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1. Healing Multiple Sclerosis: Diet,
2. Managing Multiple Sclerosis Naturally:
3. The Everything Health Guide to
4. The First Year: Multiple Sclerosis:
5. Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis:
6. The Multiple Sclerosis Diet Book
7. Multiple Sclerosis: The Questions
8. Multiple Sclerosis Q & A:
9. The Multiple Sclerosis Manifesto:
10. Multiple Sclerosis: New Hope and
11. Curing MS: How Science Is Solving
12. Multiple Sclerosis: A Guide for
13. Complementary and Alternative
14. Fall Down, Laughing: How Squiggy
15. Women Living with Multiple Sclerosis:
16. Nursing Practice In Multiple Sclerosis:
17. Multiple Sclerosis: Your Legal
18. Multiple Sclerosis: 300 Tips for
19. Multiple Sclerosis: The History
20. Exercises for Multiple Sclerosis:

1. Healing Multiple Sclerosis: Diet, Detox & Nutritional Makeover for Total Recovery
by Ann Boroch
Paperback: 333 Pages (2007-03)
list price: US$15.95 -- used & new: US$9.86
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Asin: 0977344606
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Multiple Sclerosis can now be healed and this book shows you how. Though MS is widely believed to be incurable, Boroch's breakthrough treatment protocol can dramatically restore patients to health. This landmark book describes her own tumultuous journey with MS:• Her quest for a cure• Case histories of those who have triumphed over MS• The real causes of MS• How to develop a personal treatment plan• Everything you need to bring about recovery, including a detailed and effective self-help treatment protocol• Delicious recipes and recommended foods, with two weeks of sample menus• A five-week nutritional makeover, recommended supplements and a daily sample supplement schedule• A list of recommended products• User-friendly charts and resources ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Bravo for getting the word out about MS and candida!
I have just read Ann Boroch's book, Healing Multiple Sclerosis: Diet, Detox & Nutritional Makeover for Total Recovery, Quintessential Healing, Inc. Publishing, 2007.

First of all, it is wonderful to hear that another person has experienced healing from this terrible disease. We need many more of these stories!Rising Up!: My Recovery from Multiple Sclerosis, Disability and Despair, including Western and Chinese Medicine, Tai Chi, Qigong, diet, neurological exercise, prayer, meditation, love and miracles.

The core thesis of Boroch's book is that overgrowth of candida albicans yeast is the "real cause" of MS. She asserts that MS can be healed by eliminating the yeast and eradicating the toxins that derive from it and that create a great variety of symptoms, not only for MS but for many other diseases and conditions.

Bravo for getting the word out about MS and candida! This is the same diet I used as an essential part of my recovery from MS. I believe my recovery could not have occurred without following a regimen very similar to the one she describes. She also gives many helpful suggestions about products and supplementation that help with the detox and maintenance afterward.

Boroch acknowledges that the candida connection is not well respected by western physicians. However, I personally have found it to be natural and effective for healing and useful in the long term for maintaining health. Whenever I have symptoms, I return to a more rigorous diet and quickly get myself back on track again. It is true that it is a difficult regimen, especially for that first year. Nevertheless, the candida diet is one that will help anyone improve overall health, no matter what the disease or condition; the investment of time and effort is a valuable one.

In addition to the diet, Boroch describes the essential work of deep emotional and psychological healing as part of the path to health; I am in full agreement with the importance of this. Boroch employed extensive counseling and therapy, while I found much of my emotional healing through prayer, Tai Chi and meditation. The path to emotional healing will vary with each individual, so each person needs to find the method that works best.

My experience differs from Boroch's in that my path to healing and rehabilitation was much longer and seemingly more arduous, due to the severity of my disabilities. Boroch's MS experience was acute but did not seem to last many years or become chronic or permanently disabling. The healing approach in her book does not include in-depth descriptions and strategies for long-term rehabilitation. Nor does she describe the social impact of the disease that so many experience. For this reason, Boroch's claim of "Total Recovery" in her title is overstated. Even though the diet was a success for me, I have still not "totally recovered" from MS and have to continually be on alert. I am still working hard on my disabilities. The claim of "total recovery" could result in deeper disappointment and despair for those who try and fail. A claim that would better match my experience is"a valuable part of an overall program of health and recovery."

I am thrilled to see Boroch's book on the market and hope many will benefit from it. Let us all Rise UP! to tell our stories, share our healing and eliminate this disease from the face of the earth!Rising Up!: My Recovery from Multiple Sclerosis, Disability and Despair, including Western and Chinese Medicine, Tai Chi, Qigong, diet, neurological exercise, prayer, meditation, love and miracles.

5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing
I am a patient of Ann Boroch and have been following her plan for some time.
I feel incredible, this has given me new hope when hope was lost.
I recommend this book to anyone with MS and to anyone who wants to live a healthier life.

5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing and VERY helpful Informaton..
I would just like to say that after reading Ann's book it gave hope to me too continue on the path I set out on.
June 23, 2003 I was told I had MS. MRI"S after MRI's and a spinal tap, Went to Mayo Clinic for a second opinion, As I approached My 3rd Neurologist(due to 1 retiring 3 weeks after dx., and 1 ego-centered jerk!)
I decided to approach the disease my way. This new Dr. said she understood my approach(DRUG-FREE), yes I decided not to take any immuno-therapy drugs...
I took steroids upon initial attack, I was after all paralyzed from the breast bone down. After that I refused to take drugs, read anything and everything I could get my eyes on.
I am now approaching my 7 year anniversary, Yes,I celebrate every year that I can move, have never had another attack and have never been healthier!!! Thanks to My hard work lifestyle changes and I TRUELY believe that not taking Any DRUGS made me better, they make you worse. I will go too my grave believing this. Even my Dr. finds it hard to believe!
Thank you Ann for your wisdom and encouragement and the Book, I reccommend to all I know with this illness. Afterall if everyone followed the book and refused drugs, Dr's would be out of work, they want you to have symptoms to write RX"S for and office visits for you to make and they don't want to "CURE" anything, We did!!!!!! By the way I'm female and almost 42 yrs. old.

5-0 out of 5 stars yes, this book is not just for those with MS
I have been familiar with Ann Boroch for many years, since I counseled with her when I had health difficulties before she published a book.

Yes, candida is connected to so many "diseases"-- and so forth. Her dietary measures really helped me so much to get my body into balance. The diet that she recommends is simply an extremely healthy diet for anyone who wishes to prevent disease.

I counseled with her recently again because I have another health challenge. I do not have MS.

