Synopses & Reviews
This comprehensive guide to alternative and self-help care is directed to those who have MS, and to their families, friends, and helpers. Judy Graham's personal experiences with MS prompted her to explore various natural methods of treatment, leading to dramatic and lasting improvement in her own health. In her book, she has combined this first-hand knowledge with extensive, ongoing research.
Offers advice on exercise, posture, yoga, hyperbaric oxygen treatment, incontinence, relationships, sexuality, pregnancy, childbirth, mental attitude, and dealing with fatigue.
Includes resource information and full details on evening primrose oil, a dietary supplement shown to be effective for many people with 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
"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."
For people diagnosed as having MS, and for their caregivers, from an author who has been coping with the disease for more than twenty years. Includes information on promising natural treatments, diet, exercise, and more.
About the Author
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 Managing Multiple Sclerosis Naturally and Multiple Sclerosis and Having a Baby, and lives in London.
Table of Contents
A Self-help Guide to Its Management
Preface to the New Edition
1. What Exactly Is MS?
2. The Management of Multiple Sclerosis
3. The Links between What You Eat and MS
4. Fats and MS
5. Recent Research on Nutrition and MS
6. Low Saturated Fat/High PUFA Diets
7. Supplements 1: Evening Primrose Oil and Fish Oils
8. Supplements 2: Vitamins, Minerals, Trace Elements, and Amino Acids
9. Food Allergies and Clinical Ecology
10. Holistic Medicine
11. Mercury in Dental Fillings
12. Chemicals and Other Environmental Toxins
13. Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment
14. Physical Therapy and Exercise
16. Mental Attitude
17. Hints on Daily Living
18. Relationships and Sex
19. Childbirth and Children
Useful Names and Addresses