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Anyone going to the one day presentation Recovering from MS in Brighton on 7th July?

Hi

Anyone going to the one day presentation Recovering from MS in Brighton on 7th July?

Jimbo

No, I’m not (nowhere near Brighton anyway), but it sounds like a scam. Nobody “recovers” from MS. You can recover from a relapse, yes, but not from MS itself. Any claim you can sounds like a scheme to part the desperate and vulnerable from their money.

Tina

Hi Tina

The presentation is by Professor George Jelinek who write the book Overcoming MS. He has had MS for the past 12 years and his mom had it before him before sadly passing away.

If you haven’t read the book please look into it, it has given me great hope personnally since I found out last year I had MS. I have also a mother who has had MS for past 25 years and fully understand there is no cure.

I’m so gratful for the information that the book contains and along with other books and internet searchs I’m sure a postive outlook on something as bad as MS can be, it can only be a good thing.

He has a website www.overcomingMS.co.uk

Have a look see what you think.

12 months ago I was told by the specialist that I had MS, he then said good bye see you in twelve months!

It’s people with MS that have to share there experiences with each other to give hope and postivity.

Regards

Jimbo

Anyone who follows this forum and some of the other MS forums as well will have noted one thing:

There are regular occurrences of “How to cure MS”

They do take slightly different forms, but they all have one thing in common - somewhere is (just like Tina says) a way to part you from your money.
A Poster writes that “X” cured himself from MS by a strict diet and supplements. Then you follow up ALL the links and find out that X is long since dead, but the website is sponsored by the largest makers of supplements in the world.
B Poster writes that “Y” cured herself from MS by a strict diet. When you dig into that one, you find out that Y has had other treatments as well, and has a nice business selling her book.
C Poster “asks” if anyone has tried the wonder cure advocated by “Z”, And when you look into that one, what Z really wants is your hard earned £££££.
D Poster uses a line that suggests that a Dx of MS can be avoided by a certain treatment (of course the treatment will cost you).

Diet books abound. There is a diet that will cure a specific disease for a very large number of specific diseases (all you have to do is Buy The Book). Just look at the Atkins Diet business if you want a good example (and remember that Atkins himself died some years ago).

And, coming back to the present thread, just note that the 1-day presentation will cost you £55 per ticket.

Geoff

And you’ve had MS for how long?

Quite a lot longer than just one year.

Geoff

Jimbo1277,

I’ve had MS for more than 12 years and I tried all sorts of things (at considerable personal expense) in the beginning to try to fight the condition.

Sadly, whatever I took/gave up/studied or practised, I STILL have MS and it continues to progress regardless of my efforts.

It’s taken quite some time, but I’ve finally accepted this disease and what it can do, and that so far there is no cure - anyone that say’s there is, let them prove it first and then share it with the world !!

Sorry to dampen your enthusiasm and I’d dearly love to be proved completely wrong!

Best of luck to you!

Dom

Hi Jimbo, I saw a poster for this event at my local MS therapy centre today, and it provoked quite a debate along the lines above. My Mother also had MS!. I am in your camp, as we all need hope that we can avoid what we saw happen to loved ones. I live too far away to attend but if you can afford it, a little positivity may be what you need to get you through. From memory he advocates a fish based diet and so Brighton sounds like an ideal place to hold it, and I can’t see how that will make things worse, All the best, Peter

Hi Prisoner

Thanks for positive feedback, as mentioned int the above I fully understand that there is no cure, but evedince has shown that by contributing to the recovery has to be exercise, eating the right foods, meditation, vitiamins where needed.

I’m shocked by the negative reaction of some of the people on here. Since I was diagnosed last year my mother has also taken to eating the right foods and some exercises and she has noticed an improvement in her mobility although only slightly.

If there is no light at the end of the tunnel we may as well forget even entering any information on here!

I’ll let you know how it goes

Jimbo

So that is two threads in four days “informing” us about the Jelinek book (only one of several he has written) and the Jelinek 1-day lecture program. Meditate on this, since meditation is part of the Jelinek approach, and consider how this could look to others.

Geoff

Interesting reactions here! Very similar to Dean Ornish when he suggested diet and lifestyle changes as a treatment for heart disease. His books were dismissed as scams too. He was ridiculed, ignored, grudgingly accepted and now…

Every doctor will tell you, if you have heart disease, change your diet.

If you have diabetes, change your diet.

Why not MS? What harm can it possibly do, it may even reduce your risk of heart disease and diabetes!!

Interesting reactions here! Very similar to Dean Ornish when he suggested diet and lifestyle changes as a treatment for heart disease. His books were dismissed as scams too. He was ridiculed, ignored, grudgingly accepted and now…

Every doctor will tell you, if you have heart disease, change your diet.

If you have diabetes, change your diet.

Why not MS? What harm can it possibly do, it may even reduce your risk of heart disease and diabetes!!

Cant believe the negative comments. Dr Jelinek only presents evidence based advice - scientific evidence. He is/was editor of Australian Emergency Medicine Journal - he is definitely not some sort of scam artist. Read the facts.

My son, aged 32 when he was diagnosed, recovered from MS over three years by changing his diet and lifestyle; maintaining his Vitamin D level above 150 nmol/L up, (a GP can explain this), and, to begin with, using one of the prescribed MS drugs. There is a lot of evidence that diet and lifestyle affect illness. The writer Philip Pullman recently said, “True stories fill the mind with information and the heart with hope and strength”.

Good wishes.