Anne's Articles

Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)

LDN is an off label use of naltrexone, a medication that is FDA approved for opioid dependence or alcohol dependence, as it is a strong opioid antagonist.  For its approved FDA use, Naltrexone is dosed 50 to 300mg/day. Low dose naltrexone uses 0.5 to 4.5mg typically.
 
The use of LDN for such diseases as cancer was first proposed by Ian Zagon, PhD, and LDN's broader clinical effects in humans were proposed by Bernard Bihari, MD in the 80’s while treating HIV patients.      
 

Our Sweet Poisons

Most of us would not choose to live next door to a toxic dump for fear of contamination.  Many of us have concerns about what our local factories are spewing into the air or dumping in the local river.  However, on the home front, Americans are having a 24/7 love affair with sweet smelling toxic chemicals.  We are rubbing and spraying them onto our skin with perfumes and lotions. We are marinating our clothes and bed linens in toxic soups with our detergents and fabric softeners, then we are heat-fixing the toxins in with dryer sheets.

Magnesium, essential to health

Sometimes in medicine tough problems have simple solutions. Those of us who practice integrative medicine have a profound respect for the wisdom of these bodies we inhabit. We see over and over that despite all the things that can go wrong in these wondrously intricate bodies, more often than not things go right. We see that our bodies have an innate drive to heal, to be right and balanced.