Recovering from Multiple Sclerosis

Real life stories of hope and inspiration

George Jelinek and Karen Law
AUD $29.99
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MS is considered to be an incurable disease, but these inspiring stories of people diagnosed with MS show that recovery is possible. These stories track the journeys of twelve ordinary people from around the world, offering real hope for people with MS everywhere.

'This is a must read for anyone with MS. Recovery is achievable. It is all about the lifestyle choices we make every day!' - Dr Terry Wahls, MD, author of Minding My Mitochondria

'These stories of hope, inspiration and sustained lifestyle change speak loudly. for doctors and patients, as well as patients' carers, family and friends.' - Barbara T Hannon, Rehabilitation Physician, Medical Journal of Australia

A diagnosis of multiple sclerosis conjures up images of wheelchairs and a shortened life, but in fact it's possible to regain mobility and make a recovery. These deeply moving life stories of twelve people from around the world offer real hope to people with MS everywhere. These determined women and men have been able to halt the progression of the disease and recover mobility by making significant lifestyle changes including diet, sunshine, meditation, exercise, and for some, using drug therapy.

Based on extended interviews, these stories offer an insight into the different journeys to recovery. They also highlight the challenges faced by people with different types of MS and at different stages in the progression of the disease.

Author bio:

PROFESSOR GEORGE JELINEK is author of the internationally successful guide Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis. Diagnosed with MS in 1999, he is symptom free. He is an academic emergency physician at the University of Melbourne and Monash University, Australia. KAREN LAW is a journalist who has worked in the UK and Australia and is recovering from MS.

Category: Health & Fitness
ISBN: 9781743313817
Table Of Contents: About the authors

Foreword

Acknowledgments

Introduction


Call of the korimako - Wendy Wood

The healer - Jack McNulty

Ride on fearlessly - Keryn Taylor

Where hope began - Craig Wheeler

Conversion of a true sceptic - Ginny Billson

Proving them wrong - Carrie Philliskirk

A hard-fought battle for knowledge - Rebecca Hoover

All about love - Gaspar Hoyos

Finding authenticity - Megan Swan

A model of health - Phil Hassell

Harnessing a rebellious streak - Sam Gartland

A breath of hope - Linda Bloom

Recovery
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Imprint: Allen & Unwin
Pub Date: June 2013
Page Extent: 240
Format: Book
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Popular medicine & health

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