I had no intention of buying this book, but I found myself reading it at a bookstore and I could not put it down. It was the right book at the right time for me. I found it so compelling because of not only her story, but her encouragement about letting go of emotional baggage in our lives as a part of the complete healing picture. Her affirmations are so helpful, and her ability to say "it's okay, you don't have to be perfect at this" is so true. Maybe it will be an inspiring book for you as well.

I am grateful to Ann for the work that she has done, and this book is a wonderful and inspiring read for anyone suffering from physical or emotional stress. It is liberating, positive, clear, and very enjoyable to read.

1-0 out of 5 stars This Lady is a Nut
A joke.
Try THE MS RECOVERY DIET. Its written by people who understand that it would be dangerous to claim they've come up with a "cure" for MS. This woman is truly an ego-maniac who claims that she "died" and hovered over her paralyzed body, only to bring herself back to life upon the realization that she still had "more to do". The "more to do" would be to charge you an arm & a leg for a "consultation".
Don't be a sucker. ... Read more

2. Managing Multiple Sclerosis Naturally: A Self-help Guide to Living with MS
by Judy Graham
Paperback: 384 Pages (2010-06-24)
list price: US$19.95 -- used & new: US$11.53
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Asin: 1594772908
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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A totally revised and updated edition of the first book to offer a holistic approach to slowing the progression of MS

• 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

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 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. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars priceless information
Reviewed by Irene Watson for Reader Views (10/10)

Before I read "Managing Multiple Sclerosis Naturally" I knew very little about the disease, yet I do have a friend that has it. She continues to live as normal a life as she can in a wheelchair. According to her doctors the prognosis isn't good.Being an advocate of natural therapies, the title of this book spiked my interest. I wanted to know more so I could help my friend.I'm pleased to say this book didn't disappoint.

I was amazed to find out that dietary factors, such as gluten and dairy as well as digestive problems such as leaky gut and Candida, may be the cause of Multiple Sclerosis.In our western society "wrong diets" are prevalent and, personally, just being told I have Candida made me stop in my tracks when I read that there is a theory that it may cause MS.

Reading further, I found out that "pregnant women with MS often go into remission."As well, there are twice as many women as men that have MS.Graham says "For some women, MS symptoms get worse before menstruation and during menopause," therefore "Progesterone may have profound neuroprotective effects in addition to helping women with MS combat premenstrual tension and menopause symptoms."

Judy Graham, diagnosed with MS at twenty-six, offers a whole gamut of information in "Managing Multiple Sclerosis Naturally" from understanding MS, to nutrition, from physical and complementary therapies, to living a healthy lifestyle. Although I don't have MS I found this book a wealth of information just to help me understand what it is and what steps to take to prevent it.For example, just reading ways to detoxify the body will not only help anyone with MS but also prevent any disease in those that don't have MS.

I believe "Managing Multiple Sclerosis Naturally" is one of the most important books on the market. I highly recommend it to anyone with MS as well as anyone that wants to return their body to a healthy state. The information presented is priceless. ... Read more

3. The Everything Health Guide to Multiple Sclerosis: An authoritative guide to help you understand symptoms, decide on treatment, and enhance your well-being (Everything Series)
by Margot Russell, Allen C Bowling
Paperback: 320 Pages (2009-01-17)
list price: US$14.95 -- used & new: US$8.39
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Asin: 1598698052
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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The National Multiple Sclerosis Society estimates that 400,000 people in the United States have been diagnosed with MS. Because MS is a chronic disease, people with this diagnosis will live with the disease for years. MS sufferer Margot Russell and Dr. Allen C. Bowling, a nationally known MS expert, team up to help readers: Recognize signs and symptoms; understand the types of MS; decide on treatment and find the right doctor; explore alternative therapies; take charge by creating a management plan; develop strength and avoid relapse; and more. Filled with tips for daily living (like staying cool) and the latest information on new treatments, this reassuring book offers more than medical advice. It gives readers with MS the strength, knowledge, and resources they need so they can live a full, active life! ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Great Buy
Well writen and very informative. Was helpful in my search for information on a new diagnosis

5-0 out of 5 stars great information
it gives very explicit information on multiple sclerosis. i like the book. it helps me alot with the advice it gives.

5-0 out of 5 stars MS Guide
I have yet to be officially diagnosed with MS.I found this book is extremely helpful in understanding the disease.Great for information on how to approach doctors, how to look at your symptoms, how to relate with family, friends, co-workers etc. I definitely recommend especially if you are recently diagnosed or on the verge.I would think it would be helpful for those with MS as well.

4-0 out of 5 stars The Everything Health Guide to Multiple Sclerosis
I found this edition useful, although much of the information was found in several other publications. I have at least 8 publications on MS and the information is basically the same. Until stem cel research comes out, I will not purchase anymore books. ... Read more

4. The First Year: Multiple Sclerosis: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed
by Margaret Blackstone
Paperback: 288 Pages (2007-02-01)
list price: US$16.95 -- used & new: US$8.32
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Asin: 1569242615
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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One of the most widely recommended guides to living with multiple sclerosis, now completely revised and updated, including the latest research, the most recent information on treatments (including the news on Tysabri®), and new tips for managing MS. Multiple sclerosis is as much a mystery as it is a disease, but this chronic and often disabling condition of the central nervous system affects over 400,000 people nationwide. From the moment of her diagnosis in 2000, Margaret Blackstone took charge and educated herself on every aspect of her condition. Now, as a "patient-expert," she guides those newly diagnosed step-by-step through their first year with MS. She provides crucial information about: The most up-to-date treatment options Effective alternative therapies Choosing the right medical team Discussing your condition with family, friends, and co-workers Current medical research Stress management and exercises Extensive online and community resources Strategies for accomplishing necessary lifestyle changes
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2-0 out of 5 stars Biased and not comforting
As another reviewer has said below, I was not impressed with the standard of research and referencing in this book. The drug section is indeed heavily biased towards the drug the author is taking and she even goes so far as to claim that other drugs are ineffective for most people-contrary to what the science says. I also found much of the emotional stuff moved too quickly for me- she really only deals with it in the first week, and as someone who has been diagnosed 6 weeks, I am still working towards the positive attitude that I should apparently have already. I also found the month 5 chapter on "life choices" difficult- the majority of stories are about how leaving your (bad) relationship will improve your life and I feel like the author doesn't acknowledge the immense comfort that a supportive partner can provide. I wouldn't recommend you purchase this to get you through the first year- I have found the information and counselling provided by my healthcare team and local MS society to be infinitely more helpful. If you are science-minded however, I found Multiple Sclerosis: The Guide to Treatment and Management to be an excellent evidence-based guide to the treatments out there.

