The Overcoming MS Program pillars

Exercise

Exercise

Exercise classes:
We run virtual exercise classes with Dr. Gretchen Hawley, Physical Therapist & Multiple Sclerosis Specialist and qualified yoga teacher, Patricia Hawley. Dr. Gretchen splits her time between Buffalo and Boston and her virtual classes can help people with MS improve flexibility and strength in a safe and accessible environment. Join their live classes every Wednesday here.

 

fruit and vegetables

Diet

Recipes:
We have a variety of whole-food, plant-based plus seafood recipes that align with the Overcoming MS diet recommendations submitted by our community members.

 

Medication and medical information

Medication and medical information

Neurologist support:
Neurologist, Dr. Aaron Boster is based in Ohio and is a regular webinar guest where he answers questions submitted by the Overcoming MS community.

Dr. Brandon Beaber is a Los Angeles-based neurologist, MS specialist and supporter of Overcoming MS. He wrote the 'Understanding Multiple Sclerosis' chapter of the Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis Handbook and has been a guest on the Living Well with MS podcast. He has also featured Professor George Jelinek and the Overcoming MS Program on his popular YouTube channel.

Meditation and mindfulness

Meditation and mindfulness

Manage stress with guided meditations:
We have a range of mindfulness and meditation practices, including those created by members of our community from all over the world so you're sure to find a practice/voice that resonates with you.

 

 

Overcoming MS in publications and references
 

Handbook Editor from Harvard Medical School:

Associate Professor Michelle O'Donoghue, MD, MPH of Harvard Medical School was one of the editors of the 2022 book 'Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis: Roadmap to Good Health'. Professor O'Donoghue lives symptom-free and has followed the Overcoming MS program for over a decade. The handbook is a practical follow-up to Professor George Jelinek's 2016 book Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis: The evidence-based 7 step recovery program. Both books provide an excellent and engaging overview of the Overcoming MS Program. Buy your copy here:

References on National Institute of Health:

There are a number of references from the Neuroepidemiology Unit in Melbourne (NEU) - which conducts research into the impact of lifestyle on multiple sclerosis - that can be found on the National Institute of Health website.

A Multiple Sclerosis Lifestyle Behavior Online Course 2022

The feasibility of a web-based educational lifestyle program for people with multiple sclerosis 2022

The feasibility of an online educational lifestyle program for people with multiple sclerosis 2022

Experiences of and attitudes to lifestyle modification for the management of multiple sclerosis 2021

Health outcomes and adherence to a healthy lifestyle after a multimodal intervention in people with multiple sclerosis 2018