Intestinal Fortitude is the working title. Credit: Mark Sisson for the idea. I like it.
I feel compelled to give an update about the progress of the book originally launched by Tim “Tatertot” Steele and I last December, incorporating Grace Liu as Science Editor in February. The reason is simply that I keep getting emails and comments various places, asking for updates—and everyone is still under the impression that we’re all three still collaborating on it. Nope, not since mid-June.
Well, just like rock bands had and have conflicts, so did we. I won’t get into details. Irreconcilable differences. All anyone will ever know from me, besides close confidants I trust. I believe Tim and Grace will handle it similarly. There’s always fault to go around, chez moi too.
Such is life. Fortunately, everyone gets to do what they want and that’s what the three of us have done.
Basically, Grace’s contributions have been redacted and Tim and I have come to an agreement regarding his massive contributions. I’m working solo, now; vigorously, of late.
When the book is done and published, the acknowledgements will credit Grace for much inspiration and Tim: for writing 90% of the rough draft during the cold, dark Alaska winter…while I was busy putting together post after post in general promotion—now over 100 posts—on resistant starch, incorporating many more aspects of the gut biome in general. There’s only a single chapter in the book on RS, specifically.
It stands at about 350-400 pages.
Yesterday, as I was working on the editing and wordcrafting of some of Tim’s draft, I put up some updates on Facebook. So, here’s a taste:
- On the gut biome and Autism
- On the gut biome and Alzheimer’s
- On the gut biome and Autoimmunity in general
- On the gut biome and Rheumatoid Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis
About half of the book is manuscript ready at this point. Another month or two, and it’ll be done. No idea when actual publishing will happen, but I guarantee it will happen.
Grace and Tim are engaged separately in their own endeavors and I wish them both the best of success. Grace blogs at AnimalPharm (link removed) and Tim has dipped his toe into blogging waters at VegetablePharm—and he’s also engaged in a graduate program in biological sciences he’ll perhaps blog about. Additionally, Grace did a presentation at the Ancestral Health Symposium 2014 and her presentation is now up and I highly recommend it.
Onward. As always, every time, no exceptions ever.