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Very helpful book,
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This review is from: Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis: An Evidence-Based Guide to Recovery (Paperback)
As a PPMS sufferer of 7 years I found this book a breath of fresh air after being told by consultants there was no treatment for this condition. It is easily readable and is a thorough and balanced review of many pieces of MS research. Prof Jelinek pulls all of these together to reach his conclusions on how to change your lifestyle - diet, exercise, meditation and supplements - to slow, stop or reverse the effects of MS. He is very measured and even-handed in his assessment and does not say 'this is the answer, this is what you need to do'. He presents the facts and his views on them and lets the reader make their own judgments. I have been using his diet for almost a year - it is v hard to tell if it has slowed the MS down as the progression is v slow anyway - but I have lost over 2 stone in unwanted weight which is a bonus. More importantly the mental impact of following Prof Jelinek's recovery program has been enormous - I am more cheerful and have a much more positive attitude to life. I also have more energy and need less sleep. I would heartily recommend this book to anyone with MS - it should be compulsory reading!