Author(s): Professor George Jelinek
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...'I would have no hesitation in recommending Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis to my patients, but also to my friends and colleagues.' Professor Gavin Giovannoni, MBBCh, PhD, FCP (S.A., Neurol.) , FRCP, FRCPath, Chair of Neurology, Blizard Institute, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry..'Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis combines hard scientific evidence with practical advice and compassion. It will be of benefit to nearly everybody affected by MS and I heartily recommend it.' Dr Peter Fisher FRCP , Physician to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and Director of Research, Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
"As a physician and the spouse of someone with multiple sclerosis I feel that this book contains much wisdom and guidance for achieving one's greatest potential for healing when confronted by the reality of this disease." Bernie Siegel MD, author, "Faith, Hope and Healing and 365 Prescriptions for Living""
Professor George Jelinek MD MBBS DipDHM FACEM is Head of the Neuroepidemiology Unit in the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health at the University of Melbourne. He is an international leader in research and treatment of multiple sclerosis, and co-author of Recovering from Multiple Sclerosis.
List of tables and figures..Acronyms and abbreviations..Preface..Acknowledgements..PART I: BACKGROUND..1. About MS..2. Preventive medicine and chronic Western disease..3. Validating the OMS Program: The STOP-MS study and the HOLISM study..PART II: THE OMS RECOVERY PROGRAM..4. Step 1: Eat well..5. Step 2: Get enough sun and vitamin D..6. Step 3: Exercise regularly..7. Step 4: Meditate and use the mind-body connection..8. Step 5: Take medication if needed..9. Step 6: Prevent family members from getting MS..10. Step 7: Change your life, for life..Notes..Index