4-0 out of 5 stars good book
I ordered this because a close family member was recently diagnosed with MS.I wanted a better understanding of his experience so that I could be supportive.I read it first, then sent it to him.He said it's good. Lots of good advice.Well written.Author has MS herself. Reads like a memmoir but is embedded with medical and emotional insights along with practical advice.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good starting place for basic MS info
This book was recommended by a friend when I was told I might have MS. It is a good book to start with if you know nothing about the disease and has some helpful info.I also picked up two other MS books Amazon recommended:"MS & your feelings" and "the MS Recovery Diet".Both also had some interesting insight and many personal stories of folks dealing with MS.All three books I just hopped around and read the parts that interested me at the moment.I realize that "one size fits all" advice does not apply with MS.MS patients' symptoms are extremely individualized and often quite different from person to person. I have since been "officially" diagnosed with the disease; I have found reading & researching did help me feel more hopeful, gave me more understanding about my future living with the disease, and made me realize there are many aspects of it I do have control over.

5-0 out of 5 stars MS The first year( newly diagnosed)
I was recently diagnosed with MS 6 months ago. This book was the best book anyone in my position could have read.It was so helpful to me. I am in the process of sending the book to my parents who live in another state, so they too can understand the complexity of this disease.Hats off to the author.....

5-0 out of 5 stars Must read
After my sister was diagnosed with MS I began to eduacate myself on the disease. I was looking for information and help to ease my anxiety. This book is written by a woman who experienced all the same things my sister and I were thinking and doing. It was a great read. Lots of insightful information. We will read it and reference it again. ... Read more

5. Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis: An Evidence-Based Guide to Recovery
by Professor George Jelinek
Paperback: 396 Pages (2010-07-20)
list price: US$27.95 -- used & new: US$18.45
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Asin: 1742371795
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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A research-based approach to treating the devastating neurological condition multiple sclerosis, based on a combination of drug treatment and lifestyle modifications
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a serious, progressively disabling condition for which current medical treatment is not particularly effective and has many side effects, however, this guide provides a genuine alternative. Through an exhaustive, evidence-based analysis of medical research, the study concludes that MS is a disease largely determined by lifestyle factors. Showing that people with MS who modify their diet, their exercise habits, and other aspects of their lifestyle can stabilize the illness and potentially recover, these recommendations will change the lives of thousands of people with MS and support their loved ones.
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5-0 out of 5 stars BREATHTAKING
Dr. Jelinek is amazing.

After hip-hopping around for a few weeks with a book I could NOT put down, I'm finally starting again, from the beginning.

The story of how this book came about is an incredible gift from an extraordinary physician and teacher whose life and work are inseperable.

An amazing blessing for we who live with MS.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed (thanking my lucky stars) and moving on to the next chapter.

I'll keep you posted.;)

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6. The Multiple Sclerosis Diet Book
by Roy Laver Swank, Barbara Brewer Dugan
Hardcover: 391 Pages (1987-04-24)
list price: US$35.00 -- used & new: US$19.95
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Asin: 0385232799
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Hundreds of new recipes for dishes that taste terrific but stick to the diet rules so important for controlling M.S.--now completely revised to conform to the latest medical research. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent cook book
The Multiple Sclerosis Diet Book is a great book not only for people with MS but for people who like GOOD tasting healthy food. Many of the recipies we have already been eating for years.

4-0 out of 5 stars Swank diet
The item was received in very good shape.
It arrived with 1 week delay (in Romania), but this is acceptable for me.


5-0 out of 5 stars The Multiple Sclerosis Diet Book
This is a very informative book for MS patients, as it explains how and why certain foods are either good or not-so-good pertaining to a person with MS.I was quite surprised and how many delicious recipes are included in this book.If put to use, I believe this knowledge can be especially helpful in prolonging periods of remission.

5-0 out of 5 stars This is a terrific book!
I am so glad that I got this book because its hard to figure out how and what to eat with this MonSter. AWESOME BOOK


7. Multiple Sclerosis: The Questions You Have, the Answers You Need
by Ph.D. Rosalind C. Kalb
Paperback: 640 Pages (2007-10-28)
list price: US$39.95 -- used & new: US$20.00
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Asin: 193260345X
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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A diagnosis of MS can feel overwhelming, even terrifying. Though over 400,000 American's have received that diagnosis, succinct answers on the issues surrounding MS can be hard to come by. This guide is the definitive resource for those who need information on this debilitating disease. Organized in an accessible question-and-answer format, it includes information on diagnosis, epidemiology, and the condition's emotional, social, and economic aspects, as well as descriptions of common medications and helpful advice for managing symptoms.
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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Resource
Truly everything you need to know. I wish there was a book like this with Canadian information in it, but this one does answer most questions.It is a HEAVY book, and thick.If you are having trouble comprehending things, you might want to start with "Multiple Sclerosis for Dummies" by the same author.Simpler, more white space, same good information.
Oh, and if you are just starting on the MS journey, this book might scare you a bit. The details of advanced MS can lead you into dark passages. Dip in as you need it and don't read it cover to cover....

5-0 out of 5 stars The best overall reference text for questions about Multiple Sclerosis
This book answers most of your questions about MS with short, readable, and reliable answers.Very good indexing and cross referencing to related questions helps to find the right question to ask for the information you want.More expensive than other MS books, but packed with far more content. We use this book all the time in my MS support group.

5-0 out of 5 stars The best
I bought this book for a friend who was recently diagnosed with MS. At that point, neurologists and specialized MS-nurses are constantly all over you. This irritates my friend especially when her questions are not answered quickly and fully. That is where the book comes in. My friend says the book is better than her neurologist and the MS-nurse put together.

5-0 out of 5 stars An important consumer's handbook
The brand-new third edition of Rosalind Kalb's classic guide, Multiple Sclerosis: The Questions You Have, The Answers You Need, fully updates medical information with the latest details, covering a range of topics in a handy question-and-answer format which makes it easy to understand MS management. Each chapter also includes a list of references and recommended reading, along with a glossary of terms and resource list, making Multiple Sclerosis an important consumer's handbook with readily-accessible details for concerned non-specialist general readers.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best MS Reference Book
I was diagnosed nearly two years ago, and this book has been a very valuable reference. I keep going back to it again and again as I have questions, and despite other reviewers' comments, I felt it was up to date when I purchased it. Perhaps these comments were based on an older edition? I also found the index to be very user-friendly. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone with MS. ... Read more

8. Multiple Sclerosis Q & A: Reassuring Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
by Beth Ann Hill
Paperback: 208 Pages (2003-11-10)
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Asin: B001JJBOA6
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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An insightful, informative, and empathic resource for learning to live well with multiple sclerosis.

