3rd Edition Copyright © 2012
Four Steps to Overcoming Multiple
Sclerosis is an easy-to-follow e-book guide, which includes
complete details of everything I have learned in my own journey to overcome what doctors call
Multiple Sclerosis. I do not believe disability progression has to be the ultimate
outcome of an MS diagnosis.
I believe in taking charge of my own
health. While I am not totally opposed to allopathic medicine,
I believe there is much truth in the following recent quote from a U.S. comedian as he
ended his show with a hilarious yet oh-so-true rant about so-called Big Pharma, astutely observing:
believe you need all the pills and drugs the pharmaceutical industry says
you do, then you're already on drugs!"
- Bill Maher
I truly do believe that my and your body were designed to be self-healing. And that by using the easy-to-follow lifestyle changes this book recommends, we can provide the healing environment our body needs in order to prevent MS from progressing. Is it a "cure" for MS? Certainly not! There is no such thing at this time, but it does give us tools to aid our body's self-healing. Diagnosed 18 years ago, after three years of searching for a diagnosis, using these simple lifestyle steps I have remained very stable with relatively no evidence of MS for over 10 years now.
YOU CAN DO IT TOO!
Four Steps to Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis includes a complete easy-to-follow 3-stage guide to the so-called Best Bet for MS Diet (BBD), including categorized recipes, very extensive how-to tips, substitutions, etc. It even includes shopping lists and how to stock your cupboards. This 3-stage guide to the BBD makes it incredibly easy for anyone to follow. I believe keeping the program simple leads to success.
Four Steps to Overcoming Multiple
Sclerosis also includes complete guides to the following self-healing tools:
Recommended Exercise Programs
A complete Meditation Guide
Important Breathing Exercises
Using your Internal Guidance System
EXCERPT FROM THE INTRODUCTION:
It requires only these things to be successful:
I cannot overemphasize the power of the easy KIS (Keep It Simple) formula featured in this book.
If I can do
it, I assure you that . . .
YOU CAN DO IT TOO!
FROM THE FOOD AND RECIPE SECTION:
Four Steps to Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis includes substitutions, how to organize your kitchen, shopping lists, how to eat out, and how to travel while livingwith the BBD, as well as a very extensive recipe collection. Everything you need to succeed with the BBD.
Here's a favorite recipe from this collection:
Even if you think you don't care for salmon, you will love this. Coated in almond meal it acquires a somewhat toasted flavor, much like browned butter. Serve it with broccoli and you will have found a new favorite.
1/4 c. almond meal (grind in blender or food processor)
1/4 c. bread crumbs (gluten free - optional)
1/8 t. cumin
1/4 t. ground coriander (optional)
Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Combine first 4 ingredients in shallow dish and set aside. Brush tops and sides of fish with lemon juice, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Dredge top and sides, one fillet at a time, in almond mixture. Place skin side down on broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle any remaining crumb mixture evenly over fish; press gentle to adhere. Bake at 500 degrees for 15 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Serve with lemon wedges.
From the Meditation Section:
Step 1: Begin with several very deep, slow breaths. Inhale
deeply and exhale as slowly as possible. The breath is the key to relaxation,
as well as going within. Concentrate on breathing into the lower abdomen. As
you inhale just imagine you are inflating a balloon in your lower belly, then as
you exhale allow the balloon to deflate.
Step 2: With eyes closed relax your entire body by focusing your attention first on your face and head, then slowly progress to neck, shoulders, arms, chest, abdomen, upper back, lower back, hips, thighs, legs and finally feet.
Then silently repeat a phrase or word (called a mantra)
that is meaningful to you. The words "om" or "love" are a good way to begin. When your
attention wanders, just bring it back to your mantra.
Make your initial goal about 15 minutes, with the ultimate goal 30 minutes each day.
MEDITATION IS AN IMPORTANT
TOOL. I HOPE EACH ONE OF YOU FIND THAT HEALING
PLACE INSIDE YOURSELF. IT IS WORTH
ALL THE EFFORT TO GET THERE.
EXCERPT FROM EXERCISE SECTION:
What do I mean by exercise? Perhaps a better question is what do I NOT mean by exercise. I do not mean the typical so-called aerobic exercise which became so prevalent in the 1970s and 1980s. It is NOT about jumping about, etc. It IS about gentle stretching movements, combined with deep breathing.
For years I
have maintained that it is impossible to prevent the natural tendency of MS to
progress without a commitment to regular, gentle exercise.
After personally trying many programs, for a number of years I have recommended Yoga that is modified for the person with limited mobility, and the gentle healing "movements" of Tai Chi/Qi Gong in the TAI CHI / QI GONG FOR SENIORS program.
Developed over hundreds of years ago in the ancient healing arts of china, Qi Gong is a series of simple and easy movements to heal your body and keep it well, and YOGA FOR MS is an easy to do yet powerful routine to keep your body strong. Yoga is especially effective at strengthening the core of your body and for maintaining strength in the legs.
My experience is that Yoga builds core strength, while Qi Gong is a healing tool. I truly believe that I walk and maintain a normal life today because of the daily practice of Tai Chi/Qi Gong for the past 15 years, and Modified Yoga for about the last 13 years.
In Four Steps to Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis you will learn which supplements DIRECTLY relate to MS. It includes a comprehensive guide that will answer all your questions.
INTERNAL GUIDANCE SYSTEM:
Four Steps introduces you to your body's very powerful Internal Guidance System (IGS), then takes you by the hand and leads you to not only recognizing but learning to use your IGS as a primary healing tool. From Four Steps:
I know that "energy medicine," that is, using the body’s own energy to heal itself, is a new concept to many. I truly believe that energy medicine is more important than what we know today as allopathic medicine. And it is my expectation that in the not too distant future it will be the most important form of medicine practiced.
EVERYONE’S body has this innate energy force, which is the source of all life, and which powers our personal IGS. It enters our body the instant we are born and breathe our first breath, and when it leaves our body, we call that death. As we learn to recognize and feel that energy, we will begin to develop a relationship with our IGS.
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