March Is National Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month:
Little-Known Treatment Could Save Lives
In light of National Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month, author Julia Schopick 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.
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, in which 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 the creator of the award-winning blog, HonestMedicine.com, and has been a published writer and a public relations consultant for more than twenty years. When her husband Tim Fisher became ill in 1990 with a cancerous brain tumor, Julia became his medical advocate and began writing on topics relating to health and medicine. Her articles and columns were published in “American Medical News” (the AMA publication), SEARCH (the newsletter of the National Brain Tumor Foundation) and “Alternative and Complementary Therapies.” Her work and essays have been featured in the “British Medical Journal,” “Modern Maturity” and the “Chicago Sun-Times.” Her mission is to use her writing and public relations skills to inform the world about little-known but promising treatments via her website, her presentations and her book, “HONEST MEDICINE,” and to empower people in their health choices.
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.com.
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.
Amazon.com ISBN-13: 978-0982969014
BarnesAndNoble.com ISBN-13: 9780982969007
Julian Whitaker, MD: “I commend Julia Schopick for spreading the word about these remarkable, yet overlooked therapies that can improve the lives of so many.”
David Brownstein, MD: “This book should be required reading for all physicians and patients searching for safe and effective therapies.”
Jacob Teitelbaum, MD: “When doctors tell you they can’t help you, thank them for their honesty. And then read Julia Schopick’s book!”
Ronald Hoffman, MD: “I predict that Honest Medicine will become an instant classic.”
Jeffrey Dach, MD: “A revolution is at hand, and Julia Schopick’s book, Honest Medicine, is leading the charge, with banner held high.”