Honest Medicine & National Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month
In light of National Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month, author Julia Schopick in her book, Honest Medicine, points to a little-known yet proven treatment for autoimmune diseases that could save millions of lives, and hundreds of millions of dollars in health care costs. It’s called Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN), and it’s one of our best hopes. “But most doctors and patients don’t even know about it,” says Schopick.
Since most of you know I have fibromyalgia and this is considered an autoimmune disease, I cannot wait to read this. When I finish I will come back and update this write up.
Schopick is the author of a blockbuster book on innovative medical treatments, Honest Medicine, and she’s an in-demand radio guest and patient coach. She was driven to search for better treatments after her husband was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor decades ago. Inspired by his survival years beyond his doctor’s predictions, she saw firsthand just how effective treatments, can be — and how important it is to get the word out about them. She’s now a passionate expert on a whole range of low-cost, non-toxic, effective treatments — “as well as the truth behind why doctors don’t prescribe many of them. LDN has had tremendous success treating people with many autoimmune diseases. In fact, it’s so promising that patients themselves underwrote a medical study. Yet doctors as well as patients are often in the dark,” she adds.
Autoimmune diseases afflict over 50 million Americans, and exceed $100 billion in direct health care costs every year. The drugs commonly used to treat these diseases — a “terrible hundred” that includes multiple sclerosis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, and Crohn’s — are expensive, often ineffective, and wreak havoc on patients, often with damaging side effects. For thirty years, lost-cost Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) has proven effective against these diseases.
“What keeps it on the outskirts of our awareness?” asks Schopick. “A terrible, medical Catch 22, where most doctors only prescribe the drugs that are manufactured and marketed by pharmaceutical companies who have a stranglehold on the megastudies used for FDA approval.”
Patient education has never been so important — and no more so than with autoimmune diseases, according to Schopick. But there’s good news: a growing network of patients are learning about LDN and trying to break through the wall between Big Pharma and a known solution. March is the perfect month to shed light on the incredible importance of this drug.
Julia Schopick is a best-selling author, sought-after speaker, and in-demand radio talk show guest who has appeared on over one hundred shows and is often invited back. Her written work has been quoted in national print publications and she has written guest columns for the American Medical Association (AMA). Many of her articles have been posted to high traffic social media sites around the globe. Through her writings and blog, HonestMedicine.com, Julia’s goal is to empower patients to make the best health choices for themselves and their loved ones by teaching them about little-known but promising treatments their doctors may not know about.
After winning the First Place Indie Excellence Award for Alternative Medicine, and receiving several excellent reviews from doctors, Honest Medicine is now being translated into other languages. For more information, please visit the author’s website: www.HonestMedicine.
Honest Medicine: Effective, Time-Tested, Inexpensive Treatments for Life-Threatening Diseases
By Julia Schopick
Innovative Health Publishing
Available at Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble and other major online outlets.
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