If you have ANY diagnosed disease OR undesired symptom (READ weight gain, chronic fatigue, acne/pissed off skin, hair loss, sh*tty mood, sleep challenges, sex issues, sugar cravings), this is a MAJOR under turned stone that will likely NEVER be addressed by your traditional doctor. Our body doesn't exist in a vacuum. One cannot ‘treat' a symptom (i.e. Cancer tumor) by burning it off or taking a pill and think the root that caused it/grew it won't grow it again.
A specialist (i.e. Endocrinologist) cannot ‘treat' the immune system, one of 11 systems in the body, by turning it down with AWFUL drugs with horrible side effects such as prednisone, so it stops acting up when it's doing its job responding to something toxic in the body. Why not simply scan the body for which toxins are taxing the body, CAUSING the immune system to kick and scream (symptoms I listed above), then remove the toxin and be done with it? When we take prednisone it turns off our defenses and subjects us to FURTHER disease bc the body can't fight it off.
As you know, I'm not a HUGE fan of medications, I am more of a fan of teaching warriors how to ‘use food as medicine'…BUT there are a handful I have seen SIGNIFICANT benefits with anecdotal use, and some cannot simply get off of their meds (prednisone, anti depressants, etc) cold turkey. However, there IS alternative solutions (aka drugs that are the lesser of evils). Today I want to call your attention to Low Dose Naltrexone (ie LDN). There are others, that may be suitable for BELLY BLOAT and IBS as I indicate in THIS ARTICLE, but today I want to talk about an alternative to harsh drugs used for seemingly everything under the sun. It's been used often as an alternative to prednisone, harsh antibiotics, chemo and more.
Success with conditions such as: Cancer, autism and autoimmune disease such as multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s, fibromyalgia, Hashimoto’s and Graves’, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, chronic fatigue syndrome and neurodegenerative disorders like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. It’s being extensively used for infertility as well.
BUT if you asked your doc about it, unless they're open minded and progressive in their alternative medicine approach, they'll likely snark at you. Low-dose naltrexone is off patent, and that means that drug companies don’t stand to make a killing on selling LDN, and it’s unlikely that a whole lot of money is going to be put into it for that reason. So…THIS is what I mean by YOU need to be your own best doctor, do the research YOURSELF, work with a practitioner like me to explore benefits of western AND eastern medicine and take action LIKE A BOSS.
The key motivator for this post today: I'm working with a LOT of very sick people right now – 25 and diarrhea 30 times a day, 26 / 35 and cystic acne and a whole handful of auto immune disease, cancer and mental struggle, pain cases where EVERY one of them have ONE thing in common. They've been MAJORLY abused by the system, over medicated with internally destructive drugs, advised ‘diet doesn't matter' and are desperate, Ventolin hopeless and in tears by the time they find/are referred to me.
As an example, this BEAUTIFUL letter and testimonial was written by a very dear client of mine who came to me a few months ago, upset and desperate, yet highly motivated to improve her appearance, specifically her skin. Within 8 short weeks, the cystic acne on her face has flattened, reduced redness by over 50%, and she felt better than she had in years. Another woman I'm working with now who is struggling with the same, voiced feeling alone in her feat. So, my amazing client, who I've been advising abroad, felt compelled to share this with another warrior who needed to hear some hope for her situation:
BOTH clients were HIGHLY recommended Accutane, prednisone, antibiotics….among others. Many (this was me when I was 19) are desperate, and take them hoping for a quick transformation, so they can show themselves in public again, feel less pain, more energy, you name it. However, I'm here to tell you it's NOT necessary. For some, taking a few may be, yet everyone is different. And the majority of people who come to me for help have been on them for TOO long….much longer than they were advised or anticipated. And at that point, their symptoms have returned and MORE due to the long term use of these horrible drugs with more side effects than they offer in benefits.
My advice is TWOFOLD:
- DOCTOR ADVICE – First…Read more on LDN in Chris Kresser L.Ac article HERE. He's the MAN on east/west medicine. I learn A TON from this guy. And if you have questions about it, and whether it may help you, ask your doctor. If they laugh at you, talk to another doctor, and another. But be sure you're not asking ONLY allopathic (traditional) MD's. Also seek help from a Holistic MD who prescribes more natural or less invasive prescription drugs, such as LDN. I am PROUD to announce that I am the Team nutritionist for Dr. Neil Newmark, MD in Orange County. If you're local to the OC, HE would be an excellent place to start. Then, if you worked with him, I could advise you on nutrition, he could help prescribe appropriate, effective and less invasive prescription drugs/procedures and we could run labs for you THROUGH YOUR INSURANCE!
- NUTRITION INPUT – Second, If you would like to discuss your individual needs or would like to refer me to a friend or family member, contact or schedule HERE. Since I posted this short video on Facebook today, I have had a flood of emails from people seeking support with their ailments and/or referred me to their loved ones who are looking for the same.
That's it for now, Warriors.
I could go on and on and on about how irresponsible our current medical system is in terms of prescribing drugs and neglecting to prescribe the lifestyle that causes the disease in the first place. Namely FOOD.
It starts with food.
Do you agree?
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