Available for Media Appearances and Speaking Engagements
Julia Schopick is a best-selling author and dynamic speaker who presents before patients, parenting groups and innovative doctors who want to become informed and empowered to make the best health choices for themselves, their patients and loved ones. Creator of the award-winning blog, HonestMedicine.com, Julia’s writings on health and medical topics have been featured in American Medical News (AMA), Alternative & Complementary Therapies, British Medical Journal and the Chicago Sun-Times. Her mission is to inform people about little-known but promising treatments, and to empower them in making health care choices.
If you'd like to invite Julia to speak to your group or if you'd like to interview her on your radio or television show, contact her by email or call her at 708-848-4788.
- Contact Julia
- Personal Note from the Author, Julia Schopick
- Biographical Information
- About the Book
- Info Sheet For the Media
- Q&A for Interviewers
- Downloadable Press-Ready Photos and Book Cover
- Excerpts from Honest Medicine
- Speaking Engagements
- Radio Interviews
- Online & Print Interviews
- Book Reviews
- Reader Reviews
- Awards for Honest Medicine
- Book Signings
- Note to My Friends and Supporters
Please contact Julia Schopick at Julia@HonestMedicine.com. or by phone: 708-848-4788.
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Personal Note from the Author, Julia Schopick
Welcome to my media page. I am happy you landed here.
And welcome to my just-published book, HONEST MEDICINE: Effective, Time-Tested, Inexpensive Treatments for Life-Threatening Diseases.
I’m available for interviews for your radio or television show, or for an article in your magazine or newspaper, or website or blog.
HONEST MEDICINE contains all the elements that make for a great interview.
Controversy: HONEST MEDICINE features 4 treatments that I believe doctors really should prescribe routinely for life-threatening conditions, such as multiple sclerosis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, epilepsy and liver disease. Yet, because of concerns that have nothing to do with patient care—namely financial concerns—these treatments are all but ignored by most conventional doctors.
YET, hundreds of thousands of patients have found these treatments through their own research, and—because of these treatments—are thriving today.
Emotion: 14 chapters have been contributed by patients who have been helped by these treatments.
Their stories are riveting:
- How a mother’s struggle to find treatment for her son’s epilepsy finally led her to success with a time-tested, non-toxic diet; she started an organization to educate other parents about it.
- How a woman with liver disease was told she had only a few months to live, but after receiving an innovative treatment from a doctor featured in this book she is alive and well eight years later.
- How multiple sclerosis patients dramatically improved after using an inexpensive, off-label drug that was approved at higher doses years earlier. Yet, their doctors questioned the success they achieved even after they saw the amazing results.
Humor: I’ll make a really entertaining guest. I know how to combine seriousness with humor, while at the same time, being educational.
Julia Schopick is the creator of the award-winning blog, HonestMedicine.com, and has been a published writer and a public relations consultant for more than twenty years. When her husband Tim Fisher became ill in 1990 with a cancerous brain tumor, Julia became his medical advocate and began writing on topics relating to health and medicine that were published in several publications, including American Medical News (the AMA publication), ADVANCE (the professional publication for physical therapists), SEARCH (the newsletter of the National Brain Tumor Foundation) and Alternative and Complementary Therapies (a publication for holistic health practitioners).
In addition, her work and essays have been featured in the British Medical Journal, Modern Maturity and the Chicago Sun-Times. Julia’s mission is to use her writing and public relations skills to inform the world about little-known but promising treatments via her website, her presentations and this book, and to empower people in their health choices.
About the Book
HONEST MEDICINE introduces four lifesaving treatments that have been effectively treating—and in some cases curing—people for 25-90 years. However, for reasons of profitability (or lack thereof), these treatments have not been universally accepted. The treatments are:
- Low Dose Naltrexone for autoimmune diseases (e.g., multiple sclerosis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's disease) HIV/AIDS and some cancers
- The Ketogenic Diet for pediatric epilepsy
- Intravenous alpha lipoic acid, for terminal liver disease and some cancers
- Silverlon for non-healing wounds.
This book has already received a great deal of praise:
- Ronald Hoffman, MD: "I predict that Honest Medicine will become an instant classic."
- Jeffrey Dach, MD: "A revolution is at hand, and Julia's new book, Honest Medicine, is leading the charge with banner held high."
