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Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis : An Evidence-Based Guide To Recovery :  An Evidence-Based Guide To Recovery - George Jelinek

Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis : An Evidence-Based Guide To Recovery

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.

Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis offers real hope for people with multiple sclerosis. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a serious, progressively disabling neurological condition for which current medical treatment is not particularly effective and has many side effects.

Professor George Jelinek, an experienced medical clinician and researcher, provides a genuine alternative. Through an exhaustive, evidence-based analysis of medical research, Professor Jelinek reached the surprising conclusion that MS is a disease largely determined by lifestyle factors.

He has demonstrated that people with MS who modify their diet, exercise habits, and other aspects of lifestyle can stabilise the illness, and potentially recover. Professor Jelinek's experience with his mother's death from MS, and his own diagnosis in 1999, lend an urgency and compassion to this meticulous work.

Professor Jelinek's recommendations will change the lives of thousands of people with MS and support their loved ones.

Author Biography:

Professor George Jelinek is an academic emergency physician. He has professorial appointments at the University of Western Australia, University of Melbourne, and Monash University. He was the first Professor of Emergency Medicine in Australasia and founding editor of the journal Emergency Medicine Australasia. He has given many public lectures and retreats for people with MS in Australia and New Zealand.

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    5.0

    Great help coming to terms with diagnosi

    By Devestated mum, sue

    from Melbourne

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      Comments about Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis : An Evidence-Based Guide To Recovery:

      On my son's diagnosis with MS this book was recommended by a friend. I found it very informative and it gave me hope that the disease may not be cured but can be managed.

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      5.0

      A must read for people with MS

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        Comments about Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis : An Evidence-Based Guide To Recovery:

        Very informative read written by a medical doctor with a very open mind! My sister has recovered from Primary Progressive MS and this was largely due to the principles identical to the authors.

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        An evidence-based guide to recovery

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          This book gives much needed hope and support for MS sufferers and their loved ones.

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          Best book on the subject

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            Comments about Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis : An Evidence-Based Guide To Recovery:

            My new dictionary, bible, journal and recipe book. This is the most inspirational book I have read on the topic of MS. As a person with multiple sclerosis I feel like there's some hope in these pages that I can gain some of my control and health back and even keep it that way. Since the day I opened the first page I have followed the diet and lifestyle recommendations and I can confidently say I will never go back. All that leaves is forward!

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            "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 M.D., author, "Love, Medicine and Miracles"

            List of tables and figuresp. viii
            Forewordp. x
            Prefacep. xii
            Acknowledgmentsp. xiv
            Prologuep. xvi
            Backgroundp. 1
            About my mother, MS and mep. 3
            About the book: Evidence, research and statisticsp. 27
            About MS: Understanding the illnessp. 43
            Considering the evidencep. 63
            Dietary fats: Evidence of immune system effectsp. 65
            Dietary fats: Evidence from population studiesp. 79
            Dietary fats: Evidence from clinical studiesp. 90
            Dietary supplements: Evidence about multivitamins, antioxidants and othersp. 115
            Sunlight exposure and vitamin D: Evidence of benefit in MSp. 126
            Other lifestyle issues: Evidence about exercise, stress, depression and smokingp. 149
            Other factors: Evidence about gluten, dental amalgam, vaccinations, hyperbaric oxygen and othersp. 160
            The mind-body connection: Evidence about the role of the mind and emotions in healingp. 169
            Steroidsp. 199
            Interferonsp. 207
            Glatiramerp. 222
            Other drug therapies affecting immune system functionp. 232
            Newer drug therapies on the horizonp. 245
            Viruses and anti-viral treatmentp. 256
            Pain and fatigue: Evidence-based prevention and managementp. 265
            Recommendationsp. 273
            The Recovery Program: Evidence-based lifestyle and therapy recommendationsp. 275
            Epiloguep. 316
            Further informationp. 323
            Notesp. 328
            Indexp. 370
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            ISBN: 9781742371795
            ISBN-10: 1742371795
            Audience: General
            Format: Paperback
            Language: English
            Number Of Pages: 400
            Published: 1st February 2010
            Publisher: Allen & Unwin
            Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.6  x 2.2
            Weight (kg): 0.54
            Edition Number: 1