Well dear readers, it’s time to unveil my latest brainstorm, the Infidus Rememdium.
The more astute of you may have figured out that Infidus Rememdium is Latin, specifically for “Untrue Medicine”. The purpose of this new section on my blog is simple. As time permits, I’m going to catalog various treatments and remedies that are currently popular in the world of complementary and alternative medicine. True, non-biased, scientifically valid information about alternative medicine is difficult to find, and when one does locate it, a good percentage of the laypeople are not well versed in interpreting medical studies and research to determine if they utilize sound methods and statistics. I’m going to do my best as someone in the field to flesh out specifics on each of these theories, and offer proof of their scientific invalidity, as well as discuss with you why they are useless or perhaps in some cases even harmful.
My ultimate goal is to use words the layperson can understand and can relate to, so they can make informed decisions about their health when most of the information presented to them over the rest of the internet is heavily biased towards quackery, frauds, and charlatans. I intend to use real world examples and simple explanations to link the information presented to important concepts about each topic.
For the first topic of the new section, I plan on discussing a little bit of the history of medicine, as well as talking about what really constitutes quackery, as well as a small dash of medical ethics to go along with it. We’ll talk about some of the common problems in the healthcare world today, and what further issues these problems compound.
As always, if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions for me (Or even hate mail!) feel free to send them my way. If you wish to see a specific topic covered, let me know so I can add it to the list.
Thanks as always dear readers, and I do hope you enjoy the coming project!