- Mary Shomon: "Julia Schopick is one of those rare people who can go through an agonizingly difficult experience and go on to transform her pain into a passionate, clear-headed campaign to help others."
- David Brownstein, MD: “Honest Medicine should be required reading for all physicians and patients searching for safe and effective therapies."
For the Media: Info Sheet for Producers/Editors
If you'd like to invite Julia to speak to your group or if you'd like to interview her on your radio or television show, contact her by email or call her at 708-848-4788.
Q&A for Interviewers
Here are some questions and answers I have prepared that will give you an idea of what Honest Medicine is about, and will help you decide which questions to ask me on air, or in preparation for a print interview.
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Downloadable Press-Ready Photos and Book Cover
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Honest Medicine Excerpts
To give you an idea of what my book is about, here are the first chapter and fourth chapter.
Julia spoke over Labor Day Weekend (2011) at the Cancer Control Society's 39th Annual Convention in Los Angeles. The response to her talk was excellent, creating a lot of "buzz." She spoke about the treatments she features in her book, "Honest Medicine": Low Dose Naltrexone for autoimmune diseases, the Ketogenic Diet for pediatric epilepsy, Intravenous Alpha Lipoic Acid for liver disease, and Silverlon for non-healing wounds.
She also told her personal story of how she became a patient advocate.
Please watch her video by clicking here.
Julia would love to speak to other high-profile groups to spread the word about these low-cost, effective treatments, as well as about patient empowerment. If you'd like to invite her to speak, please contact her by email or call her at 708-848-4788.
If you'd like to invite Julia to speak to your group or if you'd like to interview her on your radio or television show, contact her by email or call her at 708-848-4788.
Julia Schopick was a guest on Coast to Coast AM on Wednesday night/Thursday morning (May 11-12, 2011). She had a fantastic time, and the response was excellent, with hundreds of people writing to her with questions! She is in the process of answering everyone to the best of her ability. (It may take months!) The audio is online on the C2CAM website at http://www.coasttocoastam.com/guest/schopick-julia/51695. When you try to access the show, you will find that it is a “membership site.” Well worth the small price. However, the shows are also archived on YouTube. Listen here and here to Julia on Coast to Coast AM on YouTube.
Interview with Dr. Ronald Hoffman, WOR710-AM Radio in New York:
Archived online at http://www.wor710.com/topic/play_window.php?audioType=Episode&audioId=5160041
This interview propelled HONEST MEDICINE to Best Seller Status on Amazon.com, including #1 in Immune Systems and #2 in Holistic.
Read about “The HOFFMAN EFFECT” at http://www.honestmedicine.com/2011/02/hoffman.html
Julia was interviewed by Robert Scott Bell on his show on Natural News Radio on December 6th. Robert is probably one of the most knowledgeable interviewers, having actually been a holistic (homeopathic) practitioner for many years. In addition, Robert has a HUGE presence in the Health Freedom movement.
Please listen to his almost-hour-long interview with Julia here:
Julia was interviewed on October 7 (2012) by the wonderful Carole Marks on her syndicated radio show, "A Touch of Grey." You may listen to the interview here.
Listen to Julia's January 24 (2013) interview with Susan Barnett on her very popular WAMC/Northeast Public Radio/ Show, "51%" -- a show dealing with women's issues. Susan spoke with Julia first about her personal experience as an advocate for her husband, brain tumor patient Tim Fisher, and next about her experience with Low Dose Naltrexone, which Julia believes is the "greatest discovery of the 20th century." Julia is the second guest on this show. Listen here.
Julia really had fun being interviewed on March 15th by Bill Meyer in Medford, Oregon (AM 1440, KMED). Please listen. The conversation centered on the four treatments featured in HONEST MEDICINE.
Julia was interviewed by Dr. Mike Smith on this HEALTHY TALK radio show (a show connected with the Life Extension Foundation) on May 9th. The show was divided into TWO SEGMENTS, so you are free to listen to one--or both:
1) Is Low-Dose Naltrexone a Miracle Drug? Listen here.
2) Managing Epilepsy with the Ketogenic Diet Listen here.
Julia was also interviewed by Melanie Cole on RadioMD. Listen to her interview here.
To listen to Julia's Interview with JUDYTH PIAZZA (The American Perspective/Student Operated Press) from May 23, 2013, go here.
