Martin Luther King Day, January, 2016- “Justice Is Indivisible”

MLK2What would MLK have said about mandating vaccines?

As a pediatrician over the past 30 years, I have watched the biggest threat to our children’s health evolve from that of infectious diseases to the chronic diseases of autism, ADHD, anxiety, obesity, diabetes, and autoimmune disorders.

You would think that by listening to the loudest voices and mainstream doctors, media and the “status quo” message, that it was vaccines that resulted in this reduction in serious infections. That is partially correct. But on the flip side you will read and hear that “vaccines are safe and effective”, also only partially correct.

What gets lost in all the noise is that many diseases have come and gone or largely played out without the aid of vaccines. We don’t vaccinate against streptococcus that causes strep throat, or Ebola, and while sometimes scary, these diseases have not taken over the population and killed millions each year in America.


It has to do with a healthy immune system and, in the case of Ebola,  good public health strategies where quarantine and treatment worked.

I have observed over the past 30 years that my least vaccinated patients are the healthiest in most cases. A look at the data from my own practice shows this to be true.

I have observed that an increasing percentage of my patient population is vulnerable to vaccine damage, and that those children who are vaccinated more slowly and carefully have less autism and tend to be  healthier. There are too many stories (a hundred just in my practice) of a normal 1 year old becoming autistic by age 2, usually right after a vaccine or a bunch of vaccines given at 12-15 months.

What would Martin Luther King (MLK) do if he were in my shoes?

I have no doubt that he would speak out about the injustice being perpetrated on innocent children disguised as a vaccine that is good for you.

He said, “The time is always right to do what is right.”

You can stay with your comfortable “vaccines are safe and effective” mantra and ignore the truth in front of your eyes, or you can rise up and support the families struggling with vaccine damage, the innocent children lining up like cattle headed for slaughter, or the unborn child having her womb violated with an aluminum containing Tdap vaccine.

MLK said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’

It is not enough to think that because my child dodged the vaccine damage bullet, I’ll ignore this issue, when our own government officials are teaming up with the CDC and pharmaceutical companies to mandate vaccines without informed consent! This becomes a police state where the government can do a medical procedure on your child without your consent, as has happened in California with the passage of SB 277. This law that goes into effect July 1, 2016 effectively turns California into a police state forcing children to get all mandated vaccines in order to attend school or daycare.

I live in Oregon, where we stopped a similar bill SB 442 in 2015, but the forces that stand to profit from mandated vaccines will not stop. Imagine that you have a product for which you have no liability if your consumer gets hurt by it, and then you get it mandated that every child in the country must take your product! These mandates, that you must subject your body to the injections, will expand to adults. Imagine that you cannot get your social security benefits unless you get a number of vaccines, yearly without your consent?

I am pro-vaccine, but also pro-medical freedom. No medical procedure should be mandated by the State on the population. PERIOD.

In MLK’s words: “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”


Dr. Paul


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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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.

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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
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  • 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

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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).


Survey of Pediatricians and Family Practice Doctors Attitudes Toward Delayed Vaccines is Telling

OregonFlagWhat would you call a doctor who talked you into doing a medical procedure on your healthy newborn that they didn’t need, that would definitely provide your child no benefit, that would certainly expose your child to great risk of poisoning, and an increased risk for autism and developmental delay,  and to top it all off, they tell you it will protect society when that is not true since this procedure will actually put society at greater risk for the disease they are talking about?

I’ve asked this of several people and gotten answers like:

  • A quack
  • An idiot
  • An MD
  • Someone who should have their license removed.

As pointed out in the article in Contemporary Pediatrics , “Docs spread out vaccine schedule despite concerns,” the answer to the above question is ……

87% of surveyed Pediatricians and Family Practice specialists who believed that “it was important to give all vaccines in the primary series on time (92%) and that spreading out vaccinations was putting the children at risk of disease (87%) “. You can read this article here…

Let me explain.

