxins.

 

 

Dr. Paul has a great new book, “The Vaccine Friendly Plan, Dr/ Paul’s Safe and Book CoverEffective Approach to Immunity and Health- from Pregnancy Through Your Child’s Teen Years.” You can get your copy today here…

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The PaulThomasMD YouTube Channel
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Join Dr. Thomas for the Autism Intensive Expert Interview Series!

Autism-Intensive-AllJanuary 10-18: The Autism Intensive

Why the Autism Intensive Summit?

Autism spectrum disorders are the fastest growing developmental disorder in the world today.

In the United States a child is diagnosed every 11 minutes. For the past three decades the rates have increased at an accelerating rate and are currently 1in 68 children; 1 in 48 boys and 1 in 189 girls are affected.

This is the first online Autism Summit. The compilation of experts across multiple disciplines with cutting edge and innovative therapies make this summit unique, with a comprehensive, inclusive, credible approach to a much-debated issue.

Learn from video interviews with Functional  Medicine visionaries and innovators that are experts in root cause resolution. 

Autism spectrum disorders are a complex chronic condition with a large variation in symptoms. The cause remains elusive. A series of scientific studies over the last decade document that the increase is a real and cannot be attributed to better diagnosis.

There is a need to think deeply and objectively about this disorder. We know that multiple body systems are impacted, including: brain, nervous, immune, gastrointestinal, oxidation/reduction, inflammation, and mitochondria

We have assembled an outstanding group of doctors, parents, clinicians, chiropractors, nutritionists, and researchers that can shed light on this complex chronic condition. Our experts discuss the environmental connection and share with you cutting edge information about what you can do to improve the health and well being of your child.

Learn the latest, most up to date information about autism spectrum disorders, including ADHD. Discover how early intervention and treatment, and life-long support can make a difference for individuals with autism and their families.

The real answers are likely not being offered by mainstream medicine. We have traveled the country to interview 35 respected and trustworthy practitioners. It can often seem like there’s no options and no one else to turn to, The Autism Intensive Summit will help you get to the root of dysfunction in you child by giving you information you need to address:

  • Diet, nutrition, supplements, neutraceuticals, pharmaceutical, helminth therapy, essential oils
  • Healing the leaky gut
  • How to detoxify/eliminate heavy metals and environmental pollutants in food, air and water.
  • Treating chronic infections.
  • Hear from parents how they have been able to make dramatic positive changes in their children.
  • Understand biochemical and physiological basis for efficacy of biomedical interventions
  • How to begin a comprehensive approach
  • Body oriented therapies

There are many reasons why we seeing an alarming increase in autism spectrum disorder, by sharing this information we can do something about it! Collectively we know enough to prevent and remediate autism spectrum disorders.

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PaulThomasDr. Paul Thomas, M.D. is an award-winning Dartmouth-trained pediatrician with nearly 30 years of experience in pediatrics. In addition to being board certified in Pediatrics, he is an expert on addiction and board certified in Addiction Medicine. His practice, Integrative Pediatrics, serves some 11,000 children in Portland, Oregon. He is the co-author of the forthcoming book, The Vaccine-Friendly Plan: Dr. Paul’s Safe and Effective Approach to Immunity and Health—from Pregnancy through Your Child’s Teen Years (Ballantine 2016).

 

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