Julia was a guest on FOREVER YOUNG RADIO with Cary Nosler and Kelly Cappasola, two radio veterans, on February 2nd. This was the first show in which Cary and Kelly appeared together--a HUGE HONOR. You may listen here!
Julia was interviewed on The Broad Perspective by Vivian Komori and Katie Kerlee Nelson on May 9, 2013. Both women are so well informed. It was a pleasure to be interviewed by them. Please give a listen here:
Julia was interviewed on May 9, 2013, by Dr. Mike Smith (Life Extension Radio) on the RadioMD program, Healthy Talk Radio, about both Low Dose Naltrexone and the Ketogenic Diet. Dr. Mike is an excellent interviewer--so knowledgeable and curious. Listen to Julia and Dr. Mike discuss Low Dose Naltrexone here, and the Ketogenic Diet here.
Thanks to Sheldon Baker for setting up this interview.
Julia was also interviewed by Melanie Cole on July 29th, 2013 RadioMD. Listen here.
Julia was interviewed on April 10th (2013) by the wonderful thyroid disease patient advocate Mary Shomon on her VoiceAmerica show. Julia and Mary spoke about a topic of great intereste to both of them: patient empowerment. Please give a listen here.
Julia was interviewed on November 2nd by Kate Delaney on the Genesis Communications Network program, "America Tonight." You can listen to her 10-minute interview here. Click on November 2011, then November 2, 2011 Hour 1. Kate's interview with Julia begins at the 28:33 minute mark. Kate promises to invite Julia back to talk about Honest Medicine again in the near future.
As promised, Kate invited Julia back on her show. "America Tonight, for another 10-minute interview again on February 13th, 2012. Again, Kate was/is the consummate professional. To listen, click here. Thanks, Kate!
Julia was interviewed by Eleanor Bobrow on her show, "Take Charge of Your Life." The show aired on Monday, January 14th. Please give a listen here. It is a pleasure to be interviewed by a seasoned professional like Ellie!
(You may listen to some of Eleanor's other interviews here.)
Julia was interviewed by Donna Seebo on January 31st. It was a wonderful interview, between two friends. Such a warm, intelligent woman. And Donna asked such pointed questions. Lots of information about Intravenous Alpha Lipoic Acid and Low Dose Naltrexone. Please listen here.
Julia was a guest on WELLNESS MATTERS on WOAI radio (AM 1200) on Saturday, June 23rd (2012), with Mike Anderson and Karen Goins -- both terrific interviewers. They talked about the treatments Julia writes about in HONEST MEDICINE. Please LISTEN HERE.
Julia was a guest on THE GOOD LIFE WITH FORBES RILEY AND CHARLIE, on VoiceAmerica on July 12, 2012. Click HERE, and then, click on the "7/12/12 Listen Now" button. Julia appears at the 31 minute point. Please listen.
Julia was a guest on Patrick Timpone's "Morning Show" on December 15th. She had a ball, and according to reports, so did Patrick. To listen, click here.
Julia was invited to appear on February 9th, 2012 on the Dr. Melanie Show on VoiceAmerica Radio. Dr. Melanie Barton was a wonderful interviewer: so well informed, so enthusiastic! It was a pleasure. AN ADDED DELIGHT: One of the contributors to my book, Malcolm West, joined me in the second half of the hour. Malcolm told the fascinating story about how he finally was able to get Low Dose Naltrexone -- after having taken so many of the more toxic Multiple Sclerosis drugs -- and how he wishes other patients would be told about LDN sooner, when they are first diagnosed with MS. To listen to the interview, click here.
Julia appeared on the Kathryn Zox Show on VoiceAmerica ("the leader in Internet Radio") on August 8th. To listen, click here. Thanks, Kathryn!
Julia was invited to be a guest on Tami Urbanek's show, "Journey for Truth" on WebTalkeRadio.net. She was interviewed on Wednesday, January 25th, and the show aired on Monday, January 30th. Tami is an excellent interviewer, asked great questions and really "got" what Julia's book is about. Please give a listen to the interview. To listen to other interviews with Tami, go to her WebTalkRadio.net site.
Julia was a guest on Dr. Bill Deagle's very popular Genesis Communications Network show, The Nutrimedical Report, on September 19, 2011. She was interviewed for a full hour, and was invited back for Oct. 10, 2011, 2pm Pacific. You can listen to her September hour-long interview here. Click on September 2011, then September 19, 2011 Hour 3.
