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The Vaccine-Friendly Plan

Dr. Paul's Safe and Effective Approach to Immunity and Health-From Pregnancy Through Your Child's Teen Years

By Thomas Paul, Jennifer Margulis

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Format: Paperback, 448 pages
Other Information: Charts and illustrations
Published In: United States, 05 September 2016
An accessible and reassuring guide to childhood health and immunity from a pediatrician who s both knowledgeable about the latest scientific research and respectful of a family s risk factors, health history, and concerns In The Vaccine-Friendly Plan, Paul Thomas, M.D., presents his proven approach to building immunity: a new protocol that limits a child s exposure to aluminum, mercury, and other neurotoxins while building overall good health. Based on the results from his pediatric practice of more than eleven thousand children, as well as data from other credible and scientifically minded medical doctors, Dr. Paul s 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 child s 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 children. Praise for The Vaccine-Friendly Plan Finally, a book about vaccines that respects parents! If you choose only one book to read on the topic, readThe Vaccine-Friendly Plan. This impeccably researched, well-balanced book puts you in the driver s seat and empowers you to make conscientious vaccine decisions for your family. Peggy O Mara, editor and publisher, Mothering Magazine Sure 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 child s health while you navigate through complex choices in a toxic, challenging world. Martha Herbert, M.D., Ph.D., 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 health. Jay Gordon, M.D., FAAP Rather than a one-size-fits-all vaccine strategy, the authors suggest thoughtful, individualized decisions based on research and collaboration between parents and clinicians a plan to optimize a child s immune system and minimize any risks. Elizabeth Mumper, M.D., founder and CEO, The Rimland Center for Integrative Pediatrics This well-written and thought-provoking book will encourage parents to think through decisions such as food choices and the timing of vaccines that affect the well-being of their children. In a world where children s immune systems are increasingly challenged, this is a timely addition to the literature. Harriet Lerner, Ph.D., bestselling author of The Dance of Anger and The Mother Dance"
EAN: 9781101884232
ISBN: 1101884231
Publisher: Ballantine Books Inc.
Dimensions: 23.11 x 18.54 x 2.79 centimeters (0.37 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years

About the Author

PAUL THOMAS, M.D., FAAP, received his M.D. from Dartmouth Medical School and did his residency at UC San Diego. He is a board-certified fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and board-certified in Integrative and Holistic Medicine. His practice, Integrative Pediatrics, currently serves over 11,000 patients in the Portland, Oregon area. He was named Top Family Doctor in America by Ladies Home Journal in 2004, Top Pediatrician In America in 2006, 2009, 2012, and 2014 by Castle Connolly, and one of Portland's top 10 Pediatricians in 2014. Dr. Thomas grew up in Zimbabwe (the former Rhodesia) and speaks both Shona and Spanish. He is the father of ten children (ages 18-31), seven of whom are adopted. Dr. Paul's ten children are all vaccinated. He lives with his family in Portland, Oregon. JENNIFER MARGULIS, Ph.D., is an award-winning writer and Fulbright grantee. The author or editor of six books on health and child care (three of which have won national awards), a former contributing editor at Mothering magazine, and a sought-after speaker, Jennifer Margulis has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, Smithsonian Magazine, Ms. Magazine, More magazine, O- The Oprah Magazine, and dozens of others. A Boston native, she now lives in Ashland, Oregon.

Reviews

"Finally, 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 driver's seat and empowers you to make conscientious vaccine decisions for your family."--Peggy O'Mara, editor and publisher, Mothering Magazine "Sure 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 child's health while you navigate through complex choices in a toxic, challenging world."--Martha Herbert, M.D., Ph.D., 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 health."--Jay Gordon, M.D., FAAP "Personalized health care based on the needs and vulnerabilities of individuals is the way to deliver optimal medical care. In this book you will learn a new way of thinking about vaccines. Rather than a one-size-fits-all vaccine strategy, the authors suggest thoughtful, individualized decisions based on research and collaboration between parents and clinicians--a plan to optimize a child's immune system and minimize any risks."--Elizabeth Mumper, M.D., founder and CEO, The Rimland Center for Integrative Pediatrics "This well-written and thought-provoking book will encourage parents to think through decisions--such as food choices and the timing of vaccines--that affect the well-being of their children. In a world where children's immune systems are increasingly challenged, this is a timely addition to the literature."--Harriet Lerner, Ph.D., bestselling author of The Dance of Anger and The Mother Dance "The Vaccine-Friendly Plan is a treasure trove of scientific facts mixed with common sense. Paul Thomas, M.D. and Jennifer Margulis, Ph.D., encourage parents to follow their instincts, to do their own research as it pertains to their family's health, and to rethink what is true healthcare. Likewise, they challenge doctors to step it up to look further into the latest research that impacts the health of their youngest patients."--Mary Romaniec, author of Victory over Autism: Practical Steps and Wisdom toward Recovery for the Whole Family "Impressive and compelling. Whether you're trying to conceive or already parenting teens, you need to read The Vaccine-Friendly Plan. It's about so much more than just vaccines--this book is a comprehensive guide to children's health that gives you everything you need to know to keep your children safe and healthy. I'll be recommending it far and wide."--Lyn Redwood, R.N. co-founder of the Coalition for SafeMinds

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