I hope you find this MS reading list helpful. As I discover good reads, I will post the titles to this page. The ones I have read have been super helpful during my journey and in gaining a better understanding of what it means to live with MS. And, in case you want to buy one of these, I included a link to Amazon (P.S. no worries, I do not get any $'s from Amazon if you do decide to buy something, I am just featuring the titles because I think that are really, really useful and you might want speedy and easy access to shopping!).
Any good reads out there that should be added to this reading list? Let me know!
Multiple Sclerosis Manifesto: Actions to Take, Principals to Live By by Dr. Julie Stachowiak. This book is seriously fantastic! I am using this book as my personal roadmap to living well with MS and am having fun creating my own manifesto. Thanks for the encouragement and support Dr. Julie! Click here to buy this book.
This book is great and the neurological chapter was co-authored by my doctor! I found that chapter particularly helpful as I tried to understand how our central nervous system works. Click here to buy this book on Amazon.
The First Year: Multiple Sclerosis: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed
I took away a few tips on how to deal with MS and appreciate the different options presented in each of the chapters and the positive attitude that is stressed throughout the book. Click here to buy this book on Amazon.
Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness.
This book was recommended to me by a loved one. It is not a book on MS but rather a book on healing. Click here to buy this book on Amazon.
How to Be Sick: A Buddist-Inspired Guide for the Chronically Ill and Their Caregivers. by Toni Bernhard
I learned about this book through an interview between the author and "Mindfulness & Psychotherapy" doctor-blogger Elisha Goldstein, PH.D. This needs to be added to my wish list! Click here to buy this book on Amazon.
Awkward Bitch: My Life with MS by Marlo Donato Parmelee
Written by fellow Long Islander, this is a great book with a different attitude! Be sure to add this to your reading list. You will undoubtedly love her matter-of-fact style and walk away feeling a bit stronger. Click here to buy this book on Amazon
The author is up-beat and writes about diet, toxic overload, exercise and the impact of negative thoughts on MS. Click here to buy this book on Amazon.
No More Secs! Living, Laughing and Loving Despite Multiple Sclerosis
by Ann Pietrangelo
Good read filled with seriousness and humor. Loved reading it on my Kindle! Click here to buy this book on Amazon
MS Living Symptom Free by Daryl H. Bryant
Great read by a young CEO who lives with MS. It includes MS advice and tips, benefits of conventional medicine, health and fitness guidelines, and 25 recipes for healthy meals! Click here to buy this book on Amazon.