Another Low Dose Naltrexone story 2

Another Low Dose Naltrexone story, put together with one of our readers.

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Being on Low Dose Naltrexone

As we’ve mentioned, one of our readers, a retired GP, says that, historically, there have been four really significant medical breakthroughs – Antibiotics, Antidepressants, Anti-inflammatories, and Immunization. And further, that to these four can now be added a fifth, which he says is as significant as any – Low Dose Naltrexone. And we’re getting the impression that Low Dose Naltrexone may be the most significant of them all!

It has been estimated that if everyone in Australia was on Low Dose Naltrexone, we’d need 20% less doctors – people would be consulting their doctors less often, they would be spending less time in hospital and so on and so on.

Is this the explanation for why so few doctors seem to be getting into the business of advising on and perhaps prescribing it? why it’s so hard to find one who is? Whatever the explanation, to us, the extent to which so few doctors seem to be getting into the business of advising on and perhaps prescribing it is just remarkable.

It’s going to be interesting to see how this all plays out. For instance are our politicians ever going to be doing anything about the fact that LDN perhaps could be saving taxpayers billions and billions of dollars? Or perhaps whether it’s more important to them to have the doctors onside?

But whatever happens, it’s got nothing to do with the fact that the people, you and I, can be experiencing the benefits of being on LDN today, right now.

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Another Low Dose Naltrexone story 1

A Low Dose Naltrexone story put together with one of our readers.

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Odds and ends

Something we’ve just come across – from 2013?

We’re looking into it.

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Advising on and perhaps prescribing Low Dose Naltrexone NEVER to become common practice?

THE BOTTOM LINE: Perhaps the greatest medical breakthrough ever, NEVER EVER to become common practice?

One of our readers, a retired GP, says that over the years, (perhaps over the last 80 to 100 years???) there have been four really significant medical breakthroughs – Antibiotics, Antidepressants, Anti-inflammatories, and Immunization. And he says that to these four can now be added a fifth, which he says is as significant as any of them – Low Dose Naltrexone.

And he also says that he read once that, on average, it takes 17 years for medical breakthroughs to become common practice!!!!!

Putting these two things together is disturbing enough, but there’s far more disturbing news in relation to Low Dose Naltrexone – and that is that prescribing it may NEVER become common practice!!!!!

Why, you may ask.

Because what usually happens, is that when a new drug is discovered, the big pharmaceutical companies, (often referred to as “Big Pharma,”) having taken patents out on it, carry out extensive testing on it, (which always costs lots of money,) to the point that government approval is granted for it’s treatment for such and such health problems. So that when you see a doctor, they are normally going to say, “Right, you’ve got such and such health problems, and these are the medications with government approval for the treatment of these problems,” – doctors don’t usually take any other approach, they don’t usually prescribe anything that doesn’t have this government approval. So that Big Pharma makes it’s money by supplying these medications, which their competitors are precluded from supplying by the laws that apply to patents – until their patents run out, after 20 years or so.

But this is NEVER going to happen with Low Dose Naltrexone.

Again, you may ask why?

Because Naltrexone was discovered in 1965, and government approval was eventually gained for it’s treatment of patients dependent on heroin, with 50 mg doses. But, by the time it started  to be discovered how effective it was when taken in doses as small as 5mg or so, (hence the name, “Low Dose Naltrexone,”) all the patents on it had run out. So Big Pharma was/is NEVER going to outlay the money required to get government approval for it’s uses in this way, for the very good reason that they feel they are never going to be able to get their money back in the way that they do when they are an exclusive supplier.

And we feel there’s another factor here, in that the main uses of Low Dose Naltrexone are preventative – to prevent patients from suffering various health problems. And doctors are just not used to prescribing anything if there’s nothing wrong with you at present, and you just want help in preventing you from getting problems in the future.

So, is it too much to hazard a guess that prescribing Low Dose Naltrexone may NEVER become common practice, NEVER NEVER?

Apparently, according to one of our readers, Low Dose Naltrexone may be of help to patients of neurologists, rheumatologists, gastroenterologists, dermatologists and immunologists, and we have sent over 50 emails to different Sydney specialists practicing in these fields, asking if “advising on and perhaps prescribing Low Dose Naltrexone” was within their areas of expertise, and if not whether they could recommend anyone who does it – and have got no more than 3 or 4 replies, (the other 50 emails have been ignored,) each indicating “no” and “no.” Seems like prescribing Low Dose Naltrexone is not going to become “common practice” any time soon, in Sydney at least, doesn’t it?

(A story that fascinates us, and is perhaps only partly relevant, which may be too good to be true! Peter Drucker, the famous management writer, used to claim that the conventional wisdom in 1911 was that the best way to discover ways to kill bacteria was to first grow significant cultures of them to experiment on. And that, in 1911, penicillin was fully known, understood and documented as a pesky fungus that used to hinder the growth of these significant cultures. And that it was more than 25 years later that it started to occur to people, “Hey, penicillin may be what we’ve been looking for all this time – something that kills our bacteria.” Oops!)

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Remarkable Low Dose Naltrexone stories 3 – continued.

Further to our previous post, we have worked with our reader to put together a further instalment to his story.

That’s how it is readers! WHAT IS GOING ON? We believe that the whole world should be on Low Dose Naltrexone, but for reasons unknown, perhaps because of an ABSOLUTE SCANDAL, it’s not happening.

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Remarkable Low Dose Naltrexone stories 3

A Low Dose Naltrexone story put together with one of our readers:-

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Remarkable Low Dose Naltrexone stories 2

We’ve set out below another remarkable Low Dose Naltrexone story from Linda Elsegood’s book – from a Californian doctor, Dr Jill Cottell.

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Remarkable Low Dose Naltrexone stories 1

We have set out below Linda Elsegood’s introduction to her book – no wonder she’s such an enthusiast for Low Dose Naltrexone and appears to be devoting her life to spreading the Low Dose Naltrexone message!

(No doubt we’re breaking all sorts of copyright laws by adding this introduction to our blog in the way we have, but we are simply wanting to motivate our readers to go out and buy the book for themselves.)

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The LDN book 2

There are various YouTube videos in which, Linda Elsegood, the author of “The LDN book,” tells her remarkable story.

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