The hidden blessing of disease: why I’m grateful for being cursed with eczema

Hidden blessing of disease

If you think that eczema is just dry skin, you are sorely mistaken. Eczema can be a debilitating state of dis-ease, resulting in not only rough, dry skin, but continuous pain and itching, weeping sores, sleepless nights, incoherent thoughts, blood-stained sheets, excessive wardrobe deliberation, morphing into related disorders such as asthma and allergies, stupid advice … Continue reading The hidden blessing of disease: why I’m grateful for being cursed with eczema

The hard sell of modern medicine

Since ancient times, doctors were regarded with much suspicion. "Cures" involved ingredients such as arsenic, mercury and lead, while therapies such as blood letting and electroconvulsive treatment (ECT) rounded out the medical toolkit. These treatments, which appeared to work at least part of the time, were backed by the science of the day. Thanks in … Continue reading The hard sell of modern medicine