Julia was invited to be a guest speaker at the Cancer Control Society’s annual convention (September 3-5, 2011). While there, she was interviewed by Peter Bedard on "I Am Healthy Radio." Click here to listen to the lovely 12-minute interview.
Julia was invited by Leslie Carol Botha to be interviewed on her radio show, "Holy Hormones Honey," in Fort Collins, Colorado. Leslie is an amazing patient advocate herself and she and Julia really hit it off. Listen here. And to learn more about Leslie and her work, visit her website, http://holyhormones.com/.
On Friday, January 20 (2012), Julia was a guest on Dr. Robin Falkov's show on Radio RMN talking about her book, HONEST MEDICINE. This interview was particularly exciting becuase of Dr. Falkov's incredible knowledge of all things medical. Give a listen.
Julia was interviewed by Dr. Bill Thorton on his program, the Natural Health Report on Tuesday, August 30, 2011. Click below to hear the full interview. You can also listen to the 30-minute interview by clicking here.
Julia was interviewed by Terri Hall of Central Montana's KXLO & KLCM on Friday, August 26, 2011.
Julia was interviewed by Barb Adams at Radio Amerika Now on the Genesis Community Network on July 23, 2011. She spoke about her book with Barb. You can listen to her hour-and-a-half-long interview here (posted in two parts):
- http://archives2011.gcnlive.com/Archives2011/jul11/AmerikaNow/0723113.mp3 -- hour 3
- http://archives2011.gcnlive.com/Archives2011/jul11/AmerikaNow/0723114.mp3 -- hour 4
Julia was interviewed AGAIN by Barb Adams on December 3rd, 2011. You can listen to her 2-hour interview (posted in two parts):
- http://archives2011.gcnlive.com/Archives2011/dec11/AmerikaNow/1203111.mp3 -- hour 1
- http://archives2011.gcnlive.com/Archives2011/dec11/AmerikaNow/1203112.mp3 -- hour 2
And click here to read Barb's wonderful article about Julia's appearance. (She also writes about Jim Abrahams in this article. Jim is one of the heroes of HONEST MEDICINE.)
Julia has been interviewed TWICE by Vincent Finelli, UsaPrepares.com and RepublicBroadcasting.com. Also airs on KWTO AM 560, Springfield, MO; and KHFX AM1140 in Dallas, TX). Both times, Vince was wonderful.
Then, again, a return visit on December 30, 2011: Click on "Hour 1" to hear the interview.
AND, another return visit with Vinnie -- Julia's THIRD -- occurred on February 1st, 2012. To hear the interview, click on "Hour 1."
Vincent Finelli is now on GENESIS COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK, as well as on local stations in Missouri. Julia was his guest on his new show on Thursday, July 12th (2012). This time, she talked a lot about how the INTERNET is changing the way patients view healthcare. Give a listen by going into the archives and clicking first on JULY, then on July 12th.
Julia was invited on February 14th, 2012 to appear on her THIRD show on the Republic Broadcasting Network (RBN), "Rick Adams Uncensored." Juia was on the show for the entire first hour, and for a few minutes into the second hour. Although the show description states that "some cancer treatments are more dangerous than the disease, while efficient alternatives are often ridiculed," Julia also spoke about the four treatments she features in HONEST MEDICINE, and about the diseases they treat, including cancer! To listen, go here, and click on Hour 1.
Julia was invited on Saturday, April 7th, 2012 to appear on her FOURTH show on the Republic Broadcasting Network (RBN), Mary Tocco's "Healing Our World." Juia was on the show for the entire hour. Mary interviewed her about the four treatments she features in HONEST MEDICINE, and about the diseases they treat, including MS, Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Liver Disease and Pediatric Epilepsy! To listen, go here. (Click on Hour 1, Saturday, April 7, 2012.)
Julia was interviewed by Pattie Welek Hall as host of Joy Radio on July 29th.
You can click here to listen.
- Health Show, January 2011: http://traffic.libsyn.com/juliaschopick/BOYER-Frankie-Julia_012511.mp3
- Health Show, June 2011: http://traffic.libsyn.com/juliaschopick/Julia-Honest_Medicine_060111.mp3
- Lifestyle Show, June 2011: http://traffic.libsyn.com/juliaschopick/Julia-Honest_Medicine_lifestyle_060111.mp3
More at www.FrankieBoyer.com
Interview on The Dr. Katherine Albrecht Show: http://bit.ly/albrechtshow
*Scroll down to Hour 2 to listen to Katherine interview Julia.
