Dr. Burt Berkson
Low Dose Naltrexone for Cancer and Other Diseases
Dr. Berkson goes all in on Alpha Lipoic Acid and the way he talks, it is somewhat of a miracle nutrient. But, know the source of what Country it comes from…listen and learn
Here is a link to some of Dr. Berkson’s peer reviewed papers on Pub Med on Low Dose Naltrexone and Alpha Lipoic Acid
Dr. Burton M. Berkson, M.D., M.S., Ph.D. practices integrative medicine in Las Cruces, New Mexico, and is an adjunct professor at New Mexico State University (Mycology) and Oklahoma State University College of Medicine. He is the expert consultant on alpha-lipoic acid (thioctic acid) and acute hepatic necrosis and mushroom poisoning at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, Georgia (USA) and is the medical mycology consultant at the Poison Control Center at the University of New Mexico (USA). He has worked as a researcher and professor at several institutions, including: the Max Planck Institute (Heidelberg, Germany), University of Illinois (Urbana), New Mexico State University, Oklahoma State University College of Medicine, Chicago State University, and Rutgers University; in addition, he has served as a member of the National Institutes of Health endocrinology research group.
In the spring of 2007, Dr. Berkson was invited to speak at the National Cancer Institute to give a presentation on his successful experience in treating various forms of cancer and autoimmune disease with Low Dose Naltrexone and Alpha-Lipoic Acid; in 2012 he was invited to return to the NCI to present new information on his studies. In the spring of 2009, Dr. Berkson was invited to speak on LDN at the University of Glasgow, and in 2010 he presented two invitational lectures on alpha lipoic acid in Tokyo. In addition to his medical training (PhD to MD Program, Autonomous University System, Mexico and the Cleveland Clinic Hospitals) and post-graduate training in Internal Medicine and Pathology at Case Western Reserve Affiliated Hospitals, Dr. Berkson earned an MS and a PhD in biological sciences from the University of Illinois, Urbana.
Dr. Berkson is an active writer, researcher, and speaker with published works in several scientific, medical, and popular journals and is a manuscript reviewer for Virus, Global Advances in Health and Medicine, and the International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research. His three books are The Alpha-Lipoic Acid Breakthrough (Random House, 1998), All About the B Vitamins (Avery, 1998) and Syndrome X (John Wiley, 2001, with co-authors Jack Challem and Melissa Diane Smith). He also wrote chapters in Honest Medicine (2010).
Our guests tells some fairly amazing stories of patients, liver regeneration and Alpha Lipoic Acid
He talks about dosages, relationship with Vitamin B’s and making sure the Alpha Lipoic Acid is sourced in Germany and not China.
Alpha Lipoic one know side effects is it will lower blood sugar and those who are on the hypoglycemic end of the equation, should take note of this
Auto immune “diseases” explained and how Low Dose Naltrexone may be of value to many
See hot link above to look at some of Dr. Berkson’s peer reviewed papers on LDN and Alpha Lipoic Acid
He gives details here on a blood test to check auto immune things going on and also liver health
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Liver cancers been gone since Dec 1998. Yes the liver DOES regenerate
I know you treated a lot of people with Hep C. Those of your patients who did the Harvoni how did they fair.
I seem to not feel well after the Harvoni treatment….. is that just me or is that a common side effect.
any ideas what to do ?
What is the difference between R-ALA and the regular ALA
Let’s not forget that LDN is still a Western allopathic pharmaceutical, and can have detrimental side effects. My son was on it for a few months for Grave’s Disease, and he experienced a couple of problems one of which he had never had before and the other got worse; and these have been present somewhat for 2 years now, since stopping the LDN.
How can we make sure the oils in the ALA is not rancid.Do u recommend a brand?
A lot of people report sleep disturbance while trying to go on the LDN protocol…. I too experienced insomnia at the lowest starting dose and had to quit… Can anything be done to mitigate this side effect?
Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) is a mercury-chelating antioxidant.
Some people with mercury fillings claim that they had a major mercury and arsenic redistribution that effected their health when they took ALA.
Dr. Burt Berkson, PhD, M.D. on Low Dose Naltrexone and Alpha Lipoic Acid, September 18, 2018