Fighting the Dragon

How I Beat Multiple Sclerosis

For decades, traditional medicine had very little to offer for individuals suffering from multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune diseases.

Today, medical science has brought us wave upon wave of immunomodulatory medications to try to slow disease progression. Unfortunately, these medications come with their own health- and life-threatening side effects. And sometimes, they just stop working.

Author Sandra Kischuk battled multiple sclerosis for over thirty years.

This book is the story of her journey through decades of trying to understand and cope with her disease to the crisis when she realized she would need an assisted living facility within a few more years.

It is also a narrative of courage—courage driven by desperation, a story written by a patient who decided, when her neurologist told her, “You will never walk normally again,” that she would dance.

“This is a remarkable book—well-written with solid research and a very inspiring story.”—Julian Whitaker, MD, Whitaker Wellness Institute

 “Good read, to the point and no propaganda.”—Skip Lenz, PharmD, Skip’s Pharmacy

 “We applaud you on your bravery and perseverance. Not only have you gone outside the box, you share your journey with so many others that may feel alone and desperate until now. The use of Hyperbaric medicine in the treatment of neurologic conditions is still an untapped resource in our arsenal against MS, ALS, Alzheimer’s, Stroke recovery, Autism and many more.”—Staff, Neubauer Hyperbaric Neurologic Center

Paperback copies of Fighting the Dragon are available at:

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Also available on Amazon and in popular ebook formats.


Too often, I have watched people with multiple sclerosis deteriorate, even as their doctors prescribed ever more expensive, exotic, and “heroic” therapies. The course of the disease is “set,”—the doctor gives a name to the disease, and the patient’s job is to take whatever medication the doctor prescribes and hope for the best. The patient is not expected to improve . . . only to deteriorate at a slower pace if the doctor can find the right medicine.

For some reason which I can’t explain, a lot of MS patients think this is acceptable. Yet, if your car kept breaking down and the mechanic you took it to kept doing the same thing to fix it—but it did not stay fixed, you would question the mechanic’s competence. Maybe the mechanic pulled out a technical manual. “See. I fixed it exactly as the manual said. This is the industryapproved way to solve this problem.” When the car broke down again a week later, would you be satisfied?

Probably not.

You might decide it was time to replace the car. But that might be too expensive. So, what to do? If you were smart, you would probably try to find a new mechanic. You might ask your friends who they would recommend. You might search on the Internet to see if other people had the same experience with their cars . . . and what caused the problem. You might telephone some repair shops to get some idea of what they thought the problem might be.

If you found a new mechanic and that mechanic looked over the car and said, “I have a solution that is not in any industry approved repair manuals, but it is safe and it works,”—would you walk away and go back to the first mechanic who never got it right?


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