The following excerpt is from Dr. Cowan’s book Vaccines, Autoimmunity, and the Changing Nature of Childhood Illness, and is reprinted with permission from the publisher. In November 1890, a twenty-eight-year-old surgeon named William Coley amputated the forearm of a young woman named Bessie Dashiell. A dear friend of John D. Rockefeller Jr., Dashiell was afflicted
Drug Side Effects
The truth is that drugs can’t heal. And yet the primary approach to healing in modern health care is to treat symptoms with drugs. This is based on the erroneous belief that we are broken. We are machines that need calibrating and we need chemicals to feel better. But the evidence shows us that drugs can’t heal – and often, don’t even help.
Forewarned, forearmed, to be prepared is half the victory. ~ Miguel de Cervantes For many people, the prospect of facing benzodiazepine withdrawal is terrifying. For others, the actual process of withdrawal itself may be one of the most difficult things they will ever have to endure. This is due in no small part to the
I know that strategic medication tapering can be a ticket to an authentic experience of yourself. I get feedback like this, every week: Is Gloria some kind of freak anomaly of someone who could possibly feel better off medication? You can see that part of her process was shifting out of a mindset that she
Searing stomach pain, racing heart, hair loss, missed periods, flared psoriasis, burning fingers, constipation, confusion, frequent upper respiratory infections, and 9 months of intractable insomnia. No, this is not why Rachel went on Zoloft in the first place. No this is not a “relapse”. She came to me at the end of her rope, hanging
What YOU Can Learn From Hundreds of Patients Every year, millions of people worldwide choose to take a pharmaceutical approach to treating their depression. For some, antidepressants provide a temporary reprieve from what feels like an unbearable weight. For others, antidepressant use creates more negative and undesired side effects than benefits. The antidepressant medication approach