There’s No Pill for This: A Naturopathic Physician’s Personal Prescription for Managing Multiple Sclerosis

Chelsea Green. Nov. 2020. 240p. ISBN 9781603589727. $19.95. HEALTH
Around a million people in the United States today are living with multiple sclerosis (MS), an autoimmune-mediated disease in which the body’s immune system attacks the body’s myelin in the central nervous system. MS can cause fatigue; weakness; walking difficulties; numbness or tingling; stiffness and involuntary muscle spasms; vision, bladder, and bowel problems; and cognitive changes. Friedman is a naturopathic physician who was officially diagnosed with relapsing-remitting MS (the most common form of MS, which affects 85 percent of patients) in 2009, and has spent a lot of time since then investigating how he and his patients can better manage their MS and improve the quality of their lives with naturopathic treatments—vitamins, minerals, hormones, herbal remedies; exercise and diet; stress reduction—in addition to traditional medical advice and treatment. He also touches on women’s issues, including pregnancy and menopause, and how the condition affects both, as well as common topics such as stress, depression, and more. The book concludes with a FAQ.
VERDICT An open, honest, and up-to-date guide, based on personal experience in addition to science, for people living with MS along with their caregivers..
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