Book Review: The LDN Book

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Could a little-known drug really revolutionize treatment for autoimmune diseases, cancer, 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
  • The latest research from practicing physicians and pharmacists

Compiled by Linda Elsegood of The LDN Research Trust—the world’s largest LDN charity organization with over 19,000 members worldwide—the book features 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.

What I Thought:

I really appreciated how this book was structured. While I didn’t read the whole thing, I did read the Introduction, Chapter One: The History and Pharmacology of LDN, and Chapter Two: Multiple Sclerosis and Lupus.

There are other chapters on Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Thyroid Disorders, Restless Legs Syndrome, Depression, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Cancer. I may actually read the chapters on Depression and Cancer at a later date but I only had a few hours to spare this past weekend and wanted to make the most of the education I’m seeking.

I sought out this book as I am currently dealing with my first MS flare since my diagnosis in 2014. I’ve heard about LDN but hadn’t thought about it for my treatment. As I dive back into the world of MS research I wanted to see if this would be a viable option for me.

After reading this book, and consulting with a nurse practitioner I feel knowledgeable enough to want to take LDN. My only concern is that it is yet another drug/supplement that you have to be on long-term that doesn’t actually address the root cause of the disease and the flare-ups. However, I do believe it to be a great option for treatment while you figure out how else to create vibrancy in the body.

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