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Managing Multiple Sclerosis Naturally

A Self-help Guide to Living with MS

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.

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.

“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

"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

"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

“. . . 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

“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

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