Multiple Sclerosis: A Self-Help Guide to Its Management

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This comprehensive guide to alternative and self-help care is directed to those who have MS, and to their families, friends, and helpers. Judy Graham's personal experiences with MS prompted her to explore various natural methods of treatment, leading to dramatic and lasting improvement in her own health. In her book, she has combined this first-hand knowledge with extensive, ongoing research.

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Overview

This comprehensive guide to alternative and self-help care is directed to those who have MS, and to their families, friends, and helpers. Judy Graham's personal experiences with MS prompted her to explore various natural methods of treatment, leading to dramatic and lasting improvement in her own health. In her book, she has combined this first-hand knowledge with extensive, ongoing research.

Offers advice on exercise, posture, yoga, hyperbaric oxygen treatment, incontinence, relationships, sexuality, pregnancy, childbirth, mental attitude, and dealing with fatigue.

Includes resource information and full details on evening primrose oil, a dietary supplement shown to be effective for many people with MS. 

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Yoga Today
Judy Graham's book should be essential reading for all with MS and for the families and friends of those suffering. It is up-beat without being facile and it surveys the field simply and intelligently. The clear way in which Ms. Graham tackles the contentious issue of diet is extremely welcome.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780722508046
  • Publisher: Thorsons/Element
  • Publication date: 1/1/1984
  • Pages: 160

Meet the Author

Judy Graham is an English author who has had Multiple Sclerosis for 20 years, but by following a variety of self-help techniques she has succeeded in stabilizing her condition and continues to work as a free-lance journalist in TV, radio, and the press. She is also the author of Evening Primrose Oil.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Preface to the New Edition
Introduction
1. What Exactly Is MS?
2. The Management of Multiple Sclerosis
3. The Links between What You Eat and MS
4. Fats and MS
5. Recent Research on Nutrition and MS
6. Low Saturated Fat/High PUFA Diets
7. Supplements 1: Evening Primrose Oil and Fish Oils
8. Supplements 2: Vitamins, Minerals, Trace Elements, and Amino Acids
9. Food Allergies and Clinical Ecology
10. Holistic Medicine
11. Mercury in Dental Fillings
12. Chemicals and Other Environmental Toxins
13. Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment
14. Physical Therapy and Exercise
15. Yoga
16. Mental Attitude
17. Hints on Daily Living
18. Relationships and Sex
19. Childbirth and Children
Further Reading
Useful Names and Addresses
Index
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