“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”
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What is Blooming Wellness?
Dr. Eeks here.
Blooming Wellness is mostly a health blog. It’s a health community if you count or social media interactions. And I , Dr. Eeks, also host a health podcast, Causes or Cures.
I like to keep “wellness” simple, rooted in common sense, attainable and affordable. Wellness shouldn’t be presented as a luxury brand, though it often is. (I did a whole podcast on it here.) I always try to provide evidence for topics covered and make note when there isn’t a lot of evidence or if something is anecdotal. I’m not against anecdotal evidence, but I am against being dishonest about the level of evidence for a proposed intervention or supplement. I see that happening too often in the world of wellness.
There are different approaches to healing. Some focus on the body. Some focus on the mind. Some focus on the mind-body connection. Still others focus on the mind-body-spirit connection, and when you really think about those approaches, it means not everyone views healing exactly the same way. My preference is to focus on the mind-body-spirit, and in the last several years I’ve spent a lot of time on the “spiritual” dimension. People who say science is incompatible with a spiritual dimension are, in short, not accurate. But you have to do you and do what works for you.
I write the blogs that are NOT listed under OTHER! There are a lot of “guest” blog posts on this site. They are more advertisements if anything, and I do not review them. I make a note that I do not scientifically review them. Some of them are OK but some of them are just awful, but people pay me to post them, and they help me buy treats for my dog. I will also add that I do not endorse any supplements or health brands. Like, zero. My only advice when it comes to supplements is to do your homework and do it well. It’s an unregulated world, much like the Wild West. That said, everyone is so supplement-obsessed, I should probably quit my day job and make one. 😉
I add humor to almost everything:
Humor and playfulness are integral parts of health and stress reduction, so you’ll find a lot of both scattered throughout my website and on my social media feeds. I didn’t grow up rich so blue-collar humor is my favorite defense mechanism. I’m not everyone’s cup of tea, but I am some people’s cup of tea. 😉
If you happen to read 1 of my books, both quite different from one another, and leave a review on Amazon, let me know! I will sing your praises from the hilltops and maybe even ship you a free ZENBand. I’m currently working on a medical detective-romance fictional series. Let’s hope it turns out okay. I know…me writing romance. I’m laughing too.
You can purchase ZENBands or ZeNSpeakers in the wellness store!
Things I don’t do: I don’t give out medical advice. I don’t see patients. I work in public health, currently working on the COVID response as well as a few other initiatives, including programs for reducing drug-use in communities across the nation and helping to build strategic immunization frameworks in other countries. Please don’t ask for medical advice, unless you want to be disappointed. And while I work with many great organizations and companies, views on this website are mine and mine alone.
Note: Humans love to be tribal and take sides. It’s our nature. I try to stay balanced while maintaining an open mind and an open ear. That’s how I try to live my life anyhow. The goal of science isn’t to be right. It’s to always stay open-minded and curious.
Please note that this website should never replace your Doctor’s Advice. Blooming Wellness provides information on interesting health and wellness topics. And tells you stories. And makes you laugh. We do not respond to questions about how to treat medical illnesses.
For your knowledge, please know that none of our statements have been evaluated by the FDA, nor should they replace or serve as medical advice. This is an informational site only.