Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN): "Miracle" Drug No One Knows About
"Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) may be the most important therapeutic breakthrough in over fifty years. It provides a new, safe, and inexpensive method of medical treatment by mobilizing the natural defense of one's own immune system." David Gluck, M.D.
LDN is a miracle which is positively affecting the lives of so many. Google LDN and learn how an overlooked drug is helping to save lives for about a dollar a day. LDN is a smaller dose of the drug Naltrexone which is used to treat alcohol and drug addiction.
Years ago, Dr. Ian Zagon, a brilliant researcher at Penn State, discovered that Naltrexone in lower doses was a great treatment for diseases that invoke a hyperactive immune response. LDN helps to tone down and quiet the immune system.
LDN boosts the body's endorphin levels in the brain. These naturally-produced brain chemicals are released by the body in times of stress or to induce mood elevations. Every cell of the immune system has receptors for these agents.
It was known that the brain contained receptors for chemicals that are produced by the poppy plant. In the 1970's scientists discovered that the brain produced neurochemicals, which are more potent than morphine, opium, and heroine and share the same receptors with these drugs.
It was discovered that those who suffer from various immune deficiency diseases have low endorphins levels. There are natural means to stimulate the release of endorphins by strenuous running, cycling, swimming, and by eating foods that contain the amino acid L-phenylalanine such as almonds, bananas, cheese, Lima beans, peanuts, pumpkin, and sesame seeds.
Studies with rats and humans have shown cancer cells to be inhibited by LDN. Many disorders such as multiple sclerosis, cancer, AIDS, fibromyalgia, ALS, autism, and nearly fifty more diseases are helped by LDN.
LDN must be filled by a compounding pharmacy in a non-time release formula. It is highly suggested that one of the pharmacies on the lowdosenaltrexone.org fill the prescription. My prescription is filled at Skip's Pharmacy in Florida which offers excellent service.
LDN is safe, effective, non-addictive, with virtually no side effects, and is inexpensive. The only drawback is that most prescription pain medicines will not work. However, there are a couple of prescription medicines and over-the-counter pain medicines will work.
The reason that most people, including physicians, know nothing about LDN is because it is being used off-label, used for something that it was not originally intended to be used for and the FDA hasn't a way to incorporate it into the system; another problem is that the FDA will not approve compounded medicines because they are not standardized.
Since the patent has long since expired for LDN, the drug companies will not make the investment to do studies on a generic drug. Bottom line, tons of money cannot be made on this drug. Nevertheless, those who take this drug know what it can do and that it is a life-saver.
A lady was visiting my hometown fro Florida. Her brother died from multiple sclerosis at age 42. She had the same disease and was going downhill too. She read an article that I had written about LDN in a hometown paper. She took it back home to her doctor. At first, he would not prescribe it to her but she persisted until he did. Now, she can walk with the aid of a walker and she can use her hands again. Her story is on lowdosenaltrexone.org website and on YouTube.
A family member had 2 precancerous lesions oh his pancreas. The surgeon stated that in her opinion, the lesions would turn into cancer and that he needed immediate surgery. The family said no way. His doctor placed him on LDN, while I placed him on numerous supplements and digestive enzymes, while he made necessary dietary changes. After 3 years and 3 MRI's, his lesions are shrinking and almost gone, something that the mainstream said couldn't be done.
For over 6 years, I have only taken LDN for AIDS. I have done very well on LDN and have not experienced any AIDS-defining diseases or opportunistic diseases.
I highly recommend that you research this wonder drug and join the LDN Support Group on Yahoo. Crystal Nason in the group keeps a list of physicians across the country who will prescribe LDN. If you have an immune disease, keep searching until you can find a provider who will prescribe this drug
There are other LDN websites such as LDN Research Trust and LDN Aware. There are books about LDN, UP The Creek With A Paddle. The Promise Of Low Dose Naltrexone, and there is a free book online book entitled Those Who Suffer Much Know Much.
Be sure to check out LDN as this tiny pill may save your life or the life of a loved one.
This is an excerpt from Get A Life - Free From Toxins And Diseases by Noreen Martin which will be available in April 2012.