Interview with Mary Boyle Bradley on BlogTalkRadio: http://tinyurl.com/yau9s2g
Interview with Kris Costello on Wellness TalkRadio: http://www.wellnesstalkradio.com/2009/12/
Promo with Kris Costello on Wellness TalkRadio:
Online & Print Interviews
October 17, 2011: Journalist Matt Robinson wrote an article for the Jewish Journal-Boston North about Julia and Honest Medicine.
Read the entire article here.
Another version of Robinson's article about Honest Medicine was featured in the JointMedia News Service, an independent, non-profit, editorial content and business-services resource for media, reaching Jewish communities throughout the English-speaking world.
You can read the complete article here.
September 30, 2011: Julia was interviewed for The Atlantic’s “9 1/2 Questions” column by Nicholas Jackson, associate editor for The Atlantic’s website, where he oversees the Life Channel. Here, she discusses how the most expensive treatments aren't always the best, the power of social media to connect patients and doctors, and why people shouldn't always believe what they hear and see. Read Julia's complete interview here.
Mary Jo Bean, contributor to Honest Medicine, is featured in her local newspaper, THE GARVIN COUNTY NEWS STAR, June 2, 2011. "Paoli resident Mary Jo Bean was featured recently in a book by author Julia Schopick, titled HONEST MEDICINE: Effective, Time-Tested, Inexpensive Treatments for Life-Threatening Diseases. Ms. Bean contributed a chapter to this Amazon.com bestselling book, in which she describes her experience finding a successful treatment for her terminal liver disease."
Click here to view and download the full article.
Her first column, “An Honest Medicine Doctor,” is about her father, Dr. Lou Schopick, a general practice physician in Bridgeport, Connecticut, in the 1950s and 1960s. This column explains where Julia first learned that the medical system left much to be desired.
Her second column, "Another Honest Medicine Story," is about her grandmother, who to this day, inspires Julia with admiration and awe, especially because of the way she and her grandfather handled her cancer diagnosis in 1928, when Julia's mom was just 11 years old.
Julia's third column, "Silverlon: The 'Honest Medicine' Treatment That Started It All," recounts how Silverlon and especially the doctors reaction to how it helped her husband sparked her to educate the public about treatments that are effective and innovative, but that most conventional doctors don’t know about yet.
Julia's fourth column, "Low Dose Naltrexone: One Of The Treatments I Feature In HONEST MEDICINE," shares what LDN is, how it helps patients and how it was developed. Julia believes that LDN is, without a doubt, one of the most important medical discoveries of the twentieth century—if not the most important. It certainly is the cheapest and most versatile of the treatments that she profiles in her book. And that it works for so many conditions is nothing short of remarkable. Read the rest of the column here.
Julia's fifth column at healthy.net is Three Lifesaving Treatments From HONEST MEDICINE And How I Chose Them.
On About.com, Interview with Mary Shomon, Thyroid Disease Guide since 1997
"Honest Medicine: New Book Looks at Overlooked But Effective Treatments"
In the American Holistic Health Association newsletter "Wellness Connection," April 2011 issue.
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Read Julia's interview on page 1 (scroll down), continued on page 4.
Julia was interviewed by Nancy Humphreys of WORDMAPS, for her blog. The topic, "Should I Promote My Book on Radio Talk Shows?" is near and dear to Julia's heart, since radio is her favorite form of promotion. Radio, as Julia points out in this interview, gives her the opportunity to tell her "whole story" in whole sentences--rather than having to stick to 3-minute sound bites, like television requires. To read this interview, click here.
On Shirley's Wellness Cafe, this article, "The Making of a Patient Advocate By Julia Schopick," has been adapted for this site from the introduction to her book, HONEST MEDICINE.
Kris Costello (wellnesstalkradio.com) video on YouTube (really part of her audio, but in video format).