When a mom delivers a newborn, that newborn is only at risk for Hepatitis B infection if the birth mom has Hepatitis B. Less than 1% of moms in the USA have Hepatitis B and less than 1 in 1000 in my practice in Portland, Oregon.  We catch Hepatitis B from blood products (needle sticks, IV drug use, sharing needles, and sex).  The Hepatitis B vaccine that is forced on newborns by my peers contains 250 micrograms of aluminum.  The adult daily maximum is 50 micrograms.  Exceeding 15-20 micrograms for a newborn is a toxic dose with studies showing increased developmental delays, risk of autism and disturbance of the immune system.  To make matters worse, when the Hepatitis B series is given to infants, it is not providing lasting immunity, thus when our babies grow up and have sex someday, they likely won’t have the protection they need.

We need to give this vaccine, but only to newborns whose mothers have Hepatitis B or have an unknown status to Hepatitis B and then we should give this series of aluminum-laden vaccine doses to early teens before they are sexually active.

As doctors, we are required to give informed consent before we do any medical procedure.  There is a huge press across the country to remove doctors and the informed consent process from vaccines.  In my state of Oregon we had Senate Bill 442 that would mandate all children get all vaccines or they cannot attend school or daycare. The informed consent is not mentioned and in fact, it appears they wanted to remove the ability of all doctors to give a medical exemption, reserving that for State selected “special doctors”.  I can only imagine that these doctors would most certainly be in the 87% who see nothing wrong with the story I started out with.

How could this be?

Why isn’t everyone outraged?

This is a mater of utmost importance, as we are witnessing before our eyes one of the most cunning corporate takeovers of medicine and your right of freedom to chose your healthcare, freedom to decide what is done to your body, and freedom to advocate for your children.

Sadly, it is often the doctors turned politicians (example- the sponsor of our Oregon bill – State Senator Elizabeth Steiner-Hayward) who are leading the charge to strip your rights as parents, and to mandate medical procedures on babies and children without informed consent.

Regardless of their motivation, AMERICA NEEDS TO WAKE UP!  Parents, we must unite and show with a strong and united voice that we will not stand by and watch this corporate assault on our children.

Join in the effort to let the Oregon legislature know that Oregonians will not tolerate Senators who try to take way our rights to informed consent, our right to a public education for our children, and our right to decide what is done to our bodies by the medical establishment.

For another well written blog written by Dr Zelfand, read here…

Dr. Paul

Treating Menopause Does Not Increase Your Risk of Death (Endocrine Society Reviews the Literature)

hotflashesMany peri-menopausal and menopausal women suffer significant symptoms related to the loss of estrogen and progesterone (and, to a lesser extent, testosterone) that occurs in midlife.  Menopause symptoms can include hot flashes and sweats, fatigue, mental fog, hair thinning, vaginal dryness, loss of libido, leg cramps, headaches, osteoporosis, heart disease, mood swings,  and sleep problems for starters.   After the scare of the reports that came from the WHI study (which you can find here… ) many women abandoned hormone replacement therapy and now suffer.  Sadly the suffering is just the tip of the iceberg.  Untreated menopause puts women at risk for heart disease, cancer, and osteoporosis.

The good news is that even the mainstream endocrine society has just announced a comprehensive research review and concluded “menopausal hormone therapy does not affect the risk of dying”. You can read this review for yourself here…  This meta-analysis of 43 studies where menopausal women over 50 were randomized to placebo or hormone therapy (HT), found no statistical difference between HT and placebo for all-cause mortality (be it death from heart attack, breast cancer, or stroke).

Most, if not all these studies, used synthetic pharmaceuticals for hormone therapy.  Numerous past studies have shown improved health outcomes for those who use natural bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. (Read more here… ) There remains much controversy in the mainstream literature about bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. You should consult with a physician or medical provider with knowledge and experience in this area, and I do not recommend you undertake this on your own without proper monitoring.

The good news is that you can and should consider hormone replacement therapy if you are menopausal.  My vote is that you use bio-identical hormones with careful monitoring.  Most Naturopaths are very skilled in this area as are many Integrative Medicine MD’s.


If you live in the Portland, Oregon area, contact our clinic:

Natura Integrative Medicine

11790 SW Barnes Rd. #120, Portland, OR 97225




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