P under the auspices of the American Association of Integrative Medicine AAIM in May, 2016.
The process of education included reading over 100 books, attending functional medicine educational events and ultimately speaking at an integrative medicine conference, and networking and brainstorming with some of the leading Functional Medicine practitioners and authors in the field such as Dr William Davis, Dr David Perlmutter, and others Having already co authored a book with psychologist John Rosemond The Diseasing of America s Children Thomas Nelson 2008 , I have learned how difficult it is to write a book while practicing.
The Vaccine Friendly Plan is the book I would have written if I ever found myself able and willing to take on the gargantuan task of producing such as work as this one I am in absolute awe of Dr Thomas and Dr Margulis for this masterpiece There are only a couple of places in the entire book where I would disagree about anything, and it is 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 I intend to do just that for parents who ask me about recommendations for what to do about vaccines a question I get from a lot of them since changing my career over completely to a functional medicine approach to chronic health problems.
On a personal note, I identify strongly with Dr Thomas description of how attending an autism conference changed his life Attending the AutismOne conference in Chicago in 2015 changed mine undoubtedly in the same manner as Dr Thomas describes Observing and hearing stories of heroic parents and their children with various forms of ASD, talking to them, hearing some of them give talks, brought me from hesitation to take on the complexities of dealing with autism to knowing that I must and would do whatever it took to prepare myself to be able to do so This book is a treasure in that process I cannot thank you enough, Drs Thomas and Margolis.
Bose Ravenel, M.
PRobinhood Integrative HealthWinston Salem, North Carolina An Accessible And Reassuring Guide To Childhood Health And Immunity From A Pediatrician Whos Both Knowledgeable About The Latest Scientific Research And Respectful Of A Familys Risk Factors, Health History, And Concerns InThe Vaccine Friendly Plan, Paul Thomas, MD Presents His Proven Approach To Building Immunity A New Protocol That Limits A Childs Exposure To Aluminum, Mercury, And Other Neurotoxins While Building Overall Good Health Based On The Results From His Pediatric Practice Of Than Eleven Thousand Children, As Well As Data From Other Credible And Scientifically Minded Medical Doctors, Dr Pauls Vaccine Friendly Protocol Gives Readers Recommendations For A Healthy Pregnancy And Childbirth Vital Information About What To Expect At Every Well Child Visit From Birth Through Adolescence A Slower, Evidence Based Vaccine Schedule That Calls For Only One Aluminum Containing Shot At A Time Important Questions To Ask About Your Childs First Few Weeks, First Years, And Beyond Advice About How To Talk To Health Care Providers When You Have Concerns The Risks Associated With Opting Out Of Vaccinations A Practical Approach To Common Illnesses Throughout The School Years Simple Tips And Tricks For Healthy Eating And Toxin Free Living At Any Age The Vaccine Friendly Plan Presents A New Standard For Pediatric Care, Giving Parents Peace Of Mind In Raising Happy, Healthy ChildrenPraise For The Vaccine Friendly PlanFinally, A Book About Vaccines That Respects Parents If You Choose Only One Book To read On The Topic, read The Vaccine Friendly Plan This Impeccably Researched, Well Balanced Book Puts You In The Drivers Seat And Empowers You To Make Conscientious Vaccine Decisions For Your FamilyPeggy OMara, Editor And Publisher, Mothering MagazineSure To Appeal To Readers Of All Kinds As A Friendly, No Nonsense Book That Cuts Through The Rhetoric Surrounding Vaccines It Offers Validation To Those Who Avoid Some Or All, While Offering Those Who Do Want To Vaccinate Help On How To Do So Safely This Is A Great Book For Anyone With Children In Their Lives Natural Mother A Valuable, Science Supported Guide To Optimizing Your Childs Health While You Navigate Through Complex Choices In A Toxic, Challenging WorldMartha Herbert, MD PhD Harvard Medical School An Impressively Researched Guide, This Important Book Is Essential Reading For Parents With Clear And Practical Advice For Shielding Children From Harmful Toxins, It Will Compel Us All To Think Differently About How To Protect HealthJay Gordon, MD FAAP Rather Than A One Size Fits All Vaccine Strategy, The Authors Suggest Thoughtful, Individualized Decisions Based On Research And Collaboration Between Parents And Cliniciansa Plan To Optimize A Childs Immune System And Minimize Any RisksElizabeth Mumper, MD Founder And CEO, The Rimland Center For Integrative PediatricsThis Well Written And Thought Provoking Book Will Encourage Parents To Think Through Decisionssuch As Food Choices And The Timing Of Vaccinesthat Affect The Well Being Of Their Children In A World Where Childrens Immune Systems Are Increasingly Challenged, This Is A Timely Addition To The LiteratureHarriet Lerner, PhD Bestselling Author Of The Dance Of Anger And The Mother Dance I found Dr Paul Thomas from the Vaxxed Documentary free on youtube and wanted to learn about his Vaccine Friendly Plan This book gives great information on the diseases themselves, brands of vaccines, risks and benefits and data from his clinic proving this plan works I am much comfortable making these tough decisions for my child.
The Appendix E of this book really tells you all you need to know A team of researchers have been reviewing and tabulating the health outcomes 2,230 children over age two and under age seven who were patients at my clinic, Integrative Pediatrics, from June 2008 which is when my clinic first opened to February 2015 We are in the process of compiling this data for a retrospective study approved by Western Institutional Review Board We are examining incidence of autism, developmental delays, hospitalization a, infectious diseases, and sick visits The following data is preliminary but serves to answer one key question Does Dr Paul s Vaccine Friendly Plan help reduce the incidence of autism Patients were divided into three groups as follows Group 1 Following Dr Paul s Vaccine Friendly Plan These children were either born into my practice of established care by the two month well baby visit They did not get the birth or the infant hepatitis B vaccine If they got the hepatitis A vaccine, it was after age two If they got the MMR and the chicken pox vaccines, it was at or after age three.
There were 1,098 children in Group 1.
Group 2 Unvaccinated Because of parental choice, these children had no vaccines.
There were 238 children in Group 2.
Group 3 Other Most Vaccinated Though there was some individual variability, many children in Group 3 were vaccinated according to CDC guidelines.
There were 894 children in Group 3.
Group Total Autism ASD Rate1 1,098 0 02 238 0 03 894 15 1 60Using the previous CDC autism rate of one in fifty, we would have expected approximately twenty two cases of autism in Group 1, but there were no autism or ASD autism spectrum disorder diagnoses.
We would have expected to have approximately four cases of autism in Group 2, but there were no autism or ASD diagnoses.
We would have expected to have approximately seventeen cases of autism in Group 3, and there are fifteen autism ASD diagnoses, which mirrors the national average This data demonstrates with a high level of statistical significance that the Vaccine Friendly Plan as well as not vaccinating at all was associated with less autism ASD.