Linda Elsegood suffered from MS and was wheelchair-bound, when she first heard about LDN, low dose naltrexone. She researched it and began taking it around 2000. Her health and life turned around. Motivated to help others, she has since edited “The LDN book” and hosted conferences to educate medical professionals and lay people alike.
LDN can be an effective treatment for a variety of autoimmune disorders including alopecia (hair loss), Crohn’s, cancer, autism, depression, restless leg syndrome, asthma, arthritis, fibromyalgia, and Lyme disease. Though it is a pharmaceutical drug, many consider it to be a sort of holistic medication, because of its safety and efficacy.
In this episode, you’ll hear about the original uses of LDN and its off-label uses that are showing tremendous success. You’ll her about the doctors who are currently conducting studies to learn more; and discover resources to educate yourself on LDN. All in all, you will learn much and find Linda’s personal story compelling and her efforts to help others, inspiring.
Linda Elsegood was humiliated and humbled by MS. The degenerative disease had robbed her of her dignity, as she struggled with poor bladder control, choking on her food, brain fog, pain, and balance. As she put it, she “spent a good deal of time on the floor.” She became wheelchair-bound and often wondered if life was worth living. She was in such bad shape, she could only handle being on the computer for about 10 minutes a day, but she persevered, using that time to begin researching how she might regain her health. This is how she came across LDN, low dose naltrexone. Once prescribed to combat heroin and alcohol addiction, apparently it had off-label uses that were promising. She began taking it around the year 2000.
Today, her health and life turned around. She has interviewed hundreds of people, with a variety of conditions, whose health has improved on LDN. Linda has founded the LDN Research Trust, helped pull off a recent LDN conference in Orlando, and has edited and contributed to The LDN Book called “The LDN Book.”
In today’s interview, Linda touches on:
- the 220 auto-immune conditions that can be improved through LDN, including regional pain syndrome, fibromyalgia, MS, Crohn’s, rheumatoid arthritis, Type 1 Diabetes, autism, exzema, psoriasis, asthma, and more
- her own MS struggles and recovery
- how LDN actually works (boosting endorphins and reducing inflammation)
- studies currently conducted, studying the effects of LDN on Crohn’s, fibromyalgia, regional pain syndrome and tongue cancer
- why some doctors consider LDN almost a holistic medication
- studies on “mouse models” that demonstrate the safety and efficacy of LDN
- the affordability of LDN
- LDN’s efficacy for people with Lyme
- how she designed the LDN book—for both lay people and medical professionals
- how the focus of her book is on main conditions: MS, Lupus, IBS, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, thyroid disorders, restless leg, depression, autism, cancer, and inflammation
- how LDN reversed one woman’s alopecia (hair loss) and gut issues
Conference videos are available on LDN 2016 Conference
The LDN Book details can be found here.
The LDN and Cancer Documentary Video.
You can listen to LDN prescribing doctors, pharmacists, researchers and LDN users on their Vimeo Channel.