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Gut Reaction, A

A True Story About a Mother's Fight to Save her Son's Life and his Amazing Recovery from Crohn's Disease

by Sky Curtis

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Gut Reaction is an entertaining as well as informative true story about the author's battle to save her son's life - or at least his large intestine - from a very severe case of Crohn's disease. With persistence, humour, much searching of the Internet and the help of two unusual doctors, one in Canada and the other in Australia, she and her son, who was in his early twenties, finally find a regime of fecal infusions that replaces the bacteria that had ulcerated his gut with a healthy flora donated by his mother. The manuscript details their adventures and then concludes with a helpful summary of how they did it. It includes a foreword by Dr. Thomas Borody, the Director of the Centre for Digestive Diseases in Australia, whose emails and phone conversations helped the author understand what, how, and why to do what was necessary. Sky Curtis's sometimes desperate, often hilarious, and always determined international quest for a treatment for her son's life-threatening Crohn's disease resulted in a new protocol for the treatment of this disease.

About the Author

Sky Curtis travelled extensively around Europe after graduating from university and then lived in rural Nova Scotia where she had various poems published in established literary journals and her first play produced by CBC Halifax. After briefly living in England, she then moved to Toronto with her husband and supported her young family by ghost writing high school textbooks, designing educational software, writing magazine articles, teaching, script writing, and creating a syndicated children's column. Sky now divides her time between living in downtown Toronto, backwoods Nova Scotia and Northern Ontario. She has authored over a dozen books and is passionate about social justice issues and the environment. The first and second novel in the Robin MacFarland Mystery Series, Flush and Plots, were published by Inanna Publications in 2017 and 2018.

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"Throughout this difficult and challenging time when Sky was desperate to find a cure for her son, she was somehow able to maintain her wonderful sense of humour. This much-needed account of an increasingly common medical problem is thorough and clear while at the same time injected with a positive attitude and a gentle wit." --Pamela H. Tate, Craniol Sacral Therapist

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