MS Progression — what are the next steps?

If you have been diagnosed with MS, we urge you to learn more about how making lifestyle changes through the OMS 7-Step Recovery Program can help you.

 

If you have been diagnosed with MS, we urge you to learn more about how making lifestyle changes through the OMS 7-Step Recovery Program can help you.

Being diagnosed with MS can leave you uncertain about your future— but there is strong evidence to suggest that diet and lifestyle changes can slow the progression of MS.

The course of MS varies greatly from person to person, but without any lifestyle or medical intervention, MS symptoms typically progress over time.

Diagnosed with MS: Reasons to remain positive

While some of the statistics you read relating to MS can be intimidating, it is important to remember that these figures are often a worst-case scenario that can occur if nothing is done to manage the condition.

Evidence shows that lifestyle changes involving diet, sunlight and vitamin D, exercise, meditation and medication are likely to have a major impact on MS progression. 

Positivity itself can have a powerful effect on your body and the immune system. This is one od the many reasons that we encourage people to practice mindfulness. 

The evidence also shows that acting early — as soon as possible after diagnosis —  yields the best results, but it is never too late to start making positive changes.

Slowing MS progression

The Overcoming MS 7-Step Recovery Program is a scientific set of guidelines, incorporating a number of lifestyle factors that have been shown to positively benefit people with MS, improving quality of life and symptoms.

Where to start

Read the Recovery Program section on our website

This section will explain more about the 7 Steps you can make to your lifestyle to better manage your MS symptoms and its progression.

Step 1: Diet 

Step 2: Sunlight & Vitamin D

Step 3: Exercise

Step 4: Meditation

Step 5: Medication

Step 6: Prevention in Family Members

Step 7: Change your life, for life

Explore real stories of people who are following the program

Often it's easier to feel inspired and motivated to make lifestyle changes when you read about how other people with MS overcame similar challenges. Every person following the OMS Recovery Program carries with them their own story of hope. Their experiences can be comforting and provide real insight into how you can lead your best life.

Order a copy of ‘Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis’

In his international bestseller, Professor George Jelinek takes you through the scientific evidence behind each of the 7 Steps of his lifestyle-based approach and why it can make a big difference in slowing your MS progression. Professor Jelinek is also a person with MS, whose mother lived and died with MS, so this added personal experience — referred to throughout the book — adds a deeper level of understanding.

Join an OMS Circle  — local and online groups of like-minded people following the Recovery Program

Sometimes you just want to talk to someone who is going through the same thing. Our OMS Circles offer a great place to place to connect with other OMSers online or living near to you. You will find emotional and practical support from others who understand what living with MS is like. You will also find encouragement and reinforcement that you are doing the right thing — making positive lifestyle changes is easier if you do it together.

Reach out — we are here to help you. Please contact us so that we can support you on your journey

We love hearing from our community. If you have any questions we will be able to welcome you and point you in the right direction.