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

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

by George Jelinek

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781760112554
Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pty., Limited
Publication date: 10/01/2016
Pages: 504
Sales rank: 230,981
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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