Low-dose Naltrexone (LDN)

At regular strength, this drug is used to help drug addicts recover by blocking their ability to get a high. At low doses, it has received significant attention as miracle therapy for Multiple Sclerosis (go search for "low dose naltrexone" on youtube and you'll see what I mean). It also addresses other immune disorders such as Crohn's and Lupus. Finally, it has also gotten press on it's ability to boost the cancer patient's immune systems. It's cheap and apparently has little to zero toxicity and side-effects.

How does it work?

"The brief blockade of opioid receptors between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. that is caused by taking LDN at bedtime each night is believed to produce a prolonged up-regulation of vital elements of the immune system by causing an increase in endorphin and enkephalin production" (source: http://www.lowdosenaltrexone.org/)

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Case Study (Stage IV renal cancer) 

  • Patient Claudia (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbYC0R5uKzE)
  • Initial protocol
    • wrote prescription for 100mg capsules
      • 1 capsule in 100ml of water
      • keep in glass jar in refrigerator
      • 1 tsp every night ($2/month)
    • Low sugar diet
      • 2g Fish Oils 2x/day
      • organic beef + chicken
    • Fluids
      • Restricted to water and green tea
    • Vitamin C (oral)
      • to bowel tolerance
    • Graviola
      • herb with anticancer
    • Pancreatic enzymes
      • Wobenzyme
  • Follow up scan 1
    • 8 weeks into program
    • follow up CATscan
    • right nodule larger
    • left nodule smaller
    • abdominal CTs hadn't changed
    • decided to add: HDIVC - 5 days / week for 2 weeks (10 sessions)
      • started 25g
      • Gradually increased to 75g
    • Also added low dose IPT
      • Interferon alpha
      • IL2 - 1/week for 8 weeks
  • Follow up scan 2
    • Right node - barely persceptible
    • Left node - not seen
    • Others still remained
    • Decided to add following treatments
      • 4 more HDIVC
      • 8 more IPT
      • Continued LDN
  • Follow up scan 3
    • Most tumors gone. Remaining tumors "might be benign cysts"
  • Following year
    • NED of metastatic disease
    • Continues to take 1 capsule of 100mg dissolved in 3oz water, take 1 tsp each time for $2/month
    • HDIVC 1x / month