Refresh with OMS #1 webinar
Resilience: following OMS during COVID-19 with Dr. Rachael Hunter, May 19
If you were unable to attend the Resilience webinar, or would like to watch it again or share with a friend, use the link below to watch it at any time
OMS program recap - content
We started the five-weeks with a look at the background and history of MS and the OMS program. We looked at the science behind the OMS program and provided a brief overview (steps like exercise, vitamin D, diet and meditation will be covered in detail during the next four weeks). This email includes useful information related to the week’s topic - including podcasts, articles, infographics, videos and personal stories. To catch next week's Diet content, make sure you’re registered for our newsletter, or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or YouTube.
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Beginner's guide video
This video is from our 2019 Edinburgh conference - and takes you through a 30 minute introduction to MS and OMS with Dr Arie Gafson. Arie is a trainee academic neurologist based at Imperial College London and an OMS event facilitator.
What is MS?
An important start to Refresh with OMS is a recap on what MS is - refresh your knowledge or share with others to help their understanding.
The science behind OMS - podcast episode
Episode 2 with Dr Jonathan White a practicing medical doctor in Coleraine, on the North Coast of Northern Ireland, who also works with Overcoming MS (OMS) as a medical consultant and event facilitator. You can learn more about Dr. White’s professional background here. In speaking with Dr. White, we dig into some of the research that supports and helps advance the Overcoming MS (OMS) 7-Step Recovery Program.
Recovery program FAQs
Browse some common existing questions asked about the OMS program.
Have you ever wondered about OMS's history?
The charity OMS is seven years old, but the program was created in 1999. Find out more about our history here with a handy new infographic.
- Read about our history (webpage)
Meet the OMS Team
We've put together a short video of the OMS staff, working to keep OMS on the road during the COVID pandemic
What is the NEU?
The Neuroepidemiology Unit (NEU) of the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health at the University of Melbourne was formed in 2015, building on the international profile in MS prevention of its founder Professor George Jelinek.
This week's seven OMSer stories
OMS book reading companion
Week 1, OMS Program Recap, pages 43 - 68
You will read about the background of preventitive medicine and chronic western disease and some of the studies validating the OMS program including STOP MS and HOLISM from the NEU.
If you wish to read more about MS information can be found on pages 1 - 42.
- About MS pages 1 - 42
- Preventive Medicine pages 43 - 58
- STOP MS & Holism pages 59 - 68
Future dates for the diary:
- May 26 The OMS Diet: Healthy Eating at Home, featuring Sam Josephs
- June 2 Reducing Stress through meditation and mindfulness, featuring Phil Startin
- June 9 Exercising at (or close to) home, featuring Véronique Gauthier-Simmons
- June 16 All things OMS Q&A, featuring Dr Jonathan White
Submit questions to Sam in advance for next week by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.