Professor Jelinek



About Professor Jelinek

My mother died of MS in 1981. Towards the end of her life, she was totally incapacitated, unable to feed or care for herself. I was diagnosed with MS in 1999. I was determined that this was not going to be my fate. Fortunately, my career as a Professor in Emergency Medicine and background as Editor-in-Chief of a major medical journal gave me the tools to sort through the medical literature on MS, giving appropriate weight to the various pieces of evidence I found. What I found startled me. The literature is full of answers. It is clear that remaining well after a diagnosis of MS is more than just a possibility. With commitment to the right lifestyle changes, there is the real probability that many people with MS can live long, healthy lives relatively free of the usual problems associated with the illness.

Professor Jelinek, as you might not expect to see him… Since 1999, I have adhered to the lifestyle package I put together from the medical literature, described here and in greater detail in my book ‘Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis’. So have many other people with MS, including those who have read the book, and those who have attended MS retreats in Melbourne, Perth, Canberra, Auckland, and now Leicestershire in the UK, that I have run with my wife Sandra, Dr Craig Hassed, Dr Keryn Taylor, and others. I remain free of further relapses, as do many of the people who keep in contact with me. I now bring this evidence to a wider audience through this website. The website also has links to many other useful resources for people with MS. What I offer is a rigorous scientific assessment of the medical literature unbiased by the common conflicts of interest that arise from relationships with drug companies or the desire to sell products. My aim in searching the medical literature has always been to find sound science that supports the potential for people with MS to recover. Be in no doubt, it is possible to be well after a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis.