“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” The Buddha
In previous blog posts, I have written about how SDBM founder Shabana Islam opened my eyes to the issue of skin disease. My question to you is will you light the way for others? Will you share your story so that they can know that they are not alone? (more…)
Many skin disease patients find that they are given multiple items on their prescriptions for their treatment. The cost can soon mount up. One chronic skin disease patient found that she was paying more than £200 per month for her prescription. This was more than she spent on food! However, there is a way in which you can cut the cost of your prescriptions. (more…)
Three members of Parliament (MP) and a member of the House of Lords have publicly expressed their support for SKIN DEEP and the work the charity is doing. They are:
Baroness Masham of Ilton; Sir Edward Leigh, MP for Gainsborough; John Pugh, MP for Southport; and Karl McCartney JP, MP for Lincoln.
What is a disability? Who decides, more pertinently, how do these people decide? What factors are considered, and are the deciders influenced by third party forces. All weighty questions and I pose them with a purpose. There is an election coming and everybody is gearing up to shape the agenda. Everybody wants to ‘influence the national conversation’. Looks like health, specifically the state of the NHS, will be a key battleground. Endless claim and counter claim. Promises of more money, which the other side will say is a chimera, a feat of prestidigitation. Accusations of creeping privatisation that will be vehemently denied. Amid all this noise, who is speaking up for skin disease sufferers and their carers? (more…)
(Richard of York Gave Battle In Vain)
If you really are what you eat, then my New Year’s Resolution is to become a Rainbow.
We are all being actively encouraged to eat more fruit and veg. Although the current recommended daily intake is five a day, many nutritionists insist this is nowhere near enough and we really should be aiming for at least 10 a day! A daunting prospect for some (particularly for those of you with fussy little eaters!). In an ideal world this should be 5/10 differently coloured fruit and veg to gain the most benefit from all that Mother Nature has seen fit to provide us with. (more…)