I’m currently working on Edition II of Microscopic Colitis. A lot has happened since the first edition was published. This edition will basically begin where the first one left off. In other words, it will not include the information in the first book except in places where new or more detailed information has become available about topics that were included in the first edition. I’ve already accumulated over 700 pages of notes, most of them related to new research data that have become available.
And because so much medical research these days is biased because of the fact that most research is sponsored by commercial interests that have a financial stake in the outcome of the research, one cannot simply take the conclusions reached in most medical research reports at face value. Nor can one safely assume that all of the headlines in the medical press articles that are based on the press releases and the actual research articles are accurate and totally objective. Often they are biased either by improper conclusions stated in the research articles, or by dissenting medical opinion (especially when the conclusions of the research reports contradict prevailing mainstream medical opinions or policies).
So sorting out all the data found in research reports, and weighing the various comments made about the research by other medical authorities who are often interviewed to get their thoughts on newly-published research, can often require a lot of careful reading and sometimes a bit of detective work.
Here is the current list of chapters. Bear in mind that this list may change before publication.
Chapter 1 – Why Do Treatment Programs Fail?
Chapter 2 – Cross-Contamination and Other Dietary Issues
Chapter 3 – Nutritional Deficiencies
Chapter 4 – Methylenetetrahydrofolate Reductase (MTHFR) Gene Mutations
Chapter 5 – Magnesium Deficiency, Histamine, Gut Bacteria, and Inflammation
Chapter 6 – BAM, SIBO, Low-Dose Naltrexone, GERD and Other Considerations
Chapter 7 – Depression, Inflammation, and Stress Associated with MC
Chapter 8 – Medical Diagnostic and Treatment Issues That Must Be Corrected
Chapter 9 – Recent Research
Projected completion time is at least a year away. If you have any suggestions on topics that you would like to see addressed in the book, or any other comments, please feel free to post your thoughts.