Dr. Whitaker's Health and Healing. Dr. Julian Whitaker's natural health newsletter, which has one of the widest circulations, has endorsed Honest Medicine in its June 2012 issue. Dr. Whitaker's front-page article is "Low-Dose Naltrexone: A Miracle Drug for Immune Challenges." Scroll to page 3. There you will see a box with recommended resources. Honest Medcine is called a "great source of additional information" about LDN. (And by the way, Dr. Whitaker wrote the cover quote for Honest Medicine!) Thank you, Dr. Whitaker! And a special thanks to his right-hand person, Peggy Dace, too!
Julia was honored that HONEST MEDICINE received a great review in ACAM's newsletter. (ACAM is the American College for Advancement in Medicine, one of the premier organizations with a membership almost entirely of holistic physicians.) Michelle Schiavo wrote that HONEST MEDICINE is a "must read" book. Read the entire review here.
Beginnings, the American Holistic Nurses Association publication, gave Honest Medicine this glowing review.
"This book and the author’s own award-winning website amply attest to her mission to use her writing and public relations skills to assist all people in their healthcare choices. I strongly recommend this book for holistic nurses."
Read the full book review here.
The Townsend Letter said some wonderful things about HONEST MEDICINE:
Honest Medicine all too clearly illustrates what is wrong with our health-care system: using very expensive medicine when lower-cost treatments are available; using extremely toxic drugs with serious side effects which then must be treated as well; prescribing unsafe drugs that kill and maim people, thus negatively affecting the morbidity and mortality statistics; and, perhaps the most insidious of all, unnecessary care. Because hospitals and physicians are paid for procedures, they have an incentive to do procedures, many of which are invasive and often harmful to patients.
To read the full review, by Irene Alleger, click here.
From Life Extension Magazine, http://www.lef.org/magazine:
Thanks to author/reviewer Dr. Robin Wulffson for his review of HONEST MEDICINE in the January 13, 2013 edition of the (Los Angeles) Examiner. (Examiner.com):
"A 'very good read' that will support a lot of the recommendations by pharmacists and physicians who are open to other treatment when traditional methods fail. Available at Amazon.com."
Thanks so much to Dr. Lloyd Allen for this review.
The Compounding Today newsletter, a publication for compounding pharmacists, recently published this review, which appeared in Volume 8, Issue #3 of CompoundingToday.com. Compounding Today is published by the International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding. See http://www.ijpc.com/ and http://compoundingtoday.com/ for more information.
"I would advise anyone who has epilepsy, non-healing wounds, or an autoimmune disorder to look at the book."
-- Review by Helen Kossler
From Tree of Life Nutritional Therapy site:
"This is a book that should be a part of everyone’s reference library. Share this information with friends and family. No one ever knows when the need to know this information will arise."
-- Review by Suzy Goodman
HONEST MEDICINE received a rave review from Bill Henderson, author of several wonderful books on healing cancer naturally, in his "Beating Cancer Gently" newsletter.
To read the Bill's review, go here, and please scroll down until you see Bill’s review, titled “You'll Love ‘Honest Medicine'"!
The best book I have ever read in my entire life...
Happy birthday. Julia, this world needs more people like you in it. I have your book sitting here on my desk and I think every American should be required to read it. I honestly do. It's that powerful and that meaningful, and possibly besides the Bible the best book I have ever read in my entire life... I thank you so much for sharing what is near and dear to your heart through your research and your writing. Wishing you abundant blessings on your day and in everything you do!
-- Laura Berring Andrews, on Facebook
You are doing everyone a huge service ... Please keep up the good work!
Hello Julia! I first heard you on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory. I want to tell you that I bought your book, Honest Medicine, in the Kindle format for reading on the iPod Touch. I was especially interested in your chapters about Silverlon and am impressed with how well it worked for your husband. Thank you, Julia, for getting all this wonderful information about alternative cures out to the public! You are doing everyone a huge service by doing this! Please keep up the good work! Thank you again and take care!
-- Elaine Gartelos
I feel like I've been saved by an Angel
Julia Schopick's book has done an incredible service for MS sufferers like me. I had no idea about the LDN therapy she describes (despite consulting two pyisicians and getting all kinds of health newsletters). In addition, she went so far as to answer my emails regarding details of finding physicians working with this therapy. I feel like I've been saved by an Angel. Thank you, thank you Julia.
-- Donti, on Amazon.com
LDN: I'm glad you pointed me in this direction by writing your book
I just wanted you to know how fast things are changing for me. I started LDN on my own (overseas meds) 4 days ago. Usually I have to take some sort of pain med throughout the day for rheumatoid.
