Managing Multiple Sclerosis Naturally

Managing Multiple Sclerosis Naturally : A Self-Help Guide to Living with Ms

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Judy Graham is an inspiration. Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis when she was just 26 years old, 35 years later Judy Graham is still walking, working, and is a mother to a now adult son. In this totally revised and updated edition of her groundbreaking Multiple Sclerosis, first published in 1984, she shares the natural treatments that have helped her and many others with MS stabilize or even reverse the condition.

Beginning with the effects of diet, she explains that many people with MS have been eating the wrong foods and shows which foods are "good" and "bad," how to recognize food sensitivities, and how to correct nutritional deficiencies using dietary supplements. She also looks at reducing the body's toxic overload, whether from mercury amalgam fillings, chemicals, or medications. She presents the exercises with proven benefits for MS she has found most reliable and appropriate, such as yoga, pilates and t'ai chi and explores alternative therapies that provide relief and support to the body's efforts to control MS, including acupuncture, reflexology, shiatsu, reiki and ayurveda. Most important are the insights she provides on the effects of negative thoughts on MS. She demonstrates how a positive mental attitude can actually slow down or even reverse the progression of this disease. Judy Graham is living proof that, as devastating as a diagnosis of MS is, life can still be lived to its fullest.

'If I had MS I hope that someone would recommend me to read it and I am sure that many patients will find it enormously encouraging'. British Medical Journal

'Hope springs eternal from every page'. Nursing Times

Revised and Updated Edition of Multiple Sclerosis, ISBN 9780892812424

. Provides guidance on special diets and nutritional supplements, exercise, alternative therapies, and the effects of negative and positive thoughts on MS
. Explains how to reduce toxic overload from mercury and chemicals
. Includes life wisdom and coping strategies from others who suffer with MS
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 153 x 229 x 22.35mm | 616.89g
  • Healing Arts Press
  • Rochester, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised, Updated ed.
  • 15 b&w illustrations
  • 1594772908
  • 9781594772900
  • 168,807

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HEALTH / SELF-HELP "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." --Yoga Journal "There is no doubt that this book is by far the most comprehensive, objective, and scientifically sound overview of all the options a person with MS has to help keep the MS disease process well controlled." --Ashton Embry, Ph.D., founder of DIRECT-MS Judy Graham is an inspiration. Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis when she was just 26 years old, 36 years later Judy Graham is still walking, working, and has successfully birthed and raised a son who is now an adult. In this totally revised and updated edition of her groundbreaking Multiple Sclerosis, first published in 1984, she shares the natural treatments that have helped her and many others with MS stabilize or even reverse the condition. Beginning with the effects of diet, she explains that many people with MS have been eating the wrong foods and shows which foods are "good" and "bad," how to recognize food sensitivities, and how to correct nutritional deficiencies using dietary supplements. She also looks at reducing the body's toxic overload, whether from mercury amalgam fillings, chemicals, or medications. She presents the exercises with proven benefits for MS she has found most reliable and appropriate, such as yoga, Pilates, and t'ai chi, and explores alternative therapies that provide relief and support to the body's efforts to control MS, including acupuncture, reflexology, shiatsu, Reiki, and ayurveda. Most important are the insights she provides on the effects of negative thoughts on MS. She demonstrates how a positive mental attitude can actually slow down or even reverse the progression of this disease. Judy Graham is living proof that, as devastating as a diagnosis of MS is, life can still be lived to its fullest. JUDY GRAHAM is the editor of New Pathways, a magazine for people with MS, has worked as a TV producer for the BBC and other UK channels, and has written for many newspapers and magazines. She is the author of six books, including Multiple Sclerosis and Having a Baby, and lives in London.
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Table of contents

Foreword by Ashton Embry, Ph.D.

Preface to the New Edition

Acknowledgments

Part One
Understanding MS

1 MS Can Be Controlled
2 What Exactly Is MS?
3 Possible Causes of MS

Part Two
Nutrition for MS

4 Food Sensitivities
5 The Best Bet Diet
6 Feed Your Body, Feed Your Brain
7 The Body's Delicate Balance
8 Nutritional Supplements
9 Vitamin D
10 Fats and Oils and Their Role in MS

Part Three
Physical and Complementary Therapies

11 Exercise and Exercise Machines
12 Physical Therapy, Physiotherapy, and Rehabilitation
13 Complementary Therapies
14 Other Modalities that Can Help MS
15 Hormones and MS

Part Four
Living a Healthy Life

16 Alleviating Specific Symptoms
17 MS Triggers and Exacerbating Factors
18 Mercury
19 Detoxing the Body
20 Clearing the Mind of Negativity
21 Life Is for Living

Resources

Recommended Reading

Notes

Index
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Review quote

"A comprehensive look at all aspects of MS management - physical, mental and emotional - and how they interact with each other. There is clear advice about the different ways to tackle these, if you so choose. All in all a positive, easy to read book. Highly recommended." * Angela McLaren, MSConnect Scotland April 2012 * ". . . probes causes and psychological pitfalls of MS, with plenty of information about research studies and dozens of resources listed." * Fran Gardner, New Connexion, July 2011 * "Managing Multiple Sclerosis Naturally is a must have resource for those with Multiple Sclerosis. This is the book that should be given to people when they receive their diagnosis. In fact, anyone who thinks they might have MS should probably pick up a copy." * Tami Brady, TCM Reviews, September 2010 * "Fear of what's to come is a normal response to being told you have a condition that you'll be living with the rest of your life. But the message of Managing Multiple Sclerosis Naturally is positive. "The good news is that MS can be controlled," says Graham. "Far from all doom and gloom, the future can be joyous and productive." * Lisa James, Energy Times, September 2010 * "There is no doubt that this book is by far the most comprehensive, objective, and scientifically sound overview of all the options a person with MS has to help keep the MS disease process well controlled." * Ashton Embry, Ph.D., founder of DIRECT-MS * "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." * Yoga Journal *
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About Judy Graham

Judy Graham is the editor of New Pathways, a magazine for people with MS, has worked as a TV producer for the BBC and other UK channels, and has written for many newspapers and magazines. She is the author of six books, including Multiple Sclerosis and Having a Baby, and lives in London.
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