LDN Improves Crohn’s Disease
My son was in an automobile accident in April 2009. Because the car was hit on his side, he was transferred to a trauma center where they performed several tests, one of which was a CT scan. Prior to the accident, he was in good health, aside from an occasional stomachache. After a long and scary night in the hospital, we were sent home with a copy of the scan to show our pediatrician.
After talking to our son’s doctor, he thought the stomach pains could be appendicitis. Then came the dreaded news from the pediatric surgeon that it looked like Crohn’s disease. I began reading everything I could get my hands on regarding the disease. We attempted conventional treatment with a doctor at a prominent children’s hospital but her methods of healing made no sense to me.
I started my son on a regimen of probiotics, glutamine, vitamin C, and fish oil. In July 2009, we had our first appointment at the Whitaker Wellness Institute. Our physician there fine-tuned the supplements, did an exam, and suggested we start him on low-dose naltrexone (LDN). Initially we were unsure of LDN because it’s a pharmaceutical and we’re not “pill people.” But after more research I found an Internet group for LDN. People from all over the world are on this site, asking questions and getting answers and sharing valuable information.
Finally, in March of 2010, we chose to try the LDN along with vitamin D, vitamin C, zinc, strong probiotics, B-complex vitamins, glutamine, and a high dose of iron in a food-based multivitamin. We also switched to a mostly gluten-free diet at home—the best we could with a teenage boy. Four months later, at the end of July, we had my son’s blood work done. The numbers were fabulous.
To date he is growing normally, has no stomach pains, has more energy, and is healthier than anyone I know. We will continue to monitor his blood and watch his diet and hope for continued success. The last 18 months have been a growing and learning time for us and we are better for it. I thank God every day for the Whitaker Wellness Institute.