This comprehensive yet accessible work provides authoritative and reassuring answers to the many questions that overwhelm those undergoing testing and treatment for multiple sclerosis. It discusses traditional and complementary therapies for MS; explains medical terminology and diagnostics; and compassionately addresses the lifestyle changes many patients face while learning to manage this chronic and potentially debilitating disorder. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars This is the ultimate MS reference
When I was newly diagnosed 2 years ago, my fiancee and I were completely shocked and did not even know what MS was.

We started reading books and I purchased probably around $200.00 in books at the time, hoping to get a thorough understanding of this, and this book was one of them.

This book was the best to outline as well as the least intimidating of all of those books. And it was probably the thinnest too!Granted, it did not cover every single detail of MS, it gave us enough information to at least feel somewhat comfortable again, knowing more about what I would be dealing with.

I highly recommend this book to anyone newly diagnosed, or to loved ones, or even people who have had it a while and need a refresher or just a good overview because they never quite got it in the broad sense. I am still passing it around to family, and have gotten nothing but good reviews on it, not to mention it has helped me not to answer so many questions!

5-0 out of 5 stars MS questions and answers
This book came in so handy for both my son who has MS and myself. It answered so many questions and gave us a better understanding of this disease. I highly recommend this book for the newly diagnosed and their families.

5-0 out of 5 stars MS Questions and Answers
This book explained a lot of my unanswered questions and even some that I had not thought of.

5-0 out of 5 stars Good Info
This is a great reference book.Even though I think that the some of the information is a little outdated, it can make a great reference for the newly diagnosed.

5-0 out of 5 stars Mutiple Sclerosis Q & A: Researching Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
Excellent book for the newly diagnosed!!!!Written in a well understood and caring manner, not as matter of fact and scary as some I've read since being diagnosed.A big thank you to the author! ... Read more

9. The Multiple Sclerosis Manifesto: Action To Take, Principles to Live By
by Julie Stachowiak
Paperback: 360 Pages (2010-01-26)
list price: US$19.95 -- used & new: US$12.22
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Asin: 1932603441
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Winner of a 2009 Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Award

Written for all people with MS, regardless of the type, severity of symptoms, gender, age, or time since diagnosis, The Multiple Sclerosis Manifesto: Action to Take, Principles to Live By contains critical information organized under “action” statements and using examples of how this information can most effectively be used to help the readers. Author Julia Stachowiak, who was diagnosed with the disease in 2004, has crafted a road map that not only provides encouragement but also offers education and motivation for readers. In 12 chapters, Stachowiak covers every aspect of an activist MS life, from large concepts like gaining confidence, motivating others, and taking control to practical tools like constructing an MS identity, exploring complementary and alternative treatments, and learning about the rights and responsibilities that come with the condition. In the process, she offers readers with MS a chance to transform both the medical and healthcare industries and themselves.
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5-0 out of 5 stars Never Wanted to Read a Manifesto... but this was worth it
The author addresses many issues that are passed over, and waved on as no big deal. She explains what the "big deal" is about every type of symptom and even though it is easy to perceive some of her personal feelings and experiences, she hits the nail on the head over and over. Furthermore, for anyone who has lived with Multiple Sclerosis, they will agree it is PERSONAL! This book may be one of those, that requires the right time to read it.

MS changes everything:
what you knew,what you do, who you are, who you used to be:Your body, your life, your symptoms are now in a constant state of flux. You never know what you are going to get, how you are going to feel, or when the next change will come.

This Manifesto is a creation that will help you positively ride the wavesof personal loss, and assist you in forming some plans of actions for when the changes, pain and loss comes. It is a prepatory book, a planning guide, and gives a comprehensive understanding to the reader of how MS sucks, and how you can have a non sucking life, while living with a sucky disease.

5-0 out of 5 stars MS Manifesto--a great read!
I don't have MS and before reading this book I didn't know much about the disease.This book was very easy to read and understand.The book was recommended to me by a friend.I thought it would be somewhat depressing to read, but instead I found the book to be funny and insightful.I am sending it along to a friend who does have MS and I hope she enjoys reading it as much as I did.

5-0 out of 5 stars Health and general collections need this approach
MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS MANIFESTO: ACTION TO TAKE, PRINCIPLES TO LIVE BY offers a basic resource for people with MS, using the author's own experiences with MS to provide a resource addressing common challenges, barriers and opportunities. From participating in studies to becoming pro-active in treatment and understanding how dysfunctions feel and affect life, MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS MANIFESTO is an action-oriented guide that goes well beyond simple definitions. Health and general collections need this approach.

5-0 out of 5 stars The most helpful MS book available
This is a great book!It's very readable (even if you don't have MS it's interesting to read) and gives practical, down to earth advice on dealing with the disease on a day-to-day basis.If you don't have MS but know someone who does, it gives a realistic description of the symptoms and the daily life of someone with the disease.It also gives practical advice on dealing with doctors, tests, appointments, medications, etc.I highly recommend this book!

A review from Mohamed:
My sister was diagnosed with MS six years ago. Living in a 3rd World County with such a disease is very difficult. You do not know if you where diagnosed and treated correctly. Such a book will make a big difference to people like my sister. Fortunately she can read and write English so she will be able to benefit from Dr. Stachowiak work. Most of all she can trust every thing in it. The book has a lot of substance. It is based on both scientific and first hand experience with the disease. Dr. Stachowiak did a great job. I wish this work and similar works could be translated to other languages so people in other countries can benefit from such a good and through work.
On behalf of my sister and all MS patients, which will definitely benefit from this work, I salute DR. Stachowiak and wish her the best of luck.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book for MS and More
I've already given this book to several friends and relatives -- some with MS and others with other conditions and they all thank me for it. The book covers the details about multiple sclerosis in a smart, but understandable way. Meanwhile, the rest of the book shakes the reader up to take control of MS (or anything else) and figure out how to live one's best with an illness. ... Read more

10. Multiple Sclerosis: New Hope and Practical Advice for People with MS and Their Families
by Louis Rosner, Shelley Ross
Paperback: 352 Pages (2008-03-11)
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The most trusted book on multiple sclerosis, updated and revised with the latest research in combating the disease

Once known as the "crippler of young adults," now more than 75 percent of MS patients will never need a wheelchair. In Multiple Sclerosis, Dr. Louis J. Rosner and Shelley Ross explain that there genuinely is new hope, more than ever before, both for controlling the disease today and curing it tomorrow.

