Episode 70: Dr. Lawrence Palevsky - Childhood Infectious Diseases
Dr. Lawrence Palevsky is a New York State licensed pediatrician, who utilizes a holistic approach to children’s wellness and illness. In this podcast, Dr. Palevsky discusses why infectious diseases in children like influenza, chickenpox, measles etc are not contagious. He provides insight into what these diseases are, what causes them, and why they seem to "spread" throughout the community. He also explains how vaccinations might actually be working to prevent these diseases being expressed in children.
Dr. Palevsky received his medical degree from the New York University School of Medicine in 1987, completed a three-year pediatric residency at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City in 1990, and served as a pediatric fellow in the ambulatory care out-patient department at Bellevue Hospital, New York City, from 1990-1991. Since 1991, his clinical experience includes working in pediatric emergency and...
What Really Causes Influenza? Part 1
Written by Daniel Roytas (MHSc Human Nutrition), BHSc (Naturopathy), Dip. RM
Part 1 of 2 of this blog presents an overview of the studies that tried to prove a virus as the cause of influenza. Part 2 will hypothesize a number of potential causes of influenza.
Influenza is said to be caused by one of four viruses, namely influenza A, B, C and D1, however many people might be surprised to hear that none of these viruses have ever been observed in the bodily fluids of a human being. More surprisingly, isolated and purified viral particles have never been exposed to a healthy host and been shown to cause disease2,3. This is not due to lack of trying, or due to limitations of laboratory techniques, in fact, dozens upon dozens of experiments have been undertaken over many decades to try and transmit the influenza virus from sick people to healthy people.
The Most Important Influenza Study?
At the height of the Spanish Influenza epidemic between...