First the Basics: LDN 101

"LDN" (low dose naltrexone) is an "alternative" medication used with surprising success in treating immune disorders, both autoimmune and immune deficient. Taken orally at bedtime, LDN works by briefly blocking opiate receptors, thereby "tricking" the body into increasing endorphin production. Endorphins being a central part of the immune system, increasing their production has been shown to help correct immune defects.


Low Dose Naltrexone.Org

Hello and Happy July :o)

This is just a quickie to make sure you all know about the original and primary website that deals with LDN, "Low Dose Naltrexone. Org". It may seem a bit flaky around the edges sometimes, but everyone taking LDN, or even thinking of taking it, should visit that site. If you need to know how LDN is made or who invented it or what it can be used for or where to get it, that's where you want to start.

For one thing, it has a great list of 8 pharmacies that have a solid reputation for compounding LDN properly, in a the quick-release form. And all those pharmacies have websites with more information.

But most people will need a grain or two of salt to swallow everything on that site. Just bear in mind that this is one of those sites that is SO enthusiastic about all the various uses that are being tried for LDN that it winds up sounding a bit like a snake oil ad. 
Cures "death"? Wow.
But LDN is NOT snake oil. NOTHING is a panacea, but clinical trials tests with LDN really ARE promising, and it is being tried as a treatment for a lot of things besides MS. For example, people with Crohn's Disease in particular have been show in clinical tests to significantly benefit from LDN, and others tests have shown benefits for other things, but my experience is solely with MS. 

The thing is, the list of diseases and illnesses that LDN is thought to help is silly long, and I worry that over-hyping it will damage its credibility. I guess I'm just anxious for some proof. 

Anyway, Low Dose Naltrexone.Org has been updated fairly recently with a new video, made in Norwegian with English subtitles, but unfortunately, my lame, limited satellite internet connection doesn't allow me to watch videos, so I have no idea whether it's worth your time or not. It's up to you. 

Here's what they say about it:  

"An Eloquent Video, A Must See — April 2015: Norwegian, with English subtitles
"At long last, a most professional, most persuasive video concerning LDN!

"It was made in Norway in 2013, with English subtitles. Far from a sales pitch, it tries to tell an evenhanded story. Its sole omission, which one often finds in Europe, is the total disregard for the role of the late Bernard Bihari, M.D., who discovered the human uses of LDN in 1985. Other than that, it is nearly perfect and a joy to watch. It has led to an avalanche of LDN sales in that country (from a mere 300 users beforehand, it is now used by some 15,000 patients in Norway). 

"Please do not miss watching: Enjoy it!"

That's it for now, just wanted to touch base and make sure you all know about this site.

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