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On Microdose TherapyTM, I feel like someone Teflon-coated and greased my joints.

Helen Foundation Recommends Microdose TherapyTM as Superior and Safe for Cortisone-responding Diseases

Microdose TherapyTM eliminates pain, fatigue, and related inflammation symptoms in days from cortisone-responding diseases such as arthritis, asthma, dementia, fibromyalgia, MS, osteoarthritis, and Parkinson’s disease

Helen Stenberg
33 years on Microdose Therapy

“We, the people with arthritis, dream of a pill that will strip us of pain. Next,we dream of a pill that will strip us of pain, but not do our bodies harm. The procedure that my husband developed has done both. I didn’t know I could feel this good.” Helen Stenberg became pain-free after her husband, a University of North Dakota research professor, taught her to take cortisone tablets on bad days and not on the good ones. During the 13 years after rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis and before Microdose Therapy was perfected, Helen consumed 18.2 pounds of aspirin, 1.6 pounds of naproxen, and 1.8 pounds of penicillamine by prescription. At no time, was she pain-free. Helen’s story (click here) and Stenberg’s research is described in Arthritis. The Simple Solution, a book available from Amazon.

Professor Stenberg comments “The pledge to my wife to begin research on rheumatoid arthritis was like a wedding vow – a simple statement with a major commitment. The University was my laboratory during the day. My home was my laboratory at night, weekends, and holidays to observe the results of procedures prescribed by Helen’s attending physicians. With the help of my students — your fine sons and daughters – and colleague professors at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine, I got my wife back.”

Stenberg’s procedure gave superior results for rheumatoid arthritis in a University of North Dakota (UND) School of Medicine double-blind clinical trial. The University of Alexandria (Egypt) School of Medicine indendently duplicated the UND clinical trial to confirm the UND results as valid. The Helen Foundation extended application of Stenberg’s procedure to 2,400 patients with 28 cortisone-responding diseases with the superior, near identical results. So little cortisone was needed that its side effects were not triggered. A copy of the 2,400-patient medical article study, General Theory of Inflammation, can be obtained Pubmed for ‘Stenberg General Theory of Inflammation.’

Stenberg’s procedure became known as microdose therapy meaning a small amount of cortisone (hydrocortisone) when needed. Today, Microdose TherapyTM is FDA-approved for routine clinic use. Hydrocortisone, the anti-inflammatory hormone of the body, is generic, low cost, and has been available in pharmacies for 7 decades.

Sigurd Andenas at Senior Olympics
10 years on Microdose Therapy
“I felt like someone greased and
teflon-coated my joints.”

For Microdose Therapy, you must be trained when to use, how much to use, for what reasons to use hydrocortisone together with its safe limits of use. Your disease intensity will be monitored daily. You will be taking hydrocortisone daily for the first thee weeks to eliminate your symptoms. Then you will be taught to take 5-day doses of hydrocortisone to arrest reoccurring flares. In so doing, you will consume less hydrocortisone then the maximum safe daily use limit yet receive total control of chronic inflammation – the cause of your symptoms. The location of the inflammation in your body determines which inflammation disease is manifested in your body.

Professor Stenberg adds “Now after five decades of this research, I echo the words of 83-year-old Alvina with her gnarled, raised hands, one of our first patients after Helen ‘Forget your skepticism. Oh, it worked for me perfectly. Nobody could get worse than I was. If it worked for me, why wouldn’t it work for you? What have you got to lose?’ The effectiveness of Microdose Therapy is about twice that of standard treatments and it has no significant side effects. Your future is up to you. Read what the patients say about Microdose Therapy. Read what the physicians using Microdose Therapy for their own diseases say. Read what physicians using Microdose Therapy in their practices say. Read what the experts say. The risk/reward ratio is fantastic. We can do no more. It is up to you to take the initiative to enroll Microdose Therapy or remain as you are. Your choice. Because of the low cost, generic hydrocortisone employed, no one can afford to come knocking at your door.“

The Helen Foundation, established by microdose patients, is ready to provide Microdose Therapy treatment for you by telemedicine under the supervision of board-certified physicians without the need to travel for a donation. We request your personal physician observe or better yet participate.

