Shapes of Colitis

Majid Ali, M.D.

Absence of Disease Is Not Presence of Health – Part Three  


 

Shapes of Colitis

We excel in the classification of various types of chronic bowel disorders. We have spastic colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s colitis, ischemic colitis, pseudomembranous colitis, collagenous colitis and microscopic colitis. (I remembered wondering about what a “non

microscopic” colitis might be when I first heard the term microscopic colitis.) What energetic-molecular events trigger ulcerative colitis? Our gastroenterology texts are silent on this issue. What energetic-molecular events cause Crohn’s colitis? We do not know. What about collagenous colitis and microscopic colitis? The answers are the same.

Diseases must arise from within! But what is the internal environment of man? What goes into his body and how do his genes regulate their disposition? While the answer seems simple—genes, foods and metabolism—the mind also has to do something with all that. Bad thoughts that populate the mind must in some way affect the gene-food-metabolism interactions —adrenaline surges, neurotransmitter outbursts, anger and hostility must also be factored in. So the internal environment is an integrated energetic-molecular kaleidoscope of gene-food-metabolism-stress interrelationships. My thoughts returned to my microscope.

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