This might be too close to advertising but I think I'm going to erase my posts in this thread after you take what you want anyway.
This book isn't specific to MS and this email wasn't written to me specifically but went to the list of researchers investigating the possible relationship between the loss of evolutionary normal conditions and allergies/asthma/autoimmunes/autism and certain cancers which have risen in incidence as populations "develop".
Subject: my book on diabetes, hygiene hypothesis and helminths is being published today
I wanted to let you know that my book, Diabetes Rising: How a Rare Disease Became a Modern Pandemic, And What To Do About It, is being published today, January 5. It devotes a full chapter to the hygiene hypothesis in general, and the study of helminths in particular. While the book is aimed primarily at a lay audience, I think it will also be of interest to researchers, because of the effort I put into painting as broad a picture as possible of the fascinating and varied work going on in the field. It includes a foreword by the respected endocrinologist Zachary Bloomgarden, MD.
The book has already received a very nice, pre-publication "starred" review in Library Journal. Today, beginning at 2 pm, I'll be interviewed live on National Public Radio's "Talk of the Nation" show. Tomorrow night, a segment on the book is scheduled for the ABC news show, "Nightline," at 11:30 p.m. ET. On January 17, a short interview with me will appear in Parade, the magazine included with many Sunday newspapers. Excerpts are scheduled to appear in the May issue of Discover and the March issue of Wired.
If you do buy and read the book, I will be eager to hear what you think. Please do let me know if you find any errors, as I will immediately correct them in any subsequent printings of the book. And if you or your organization would like to find out about corporate or multiple-copy discount rates, you can contact my publisher.
All the best, and happy new year! Dan Hurley