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 of Faith, Hope and Healing and 365 Prescriptions for Living 'This is the most exciting book I have read in some time. Everyone affected by MS, either directly or indirectly, needs to read it.' - Ian Gawler OAM, author of You Can Conquer Cancer and Peace of Mind 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.--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
George Jelinek lives and works in Melbourne, Australia with Professorial appointments at the University of Melbourne, and Monash University. George has had a stellar career in Emergency Medicine; he won the Prize in the first Specialist Examinations in 1986, is a past President of the Australasian Society for Emergency Medicine and Vice-President of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM). He was the first Professor of Emergency Medicine in Australasia and Founding Editor of the journal Emergency Medicine Australasia, a major international journal he has edited for 20 years. He was awarded the ACEM Medal in 2003, and was a WA Finalist for 2008 Australian of the Year recognising his work in emergency medicine and multiple sclerosis.
George has written and edited several major textbooks in Emergency Medicine, but since being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1999, has devoted considerable time to analysing and summarising the vast medical literature on this disease. His major new work, 'Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis: An Evidence-based Guide to Recovery', published by Allen and Unwin, is a compelling evidence-based summary of the literature that provides realistic hope that it is possible to be well after a diagnosis of MS. The book was released on 1st February 2010 in Australia and New Zealand and 1st May 2010 in the rest of the world.