Julia Schopick Sunday, April 24, 2016
I hope you will take the time to listen to this important podcast from well-known author and sought-after radio guest – Julia Schopick. She has been a guest many different times on my radio shows over the years – and each and every time I learn something new. We intended just to call the show “Honest Medicine – for the title of her book, Honest Medicine: Effective, Time-Tested, Inexpensive Treatments for Life-Threatening Diseases – but we talked about so many other topics.
One reason Julia wanted to be on my podcast before the end of March – was because the month has been designated as National Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month. However, due to audio technical problems on my site as well as on The Liberty Beacon site, the podcast airing had to be delayed until now. But the information is important and it is relevant.
We all know that autoimmune diseases are becoming an epidemic – and they are presenting themselves in 100’s of different ways. Many are suffering. Julia discussed at length a prescription drug treatment that has helped people suffering from Hashimoto’s (thyroid) to MS. Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) – developed in high doses for addicts – has been found to be effective because of its opiate blocking capabilities for many autoimmune issues. The therapy was developed by a doctor
Julia is well-versed, well researched and shares her story of the loss of her husband and her need to find alternative therapies to help him is at the heart of the discussion. Like so many of us -our life experience – many times born out of a desperate need for answers changes our course of life to educate other about tried a true therapies that your doctor may not be aware of.
One of the most important segments of this interview is the step-by- step guide that Julia takes you through in how to effectively present a package of information to your physician about a therapy you have researched – and how to present that information in a way that will cause interest instead of disdain.
I hope you will appreciate the information shared, and the knowledge whit and compassion that makes this author of wonderful colleague, friend and adviser.
Honest Medicine & Autoimmune Diseases
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 mega studies 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.