Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Recovering from Multiple Sclerosis: Real Life Stories of Hope and Inspiration
I read Recovering from Multiple Sclerosis: Real Life Stories of Hope and Inspiration by George Jelinek & Karen Law during an attack and found this book very helpful during that trying time. 

The book tells the life stories of twelve very different people who Beat MS through the diet & lifestyle changes prescribed by Jelinek.  It's an interesting mixture of backgrounds, symptoms and journeys - all of which provided me with nuggets of new insights.

I've made this book part of my Beating MS Library because sometimes we need a little inspiration.  We need to hear about others who are going against conventional western medicine and are Beating MS!  Sometimes it helps to know that we are not alone in this battle; that there are like minded others out there and that doing well.  Sometimes stats are not enough - we need to be able to put a recovery story to a real person.

Dr. George Jelinek is a doctor who overcame his multiple sclerosis and went on to establish the MS support website, Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis.  While this book hints at Jelinek's protocol, to get the full detail of how he overcame MS, you'll need to read Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis: An Evidence-Based Guide to Recovery.

Beating MS!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

The Multiple Sclerosis Diet Book Multiple Sclerosis Diet Book, by Dr. Roy Swank was the very first book on MS that I ever read and I am so grateful that it was, for it sent me on my journey to Beating MS.

While this book was last published in 1987 and the author has since passed on (at age 99 from following this diet despite not having MS), I feel that it still provides a solid foundation into the understanding of MS as an autoimmune disease and how significantly the role of diet has on the disease itself.

I read this book in two days and immediately adopted Swank's low-fat diet approach to MS when I was initially diagnosed.  I credit it for ending my attack at the time and for getting me back on my feet.

I have since evolved my diet to eliminate all animal products, but still revisit this book from time to time.  I think it's an invaluable addition to one's Beating MS Library.

Beating MS!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Culinary Rx — An Online Cooking and Nutrition Course

Culinary Rx is an online instructional cooking and nutrition course that healthcare professionals prescribe to their patients for prevention, treatment, and lifestyle health. The goal of the course is to empower patients through their transition to a healthier, whole food, plant-based way of living.

Taught by leading chef educators and medical professionals, your Plantrician Culinary Rx course, powered by the Rouxbe Cooking School, delivers detailed video cooking instruction, and nutrition fundamentals to home cooks and patients that want to change their health through food choices and cooking. Completing the course will provide you with the starting tools, resources and culinary confidence to take control of your life through food and cooking.

Online Course Highlights
  • 60 day online cooking path to better health
  • Self-paced online learning & instructor support
  • Over 25 instructional videos focus on key techniques
  • Step-by-step supported learning
  • Over 40 delicious plant-based, whole food recipes
  • Fun interactive knowledge quizzes
  • Practice activities that will build your confidence
  • Private student community access
  • Access to special "Ask a Doc" live online events
  • Earn a "Certificate of Completion"

The cost of the program is $99.99. 

For a limited time - receive 50% off by using the coupon code: TastyLife.

Having been a past graduate of Rouxbe’s Professional Plant-Based Certification Course, I can attest that Rouxbe will instill in your the culinary skill and knowledge development to be confident in your own plant-based cooking.

So if you're having trouble switching over to a whole-food, plant-based, oil-free lifestyle to Beat MS or are just looking to sharpen your cooking skills, check out Culinary Rx.

Beating MS!