Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis: The Evidence-Based 7 Step Recovery Program

Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis: The Evidence-Based 7 Step Recovery Program

by George Jelinek MD


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Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis is an established and successful program of treatment. Once a diagnosis of MS meant inevitable decline and disability. Now thousands of people around the world are living healthy, active lives on the Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis recovery program. Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis explains the nature of MS and outlines an evidence-based 7 step program for recovery. Professor George Jelinek devised the program from an exhaustive analysis of medical research when he was first diagnosed with MS in 1999. It has been refined through major ongoing international clinical studies under Professor Jelinek's leadership, examining the lifestyles of several thousand people with MS world-wide and their health outcomes. Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis is invaluable for anyone recently diagnosed with MS, living with MS for years, or with a family member with MS. It makes an ideal resource for doctors treating people with MS.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781760112554
Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pty., Limited
Publication date: 10/01/2016
Pages: 504
Sales rank: 232,009
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

George Jelinek is a professor of neuroepidemiology and co-editor of Recovering from Multiple Sclerosis.

Table of Contents

List of tables and figures xiii

Acronyms and abbreviations xv

Preface xviii

Acknowledgements xxiv

Part I Background 1

Chapter 1 About MS 3

What is MS? 3

Symptoms of MS 5

How common is MS? 8

Genetics of MS 11

Types of MS 14

Immunity and auto-immune disease 16

Degenerative disease 19

Causes of MS 20

Diagnosis 29

Course of MS 36

Overview 42

Chapter 2 Preventive medicine and chronic Western disease 43

Preventive medicine and MS 45

Developing the OMS Recovery Program 48

Validating the OMS Recovery Program 57

Chapter 3 Validating the OMS Program: The STOP-MS study and the HOLISM study 59

Introduction 59

The STOP-MS study 61

The HOLISM study 61

Part II The OMS Recovery Program 69

Step 1 Eat well 71

Introduction 71

Why 72

How 117

Overview 147

Step 2 Get enough sun and vitamin D 148

Introduction 148

Why 149

How 174

Overview 190

Step 3 Exercise regularly 192

Introduction 192

Why 193

How 206

Overview 215

Step 4 Meditate and use the mind-body connection 216

Introduction 216

Why 217

How 249

Overview 259

Step 5 Take medication if needed 260

Introduction 260

Why 261

How 327

Overview 340

Step 6 Prevent family members from getting MS 342

Introduction 342

Why 343

How 352

Overview 355

Step 7 Change your life, for life 356

Introduction 356

Why 357

How 371

Overview 393

Notes 394

Index 449

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