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Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis: An Evidence-Based Guide to Recovery

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A research-based approach to treating the devastating neurological condition multiple sclerosis, based on a combination of drug treatment and lifestyle modifications

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a serious, progressively disabling condition for which current medical treatment is not particularly effective and has many side effects, however, this guide provides a genuine altern
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Paperback, 396 pages
Published July 20th 2010 by Allen & Unwin (first published January 1st 2010)
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Val
Jul 25, 2011 Val rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed reading this book. Dr. Jelinek bases the book on us his own personal experience with MS as well as providing us with an excellent medical resource on this debilitating auto immune disease that strikes so many people of all ages. The book focus in more on the aspect of prevention and slowing of the disease process. His relationship with his Mother, who also lived and died from MS was very touching. He gives us a very personal and up close view of that struggle, which motivated hi ...more
Samim Pezeshki
Sep 24, 2016 Samim Pezeshki rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book can definitely help those recently diagnosed, it has lots of information about the drugs, diets, life style changes and personal experiences. After reading this I can say that if you do not mind about the detailed studies behind the general advice, it is enough to only read the overview section of each chapter, or even only the Recommendation chapter. It saves you a lot of time. In my opinion the chapters about drugs, especially interferon, were very harsh and may cause some readers an ...more
Paul Steiner
Nov 24, 2015 Paul Steiner rated it it was amazing
This should be compulsory reading for anyone newly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. I have finished reading it from cover to cover for the second time and have dipped into it many times in between. Professor Jelinek makes a well constructed and thoroughly researched case for his ideas that MS is predominantly a 'lifestyle' disease and that a radical overhaul of your lifestyle can make a big difference to its progression and effect on your life. It is an uplifting and motivating read for anyone ...more
Tash
Mar 12, 2013 Tash rated it it was amazing
A must read for anyone touched by MS.
Jennifer Hunter
May 01, 2011 Jennifer Hunter rated it it was amazing
Prof Jelinek has written a very thorough book on both natural and medical recommendations for controlling the progressive disease, multiple sclerosis.

Jelinek wrote this book close to his heart - his mother was disabled by the disease and actually committed suicide after many years of suffering. Jelinek was also diagnosed over 10 years ago. He has taken charge, however, and has not faced any further debilitation.

The books discusses diet very thoroughly. He was inspired by the MS diet put into pla
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Brynn
May 16, 2016 Brynn rated it it was amazing
This is a fantastic book! It helped me understand MS and all of my treatment options. There is much that can be done with lifestyle and other choices. I'm looking forward to the new and updated version of this book (Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis: The Evidence-Based 7 Step Recovery Program) when it comes out later this year.
Diane
Feb 08, 2016 Diane rated it really liked it
A good overview of current conventional and alternative therapies for multiple sclerosis. The author, a physician and MS patient himself, advocates an extreme Vegan diet for control of MS relapses but he also discusses all the options currently available and the research behind them.
Nicola
Jun 16, 2015 Nicola rated it really liked it
Very interesting and informative read on MS.
I felt some things were pretty biased against certian types of meds, probably a reflection on the authors own experiences as well as the literature he reviewed. That did make my take the whole book with a pinch of salt.

Generally it is good advise all round but could be a bit vaugue and cliched in parts. The best part for me was the focus on getting the reader to take respnsibility for their own health, get involved, not to be a passive patient, a victi
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Magda
Jul 06, 2015 Magda rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good read

One can adapt a lot of good ideas from the book, however I felt the book was a bit outdated on the research. The author did not even mention the toxicity of sugar on autoimmune system.
Laura Gilfillan
May 03, 2014 Laura Gilfillan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book includes a personal story of MS, a succinct update on current treatments for the disease, and hope for how one can still have a good life. I wanted to know some information about MS, and I think this book did a good job of giving me that information.
Janet Piele
Mar 03, 2016 Janet Piele rated it it was amazing
This book has changed my life. Strongly recommended for anyone with MS.
Lynnea
Dec 24, 2015 Lynnea rated it liked it
interesting - but a bit over the top
Lisa
May 08, 2011 Lisa rated it it was amazing
Life changing!
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