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The book

Because my web site has done a good job of providing free and needed information for others and because I have often been concerned about the extent to which MS has become a way for those in the health industry to make money, I have re-considered my initial plans to publish a book. Initially, I planned to sell a book that is already largely written for about $24.95 and an electronic version for about $14.95. The book includes some of the same information included on the web site but is much detailed and includes detailed foot notes that show related research.

After learning more about the lives of many who live with MS, my primary interest is in producing a book that is helpful, inspiring and affordable. The purpose of the book, after all, is to help others make the changes that have worked so well for me and others I know. Accordingly, rather than printing a book on paper, I am now more interested in distributing an affordable book electronically that sells for under $5 U.S. dollars. If you are interested in such a book, please contact me at and let me know at what email address I should send a notice of the availability of the book. My email address is:

I need to mention though, that I work at a regular job and editing even an e-book is a tedious task. Hence, I strongly recommend books by Dr. George Jelinek. He has written three books on multiple sclerosis and the one most helpful is Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis.

Best wishes and remember the basics of good health are good healthy food of the type recommended by Dr. Jelinek, enough sleep, exercise and vitamin D3 preferably from sunshine.

Rebecca10012002 at yahoo dot com

Your suggestions, ideas and questions are all of interest to me. Best wishes in beating MS.



1. George Jelinek - October 13, 2009

Rebecca you truly are an inspiration. Being well after a diagnosis of MS is more than just possible, it is realistic for all of us with MS to hope for.

2. miranda Olding - June 14, 2010

Admirable. Please let me know about your book. I agree it’s great on the blog, but my job is to help people access good information. The problem nowadays is that there is so much, so confusing, so contradictory, that it’s paralysing. I want to give the people that I see, the minimum amount of sources, with a clear and comprehensive guide to follow. Best of all, would be a short intro with references, and then a list of daily supplements and a recipe book!

Rebecca Hoover - June 14, 2010

Thanks for your ideas for formatting information. Good ideas! I think I will try to adopt them.

3. Wendy J Nash - November 22, 2010

I live in the UK and my hisband has been diagnosed with mild, grumbly progressive MS. I do not have a clue what that means. Will he become unable to walk or will he become totally unable to look after himself? I just don’t know what to expect and the medical profession here doesn’t appear to be able to help either. They don’t seem to think that diet and exercise is important but looking at this site it would suggest otherwise. Any help, comments, advice greatly received by a confused and worried wife.

Rebecca Hoover - November 22, 2010

Hi Wendy,

There are basically two types of MS: relapsing/remitting and progressive. In relapsing/remitting, the person will have some symptoms such as problems walking or blindness in an eye and then the problem will heal up and the person can feel quite well until the next relapse. Gradually, however, the person does develop some problems that do not heal up from relapse to relapse. In progressive MS, the person slowly develops more and more problems.

These definitions are a bit theoretical and the difference between relapsing/remitting and progressive MS is not so clear cut. Indeed, many who have been told that they have progressive MS claim that progressive MS is just a label. And, most important, they find that the things we recommend here make a big difference. Diet, exercise, sunlight, and especially vitamin D3 and fish oil all make a big difference. In fact, if you look at the Mayo Clinic web site, you will see that that Clinic (and it is one of the top medical centers in the world) says that these lifestyle factors help with MS symptoms.

In many ways all of this is just common sense. About 60 to 70 percent of those with MS have some form of malnutrition and if folks do nothing other than correct the malnutrition they are going to feel much, much better.

Why don’t more doctors pay attention to these facts? Because, unfortunately, many do not read the research on MS. Also, sometimes one has to try out a few doctors to find a doctor who is helpful and focuses on achieving wellness rather than self pity.

I am sure you read the story of Terry Wahls, MD on here and know that even progressive MS can be much improved.

All in all, I recommend that you check my site and

  • http://www.overcomingmultiplesclerosis.com
  • and adopt an attitude of determination and hope. Progressive MS is far from the worst thing in the world. Getting on an ultra healthy living program is definitely needed, however, and will be good for your whole family. You will be surprised at the difference it will make in your lives.

    Rebecca Hoover - June 14, 2011

    Hi Wendy,

    I am sorry I did not notice your comment before. Those with progressive MS do the best if they follow an ultra healthy living program. My 11 steps will help keep him feeling and looking his best. Anyway, don’t worry about the medical profession. They are often Negative Nellies. If left to them, most of us would not know about all of the things we can do to beat MS. Also, I love http://www.overcomingmultiplesclerosis.org . If your husband does the things suggested here and on that web site, he should be fine. You wouldn’t know it by taking to the doctors, but many with MS live well into their 80’s — they are a bit inconvenienced but certainly not disabled. MS is far from being the worst disease on the face of the earth. Good luck! Your husband is fortunate to have a nice wife like you.


    4. Leah Berokoff - November 28, 2010

    I was diagnosed several weeks ago and am greatly enjoying your blog. I am seeing a naturopath for my treatment and am excited to learn all that can be done for MS. Let me know about your book. Leah

    Leah - June 13, 2011

    welll…..now the MS specialist says she doesnt think it is MS and this after doing natural herbal treatments for deficiencies and then doing cleanses. Amazing.

    Rebecca Hoover - June 14, 2011


    That’s very good news actually! I’m happy for you. My 11 steps are really all about healthy living whether you have MS or not. Plus, they’ll help keep you looking drop dead gorgeous!

    I am thrilled for you. Best wishes.


    5. David Hermelin - December 28, 2012

    Hello Rebecca,
    I would be very interested in your electronic boook. I was diagnosed with relapsing remitting MS in 2008 and having just read your article’Intelligent Persons Guide to Beating Multiple Sclerosis’ plan to follow it. Thank you for everything you have shared so far.

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