Episode 25: OMS from a Neurologist’s POV

Living Well with MS is proud to welcome back Dr. Brandon Beaber to the guest seat. Dr. Beaber will offer a neurologist’s point of view on the OMS program, and how to achieve better health through lifestyle intervention approaches.

Questions covered:

  • What’s your specific clinical philosophy as a neurologist for treating patients with MS?
  • From your perspective as a neurologist, how important is lifestyle modification in managing your MS?
  • Can you walk us through your thoughts on the main pillars of the OMS approach?
    • Diet?
    • Exercise?
    • Stress reduction?
    • Vitamin D / Omega 3?
    • Medication?
  • Is there anything critical you think the OMS program leaves out?
  • Are there any downside risks to following a diet and lifestyle modification program like OMS?
  • The MS research space is evolving rapidly. What, in your opinion, are the most promising areas on the horizon that we should be monitoring most closely?

Bio:

Dr. Brandon Beaber is a board-certified neurologist with a subspecialty in multiple sclerosis and other immunological diseases of the nervous system. He is a partner in the Southern California Permanente Medical Group and practices in Downey, California (South Los Angeles). He has several publications on MS epidemiology and has participated in clinical trials for MS therapeutics. You can follow him on Twitter where he regularly posts about MS news and research.

Links:

Resilience in the Face of Multiple Sclerosis (Dr. Beaber’s book)

Dr. Brandon Beaber Medical Profile

Dr. Beaber’s YouTube Review of Prof. Jelinek’s Book, Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis

Coming up next:

Coming up next, we are pleased to welcome MS advocate and patient engagement consultant Trishna Bharadia on Living Well with MS Coffee Break #7, which launches on Monday, August 10. (Fun fact: Trishna has appeared on the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing!)

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stephmckell

This was the first podcast Ilistened to having just discovered them and I really enjoyed it. Super informative, easy to understand and interesting. Thankyou for this.

Chimom (not verified)

Enjoyed the podcast review of Prof Jelinek’s program and enjoyed learning that UV light “may” be independent of vitamin D for anti inflammatory effects. I’m thankful for a physician like Dr Jelinek who provides and encourages hope in PwMS something that is rare among US physicians who always need more “evidence” for everything.