Physician and Client Testimonials

RJ Koval, MD

Physicians administering Microdose Therapy

“After using Microdose Therapy for two years in my practice, 80% of my patients experienced dramatic relief (based on a minimum symptom reduction of at least 50%).  By using small doses of cortisone over a 5-day period, it markedly decreases the worrisome side effects of long term and high doses of steroid administration.
Because of the intermittent administration of cortisone, there is much less suppression of the patients’ own cortisone production and allows cortisone-free days. The Microdose system gives control to the patient in treating their diseases.  It actually gives them a numerical value as to when to treat and how much to dose.  It takes a lot of the guesswork out of the treatment plan and allows the patient to initiate treatment quickly with lower doses.  This in turn reduces the severity of arthritic flares because they can be ‘nipped-in-the-bud.’  It is my impression, based on a personal small sample of patients, that by using the microdose technique, patient seem to have less severe flares during the treatment period.  It is effective, easy to follow, and very economical.  It is a good program.”  Physician using Microdose Therapy in his Texas clinic practice.

Francis LeBlanc, MD

Physicians administering Microdose Therapy

”On Microdose Therapy, patients finally have found something that works really well.  They are guite grateful.  By being able to take the medication when they need it and not taking it at other times, they feel like they are in control.  They like the idea of having control.  The cortisone holiday that we employ in Microdose Therapy is absolutely crucial for its effectiveness.  Ninety percent of people who come into my office and start using Microdose Therapy feel better than they have for a long time.  Physician using Microdose Therapy in his Minnesota clinic practice.

JB Irwin, MD

Physicians administering Microdose Therapy

“Microdose Therapy is a new system for treating arthritis using tiny amounts of cortisone thus avoiding its side effects.  It is built upon the idea that the arthritic’s body produces an inadequate amount of cortisone when the body should stop inflammation, and cortisone should be given only as neeeded to terminate inflammation and not at other times”.  Physician, UND Microdose Therapy demonstration clinic.

Nadya Libby, MD

Physicians administering Microdose Therapy

“I was educated, practiced and taught medicine in Russia before coming to the United States. I am pleased to observe quick, dramatic improvement in arthritis patients. Microdose Therapy has a unique pattern of using hydrocortisone that allows patients to avoid possible side effects and control their disease. Microdose Therapy is an important advance in medical treatment.”   Helen Foundation physician administering Microdose Therapy

JJ Fiechtner, MD

Physicians administering Microdose Therapy

“People with arthritis can achieve dramatic relief from pain and tender joints by taking less medication.  The new approach, now called Microdose Therapy, is based on the simple principle that you should take mediciation when your body needs it most.”  Principal investigator for the University of North Dakota (UND) School of Medicine double-blind clinical trial; Division Chief of Rheumatology.

J Owens, MD

Physicians enrolled in Microdose Therapy

“With Parkinson’s disease, everything was slow.  Thinking was slow.  Body movements were slow.   I shuffled when I walked.  My gait was slow.  My posture was bad.  My speech was bad.  My volume was low.  I drooled.  My face was a mask.  Using Microdose Therapy, my thought process is better.  I think better.  My walking is better, I don’t shuffle.  I smile a lot.  My face mask is pretty well gone. My posture is better.  Life in general is better.”  Dr. Owen’s wife adds “He thought that doctors don’t get sick.  Him, being a doctor, he thought that doctors don’t get sick.  When his health was going down, we had some tough times.  He was in a very, very deep depression.  Now he always has a project – finished a disk, did painting, planted tomatoes.  He is happier.”

Physician who used Microdose Therapy for his Parkinson’s disease.

Kieth C. Soper, MD

Physicians enrolled in Microdose Therapy

“My wife asked me to get a hip replacement like I had done for others.  I replied, that is alright for them.  There is no doubt that cortisone is the best treatment for rheumatoid arthritis. However for fifty years, conventional medicine has used it in a manner that resulted in circa­dian rhythm over dosage problems (Cushing’s syndrome). Dr. Stenberg theorized that the basic problem was a deficiency of cortisone, but only in the “pulse” mode of cortisone production, and not the circadian rhythm cortisone production. Subsequent scientific experimentation and clinical testing corroborated this the­ory over ten years ago. Why has main stream medicine ignored this “simple solution?” Using Microdose Therapy, pain in his hip subsided.  He cancelled hip replacement surgery.

Surgeon who used Microdose Therapy for his psoriatic arthritis.

