Naltrexone is a generic prescription medication that works as an "opioid antagonist," and it’s traditionally been used to help people who deal with substance abuse go through recovery. How it works is actually sort of amazing: essentially, it blocks opioid receptors, which means that people don’t feel high if they take a drug. That has helped many addicts get safely and successfully through recovery. In low doses, though, naltrexone appears to have very different effects: it’s thought to inhibit proliferation of certain immune system cells and block the signaling of others, resulting in reduced pain and inflammation. This is exciting news for people with inflammatory conditions, especially since naltrexone is a low-cost medication with very few side effects.
Recent posts about Low-dose naltrexone
Next week I’ll be starting low-dose naltrexone for fibromyalgia, ME/CFS, and hypothyroidism. If you have experience with LDN, I’d love to hear about it!
my functional medicine doctor just prescribed me low-dose naltrexone for lyme, does anyone have any experience with this?
Hey everyone. Curious to hear feedback about Low Dose Naltrexone. My functional doctor suggested I start taking it...in conjunction with the Bee Venom Therapy I’m doing for chronic Lyme. I’m pretty skeptical of pharmaceuticals — even ones considered alternative like LDN. I wouldn’t be taking it for pain but rather for immune support/modulation.
has anyone tried LDN (low dose naltrexone)? my doctor is recommending it for lyme. would love to know if it has helped you! 🙏🏻
Videos about Low-dose naltrexone
Books about Low-dose naltrexone
The LDN Book: How a Little-Known Generic Drug ― Low Dose Naltrexone ― Could Revolutionize Treatment for Autoimmune Diseases, Cancer, Autism, Depression, and More
Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) holds the potential to help millions of people suffering from various autoimmune diseases and cancers, and even autism, chronic fatigue, and depression, find relief. Administered off-label in small daily doses (0.5 to 4.5 mg), this generic drug is extremely affordable and presents few known side effects. So why has it languished in relative medical obscurity? The LDN Book explains the drug’s origins, its primary mechanism, and the latest research from practicing physicians and pharmacists as compiled by Linda Elsegood of The LDN Research Trust, the world’s largest LDN charity organization with over 19,000 members worldwide. Featuring ten chapters contributed by medical professionals on LDN’s efficacy and two patient-friendly appendices, The LDN Book is a comprehensive resource for doctors, pharmacists, and patients who want to learn more about how LDN is helping people now, and a clarion call for further research that could help millions more.
The Promise Of Low Dose Naltrexone Therapy: Potential Benefits in Cancer, Autoimmune, Neurological and Infectious Disorders
Naltrexone is an opiate antagonist drug developed in the 1970s and approved by the FDA in 1984 for opiate and drug abuse treatment. When used at much lower doses in an off-label protocol referred to as low dose naltrexone (LDN), the drug has been shown to halt disease progression in Crohn's disease and certain cancers, to reduce symptoms in multiple sclerosis and autism, and to improve numerous autoimmune and neurodegenerative conditions, including Parkinson's disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Grounded in clinical and scientific research, this book describes the history of naltrexone, its potential therapeutic uses, its effects on the immune system, its pharmacological properties, and how the drug is administered. It also lists fillers and compounding pharmacies, doctors who prescribe LDN, and patient resources, and includes interviews with LDN patients and researchers.
Podcasts about Low-dose naltrexone
Phoenix Helix: Maximizing autoimmune health through the paleo diet and lifestyle - LDN with Dr. Thomas Cowan
Low-Dose Naltrexone (LDN) is a nontraditional autoimmune medication that sometimes dramatically decreases symptoms at low cost and with minimal side effects. It has been mentioned in some of the healing stories shared on this podcast, so I promised to dedicate an entire episode to learning more. Our guest, Dr. Thomas Cowan, is a medical doctor in San Francisco who uses LDN as part of his autoimmune patient treatment plan. We learn what this drug is, how it works, how to find the right dose, and how to find a doctor who prescribes it.
Wise Traditions: Autoimmune help with LDN
Linda Elsegood suffered from MS and was wheelchair-bound, when she first heard about LDN, low dose naltrexone. She researched it and began taking it around 2000. Her health and life turned around. Motivated to help others, she has since edited "The LDN book" and hosted conferences to educate medical professionals and lay people alike. LDN can be an effective treatment for a variety of autoimmune disorders including alopecia (hair loss), Crohn's, cancer, autism, depression, restless leg syndrome, asthma, arthritis, fibromyalgia, and Lyme disease. Though it is a pharmaceutical drug, many consider it to be a sort of holistic medication, because of its safety and efficacy. In this episode, you'll hear about the original uses of LDN and its off-label uses that are showing tremendous success. You'll her about the doctors who are currently conducting studies to learn more; and discover resources to educate yourself on LDN. All in all, you will learn much and find Linda's personal story compelling and her efforts to help others, inspiring.
The Intermittent Fasting Podcast: IF Supplement Guide, LDN, Prebiotics Vs. Probiotics, Digestive Support, The Source Of Cravings, Tips For Boredom Munchies, And More!
SHOW NOTES 4:15 - Gin's Dry Farm Wines Review 6:50 - Listener Feedback: Rosie - Victory: Preparing Meals In The Fasted State! 11:25 - Listener Q&A: Kathi - What Minerals And Vitamins Do Melanie And Gin Take During IF? 12:50 - Prebiotics/ Probiotics 18:35 - What Does Gin Take Now? 20:25 - Types of Magnesium (Magnesium Citrate) 22:50 - Melanie's Routine 24:45 - Low Dose Naltrexone 28:10 - Our Thoughts On Melatonin 32:30 - Cilantro 34:30 - Listener Q&A: Heidi - Can You Differentiate Between Actual Hunger And Habitual Eating By The Source Of The Thought? 35:45 - Listener Q&A: Alexis - How Do You Stop Eating Out Of Boredom? 36:45 - The Four Tendencies 36:45 - Homeostatic vs Traditional Hunger 41:50 - Artificial Sweeteners And Cravings 47:15 - Elaborates Intrusion Theory 48:44 - Rational Reasoning 55:05 - Tips To Deal With Eating Out Of Boredom 55:35 - Pavlok
- American Journal of Gastroenterology. Low-dose naltrexone therapy improves active Crohn's disease. American Journal of Gastroenterology. Low-dose naltrexone therapy improves active Crohn's disease.
- Clinical Rheumatology. The use of low-dose naltrexone (LDN) as a novel anti-inflammatory treatment for chronic pain. Clinical Rheumatology. The use of low-dose naltrexone (LDN) as a novel anti-inflammatory treatment for chronic pain.
- Medical Sciences. Low-does naltrexone (LDN)—review of therapeutic utilization. Medical Sciences. Low-does naltrexone (LDN)—review of therapeutic utilization.
- Pharmacy and Therapeutics. 2012 Integrative healthcare symposium: treating the pain of Lyme disease and adopting lifestyle change as therapy. Pharmacy and Therapeutics. 2012 Integrative healthcare symposium: treating the pain of Lyme disease and adopting lifestyle change as therapy.