Podcast 055: The Vaccine Friendly Plan with co-authors Dr. Paul Thomas & Jennifer Margulis

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My guests today on “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” are Dr. Paul Thomas and Jennifer Margulis, PhD, co-authors of the book: The Vaccine-Friendly Plan: Dr. Paul’s Safe and Effective Approach to Immunity and Health—From Pregnancy Through Your Child’s Teen Years. In it, they describe “a slower, evidenced based protocol that limits a child’s exposure to aluminum, mercury, and other neurotoxins while building overall good health.”

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. why the current vaccine schedule from the CDC is NOT safe for all children and how Dr. Paul would modify it to make it safer
  2. what the common vaccine reactions look like that parents should report to their pediatrician immediately once seeing them in your child after a vaccine shot
  3. which of the vaccines carry the most risk of injury or are unnecessary and should be skipped altogether
  4. why you should never give acetaminophen (Tylenol) to your child, especially if you are vaccinating them

Resources mentioned in the conversation:

About Dr. Paul Thomas:

Dr. Paul Thomas, M.D., F.A.A.P., received his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School and completed his pediatric residency at the University of California San Diego. He is a board-certified fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, board-certified in Integrative and Holistic Medicine, and a diplomat of the American Board of Addiction Medicine.

He taught residents and medical students from 1988 to 1993, practiced at Westside Pediatrics from 1993 to 2008 and then opened his own practice in 2008, Integrative Pediatrics where he currently serves over 13,000 patients in the Portland, Oregon metro area.

He is the co-author (with Jennifer Margulis, Ph.D.) of The Vaccine-Friendly Plan: Dr. Paul’s Safe and Effective Approach to Immunity and Health—From Pregnancy Through Your Child’s Teen Years.

About Jennifer Margulis:

Jennifer Margulis, Ph.D., is an award-winning investigative journalist, nonfiction book author, and Fulbright grantee.

She is the co-author of 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) with Paul Thomas, M.D., and author of Your Baby, Your Way: Taking Charge of Your Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Parenting Decisions for a Happier, Healthier Family (Scribner, 2015).

Her work has been published in the New York Times, the Washington PostSmithsonian MagazineMs. MagazineMore magazine, Fit Pregnancy, O: The Oprah Magazine, and dozens of others magazines, newspapers, and websites.

About the Author

Dr. Jay Warren has been a prenatal and pediatric chiropractor for 17 years. He is also the Wellness Care Coordinator at the CAP Wellness Center in San Diego, CA where 90% of his practice is pregnant or postpartum women and babies under one year old. Dr. Jay is a proud member of the ICPA and APPPAH (the Association or Pre and Perinatal Psychology and Health) and the host of the podcast “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” in iTunes. His online program, “Connecting with Baby” guides pregnant women through processes to strengthen maternal bonding for a happier pregnancy, gentler birth and easier post-partum experience. Dr. Jay is also the proud father of his 3 year old son, Niko who keeps him very busy (and happy) outside of the office.