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Best MS Books February 10, 2013

Posted by Rebecca Hoover in Uncategorized.

Since many search the Internet just for books on multiple sclerosis (MS), this post helps you find probably the two most important books ever written on MS. Both show you how you can probably beat the odds with MS and how you can probably join many others who have lived long, happy lives with minimal disability. The books are both written by physicians who are university professors. The first book was written a number of years ago but includes important information on the relationship between multiple sclerosis and diet. The second book is more recent and updates and expands on the information in the first book. A thorough reading of both books is needed. The books are:
Swank MS Diet

The Multiple Sclerosis Diet Book by Professor Roy Laver Swank and Barbara Brewer Dugan

Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis

Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis by Professor George Jelinek

Good luck! Whether you are newly diagnosed with MS or have had MS for a long time, these are practical, science-based books that can help you feel and even look your best. And these books will give you hope!!

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Please remember to consult your with doctors about how to stay as healthy as possible. Nothing here should be interpreted as medical advice. Instead, please use the information you find here in your discussions with your doctor.

Copyright 2013 Rebecca Hoover


1. Steve Mcmanus - February 11, 2013

Dear Rebecca.   Thanks for this and I would like to say that I’ve found your blog a great help and an inspiration.   I have double trouble with MS, as both me and my partner were recently diagnosed with MS; both in our fourties. I was suspected of having this as a child, but testing was not so advanced then as it is now.   I am mobile, though legs and hands do give me problems and I’ve  had a few injuries from falling over. However, i wanted to ask your advice on one of the biggest issues that i face, which is with my bladder. I’m lost as to what I can do about it as its not an arm muscle you can exercise normally. Ive been having issues with this for years, well before diagnosis and at first things werent too bad but now i need to catheterise and that seems like a rocky road with no light a the end of it.   This has happened during a 5 year period of with no relapses where ive followed the diet, at times to almost paleo levels and i’m frustrated by it as i’m lost for what i can do to tackle it so that i can get to some level of normality. Do you have any suggestions, anything i can do to help heal the damage to the nerve pathways and strengthen the muscle?     Regards     Steve McManus


Rebecca Hoover - February 12, 2013


I am sorry to hear about your problems with MS. I am not sure they will help you, but you might try Kegel exercises which can give more control over bowel and bladder functions. (Both men and women do Kegel exercises.) Here’s a link to see on this. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/kegel-exercises-for-men/MY01402

I do not recommend Paleo diets and think they make matters worse. I think it is important to follow at minimum the Swank MS Diet and even some aspects of the diet outlined on Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis.

Finally, if you are having bladder problems you may wish to consider the Vitamin C issue. Vitamin C can help prevent the bladder problems that can come from income bladder emptying. See this book and its discussion of Vitamin C. http://www.amazon.com/How-Survived-Multiple-Sclerosis-Thriving/dp/0970346972/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1360633842&sr=8-1&keywords=multiple+sclerosis+how+i+survived

Good luck. I think that if you follow Swank/Jelinet (not Paleo) you will live a long, relatively healthy and happy life! Be well!


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