New York, New York (PRWEB) November 13, 2014
Allen Bowling, MD, PhD, internationally renowned neurologist and specialist in lifestyle and alternative medicine, encourages MS patients to consider lifestyle and unconventional medical approaches to achieve better health and well-being.
“Three big areas that are often neglected are exercise, diet, and personal well-being,” says Dr. Bowling. “These areas are especially important for optimal health because they may impact the disease process of MS, MS symptoms, and also other medical conditions that may adversely affect MS.”
In his new book, "Optimal Health with Multiple Sclerosis," Dr. Bowling outlines his ‘Seven Step Approach’ to integrating lifestyle, alternative, and conventional medicine and he explains over 50 safe and effective lifestyle strategies that may help optimize health and quality of life, including simple diet and exercise tips, as well as the benefits of dietary supplements and herbs.
Dr. Bowling explains, “Some of these methods empower people by allowing them to use their body's own resources for therapeutic effects. For example, exercise in conventional as well as unconventional forms, such as tai chi, yoga, and Pilates, may improve multiple MS symptoms and may even impede the disease process itself. Dietary approaches such as vitamin D and generally healthful eating may also improve multiple symptoms and possibly slow down the disease.”
Dr. Bowling offers an unbiased, reliable approach that people with MS, friends, family, and health care professionals need to design a unique and individualized treatment plan that is effective and manageable.
“The first year after diagnosis can be especially overwhelming emotionally, so it’s important to develop a treatment plan and also take the time to process these emotions,” encourages Dr. Bowling.
“Over time, one can work with a knowledgeable clinician to really develop a broad-based approach that incorporates conventional, lifestyle, and unconventional approaches that are best-suited for the individual.”
Dr. Bowling’s new book, "Optimal Health with Multiple Sclerosis: A Guide to Integrating Lifestyle, Alternative, and Conventional Medicine," was published this month by Demos Health Publishing, LLC.
Allen C. Bowling, MD, PhD, is Physician Associate at the Colorado Neurological Institute (CNI) and Clinical Professor of Neurology at the University of Colorado. Dr. Bowling has more than 100 lay and professional publications, including five books on MS, and he has provided consultation or authored publications for many MS and neurological organizations, including the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), the National MS Society (NMSS), and the MS International Federation (MSIF).
Dr. Bowling lectures extensively and is actively engaged in the ongoing clinical care of people with MS. The approaches outlined in his new book are incorporated into the patient care and remote consultation services that he provides through his clinical practice, Neurology Care, in Englewood, CO.