Updated with the latest research and terminology, this revised edition gets to the bottom of every treatment option from the tried-and-true to today's cutting-edge and experimental therapies. Its trusted advice covers every step of living with MS, what you need to know, and what you need to ask. Dr. Louis Rosner and Shelley Ross explain what the disease is, who gets it and why, and what people with MS can do to continue living happy and healthy lives. Whether you or your loved one has just been diagnosed with MS or has lived with it for a while, Multiple Sclerosis gives you the information you need to live well with the disease, including:

• The diagnosis: how to understand and identify MS as early as possible

• The varying symptoms and courses of the disease: how to recognize and treat them

• The emotional struggles that come with MS: where to turn for support

• The most current medical research and therapies available to MS patients: how to know if they are right for you

For decades, this trusted handbook has helped those with MS and their families and friends to treat and understand their disease. Research brings us closer to a cure every day, but until that day comes, patients have, in this book, the very best tool for beating MS -- the facts. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars There is a 2008 revised update edition of this splendid book.
This has always been a terrific book for those who are interested in information aplenty, clarity without condescension, clinical objectivity and a positive attitude.

The 2008 update takes account of research and therapeutic disease-modifying drugs unavailable earlier.

The attitude is Rosner's own:he had polio when young, and has lived with leg-and arm-braces.He believes(He was my neurologist 1976-88.)

The 2008 edition is available in paperback and Kindle formats.


5-0 out of 5 stars He treated my father over 40 years ago
I was in the library and happen to notice this book written by Dr. Rosner who treated my father over 40 years ago.My father was a young man as Dr. Rosner must have been.My father passed away when I was 12, I am now 50 and as I scanned through the book it gladdened my heart to read how gentle and compassionate Dr. Rosner came across and I would like to think he gave my father this type of care.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great support
This book has been very enlightening for me. It was a great read and gave me courage as well as hope in a cure for MS.It is a definite must-read for the newly-diagnosed.

1-0 out of 5 stars Do not buy this book
This book was the book I should NOT have read when I was dxed. It stated that MS does not produce pain. It frustrated me and I thoughtgreat,I have two diseases.Why am I in so much pain?
I hope the newer editions have deleted this misleading information.

5-0 out of 5 stars Solid and informative
I was diagnosed with MS 6 years ago... by the author, Louis Rosner, M.D. at UCLA. I continued as his patient until he retired 3 1/2 years later. The
funny thing is, I had checked the earlier edition of this book out of the library while going through the diagnostic process with another neurologist and
was very impressed with its straightforward overview of the disease and its impact on the individual and their families. It lays out the facts and vagaries
of this chronic, life-changing disease without terrible gloom and doom, but also without a hint of condescention or fluff. He manages to tell you the
range of signs, symptoms, and the disability they may cause-from mild to severe-that can happen to a person with MS without unduly alarming
someone new to it. He also reviews case histories of a number of patients he had followed over the years, which I found very enlightening, as it shows
just how MS can affect people so differently.

I'd made my appointment at UCLA with one of their "MS specialists," and only later realized it was the author. I was lucky-I cannot imagine a
neurologist explaining MS to me (in person, as well as in the book) any better than Dr. Rosner. Because this edition of the book (1992) is the latest
available, and Dr. Rosner is now retired, I have no idea if there are any plans for an updated edition. I would love to see one, but even though the book
does not touch on the new immunomodulating and chemo therapies now widely used in treating MS, it remains an extremely useful book in any "MS
library." I have yet to read a better, overall explanation of this baffling disease, and have recommended it to many.

Incidentally, the new therapies not covered in this book, were initially available only beginning in the early 90s, and then, only through a lottery. This is
why they are not touched on in this book. ... Read more

11. Curing MS: How Science Is Solving the Mysteries of Multiple Sclerosis
by Howard L. Weiner M.D.
Paperback: 352 Pages (2005-10-25)
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What causes multiple sclerosis?When will there be a cure?

Dr. Howard Weiner has spent nearly three decades trying to find answers to the mysteries of multiple sclerosis, an utterly confounding and devastating disease that afflicts almost half a million Americans. Curing MS is his moving, personal account of the long-term scientific quest to pinpoint the origins of the disease and to find a breakthrough treatment for its victims.

Dr. Weiner is at the cutting edge of MS research and drug development, and he describes in clear and illuminating detail the science behind the symptoms and how new drugs may hold the key to “taming the monster.” In Curing MS, Dr. Weiner teaches us the “Twenty-one Points” of MS, a concise breakdown of the knowns and unknowns of the disease; tells stories from the frontlines of laboratories and hospitals; and offers a message of hope that a cure can—and will—be found. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A biography of a dragon by the knight charged with slaying it.
In a way, you could read this book as a biography of an illness, as told by a foot soldier in the battle against it.Dr. Weiner's observations, not only in clinics and labs, but in the lives of those he sees who are affected by MS are endearing, thought-provoking and eye opening.This book really lays bare the frustrations of patients and doctors dealing with this illness.A must-read for anyone who is or knows someone living with MS.
I look forward to an update on this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Must read for MS patients
Want to know why your MS meds cost so much.Take a look into the world of MS research.I read this book five years ago after initial diagnosis and was thrilled to re-read the updated version.

5-0 out of 5 stars Must read ifyou or someone close to you has MS.
If you have been recently diagnosed with MS.This is the first book you should read.If you have MS and have not read this book, you should.

I've had MS for over 20 years, and keeping up with all treatment optionscan be difficult.This book will give you a solid foundation for understanding what makes MS "tick". There are many miracle cures, claims based on lack ofsound scientific proof for MS.This book helps you get through all of that "noise" with clear information on the disease. Reading this book will help you understand MS, and if so, be a more knowledgeable patient.

This book is very informative about the history of MS treatment and research.Its causes, current reatment options, and research.Often frustrating for those with MS, is how long its taking to find a "cure".This book explains the road of research and treatment. There is some medical jargon, not daunting, it is well written for the patient and medical professionals.

Tips: For quick reference, keep an index card handy to write down some acronyms used throughout the book.You don't really need one for this book, but I have found having my paperback copy of Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary handy, helps during reading books and articles on any medical condition.

5-0 out of 5 stars Well satisfied
Curing MS I haven't had a chance to read it yet but I sure would recomend the book company order from. They were fast the condisstion the book came in was great.

4-0 out of 5 stars Book Review
I have had MS for over 25 years and read a lot of books and articles. This
was quite informative. A lot of information, personal stories, very readable. The medical community is still trying very hard to find an answer to this crazy disease. ... Read more

12. Multiple Sclerosis: A Guide for Families
by PhD, Rosalind C. Kalb
Paperback: 222 Pages (2005-05-10)
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This brand-new, Third Edition educates families about how to deal with the emotional aspect of this disease. Because most people diagnosed with MS are between 15 and 55, the disease has a significant impact on loved ones, as prior roles may disintegrate or can shift with dramatic emotional impact. This highly-readable guide helps families address these issues and more with special features and ppdates: * all chapters have been updated * recommended resources and reading sections have been fully updated * planning for Possible Care Needs (new!) * parenting a child or teen with MS (new!) ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Item just as promised
I received the book in the condition that was stated on the site!!Shipped promptly.Will use this seller in the future.