Pam Bellows with Prof. Stenberg

Patients enrolled in Microdose Therapy

With fibromyalgia, I was unable to play with or care for my 1-year-old and 3-year-old granddaughters. I couldn’t go shopping, I walked with a limp, I quit golfing, and had difficulty getting up from a chair without assistance. Even quilting was painful. After having a complete knee replacement surgery, my knee had not healed properly. After attending a lecture held by the Helen Foundation, my husband and I decided I would enroll in the Microdose Therapy program. Then the almost unbelievable began. In three days my pain significantly improved. After one week, I was amazed at how good I was feeling. My knee replacement even healed. Now I am able to get out of a chair by myself. I no longer limp. I sleep without waking up in pain. Now I can play with my grandkids. I feel great! The help I needed was only a phone call away. The Helen Foundation has a knowledgeable and friendly medical staff ready to assist you!

Robert Baker

Patients enrolled in Microdose Therapy

While at a faculty dinner in 1976 at Huntington College I noticed stiffness in my body. I went to stretch my legs downstairs, my knees became so weak that I had to crawl to the stairwell and call for help. I spent the next five months bedridden. Suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, I had both knees and my shoulder replaced in the next years. Despite the surgeries, I remained in constant agony. It seemed my only option was to just live with the pain until I discovered Microdose Therapy. The relief from the excruciating pain I felt that first day was not a fluke. During the first weeks, my pain levels dropped from around 80 to 15. Seven years later, my pain levels remain between 0 and 15. I have had no apparent side effects during these seven years. I am a firm believer in Microdose Therapy. My daughters exclaimed, “We have our dad back again!” I have regained much of my former independence and am enjoying my retirement years!

Lyla Dahl

Patients enrolled in Microdose Therapy

I suffer from arthritis, Sjogren’s syndrome and fibromyalgia. I attended one of the educational sessions for Microdose Therapy at the Helen Foundation. People spoke who were in much worse shape than I. After the session, I shed tears thinking of the changes I witnessed in peoples’ lives. So, I bought Dr. Stenberg’s book, Arthritis. The Simple Solution, which told of the many years it took to develop this safe plan. I decided to go on the program. To my surprise, I lost almost all pain, stiffness and fatigue within the first weeks of Microdose
Years ago, my husband was put on hydrocortisone. He put on weight and lost his voice. I told myself “I will never take hydrocortisone.” Now after five years on the program, I have not lost my voice, gained weight or any other side effect. I am comforted to learn that hydrocortisone is a regulator of my body put there by the Creator. With the relief the program has given me I am able to exercise, golf, and bowl. My advice for other chronic pain sufferers is to learn what Microdose Therapytm is doing for people. Try it, faithfully follow instructions and learn which foods are giving you trouble. All you have to lose is the pain. I have thanked God many times for the steadfastness of Stenberg and the dedicated people who worked with him to develop, test and apply this program that has helped thousands of people.

Jean Lee Brown

Patients enrolled in Microdose Therapy

I’m a retired high school teacher who has been suffering from fibromyalgia. One day after an appointment with my physician, he requested to see me in two months. Instead I said “No, Doctor, you call me if you have something new for fibromyalgia!” Later I asked my still friendly Ex if he knew of anything that helps fibromyalgia. I told him I feel terrible. I have pain all over. All I want to do is lay around. Moving to sunny Arizona didn’t do it. After listening, my Ex told me of an 80-year-old sufferer who had gotten help from a program called Microdose Therapy at a University of North Dakota demonstraion clinic. . My Ex found the 80-year-old planting a tree in his back yard. The 80-year-old explained Microdose Therapy worked fine. He was well satisfied with the results. So I decided to enroll in the program created by Dr. Stenberg. In a few weeks, I felt like I died and went to Heaven. Over the years, my fibromyalgia disappeared. Fifteen years later most if not all of my pain is gone. I haven’t had to use hydrocortisone for the past four to five years. I never experienced hydrocortisone side effects. The program has been like a miracle for me!

Phillis Wright

Patients enrolled in Microdose Therapy

“About 10 years ago I was diagnosed as having osteoarthritis. The pain in both knees steadily increased. Back pain was also bad, and I needed pain medication every four hours. After scheduling a knee replacement surgery, I attended a lecture on Microdose Therapytm. It sounded good, and I decided to try it. Immediately after starting Microdose Therapytm, my osteoarthritis pain began to lessen. Each day became better than the day before. After completing the first few weeks, my back and right knee pains were gone. Now except for a minor pain in my left knee, I have no pain! Needless to say, I cancelled the surgery. I got a bonus — the digestive problems that were bothering me improved. I just feel so much better! I think Microdose Therapy is a great program.”

“Microdose Therapy – very low-dose hydrocortisone –
has very few if any side effects.” – Arthritis Foundation

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