Several days before starting LDN my legs were aching clear up to my hips and my lower back felt strained. Not to mention my knees burn from the rheumatiod. After the 3rd day of LDN I was able to make trips around town & walk through the stores.. I also noticed I was able to bend my left knee much farther when putting on pants. Usually I can barely get it bent and my pants drag on the ground. Too much information maybe? ;) All of this was without having to take pain medication.
Anyways, I doubt it's a placebo effect. I'm thinking about keeping a journal. Next Monday I go back out on the road driving a semi with my husband. The real test for me is trying to get up out of the drivers seat after several hours of driving. I was having to hold on to support and wait for my knees to stretch, pop & crack before being able to put full weight on them. Actually, I have to double clutch and that's becoming a problem too. Talk about pain when you have to force your leg straight to force in the clutch.
It's a new start Julia. I'm glad you pointed me in this direction by writing your book. I'll check in once and awhile to brag - I hope. ;)
-- Cynthia Hunt
You are an inspiration: Thanks for letting people know ...
Julia, I just finished you book! Read it in 1 day! All I can say is OMG! I cried for these people and smiled when they got better! It is all about the money in healthcare so you have to be your own best advocate for you and your family! Thanks for letting people know this. I already know this because of my fibromyalgia, that I used to have, LOl ! You are an inspiration and I am with you sister!
-- Valerie George Little
An interesting and easy read
Thanks Julia, I find [Honest Medicine] such an interesting and easy read. It’s like we're chatting together. As I was reading I thought of the friends who'd enjoy it too.
-- Keely Spicer
In Honest Medicine, Julia Schopick writes about four innovative treatments that many cutting-edge integrative doctors have successfully used for years. But never before, to my knowledge, have they been featured together in one book. Any patient who is interested in learning about nontoxic, inexpensive alternatives to costly, side-effect-laden pharmaceuticals should read Julia’s book. I predict that Honest Medicine will become an instant classic.
—Ronald Hoffman, MD, Author, Founder and Medical Director of the Hoffman Center in New York, Host of “Health Talk,” nationally syndicated radio talk show
Patients around the world have a compassionate new advocate and voice in Julia Schopick. Julia is one of those rare people in this world who can go through an agonizingly difficult experience and, instead of being paralyzed, can transform her pain into a passionate, clear-headed campaign to help others. Honest Medicine is a well-written, easy-to-understand look at treatments that have been all but overlooked by the medical world because they are not potential financial blockbusters. But they are potential lifesavers, as Schopick demonstrates in the book’s meticulous research and interviews with doctors, patients and advocates who use these treatments in their practices or have personally benefited from them.
—Mary Shomon, New York Times bestselling author of The Thyroid Diet: Manage Your Metabolism for Lasting Weight Loss
One of the themes in Julia’s book is her zeal and enthusiasm to change medicine for the better, yet she believes this to be impossible. I would disagree. After living and working in mainstream medicine for forty years, I have seen medicine change. It is continually changing. Join with Julia Schopick and thousands of other health activists demanding these effective treatments ignored by mainstream medicine. A revolution is at hand, and Julia’s
new book, Honest Medicine, is leading the charge with banner held high.
—Jeffrey Dach, MD, author of Natural Medicine 101, and founder of a Hollywood, Florida clinic, specializing in Bioidentical Hormones and Natural Thyroid
Honest Medicine is a much-needed book in this time of “health care reform.” In it, Julia Schopick provides a roadmap for effective solutions to many chronic conditions. Most importantly, the case histories Julia presents in Honest Medicine will provide hope to so many people suffering with chronic illnesses, by showing that patients do not have to take toxic pharmaceutical medications that neither treat the underlying cause of their illness nor improve the conditions. I recommend Honest Medicine to all who are open-minded and looking for safe, effective therapies that have a sound biochemical basis behind them. This book should be required reading for all physicians and patients searching for safe and effective therapies.