5-0 out of 5 stars A thoroughly "user friendly" compendium of information, advice and resources for families having to deal with this disease
Now in a newly updated and expanded third edition, Multiple Sclerosis: A Guide For Families by clinical psychologist Rosalind C. Kalb (Director of the Professional Resource Center, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, New York) is a thoroughly "user friendly" compendium of information, advice and resources for families having to deal with this debilitating and progressive disease. Of special note are two new chapter editions: "Planning for Possible Care Needs" and "Parenting A Child Or Teen with MS". Multiple Sclerosis: A Guide For Families draws upon specialists from the fields of neurology, general medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, psychology, social work, law, and people with MS. Enhanced with a comprehensive list of readings and resource, this is the primary resource most especially recommended for non-specialist general readers having to deal with MS issues.

4-0 out of 5 stars Hand this to your family and your spouse.
By addressing issues such as sex and emotions, Rosalind Kalb has made it possible for people to use this book as reference to discuss topics with their families and spouses that may be difficult.

Not only was this book helpful for me, it aided my husband and family in understanding the challenges a person with MS faces on a daily basis, some of which may be undetectable to the human eye.

This book provided my husband and family with a way to adapt to the new parts they would play in our relationships becuase of the MS.

I recommend each person with MS hand this book to their family, friends and spouse, then quietly walk away.

5-0 out of 5 stars very usefull information - especially for the newly diagnose
Having recently been diagnosed with MS, this book was very informative. Everything from symptoms, family situations, insurance information,toemotional and physical issues, finances, and life planning information.Ireally recommend this book to anyone diagnosed, or anyone having a familymember of friend diagnosed, with MS. ... Read more

13. Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Multiple Sclerosis
by M.D. Allen C. Bowling Ph.D
Paperback: 275 Pages (2006-11-13)
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The first edition of this authoritative book quickly became the single source for accurate and unbiased information on complementary and alternative medicine approaches for the management of MS symptoms. The second edition, completely updated throughout, reflects advances in the field since the book’s initial publication in 2001. Therapies are organized alphabetically so that readers can easily pinpoint a specific treatment and learn about its origins, merits, and possible uses in MS. In-depth discussions cover Naltrexone, acupuncture, biofeedback, chiropractic medicine, cooling therapy, yoga, diets, the use of supplements, herbs, vitamins, and minerals, and many other topics. This invaluable guide alerts MS patients and their families to new options for relief when conventional therapies are limited; directs them to therapies that are effective, low-risk, and inexpensive; and helps them recognize those that are ineffective, dangerous, and costly.
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5-0 out of 5 stars Great source of information for both the professional and lay person
Great book.Well written, interesting, concise, informative.Presents all published medical studies and offers the fact-based opinion on most types of CAM.I'm very glad I purchased it, and I don't know why I didn't sooner.

5-0 out of 5 stars Up-to-Date Essential Reference
My doctor recommended this book and author.The doctor who wrote the book has researched everything from vitamins and herbs, to acupuncture, to the treatments about which we hear wonderful reports.Each potential therapy is explained. The author is honest about which therapies have been scientifically studied.He's forthright about some therapies that activate the immune system (causing possible problems in MS).He admits some therapies look promising, but need further study.He appears to be objective, yet will let the reader know of reports that sound promising, but have not been scientifically studied.As I read the book the first time I crossed out suggested treatments that are harmful and marked some to discuss with my doctor.
This book compiles a large amount of information into a ready reference source.Unlike many references, it is compact and easy to handle.It is organized alphabetically by therapy. The author explains each, tells what studies have been done in MS or reports that have been made.Dr. Bowling mentions the symptoms (if any)for which the therapy has proven effective.He explains potential side effects.Then he offers a conclusion based on that information.
This book is a "must have" for anyone with MS who wants to explore options outside of the traditional approved medical courses of action.It is not designed to take the place of traditional medicine, rather as a supplement.I highly recommend this book.

2-0 out of 5 stars CAM therapy for MS
This book is a rather disappointing overall review of all the current literature already published about CAM and MS.
Essentially, there isn't anything new and unusual in this entire book. The author has merely linked all the curent theories together and listed the pros and cons of each, relative to MS.

Nothing new, nothing startling nothing of pending scientific value.
Old phrases on an old subject matter.

If you have MS, save your money for a book that actually has something to say, not one that merely repeats what others have already published. A waste of money.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent choice
This book is exactly what I needed. I was already using herbs instead of drugs. This book helps me focus on what I really need to be taking to help my condition stay in remission. I was directed to this book, and glad I don't question the intuition.

5-0 out of 5 stars Learned a lot
I read this book while waiting to get in to see the MS Specialist to see if I had MS. I had never really paid attention to MS, at least the details of how it effects a person. As a person in recovery from alcohol and drugs, I wanted to see what alternatives exist.

I found the book full of hope. Got a good explaination of the disease and what it is. I like the fact that Dr. Bowling gives both sides of the arguement for a particular treatment and explains the type of studies done on it.

Once I got in to see the specialist, he was aware of this book and open to listening to my questions and discussing different alternatives. The MS Center offered some CAM mentioned in the book. ... Read more

14. Fall Down, Laughing: How Squiggy Caught Multiple Sclerosis and Didn't Tell Nobody
by David L. Lander, Lee Montgomery
Hardcover: 200 Pages (2000-07-31)
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In the summer of 1999, David Lander revealed publiclythat he suffers from multiple sclerosis-a secret he'd kept for fifteenyears even while living and working in Hollywood's celebrityfishbowl. Diagnosed with the illness after filming the last episode ofLaverne and Shirley, Lander continued to develop his film andtelevision career while hiding his illness.His success was anastonishing testament to his physical and emotional strength and hisdetermination to prove that those with M.S. can still enjoy fulfillingand challenging lives.

Fall Down, Laughing is thehumorous and poignant story of Lander's courageous struggle withmultiple sclerosis.Over the years, Lander tried everything toimprove his condition: exercise programs, alternative medicine,support groups, the latest crop of designer drugs. Weaving hisexperiences against a backdrop of entertaining celebrity anecdotes,Lander offers a message of affirmation that will provide informationand hope to millions of M.S. sufferers, their friends and caregivers. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A great read, whether you have MS or if you're just a fan
As a kid, I always thought of Lenny and Squiggy as the two dolts that live upstairs from Laverne & Shirley. I've been watching the DVD collections of the show with my kids and I've noticed something. Usually, I grade papers when I watch TV (one of the perks, lots of papers!) and I find myself listening to Laverne & Shirley, but I stop and WATCH Lenny and Squiggy. Squiggy, in particular, is in constant motion and always doing something weird/quirky/downright odd and inappropriate!

