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Our quick guide to getting started

There is hope

If you have been diagnosed with MS, we are here to tell you that there is hope. After his own diagnosis, Professor George Jelinek created the Overcoming MS Program using many research studies which showed that lifestyle habits can make a significant difference to people with MS. He and thousands of others have benefitted as a result of this Program.

Although a cure for MS isn’t yet available, Overcoming MS is about living your best life after an MS diagnosis.

Living well with MS is possible

You can live a full and healthy life with MS. Exactly what that looks like will vary from person to person, as specific outcomes depend on your starting point, your risk factors, and your type of MS. Each person “overcomes” MS in their own way, for example through mental and/or physical improvements, a greater feeling of hope, empowerment and purpose, and positive benefits from being connected to the MS community.

If you’d like to take control of your wellbeing, read on for our 4 steps to get started.

“Overcoming MS was my light in the darkness.  It has made an enormous difference to my physical and mental well-being, and I have no hesitation recommending it to anyone living with MS”. 
Dr Jonathan White, community member.

STEP 1 : Sign up for our monthly newsletter

Sign up for our monthly newsletter and get ideas and inspiration in an easy-to-access way delivered straight to your inbox.

STEP 2: Join the Live Well Hub!

We recommend joining the Live Well Hub, our community platform where you can meet people with MS who are keen to live well with MS, ask questions, get advice and share with others! You can also see the latest webinars, podcasts, recipes and other content from Overcoming MS, to give you the inspiration you need to make lifestyle changes.

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STEP 3: Understand the steps to support your wellbeing

Understand the evidence-based steps that can help support your well-being with MS: Diet/nutrition, vitamin D, physical activity/exercise, stress management, and medication.

These are all permanent changes, so discover how to make changes for life. Also, protect those around you by supporting your extended family’s health.

There are simple ways to get started. Learn more!

STEP 4: Read or access video or audio

Whatever you preferences, we have plenty of other ways for you to get inspired. 

  • If you like reading, we recommend reading Professor Jelinek’s latest book launched at the end of 2021. This is an accessible overview of the Overcoming MS Program.
  • To see a great video overview of the programme, click here
  • Or to listen to our podcast episode with Professor George Jelinek providing an overview of the Program, click here

STEP 5 : Follow us on social media

Make sure you follow us on social media to keep connected and receive regular prompts, ideas and links to our latest content (including new podcast, new recipes and content from our community):