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There's No Pill for This

A Naturopathic Physician's Personal Prescription for Managing Multiple Sclerosis
Paperback Book
October, 2020
$27.95 CAD
Publisher’s Description: 

From a doctor living with MS: how to radically improve your quality of life with diet, hormones, supplements, exercise, and other lifestyle adjustments

Most of us take for granted the little things in lifelike walking out to the mailbox, socializing with friends, or enjoying a mug of hot coffee. But what if each daily activity required intensive planning and effort? Thats what living with multiple sclerosis is like, and author Michal Friedman knows this from first-hand experience. Theres No Pill for This tells his story and offers treatment advice and hope to those who suffer from MS.

Despite his doctorate in naturopathic medicine, when Dr. Friedman developed a series of curious symptoms, he dismissed them as merely unrelated, usually explainable issues. When over time, the incidents became increasingly debilitating, he was drawn into a search for answers to the mystery at the heart of his personal health. His diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (a chronic, progressive neurodegenerative disease) a decade ago provided an explanation for his symptoms, but also brought up new concerns for the future. Dr. Friedman set out on a decade-long mission to find his own cure for the disease. Eventually he realized that he had some of the answers right in his naturopathic medicine toolbox, and others, surprisingly, lay in the realm of conventional medicine.

Theres No Pill for This does not promise a miracle cure for multiple sclerosis; there simply isnt one. Instead, Dr. Friedman provides the personal prescriptions he follows for delaying the disease process and radically improving his quality of life, including dietary measures and supplements to support a healthy microbiome and hormone therapies that can reduce neuroinflammation and possibly promote neurorestoration. Dr. Friedman presents a daily protocol for MS patients, including diet, supplement, detoxification, and hormone strategies; mindfulness therapy; physical therapy; and a wide range of beneficial lifestyle adjustments related to exercise, sleep routines, time management, stress management, and more. He also offers special advice for supporting healthy bladder and bowel function and improving oxygen supply.

In the books conclusion, Dr. Friedman reflects on what this complicated chronic disease has taught him about the need for humility and about what is truly important in life. He also shares his personal philosophy for facing a new and serious health challenge involving autonomic dysfunction: expect nothing, accept everything.

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