So, I was inspired to find this book and read more about Lander's struggle with MS. Plus, it's always interesting to see how someone made it to the big time.

Both parts of those parts of the book are interesting and a pleasure to read. I enjoyed myself thoroughly and blasted through the book in no time.

If you are a fan of David Lander I recommend the following:

Laverne & Shirley - The Complete First Season and Oswald - On-the-Go Oswald / Oswald - Welcome to Big City!. Lander voices Henry, the persnickety penguin who can't do anything particularly athletic with the slogan is "sl-o-o-w and steady." (sound familiar?)

5-0 out of 5 stars Fall Down Laughing!
I listened to the audio version as I drove myself to Cleveland Ohio.If people passed me on the road they probably thought I was nuts.I was laughing so hard at spots.For someone that does not have MS and wants a personal glimpse I recommend they read or listen to this book.Some parts made me sad also but it hit the nail right on the head.It was like yeah I have that problem or yeah I think that before I do it.Great book Squiggy!!

5-0 out of 5 stars A Must Have ... for people familiar with MS
I have Multiple-Sclerosis and purchased thislast summer, thinking I would listen to it over a week or two of drive time.During a driving trip up north, my husband and I listened to the entire thing.There isn't any valuable medical information on here, but the emotions he puts you thru as you listen, is worth every penny.It was good to laugh along with him. A great story teller!

5-0 out of 5 stars meaningful
I felt better knowing that my fears with my illness are not mine alone.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book
The book is a quick read.Sometimes you feel very alone with MS.This book will help you feel better.And, it explains some of the MS symptoms that you are experiencing better than a medical text.It will put some words on your feelings. ... Read more

15. Women Living with Multiple Sclerosis: Conversations on Living, Laughing and Coping
Paperback: 256 Pages (1999-01-21)
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(Hunter House) Author lives with multiple sclerosis, Cincinnati, OH. Text based on e-mail chats. An online support group shares intimate, emotional accounts of their experiences with MS. Concerns family reactions, workplace issues, sexuality and spirituality, depression and pain, loss of bladder and bowel control, assistive devices, and more. For consumers. Softcover. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Would Definitely Recommend
Received this book for Christmas and I am so happy to know I'm not crazy in battling this MonSter.I am lending the book out to a friend recently diagnosed.Thank You is not strong enough to the women who have shared their stories to make this book possible.

3-0 out of 5 stars MSer for 9 years
I read this book 6 months ago and I'm still not sure if I really got anything out of it. So,why not find out for yourself and read it!

5-0 out of 5 stars Living with Multiple Sclerosis
This book describes MS so well.Each subject can help others understand what a woman with MS is going through in every aspect of this disease.

5-0 out of 5 stars The reality of MS
This book was down to earth. Everyone who knows someone with MS should read this book. It gives you an understanding of what we, MS sufferers, have to go through. It is definitely reality!

5-0 out of 5 stars A must read Bible for women and MS
This book is so much for people who are struggling with MS.It is as the writers were portraying myself because I also have MS and each chapter is a vivid moment of what we go through.

This is a helpfull tool as the world does not understand MS, only if they know someone who suffers from it or it is even you who has it.

Great read and one to keep as a Bible because there are other people living like you and if they can still laugh about it, so can you. ... Read more

16. Nursing Practice In Multiple Sclerosis: A Core Curriculum
by June Halper; et al
Spiral-bound: 192 Pages (2006-05-30)
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Nursing is a critical element in meeting the needs of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) and their families. Over the years, the role of MS nurses have developed from strictly providing care and education, to also providing case management services, counseling, and rehabilitation. As well-educated professionals they have become knowledgeable of the disease process and available treatments.<>Nursing Practice in Multiple Sclerosis: A Core Curriculum, 2nd Edition was written for nurses preparing to take the MS certification exam given under the auspices of the International Organization of Multiple Sclerosis Nurses (IOMSN), and for everyone involved, or becoming involved, in the field of MS treatment and care. Developed as a companion to Comprehensive Nursing Care in Multiple Sclerosis, 2nd Edition and Advanced Concepts in Multiple Sclerosis Nursing Care, this guide will help readers learn about the history of MS, its diagnosis, management, and current theories regarding the immunologic basis for the disease. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars This Work Is Dedicated To All Of Our MS Patients And Families...
"Nursing Practice in Multiple Sclerosis
A Core Curriculum
Kathleen Costello, RN, MS, CRNP, MSCN
June Halper, MSCN, ANP, FAAN
Colleen Harris, RN, MN, MSCN"

"This core curriculum was developed for use by all nurses preparing to take the certification examination in MS nursing given under the auspices of the International Organization of Multiple Sclerosis Nurses (IOMSN),
whose mission is to establish and perpetuate a specialized branch of nursing in multiple sclerosis;
to establish standards of nursing care in multiple sclerosis;
to support multiple sclerosis nursing research;
to educate the health care community about the disease;
and to disseminate this knowledge throughout the world.

It summarizes in outline form the basic concepts of multiple sclerosis and MS nursing.
It has been developed to be a companion to Halper/Holland, Comprehensive Nursing Care in Multiple Sclerosis, 2nd Edition and Halper's, Advanced Concepts in Multiple Sclerosis Nursing Care.

Each chapter provides relevant information as well as references for further study.

Readers will learn about the history of MS,
as well as the current theories regarding the immunologic basis for the disease.

Pharmacologic strategies that include treatment for acute attacks,
immunomodulating therapies,
and symptomatic therapies are discussed, as are nonpharmacologic interventions."

"122 pages with answers to certification questions, spiral paperback.
Copyright 2003 by Demos Medical Publishing.
Printed in Canada.
Preface by Kathleen Costello."

who have taugh us the meaning of strength and hope in the face of adversity,
and to our MS team throughout the world.

In memory of Morris Halper, M.D., whose spirit lives on in the work of June Halper."
[from the book] ... Read more

17. Multiple Sclerosis: Your Legal Rights
by Esq. Lanny E. Perkins, Esq. Sara D. Perkins
Paperback: 240 Pages (2008-01-28)
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In the past seven years, since the publication of the last edition, significant legislative changes have taken place that affect the lives of anyone living with MS. Trying to decipher new laws can be overwhelming, even for the most educated individual. This updated edition of a comprehensive legal reference for MS patients incorporates recent legislative changes affecting MS patients. The book answers such questions as: Can I return to work without compromising my long-term SSDI benefits? How does the expansion of Medicare Part D affect me? What about the new bankruptcy laws? Other topics include how homeland security regulations affect disabled travelers, private medical insurance issues, new laws regarding Medicare Part B, and more. Written for the layperson, this book helps MS patients take charge of their future and act in their own best interest.
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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent choice
This was/is much needed. I wish I had it a few months ago. Very informative about the info one needs to get assistance via medical and SSDI.