—David Brownstein, MD, Medical Director of the Center for Holistic Medicine in West Bloomfield, MI, and author of nine books on integrative medical topics
Rather than merely writing a book, a huge undertaking in itself, Julia Schopick has created a community of men and women who have joined her in presenting potentially lifesaving information in the service of others. The variety of voices sharing their experiences and expertise not only makes the book as easy to read and absorbing as a novel, I felt as if I had made some new friends along the way. These pages are filled with practical advice and information about a group of four treatments whose time has come. In addition to describing these treatments, Julia gives readers a behind-the-scenes look at healthcare as it is today and encourages us to imagine a better future—one individual at a time—until these treatments finally reach full acceptance. Thanks, Julia!
—Virginia McCullough, co-author with Paul Harch, MD, The Oxygen Revolution
Born out of personal tragedy, Julia Schopick’s Honest Medicine is a “must read.” Run out to get this book and learn how to prevent or even reverse disease with the often unknown, but potentially lifesaving treatments she features. Her outstanding interview with Wellness TalkRadio was lifechanging for so many of my listeners. I look forward to many more interviews with Julia regarding “patient-evidence-based treatments,” like those she writes about in this wonderful book.
—Kristin Costello, WellnessTalkRadio.com
Well done! Three decades as a physician has left me realizing that there are few illnesses that truly can’t be helped. The problem is not lack of effective treatments—but rather a medical system that will only approve and teach about patentable (and therefore very expensive) therapies. When doctors tell you they can’t help you, thank them for their honesty. And then read Julia Schopick’s book!
—Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, author of the best-selling book, From Fatigued to Fantastic! (3rd revised edition, Avery/Penguin Group)
Julia Schopick’s powerful new book, Honest Medicine, is a comprehensive and extremely well-researched work filled with fascinating alternative ways of combating many horrendous diseases that affect millions of people throughout the world. Her medical savvy reigns supreme throughout the book and is conveyed to us in a language that is totally understandable and relatable. Dr. Bernard Bihari, the pioneer of low dose naltrexone for autoimmune diseases, is one of the heroes of Julia’s book. He was also my partner for over twenty years. This tender warrior fought so gallantly to make this affordable, non-toxic drug more readily accessible to the public—to patients with autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis, HIV/AIDS, fibromyalgia and Crohn’s. Julia’s splendid book is a marvelous legacy to this remarkable man. I hope that people with autoimmune diseases will read Honest Medicine. But I also hope that everyone who has the slightest interest in, or curiosity about, the subject of health and how the immune system functions will read it, as well. Lastly, I want to express my gratitude to Julia for taking the time to care, and also to research and write Honest Medicine. Her commitment to getting the word out about LDN and other immune-boosting treatments shines brightly throughout the book.
—Jacqueline L. Young, New York City
Awards for Honest Medicine
Honest Medicine won first place in the Alternative Medicine category in the National Indie Excellence Book Award.
Honest Medicine has been nominated for a Global eBook Award.
Book Signings for Honest Medicine
March 11, 2011: Selected Works Book Store, Chicago, IL
Please join me, Julia Schopick, for a very special Chicago Book Event, taking place at my good friend Keith Peterson's bookstore, Selected Works.
I will be discussing and signing copies of my just-published book, "HONEST MEDICINE: Effective, Time-Tested, Inexpensive Treatments for Life-Threatening Diseases." My book, an Amazon.com Best-Seller, features four effective, inexpensive, non-toxic treatments for life-threatening diseases (eg, multiple sclerosis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, pediatric epilepsy, liver disease, etc.). These treatments have been helping (and in some cases curing) people with these conditions for 25-90 years. Unfortunately, probably because they are not financial blockbusters for any pharmaceutical companies, most doctors don't know about them.
It is my mission to bring these treatments out into the open through my book, so that patients can make informed decisions about their health.
The only people I'm inviting to this event are those who live in the Chicago area. So I hope you will share this invitation with any and all of your Chicago-area Friends (Facebook or non-Facebook) who you think would enjoy learning about "Honest Medicine"!
To learn more about "Honest Medicine": http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0982969007
To hear an interview with Dr. Ron Hoffman, go to:
I hope to see you there!!
January 19, 2011: Integrative Therapies Wellness Center, Open House, River Forest, IL
Note to My Friends and Supporters
Do you have a favorite radio or television host, or newspaper or magazine editor or columnist that you think would like to interview me about Honest Medicine ? Maybe their show or publication would be the perfect fit, and having me as their guest or interviewee would please the listeners, viewers or readers!
If you do, then please contact me.
Thank you! I look forward to hearing from you.