When the Diagnosis Is Multiple Sclerosis: Help, Hope, and Insights from an Affected Physician

When the Diagnosis Is Multiple Sclerosis: Help, Hope, and Insights from an Affected Physician

2007 | 143 Pages | ISBN: 0275994686 | PDF | 2 MB

This is a very helpful-and very human- discussion of MS and the havoc it can introduce into one's life. As a first-hand book, written by someone who has traveled down that road, it can be enormously valuable to those diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.There are many books out there that help one deal with this subject. There are books on Nutrition, Diet, Exercise, Ayurvedic Medicine, Yoga, Herbals, wholistics, etc. Most often, these are written by health care workers, rather than by patients themselves. Do a quick search on Amazon & you'll come up with a lot of titles. Where to start? This book is a helpful discussion of the traditional medical approaches to MS. It has clearly been documented that people taking the A,B,C, R of traditional MS therapy have positively impacted their illness. (Avonex, Beta Seron, Copaxone, Rebif). However, as MS does not behave uniformly in everyone, a multi-disciplinary approach encompassing both traditional and alternative will hopefully be of benefit. Number One- Do No Harm!The author of this book, Dr. Kym Orsetti Furney MD, offers a traditional and valuable perspective on this subject. Dr. Furney has a very pleasant and readable writing style.This book is possibly most helpful to those newly diagnosed -once they are ready to read about MS.Other helpful ways to approach this chronic new lifestyle can be through some other very good avenues:Books: A great place to start: *Symptom Management in Multiple Sclerosis (Paperback)~ Randall T. Schapiro Written a while ago, & updated. Still extremely relevant. Answeers those troubling questions right from the start.Not yet released (2010)*Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis: An Evidence-Based Guide to Recovery (Paperback)~ George Jelinek Looking forward to this one!*Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Multiple Sclerosis by Allen C. Bowling (Paperback - Nov. 13, 2006) Alternative Medicine and Multiple Sclerosis (Paperback)Allen C. Bowling The definitive word on complementary approaches in MS is by Dr. Bowling.*Yoga and Multiple Sclerosis: A Journey to Health and Healing by M.D. Loren Martin Fishman, B. Phil, and Eric Small (Paperback - May 28, 2007) *The Multiple Sclerosis Diet Book by Roy Laver Swank and Barbara Brewer Dugan (Hardcover - Mar. 24, 1987) The definitive dietary voice!*The MS Recovery Diet (Paperback) Ann Sawyer (Author), Judith Bachrach (Author) \ Nicely written*Cooking Well: Multiple Sclerosis: Over 75 Easy and Delicious Recipes for Nutritional Healingby Marie Courtier and Vincent F. Macaluso MD (Paperback - June 30, 2009)Very nice & enjoyable recipes. Well written. *Multiple Sclerosis: The Questions You Have, the Answers You Need by Ph.D. Rosalind C. Kalb (Paperback - Oct. 28, 2007) * In My Shoes: A Journey to Living Well with Multiple Sclerosis by Mary Monaghan Sypawka (Paperback - Oct. 4, 2007)There are some very helpful teleconferences (pick up your phone & dial in-hear a nice 30 minute talk & then it's questions & answers!): National MS Society: go to their website & sign up. Shared Solutions: (Call & ask about their monthly teleconferences) or go to their website & sign up. MS Lifelines: go to their website & sign up. Good luck to all!

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