4-0 out of 5 stars Info.

I found this book to be just what I needed,you see I was recently diagnosed and had no idea where to start. I would recomend this book.

4-0 out of 5 stars good background for legal issues in ms
this book provides a good background on the legal issues surrounding multiple sclerosis.it's written to help people with ms navigate the legal waters and its written for caregivers to also help.it is not an academic text.it doesn't go into detail regarding legislation or case law.this is a very good book that can be helpful to someone with ms.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Great Reference
This book mades the process understandable.Also, the personal aspects of the book are very familiar to me.I appreciate the author for including the personal details. ... Read more

18. Multiple Sclerosis: 300 Tips for Making Life Easier
by Shelley Peterman Schwarz
Paperback: 128 Pages (2006-03-08)
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This invaluable book is packed with practical information for those dealing with the special challenges of multiple sclerosis. From general advice to unique solutions for saving time and energy to specific ideas, the book contains more than 300 tips, techniques, and shortcuts to help MS patients organize and simplify their lives. Among the topics addressed are home safety and accessibility; meal planning and preparation; grooming and dressing tips; computers and technology; and improving memory and concentration. A new travel section covers weekend getaways and extended trips, as well as tips for making car trips, air travel, and hotel/motel stays safer and more pleasant. The second edition also includes new sections on managing medical issues, products that make everyday tasks easier, and a resource guide. Readers learn to conserve valuable time and energy and develop techniques for making life easier, enabling them to enjoy life to the fullest. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars many useful tips
Many useful tips.Some of them are gender specific (female) which limited the utility for me.

5-0 out of 5 stars Practical and helpful
Out of the many books I've read regarding MS, this, by far, has proven to be the most helpful. Whether they are things found around the house or to-order, this book provides a wonderful wealth of resources to aid in living with not only MS but other conditions as well.

The extensiveness of addressing all the facets of coping daily is great. Whether it's personal care, traveling, getting dressed or simply opening a door, the tips are extremely helpful, affordable and achievable. ... Read more

19. Multiple Sclerosis: The History of a Disease
by T. Jock Murray OC M.D. FRCPC MACP FRCP
Paperback: 576 Pages (2005-06-10)
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In this elegantly written and comprehensive history, we meet individuals who suffered with multiple sclerosis in the centuries before the disease had a name, including blessed Lidwina of Holland, who took joy from her misery, believing that she was sent to accept suffering for the sins of others; Augustus, grandson of George III and cousin of Queen Victoria, whose case shows how someone with access to the best of medical care of the age was understood and managed; and Heinrich Heine, the great German poet, who also had access to all medical services that were available, but who progressed into his mattress grave in two decades, aware of the loss of physical ability while still able to compose great poetry to the end.From these early cases the author demonstrates how progress in diagnosing and managing multiple sclerosis has paralleled the development of medical science, from the early developments in modern studies of anatomy and pathology, to the framing of the disease in the nineteenth century, and eventually to modern diagnosis and treatment.
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5-0 out of 5 stars Informative study
I am always interested in learning as much as I can about the ins and outs of this disease I have.

5-0 out of 5 stars A 'must' for any serious health collection
Plenty of facts appear in a great many medical guides to multiple sclerosis; but Dr. T. Jock Murray's Multiple Sclerosis: The History Of A Disease is one of the few to provide an accurate and accessible history of the disease. This is a survey of individuals who suffered with MS centuries before it had a name, of the discoveries and management techniques which eventually led to its diagnosis and treatment, and of the medical science which contributed a better understanding of MS. A 'must' for any serious health collection.
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20. Exercises for Multiple Sclerosis: A Safe and Effective Program to Fight Fatigue, Build Strength, and Improve Balance
by Brad Hamler
Paperback: 160 Pages (2006-09-18)
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Fight the impact of MS through fitness with specially designed exercises.

In the U.S. alone, approximately 400,000 people have multiple sclerosis (MS). MS is an autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system. There are a variety of symptoms of MS and it affects people in different ways, but there is no cure.

Fitness can help strengthen debilitated bodies, and make living with the disease a little easier. Exercises for Multiple Sclerosis outlines a detailed exercise plan that can help MS sufferers overcome their symptoms, especially fatigue and mobility problems. The latest book in the popular Exercises for series, Exercises for Multiple Sclerosis provides a tested program for people living with MS, making it an essential reference for anyone who suffers from MS.

The exercises are clearly photographed in easy-to-follow sequences and contain complete descriptions. If you or someone you know suffers from MS, you need this book. Exercises for Multiple Sclerosis will help MS sufferers to achieve a healthier, happier, more productive life. 100 photos. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (18)

4-0 out of 5 stars Exercises for Multiple Sclerosis
I would like to buy this book, but don't understand why the price for a $16.00 book is as much as $189.00 on your site.The lowest price I saw was $77.00.

5-0 out of 5 stars Briliant
Brilliant is the word I would use for the exercises in this book. I have been doing them since i got the book and I found them to be of great benefit to me. If you want to have one book in your collect on the subject of Muliple Sclerosis then this is the book for you. Imelda.

1-0 out of 5 stars Not helpful
I was diagnosed 1.5 years ago with MS.I was already working with as trainer (and have worked out on and off for 26 years.) This book gave me NO new knowledge.It discussed basic workouts, but did not let me know which muscle groups would be more beneficial to work to improve MS progression and why.Since I have taken kinesiology, anatomy and physiology I found it very simplistic and annoying. If you have no background working out, it may be helpful.However, if you have any experience working out, I would not pay for this book.

4-0 out of 5 stars MS HOPE
Very informative. If you suffer from M.S. as I do this book could help provide some help as it has to me.

1-0 out of 5 stars A rip-off for people who are fighting MS
Exercises for Multiple Sclerosis: A Safe and Effective Program to Fight Fatigue, Build Strength, and Improve Balance (Exercises for)

As an MS patient who, like most, must use money wisely, this book was the worst purchase I have ever made.It is a total rip-off!It is regurgitated information about MS that even the most minimally educated patient knows.Then, the exercises are not designed for MS patients with their balance, numbness and pain problems but are generic exercises that can be found anywhere in a book, on the Internet or on a simple video DVD.

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