LDN, Peptides, and Thyroid Health with Dr. Neil Paulvin
Low-dose naltrexone (LDN) has been used for years for patients dealing with opioid abuse or alcohol use disorders. As a side benefit, doctors also noticed that it helped with some immune issues, weight loss, and inflammation. Over time, LDN protocols have been developed for use in autoimmune and other conditions, and they’ve shown numerous benefits with minimal side effects.
Dr. Paulvin is an innovative physician in the study of Functional Medicine, Integrative Sports Medicine, Regenerative medicine, Osteopathic Manipulation, and Craniosacral Therapy. He works with patients to not only treat but find the root cause of autoimmune issues, thyroid and hormone imbalances, digestive and gut disorders, and several inflammatory-based conditions. Uniquely combining Osteopathic Manipulation and Functional Medicine to fast-track healing, recovery, and biomechanics to progress athleticism. Synergistically utilizing eastern and western medicine, lab testing and reviews, lifestyle wellness, and manual therapy to treat injuries, inflammation patients, and optimizers are set on their path quicker.
In this conversation, Dr. Paulvin and I talk about why he was motivated to explore alternative treatments, how LDN works and when it’s used, factors that go into dosage decisions, the benefits and side effects of LDN for people with autoimmune conditions, when peptides are used, the widespread misinformation around peptides, and more. Enjoy the episode!
During this episode, you’ll learn about:
- Why Dr. Paulvin started prescribing LDN and peptides to some of his patients
- What is LDN and how does it work?
- Factors that go into determining the appropriate dose of LDN
- Why Dr. Paulvin prefers to keep dosing at the lower end of the range for autoimmune patients
- Dr. Paulvin’s Safety Deposit Box method
- The wide-ranging benefits of LDN
- Potential side effects of LDN
- Graves’ Disease and LDN
- How long do patients typically take LDN?
- Is LDN recommended for Lyme disease?
- How long it takes for patients to see results
- Peptides and the types of conditions they can be used to treat
- Different forms for taking peptides
- Potential side effects of using peptides
- The top peptides Dr. Paulvin prescribes for patients with thyroid conditions
- How long patients typically take peptides
- Why patients need to be especially careful when it comes to peptides
- Which patients are best suited for craniosacral therapy
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