Best selling health author and patient advocate Julia Schopick interviewed nine patients with life-threatening diseases for her Amazon.com best-selling book, Honest Medicine.
In each case, the lifesaving treatments the patients found saved their lives--yet they learned of these treatments on their own. In many cases, their doctors did not approve of their choices. In each case, the treatment the patients found worked.
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Schopick says doctors are sometimes wary of treatments that haven't undergone extensive mainstream clinical trials, even if thousands of patients have been saved by them and there's documentation to prove it. In other cases, doctors simply don't know about them. Either way, says Schopick, it's up to patients to educate themselves and their doctors about these life-saving treatments.
She says the first challenge is to "follow your gut," and she shares seven tips on how to do this. Schopick can also discuss:
-- How to know if a "miracle cure" you read about is snake oil or the "real deal"
-- How to talk to your doctor about a promising treatment option you learned about
-- What to do if your doctor dismisses your idea
The treatments featured in Honest Medicine are Silverlon for non healing wounds; Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) for autoimmune diseases such as MS, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn's Disease; the Ketogenic Diet for childhood epilepsy; and intravenous alpha lipoic acid for terminal liver disease. The nine patients' stories of hope and healing with these treatments are inspirational.
About Honest Medicine Author Julia Shopick
Julia Schopick is a patient advocate, health writer, and creator of the award-winning blog HonestMedicine.com. The author of the Amazon bestselling book, Honest Medicine: Effective, Time-Tested, Inexpensive Treatments for Life Threatening Diseases, her columns and articles have appeared widely in the national press. Schopick will be conducting teleseminars on how to approach one's doctor about a treatment he or she doesn't know about.
Learn more at www.HonestMedicine.com.
Source: Honest Medicine